Arnolfo is two Michelin Star restaurant, well worth the trip, even if you do not have other reasons for coming to Colle val D'Elsa. The service is excellent. The menu encompasses both traditional Tuscan cooking and new-styles of creative cooking based on a deep knowledge of the ingredients. The wine list, typical of this class of restaurant, is sufficient, but not extensive.
The resident chefs at All'Orto de Pecci serve up a tantalizing array of Sienese dishes which are beautifully presented and served by the cheerful wait-staff. Set in what used to be a farmhouse, this traditional restaurant exudes an old-world charm that is present both in the patio area, as well as in the banquet room upstairs that can be hired for private parties. Winter time is especially romantic as you can sit in front of the crackling fireplace while sipping on home-made Italian red wine. Often theater troupes perform here much to the delight of diners.
If you are a fan of Sienese or Tuscan cuisine, or just someone with an appetite for adventure, get off at the Piazza del Campo and you'll find Osteria le Logge. The ambiance is casual with a slight touch of modishness. The sea fare is what you will not only drool over but come back for more. During summer, eating out under the sun is encouraged with musicians for company. Logge it is then?
Everything about this restaurant is a visual delight, including the outdoor tables that face onto the uphill road in the center of Siena. The cooking of the owner, Pietro Fagnani, known as "il Bagoda", has won several awards. The restaurant offers a variety of daily menus that are in continual change and he will also prepare you something on the spot to match your preferences.
This famed pastry shop is located close to the Piazza del Campo and on Siena's prime shopping strip of the Banchi di Sopra. Come in to enjoy some of the best ricciarelli (a cookie made from almond paste and covered with either powdered sugar or dark chocolate), panforte (an Italian type of fruitcake), sandwiches, and their full range of coffees, cookies and more sealed and ready for your flight. The bar serves all the pastries in the case as well as a plethora of coffee and drinks at very reasonable prices, especially if you stand and eat at the bar. Rub shoulders with locals and tourists alike at this typical Sienese bar and bake shop.
If you like Brunello wine you will have difficulty leaving this place. Every time you come back you like it more, and it is well deserving of many visits. The furnishings are modern, but welcoming. The cooking is creative while still staying true to the traditions of Siena's gastronomic culture. Try, for example, the pheasant ravioli with sheep cheese fondue. The quality of the wines reflects the knowledge of the owners. The house wine is superb and the list is heavy with local vintages, but there are also wines from "rival" districts.
Cafe Fiorella is located in the heart of Siena and is known to serve some of the best coffee in all of the city. This quaint little cafe offers patrons an experience of gourmet Italian coffee that's brewed to perfection using their own signature roasted coffee beans. You're sure to love their espressos and cappuccinos and can take home a bag of their coffee beans too. A visit to Cafe Fiorella is the best way to start your day.
The restaurant is right on the Piazza del Campo, can seat 60 outside and mostly serves traditional cuisine.