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

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  • 55
    Excellent
  • 109
    Very good
  • 53
    Average
  • 10
    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
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
Providence, Rhode Island
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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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107 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 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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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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88 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 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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88 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 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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47 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 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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55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 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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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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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Additional Information about Taverna del Torchio

Address: Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi, 2, 05030 San Gemini, Italy
Phone Number: 0744/331136
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Umbria  >  Province of Terni  >  San Gemini
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
Cuisine: Greek

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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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