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Taverna del Torchio

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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: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 62
    Excellent
  • 123
    Very good
  • 57
    Average
  • 11
    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
Great find on our way to Todi from Rome

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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Oyster Bay, New York
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English first
Cork, Ireland
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85 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

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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53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

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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8 reviews
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 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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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
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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
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67 restaurant reviews
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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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62 restaurant reviews
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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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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: Greek
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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