Restaurants & Bars

Siena (Mashpee, Cape Cod)

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Restaurants & Bars

Siena (Mashpee, Cape Cod)

John Paone | Jan 12, 2005 08:42 AM

My wife and I dined last night at this restaurant for the first time. We were greeted warmly and seated promptly in a comfortable booth (although most of the seating consists of tables and chairs). The restaurant decor is attractive--contemporary Italian. Our waitress arrived without delay and was cordial. We ordered turkey soup and an arugala salad topped with warm goat cheese wrapped in prosciutto and drizzled with balsamic vinegar. My wife enjoyed the soup and I thought the salad was excellent. The ingredients were particularly fresh. For the main course my wife had salmon with a lime salsa (not typically Tuscan, but good) and I had the pork tenderloin with a fig merlot sauce. Both were good, with the pork having been cooked exactly as I ordered it, although I felt the portion was on the small side and the sauce somewhat off the mark in flavor and texture. The accompanying vegetables, green beans and wild brown rice, were cooked just right and more than enough to eat. We had ordered a Dolcetta d'Alba from the limited wine list (mostly Italian and California), but were brought the wrong vintage. We pointed this out to the waitress who was not defensive about it and we ordered a different wine (a 2000 Morellino di Scansano) which was excellent. For dessert my wife had a trio of gelati, which she considered only fair. I enjoyed a warm chocolate cake with creme anglaise, which I felt was very good.

Overall we would rate the food good to very good and the service very good.

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