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Ristorante Al Pugnalone

Via P.A. Salimbeni, 1, 01021 Acquapendente, Italy
0763711252
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Price range: $27 - $40
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013 via mobile

What an amazing lunch! It was a Thursday and we chose the ristorante over the trattoria on a whim. It was just us in the dining room (don't be intimidated) but that quickly became irrelevant with the excellent service and delicious food. Chef Sacco came to the table to greet us and offered a "little menu" and we opted for... More

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Formello, Italy
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

English I've been so many times in this special place, I've already submitted some time ago my enthusiastic review, about the restaurant that I'm considering n. 1 in my personal preference list. I just want to share my last experience, when returning from a long bike ride, I asked Francesco (the cook) "can you please prepare a single dish of... More

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London, United Kingdom
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209 reviews 209 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

There is the restaurant Al Pugnalone which is more formal and for serious dining and the Trattoria/Ostaria Al Pugnalone round the corner which shares the same kitchen (a good sign) but is for more informal eating. Just off the main square in Acquapendente. I ws on my own and walking the Via Francigena and chose the trattoria. A wonderful menu... More

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Montalcino, Italy
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

I've lived in Montalcino, Toscana for almost 20 years. It takes me a little more than a 1 hour drive from Montalcino to Aquapendente to eat at Francesco and Mara's restaurant and I do so as often as I can. I had the pleasure of taking two dear friends there a few days ago for lunch thinking that they had... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

An absolute gem of a restaurant for lovers of authentic Italian food. The setting couldn't be better, with the restaurant sat just off the main square in the medieval hill top village of Acquapendente, 30 mins or so from Orvieto. The restaurant itself is warm & welcoming, the staff are helpful & friendly & the owner & chef Francesco is... More

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Chicago
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

We discovered Al Pugnalone on accident while waiting for a different restaurant to open. Our friends sat down in a small shop and ordered some some antipasti (we were very hungry). Mara was our hostess, and when we told her why we were waiting around in her shop, she told us that her husband owned the best restaurant in Acquapendente.... More

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Rome, Italy
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

Our second visit to Al Pugnalone (the re-modeled osteria side -- attached to the more formal ristorante) was again a delicious treat. The best local ingredients, a changing menu, a great chef, warm service, and reasonable prices that can't be found in Italy's major cities. The little-known northern Lazio region is full of wonderful places to eat -- and Al... More

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Rome, Italy
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

I have been coming to Francesco's kitchen for seven years. The experience is always superb. It's hard to imagine a more creative chef. Classic Italian foundation, fresh local ingredients, yet subtle and creative interpretations that leave you convinced you are experiencing this cuisine for the very first time. Each time I am reminded of the comment of an American friend... More

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Brussels, Belgium
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013 via mobile

We now enjoy Francesco's cuisine since a year. Top quality ingredients, superb yet simple combinations, very decent prices, wonderful hospitality by Francesco. Mara and team. The newly added wine bar is also not to be missed.

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Victoria, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012 via mobile

While on the via FRANCIGENA we luck out and visited this fantastic restaurant Food was great and the chef was up beat and positive about the economy of Italy Thank you Vic Lindal

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