Restaurants

Top Choice Italian in Norcia & the Valnerina

Vespasia

Set in a 16th-century palazzo among contemporary lighting and modern art, everything was bright when Vespasia's understated gourmet cuisine earned its first Michelin star just before the 2016 earthquake. We all know…
Top Choice Umbrian in Spoleto

Il Lampone

Behind a 350-year-old facade in a nondescript parking lot on the town outskirts is where you'll find Spoleto's best meal, a rustic-chic, whimsical and contemporary culinary retreat overseen by husband-wife culinary …
Top Choice Umbrian in Perugia

L'Officina

Passionate Greek owner Yannis harbors 30 years of Italian food and wine enthusiasm behind his belt at L'Officina, his cozy and meandering restaurant and emporium set inside a former scales factory now teaming with b…
Top Choice Seafood in Parco del Conero

Ristorante da Giacchetti

The best of Portonovo's wildly popular seaside restaurants, Giacchetti has been dishing up the freshest of Marche's sea treasures since 1959. Hand-harvested mussels and raguse (sea snails), doused in a secret spicy …
Top Choice Osteria in Urbino

Antica Osteria da la Stella

Duck down a quiet side street to this rustically elegant, beamed 15th-century inn once patronised by the likes of Piero della Francesca. Legendary in these parts, Osteria de la Stella puts its own inventive twist on…
Top Choice Italian in Perugia

La Taverna

Way up there on the Perugia dining wish list, La Taverna consistently wins the praise of local foodies. Chef Claudio Brugolossi cooks market-fresh produce with flair and precision, while waiters treat you like one o…
Top Choice Italian in Ascoli Piceno

Degusteria 25 Doc & Dop

Strings of garlic and chilli dangle from the ceiling of this convivial deli-enoteca, where the locals squeeze in or spill out onto the terrace for fine wines and tasting plates of regional salumi, cheese and, of cou…
Top Choice Trattoria in Lago Trasimeno

DivinPeccato

Chef Nicola works culinary magic at this wonderful trattoria, well worth the 27km trek southeast of Castiglione del Lago. The menu fizzes with seasonal oomph – the Red Cannara onion starter baked with Parmesan and t…
Top Choice Umbrian in Todi

Vineria San Fortunato

Wine lovers are in their element at this slick, vaulted wine bar, where Umbrian and Tuscan wines are perfectly matched with delicious tasting platters of salumi e formaggi (cold meats and cheeses) and season-driven …
Top Choice Umbrian in Orvieto

Al Pozzo Etrusco

Named after an ancient Etruscan well and silo that graces its basement, this fan favourite has drawn quite a following in just a few short years. Your host, Giovanni, will guide your through his seasonally-changing …