Siena is Austin’s premier destination for authentic Tuscan and Italian cuisine, featuring seasonal antipasti, handcrafted sauces, homemade pasta, and a wide selection of organically raised meat, fish, and fowl. With simple, top-quality ingredients, Siena’s traditional menu satisfies modern lifestyle choices and uses locally sourced ingredients whenever possible.
Our food is complemented by an award-wining wine cellar and served in rustic, elegant surroundings of thick stone walls and tall wood-beamed ceilings. Whether visiting for a light lunch, happy hour, special event, or a romantic evening, experience the welcoming charm of Tuscany close to home.
Located off the road in the beautiful hills around west Austin and only 500 yards from the mesmerizing Lake Austin is a great four-star Tuscan restaurant known simply as “Siena.”
Siena is a grand gift from Italy that as you walk up to this massive stone mansion and go through the two big wooden front doors you feel as if you have been transported to a country Italian villa. To recreate the look and feel of an ancient Tuscan farmhouse Siena’s owner, Stan Adams, traveled throughout Tuscany taking thousands of photos, sourcing materials and studying the architecture of Tuscany. Upon his return to Austin he enlisted the help of designer Jeff Harris of ISDG to assist in bringing to Austin an authentic Tuscan building. From its massive solid wood beamed ceiling to it’s thick stone walls and aged tile roof every detail of Siena is custom built. Windows were modeled after those surrounding the Piazza del Campo in Siena, Italy, iron railings and balconies are exact replicas of those found in the seaside village of Viarreggio and light fixtures duplicated after those found lining the streets of the romantic town of San Gimignano. Walking into the restaurant you are captivated by the stonework and tile work of the foyer and a wine cellar that holds over 250 bottles of wine covering all of Italy and the rest of the world.
Above: Chef Harvey Harris lived and studied Italian and Tuscan cuisines in Piedmont and Tuscany. He is a widely recognized expert on the culinary traditions of Italian and Tuscany in particular.
The Cocktail and bar area with our roaring fireplace in the winter is a great place to unwind after a long day and have a glass of Tuscan wine with our half priced appetizers during our happy hour. The dining room is a large opened hall with white linens and candle light that can cater to any size party whether it be a wedding reception or that first date.
While Siena was under construction Executive Chef Harvey Harris was attending culinary school in Piemonte Italy. A long time veteran of the Austin restaurant scene Chef Harvey has owned and operated some of Austin’s finest Italian restaurant. After spending two months in Piemonte wrapping up the Italian Master Chef’s program, Chef Harvey continued his training at Ristorante Il Pino in the beautiful Tuscan town of San Gimignano. It was there the recipes used at Siena started to take shape, the succulent wild boar braised in Chianti and Roast Duck with Vin Santo and fennel are just two of the dishes passed on to Chef Harvey by the Becconccini family. In order to create the rustic but elegant, simple but flavorful cuisine of Tuscany, Chef Harvey uses local Farmer’s and Rancher’s to source out ingredients for his menu. Grass fed beef, organic pork, free range chicken and local cheeses are just some of the items used to capture the essence and flavor of the authentic Tuscan cuisine served at Siena.