The menu hasn't changed for years, and why should it? The pici al cardinale (handmade spaghetti with a duck and bacon sauce) is wonderful, and all the other typically Sienese dishes are equally delicious. Grilled meats are the true speciality; the bistecca di vitello (grilled veal steak) is melt-in-your-mouth wonderful. Tucked away behind the Palazzo Pubblico in a square that serves as a parking lot for most of the day, the restaurant's location isn't great,
but the food is. Thanks to portable heaters, there is outdoor seating all year-round.
Piazza del Mercato 6, Siena, 53100, Italy