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Osteria Pozzo della Mensa

Via del Pozzo della Mensa, 06081 Assisi, Italy
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Ranked #50 of 133 restaurants in Assisi
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $18 - $30
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Brasserie, Pasta
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: One of the oldest Osteria in Assisi as early as 1921 opened and managed by Grandpa Luigi as well of a tavern table.Located in one of the most beautiful and characteristic streets of the historic center.Warm and hospitable atmosphere where you can taste and talk without the hustle of the time between a Roman column and pink stone arches of Assisi.Traditional Umbrian cuisine, revisited Medieval and Gluten freeExtend choice of dishes from the Umbrian peasant tradition, the medieval culture and small experiments dictated by the imagination and passion of the chef. Every day new proposals.
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66% Recommend
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English first
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

The food was ok, but the service was terrible. Took forever for the waiter to get to us, we didn't get the water we ordered, and we had to argue with the waiter to remove the water from the bill.

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Rome, Italy
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83 reviews 83 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014 via mobile

We were very pleased by our experience at this Osteria. The waiters were very helpful, attentive and patient. The food was very good, hearty, Umbrian cuisine. We enjoyed the gluten-free spaghetti cacio e pepe, an extremely tender roastbeef with roasted pine nuts and the savoury Umbrian sausages along with some lovely lamb skewers (because we couldn't make up our mind).... More

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Perth, Western Australia
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210 reviews 210 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

During our days near Assisi, we ended up having lunch here as we liked the location (a bit tucked away) and the decor. We sat on stools facing out to the lane way in the window frame. The restaurant was quiet so service was prompt. We had chickpea soup and small goods platter. The platter was very good although it... More

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Phila, PA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Well this is only our first meal out this trip and we ordered very simply, but we were not impressed. The place was very quiet and a nice atmosphere and we liked the waiter, too, but after that it was just OK. They do have gluten free offerings and the gluten free bread was served warm and had a nice... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

We worked on the maxim, 'Trust that your legs will take you where you need to go.' And most of the time it worked. Tonight we went back to the same restaurant, Osteria Pozzo della Mensa, (Via del Pozzo Mensa, 11/b) which is fast becoming our favourite eating place in Assisi. The chef is Claudio Bellinzani, who has worked in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012 via mobile

Stasera abbiamo passato una bellisima cena in questa osteria! Il proprietario che serve anche ai tavoli e stato gentilissimo ed il cibo e buonissimo cosi come i prezzi che dire..Andateci!!!!! Prezzo 15-20 euro max !!!!!! This is great place the athmosphere is just cosy and intimate ideal for both a night out with your partner and a dinner with your... More

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Italy, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

We were served on the roofterrace which was empty (should have been a warning...) and ordered taglitatelle with truffels (twice) and chicken with artichoc meatballs and t-bonesteak. The tagliatelle was totally tasteless, the chicken looked old en was overcooked, the meatballs with (tinned) carrots were terribly salt and the t-bonesteak had lots of fat. We complained to the waiter about... More

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Osteria d, Proprietario at Osteria Pozzo della Mensa, responded to this review

Blackmailed for a free lunch!! We remember this lunch, because they try to blackmail us! First of all the reasturant wasn't empty, there were other customers! And this is just the first falsity the wrote! During the meal they eat all the food we served, and they was very quite. they returned just one portion of tagliatelle (they ordered two,so... More

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97 reviews 97 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

The restaurant was empty, the world outside hot and we fancied a window seat but the waitress was reluctant because we were only two and the table was for four. She scowled and then relented. We expected a rush but we dined alone. The food was O.K., the service a bit hit and miss bearing in mind there wasn't a... More

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Montepulciano, Italy
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2012

We went to this place as we were too hungry to look for anything else. Cool and relaxed atmosphere, very quites on sunday afternoon, We ordered a plate of pasta with tomatoes and local bacon, penne with meat ragou and a stew, few glasses of red wine. Overall a good place for a inexpensive lunch in Assisi.

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California City, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012

Went with friends after a local suggested it--after the meal we were all sure we must have not heard correctly Actually one of the worst meals all of us have ever eaten in Italy--so, so bad--such a huge disappointment.

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