February 14, 2012 Italy Europe

Ristorante Al Mangia, Siena

Phone Number: +39 0577 281121

Address: Piazza Il Campo, 43  53100 Province of Siena, Italy

Website: http://www.almangia.it/

Price Range: 0-0 $


Welcoming: 2/5

Food Temperature: 7/10

Ambiance / Music: 6.5/10

Menu Choice: 4/5

Food Taste: 8/30

Architecture / Interior: 6/10

Food presentation: 7/10

Service: 5/10

Value for money: Soon

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This is an Italian restaurant that could have done a better service to its culture.  It lacked several important elements! I was expecting better.

"Eat at" ..... the name, maybe a bit 'special, comes from the tower of the Palazzo Comunale. The origin of the name of the tower dates back to 1300 when his first bell-ringer, Giovanni Ducci, who, having the wonderful habit of spending all his earnings in eating and drinking, was dubbed by the citizens of Siena "the Mangiaguadagni" or more simply "Eat", the tower was then called the "Torre del Mangia." As a whole, the restaurant is better than many others in the region, but unfortunately, with its famous location, the Piazza del Campo where all the traditional and important events take place in Siena, along with all the positive reviews I have read about this place, I was truly disappointed when I went to try it out for myself. The Risotto I ordered is cooked with normal American rice, and that is seriously unacceptable - especially in Italy! And throughout the whole meal, I was sitting there wondering where the Arborio and Carnaroli rice (traditional Italian rice) were. Moreover, the pasta was too thick and too aldente.  


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