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La Locanda del Cardinale

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Piazza del Vescovado, 8, 06081, Assisi, Italy
+39 075 815245
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12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Mon 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 261
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    Very good
  • 31
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Class A food in an elegant modern restaurant set in the former palace of a Cardinal

We have been traveling in Italy for some time, using TripAdviser to find restaurants. Often, a reviewer will gush that he/she had the best meal of his/her life in a restaurant, but when we go to try that restaurant it doesn't measure up. We never say we had our best meal ever, but rather try to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 12, 2015
Nutmeg06878
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Stamford, Connecticut
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Stamford, Connecticut
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78 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

We have been traveling in Italy for some time, using TripAdviser to find restaurants. Often, a reviewer will gush that he/she had the best meal of his/her life in a restaurant, but when we go to try that restaurant it doesn't measure up. We never say we had our best meal ever, but rather try to rate restaurants on a... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015 via mobile

Visited for a quiet dinner with my wife. We had the tasting menu which was excellent and matched with a nice Tuscan wine. The setting is beautiful with the glass floors displaying the ancient mozaics. The only odd thing was the selection of wine glasses. The glasses are Reidel which is great but we were served a Bordeaux blend in... More 

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Tampa, Florida, United States
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

Exquisite!! This restaurant is a destination onto itself!!! We were so impressed by the architecture, the food, and the wine! Everything we had was delicious and the plates were absolutely gorgeous. Completely recommend!!

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

The restaurant serves fine dishes and is worth a visit. We went several times, ordered different dishes and all were very good. The wine list offers enough variety of choises. The staff is both friendly and informative on the food. Although a big disappointment has been that once, of the limited menu (5 or 6 main dishes) three were not... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Beautiful place, amazing view of Roman mosaics, good foods. I was there for my wife's birthday party. We were in front of her birthday cake and I didn't realize my head was next to a fragment of a Roman fresco hanging above. That definitely was because the table with the cake was too close to the wall. Instead moving the... More 

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Bowdon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We dined at La Locanda del Cardinale in August 2015. It is in a slightly hidden location but the interior is quite breathtaking - glass floors over Roman mosaics - stunning contemporary design. The meal was exceptional - the tasting menu was wonderfully created by Enea the chef, who is delightful and very accommodating. He very generously adjusted the menu... More 

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Spring City, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Recently we had dinner at La Locanda del Cardinale. We were traveling with a tour group and this was a restaurant chosen for us. The restaurant is breathtaking---absolutely beautiful. You walk on glass floors over Roman ruins and the entire setting is spectacular. However, the food does not match the decor. Some of the many courses we had were excellent;... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We went during December 2014, and itwas very quiet, there were two othe couples when we arrived who finished their meals soon after, so for most of the time it was only us. The food was not the typical Italian home cooking, which we enjoyed, as we were looking for something a bit more epicurean. I would recomend this restaurant... More 

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Thank Nicovanderm
New Delhi, India
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19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

It is a Roman restaurant in the historical city of Assisi. Cuisine was delicious and creative.The wine cellar has a big collection. An historical restaurant with original frescoes. It is built over a Roman settlement, which one can see with the glass underneath whilst having a meal. The decor has been tastefully done.

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Montclair, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

A day trip to Assisi is always in order and if you do, have lunch here. The contrast of the old building and the modern décor - glass floors and huge crystal chandeliers offer a unique setting for top notch food. My wife and I had local appetizers followed by a risotto made with charcoal which sounds chancy but was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Piazza del Vescovado, 8, 06081, Assisi, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Umbria  >  Province of Perugia  >  Assisi
  • Phone Number: +39 075 815245

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 45 - 89
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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