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Ristorante Il Canto - CLOSED

Strada di Certosa 82, 53100, Siena, Italy
+39 0577 288182
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good10%
  • Average6%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible30%
27 Apr 2014
“Exquisitely experimental”
2 Apr 2014
“Gourmet cooking in beautiful surroundings”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Italian, Mediterranean, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Strada di Certosa 82, 53100, Siena, Italy
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Reviewed 27 April 2014

And when I say experimental, I don't mean crazy over the top modernist, but a subtle touch of modernist with delicate flavors. One of the best meals I had in Italy. We detoured and stayed a couple nights at Certosa di Maggiano specifically to eat...More

1  Thank SoniaMac
ACG187902, General Manager at Ristorante Il Canto, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2014

Dear Guest, many thanks for your kind review. I really appreciate your balanced description about the Property and your experience at the Restaurant Il Canto. I look forward to welcoming you again at the Certosa di Maggiano and in the magical city of Siena !...More

Reviewed 3 April 2014

Il Canto is housed in a former monastery and is part of the Certosa di Maggiano hotel located about ten minutes from the centre of Siena. The restaurant is small and elegant, with only four tables in the main room, and as we were there...More

Thank plkmtk
ACG187902, Owner at Ristorante Il Canto, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2014

Dear Sir, First of all THANK YOU for your nice words! We are very happy you had a great time at our Restaurant and that you liked so much your dinner! We always work to make it happen and as we know we did it...More

Reviewed 15 August 2013

if you want to please your wife or your maitress you should take her in this restaurant outside of the City of Siena ina former monestary. Piece and love. no noise, nice environnement and piecefull place. outside of the activity of the City center. Drinks...More

Thank philippe G
ACG187902, Owner at Ristorante Il Canto, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2013

From all of us heartfelt thanks! Anna Claudia Grossi

Reviewed 13 August 2013

My husband and I were referred by a friend and Italian restaurant owner. Though we were a bit apprehensive due to other Trip Advisor reviews, we were quickly put at ease. Upon entering the fabulous hotel/restaurant, we were greeted by name. We were then escorted...More

Thank Kimberly F
ACG187902, Owner at Ristorante Il Canto, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2013

Thank you very much !!! it is wonderful to know that we left a good memory,I really hope to see you soon! With my best regards Anna Claudia Grossi

Reviewed 24 June 2013

We had a delightful dinner in the cloisters of the certosa. The food was very nice, though not amazingly so. The surroundings, though, are spectacular. There were two slight drawbacks: (i) the tasting menu, which would supposedly be evidence for the chef's creativity' in fact...More

Thank Marie H
ACG187902, General Manager at Ristorante Il Canto, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2013

Dear Madame, We are really sorry by your disappointment.Surely the waiter was wrong to serve the wine without specifying anything but it is also true that in the menu is written clearly that there is the opportunity to accompany the tasting menu with a tasting...More

Reviewed 4 November 2012

We discovered both the hotel and Il Canto during our drive through Italy. We were blown away by the creative food, superb location and the attentive service. This place was our favourite destination. Can still taste the food.More

Thank Buddakhan
ACG187902, General Manager at Ristorante Il Canto, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2012

Dear Guest , many thanks for the time you decided to dedicate to us writing this amazing review. The Staff and me we are very proud about your kind words, a strong message to enforce us to do always better and offer the guests a...More

Reviewed 14 October 2012

The worst restaurant I ever visited. My wife, daughter and I had the terrible dinner at Il Canto. The first dish was Seaweed salad, but actually it contains only small amounts of very bitty vegetables, and some slices of Nori, that were the only seaweed....More

3  Thank MarkeTokyo
ACG187902, Proprietario at Ristorante Il Canto, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2012

Dear Sir, reading at your post , it's very clear that you and your family didn't like Chef Paolo Lopriore's cuisine , which I can't discuss and I totally accept as taste it's something very personal and not everybody can love the same type of...More

Reviewed 12 September 2012

Il Canto, ' the song', is the culinary gem in Siena, set in a Tuscan Manor House with a vast garden, having your lunch in a cloisters courtyard send you back in time, or dinner in the manor house hall, something you need to experience...More

1  Thank Derris L
ACG187902, General Manager at Ristorante Il Canto, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2012

Dear Guest, many thanks for your kind review. You confirm us that frequently the first impression can be changed in a bit just introducing the Guests in the special atmosphere and experience of our Restaurant Il Canto. At the pleasure to welcome you back, many...More

Reviewed 27 July 2012

My wife and I have been spending 10 days in Italy every year for the last 15 years and focus on great food. This was the most disappointing meal we have ever had in Italy. We should have gone to Autogrill! We walked into the...More

5  Thank Steven D
Reviewed 9 July 2012

My partner and I were really excited about visiting Il Canto, and drove several hours across Tuscany to eat here after reading wonderful things about it. The setting is pretty if a little stiff given the small number of tables available, but we were primarily...More

3  Thank Chrisco79
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$108 - US$176
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Strada di Certosa 82, 53100, Siena, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  Siena
  • Phone Number: +39 0577 288182
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To talk about the restaurant "Il Canto" it may not be done without reawaken memories of past sensory experiences, of deep emotions blended by perfumes, tastes and colors. "Il Canto" (the Chant), it is a real hymn to life where expectations and unknown may create a certain apprehension, but once the journey begins a world of itself opens to your heart, to your feelings as everything becomes pleasure and joy to finally turn out into a great sense of respect for a Chef that rightly in many consider today the most courageous of Italy; a mix of art and purity.
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