Siena showcases traditional American dishes and beverages in a casual atmosphere. The menu features crisp salads, hot sandwiches, hearty pastas, and appetizer platters anointed with innovative flavors. Whet black-tie appetites with the shrimp cocktail, a cavalcade of crustaceans poised to dive into a pool of house-made sauce ($8.50), or sink teeth into a meatball hero sandwich ($8.95) loaded with saucy, spherical morsels. Pie-eyed diners can craft the personal pizza of their dreams with a choice of sauce, cheese, and creative toppings, such as artichoke hearts and sun-dried tomatoes ($8.95). Hungry crowds hone their cutlery skills by scooping forkfuls of gnocchi bolognese, pillows of potato dumplings sautéed with sage, garlic, and browned butter ($13.95); cutting into the NY strip steak ($16.95); or spooning French onion soup until it falls asleep.
The pizza pros at SoNo's Pizza and Pasta Factory bake up a menu of sizzling pastas, sandwiches, calzones, and pizzas forged from freshly mined dough and sauce. After visiting the pizza oracle for inspiration, SoNo's has emerged with 27 styles of pizza, such as the spicy honey bbq chicken, piled with baked chicken covered in homemade honey barbecue sauce, mozzarella, cheddar, jack, and sauteed onions ($18.99+), or the baked lasagna, a pie that’s clothed in penne, meatballs, sausage, ricotta, and mozzarella ($18.99+). Patrons who don’t eat pizza can order chicken parmesan ($8.99) or a meatball wrap ($5.99), or choose to chew on a dozen wings doused in their choice of 19 flavors including Jack Daniels glaze, lemon garlic pepper, and sweet and sour ($6.95).
The menu at Canale's Italian Cuisine—a family-owned restaurant more than 60 years old—reads like a well-loved scrapbook. Its notes describe the food and its history: "Homemade gnocchi prepared with Ma Canale's recipe from Morolo, Italy," or "Anna's [tomato sauce] recipe, prepared exactly as she taught us back in 1954." Given these personal touches, it's no surprise that the menu has a Family Favorites section that spotlights classic entrees. These include homemade fettuccine, rigatoni with shrimp, and of course, spaghetti with meatballs or Italian sausage ("Canale's most popular dish").
For meals at home, the kitchen prepares "parties to go"—packages of pizza or chicken wings. You can also find Canale's sauces, dressings, and frozen dinners at dozens of grocery and misguided shoe stores in the area.