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Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi, 2, 05030 San Gemini, Italy
0744/331136
Today
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Thu - Tue 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

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  • 44
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    Very good
  • 48
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  • 8
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A regular experience

I return to this restaurant every year when working in the location, and it is a convenient stroll from my office. The staff are very friendly, as one always expects in San Gemini. I have always found the food excellent with meat dishes a speciality here. The menu does provide some variety, with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 4, 2015
Griffonaus
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Adelaide, Australia
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Adelaide, Australia
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

I return to this restaurant every year when working in the location, and it is a convenient stroll from my office. The staff are very friendly, as one always expects in San Gemini. I have always found the food excellent with meat dishes a speciality here. The menu does provide some variety, with vegetarian diners catered for as well. The... More 

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Half Moon Bay, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

Worth a short side trip off A1, this charming taverna serves some of the most memorable food you will find in rural Italy. The meats, as well as the potatoes, are "alla brace" (grilled) over an open flame fire pit. The risotto, while somewhat inconsistent, has been the best I have ever had. And, even when it is not fantastic,... More 

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North East England
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We dined here on a particular busy night and found the food to be average. That said, we would still come back as the staff were very courteous and friendly and the dining atmosphere was very good. I would hate to judge the place purely on one visit, however we did find a common trend - that was a lot... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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78 reviews 78 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 via mobile

Arriving at the restaurant is an event in itself, with its location just a few metres up from one of the ancient city gates. Inside the restaurant, the trip back in history continues with its vaulted rooms and old-style decor. The menu and the service, on the other hand, takes us back to the present. The former with savoury dishes,... More 

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Boxtel, The Netherlands
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40 reviews 40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We had diner here 3 times. We liked the place very much. The food was good and the location great. Nice meat and first courses.

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DARLINGTON
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49 reviews 49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

If you are looking for an excellent example of Umbria hospitality and cuisine the Taverna del Torchio should fit the bill Situated at the top of the beautiful and unspoilt village of San Gemini it is easy to be tempted to dine elsewhere when you make your way through to it but the wise will make their way and enjoy... More 

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Half Moon Bay, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Nearly everything here is cooked over an open fire, and nearly everything here is fabulous. Their grilled scamorza (cheese) is out of this world. The risotto ranges from good to fabulous depending on the day. Rosemary potatoes are must-have dish here, as is their wonderful bruschetta. The ambiance alone is worth coming for, but the food will bring you back... More 

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Wollongong, Australia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Travelling from Assis to Rome Fiumincino airport to catch the flight home, we decided to stop for lunch as we had a bit of time to spare. We seen the sign for San Gemini and decided to take the south exit coming from the north. Within a couple of minutes we were in the centre of the old town and... More 

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London
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9 reviews 9 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

This restaurant is just lovely, rustic and offers authentic italian food. The stone walls and open fire create a super atmosphere to enjoy simple food cooked well. I highly recommend the roast lamb cooked on the open fire but all the food served looked great. Service is slow but friendly.

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Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

Full of character this restaurant offers excellent value serving fresh local produce. Cooking most things on the wood fire in front of you. The taste is fantastic dont be afraid to try the local specialities on offer the mother and son owners do most of the cooking themselves, simple local dishes but really well done. We have enjoyed several meals... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi, 2, 05030 San Gemini, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Umbria  >  Province of Terni  >  San Gemini
  • Phone Number: 0744/331136
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 2:00 am

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