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 a husband-wife culinar…
Top Choice Umbrian in Perugia

L'Officina

Passionate Greek owner Yannis harbours 30 years of Italian food and wine enthusiasm beneath his belt at L'Officina, his cozy and meandering restaurant and emporium set inside a former scales factory now teaming with…
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 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 (cured 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 you through his seasonal menu of Umbr…
Top Choice Osteria in Assisi

Osteria La Piazzetta dell'Erba

Snag one of the few coveted tables set up on a small, flower-strewn square a few steps from rambunctious Piazza del Comune and you'll feel a world away at this local favourite. The seasonally changing menu is flecke…
Mediterranean in Perugia

Nadir

Buried under Perugia's oldest cinema, this former cinema club has yielded to this local favourite where a melange of Mediterranean and Italian fare with a biological bent draws an alternative crowd in the know. Ingr…
Umbrian in Assisi

Osteria Eat Out

With such astounding views and minimalist-chic interiors, you might expect the glass-fronted restaurant of the Nun Assisi hotel to prefer style over substance. Not so. Polished service and an exciting wine list are …