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

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  • 75
    Excellent
  • 145
    Very good
  • 65
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 15
    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 wonderful lunch

On a sunny Monday when other restaurants are closed, we came across this lovely location. The pasta was quite good as was the local sausage. A small but adequate wine list.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 12, 2015
Frontignano
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Hartford, Connecticut
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Columbia, South Carolina
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

Our group of 8 went here for dinner on our last night in Italy. The restaurant is small and very inviting. Our waiter took the time to translate nearly the entire menu for us. We got a variety of courses and liked it all. The mixed grill secondi plate was especially delicious!

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Hartford, Connecticut
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015 via mobile

On a sunny Monday when other restaurants are closed, we came across this lovely location. The pasta was quite good as was the local sausage. A small but adequate wine list.

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Thank Frontignano
Cork, Ireland
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105 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 via mobile

Had a few lunches and one dinner here. Consistent quality and friendly service. The beef carpaccio is delicious. Red wine choices are great.

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79 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015 via mobile

We passed in San Gemini and we had a good lunch here. We ate great typical Tartufo pasta and good red wine! In my opinion just the desserts were not good ad the test of the food: avoid them! Not bad.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Dining at Taverna del Torchio is like stepping back in time. The experience of sights, sounds, smells and of course the delicious flavor of the food is memorable. You'll smell the wood burning in the brick oven before you round the corner and see the tables spilling into the old Roman crossroad. It is a great place to people watch... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

For lunch I had a delicious salad and then the ravioli while my mother had saffron risotto. Some of our friends tried the regional truffle specialty with pasta here. To us, this Taverna felt like a time machine to a romanticized version of the middle ages. The food was all high quality and hand made like eating at someone's house.... More 

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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 via mobile

Have been twice over the last 4 days, both times for lunch. Staff are great and the food is rustic, charming and tasty . The truffle starter with eggs is divine and would recommend. Menus in English and Italian

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Oyster Bay, New York
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133 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We decided to get off the highway and decided to get off to have lunch. We found this place on Trip Advisor, and were very happily surprised. The place was quaint and rustic. The service was friendly and prompt, even though the place was pretty busy. It was authentic - the waitresses only spoke Italian to us which always makes... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 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
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 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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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?