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La Locanda del Cardinale

Piazza del Vescovado, 8, 06081 Assisi, Italy
+39 075 815245
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Ranked #4 of 131 restaurants in Assisi
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $40 - $80
Cuisines: Italian, Vegetarian
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Johannesburg, South Africa
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Beautiful, striking decor is the first thing that meets you at La Locanda del Cardinale...and it gets even better...the service is fantastic, the food delicious and the location is phenomenal. You absolutely have to eat at this restaurant if in the Assisi area. It was a privilege to be able to sit at our table and look through the glass... More

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Perth, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

The interior of this restaurant is simply stunning. Reminiscent of an ancient cellar it has areas of glass flooring revealing Roman ruins beneath complete with original mosaic tiling. The setting for Christmas lunch was magnificent; fine glassware and the best quality napery. The six course fixed menu was very enticing and consisted of rabbit terrine, eggplant parmigiana, tortolini in broth,... More

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Alexandria, VA
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

Love the interior of the restaurant. Hence, the four star rating. There are roman ruins inside the restaurant. Service was superb and the wine cellar was unique, however the food was edible nothing to rave about.

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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

We had our wedding reception at this excellent restaurant at the end of August. We’d been there for a meal and liked it, and liked the owner, Enea, when we chatted to him after. In fact we liked the place so much that we decided to bring our guests by bus from Perugia, where we got married, to Assisi, where... More

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New York City, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013 via mobile

An opulent, ancient roman home lies under your feet- seen through a scary but dramatic glass floor- as you eat refined and delicious local food, well prepared and beautifully served. Don't miss it!

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013 via mobile

This is a beautiful restaurant with a blend of old and new. The food is good but not outstanding. The service was good and the chef comes around to talk to the diners. I recommend this restaurant for a pleasant dinner of local food in a wonderful setting.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

This is not one of the typical Italian restaurants with the typical items on the menu. This is an upscale, refined place to eat. You should enjoy the surroundings and take your time between courses. Yes, the reviews are correct about the beauty of the inside. Unlike anything you have seen. My food was very goos - a bit different... More

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Melbourne
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129 reviews 129 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

This is a truly unique setting. This incredible restaurant is above the ruins of a villa dating from 1st Century BC! There are glass floors so you can see the villa stones and tiles and there are other artifacts in cabinets in the restaurant. The owner apparently discovered the ancient villa when trying to find more space for the cellar... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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88 reviews 88 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

We dined at this most amazing restaurant after friends told us about it. This restaurant has an immediate wow factor! The designer of this restaurant has mixed contemporary with old... like 70 BC. So there are chandeliers and contemporary acrylic seats with a clear plexiglass floor under you. As you walk you see the remains of a Roman floor and... More

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Sacramento, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

Great experience, very unique setting and a distinguished meal in Assisi. We arrived late after another restaurant we had planned on going to was closed. What an amazing find, the restaurant is based on top of the ruins of a centuries old villa, very beautiful setting. The food was superb and the service was very attentive.

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