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Hostaria del Ponte

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Via Mercatello, 11, 01022 Civita di Bagnoregio, Italy
+39 0761 793565
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Scenic view, Families with children
Description: This is a fairy tale witch is still continuing and witch can be lived in...
This is a fairy tale witch is still continuing and witch can be lived in the almost unreal atmosphere that encircles"L'Hostaria del Ponte", the last stop for those who want to abandon the real worl before surroinding themselves in the evanescent landscape of the ravines that beisege the tufaceus hill where the town of Civita di Bagnoregio stands.

"L'Hostaria del Ponte" welcomes its guests in the small and eegant climatised dining-rooms, intimates areas on three floors of an ancient tufo's house which has been elegantly restored and where attention has been paid to detail.The restaurant offers a simple cuisine which allows you to discover the traditional tastes of the Viterbo's area: piciarelli, wild boar, truffles and porcini mushrooms which are presented in a rich and colourful sequences of typical dishes.

Fragrances from long ago and genuine flavours that are exalted by the prestigius quality of the wines from the local cellars such as the famous Est!Est!!Est!!! Of Montefiascone or Orvieto classico.

From the splendid terrace of the Hostaria del Ponte there is a view accross the valley which includes the towns of Lubriano and Civitella d'Agliano in a chain of rocky crests that are eroded and fluctuate like lunar cracks with the cliff of Civita dominating them.

In the Mercatello district of Bagnoregio there are magic moments to be had in the Hostaria del Ponte: Flavours and smells from long ago, intense aromas from the sweet and luxurius nature, sights which are almost spectral......., Magical....., In the twilight, a narrow 300 metre bridge suspended over the Calanchi valley...And losing oneself in the fairy tale of Civita "La citta che muore", an architectonic jewel with its houses erected in the eptiness, sunny with the golden tufo stone, dream-like like an island emerging out of the clouds.
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  • 168
    Excellent
  • 122
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 6
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  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Restaurant was closed for refurb in August

Wanted to go to celebrate my 40th birthday but it was closed for refurb so check before you go! Wonderful view though of ancient Bolsena from across the bridge and ravine. I've rated this as Excellent as Trip Advisor demands a rating and I didn't think it was fair to do anything else as I haven't... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 6, 2015
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Lancashire
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

Wanted to go to celebrate my 40th birthday but it was closed for refurb so check before you go! Wonderful view though of ancient Bolsena from across the bridge and ravine. I've rated this as Excellent as Trip Advisor demands a rating and I didn't think it was fair to do anything else as I haven't actually eaten there!

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Itatiba - SP
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57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

The restaurant is located before you cross the bridge to Civita di Bagnoregio and they offer places outside with a fantastic view, but if they offer you a place in a area that is not covered, don't accept because it's very windy and the food cools down immediately. The food is very good and they have good prices.

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Hostaria_del_ponte, Proprietario at Hostaria del Ponte, responded to this review

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258 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

What a great meal before taking a walk across the bridge. The panciotti melanzane (eggplant ravioli) was incredible. The piciarelli (a fatter round noodle) with pomodoro sauce was also very good. Let them know you are crossing the bridge and you'll go through for free after the meal. Wonderful views.

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zur yigal
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

my family visited this restaurant this week. On our trips we like to taste as many new flavours as possible. So each of us orders a different dish and we swap. We came heredue to a recommendation from somebody who lived in Italy and said that the pasta's here were to die for. After you are told that, it is... More 

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Deep In The Heart of Texas
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This restaurant was our first stop after we rented a car at the Rome Airport. We were fortunate to be seated on the terrace with an unparalled view of Civita di Bagnoregio. However, our seating was not the only thing about which one could rave, as our meal was fantastic. I ordered the pear on pasta with walnut sauce, and... More 

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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Incredible combination of food and view! The Fagottini formaggio e pere al radicchio and for desert: Millefogglie al cioccolato was incredible. But you should eat before walking to Civita so you can work off the calories!

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159 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 369 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

At Hostaria del Ponte - Civita di Bagnoregio you can enjoy a delicious Italian meal while enjoying a view you are unlikely to forget. My wife and I have been here twice and enjoyed the visit as much the second time as we did the first. If you are in the southern Tuscany/Umbria area of Italy, you do yourself a... More 

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99 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

After a few days in Rome, we spent a day touring in Umbria and ended up at this gem. The food rivals the amazing view of the town. We enjoyed a great antipasto tray with some of the best sausage we've tried (it was wild boar). Next course was a terrific white bean dish. We finished with a gnocchi and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The pleasure start when you get seated in front of a magnificent 2500 years old city of Civita!! The terrace of the restaurant just incredible and nice, people very attentive and always ready to satisfy your request. Food excellent, do not miss the fresh pasta with porcini and truffles and the faraona in salmi. Price at the end surpassingly low... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

So thrilled to have gone here for lunch. The view is absolutely second to none and the service was very friendly and accommodating. An even bigger surprise was the quality of the food! I ordered what will be my favourite dish from now on - fresh gnocchi with zucchini flowers, truffle sauce and fresh shaved truffles - wow! I highly... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Mercatello, 11, 01022 Civita di Bagnoregio, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Province of Viterbo  >  Civita di Bagnoregio
  • Phone Number: +39 0761 793565

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 34 - 56
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Scenic view, Families with children

Description

This is a fairy tale witch is still continuing and witch can be lived in the almost unreal atmosphere that encircles"L'Hostaria del Ponte", the last stop for those who want to abandon the real worl before surroinding themselves in the evanescent landscape of the ravines that beisege the tufaceus hill where the town of Civita di Bagnoregio stands.

"L'Hostaria del Ponte" welcomes its guests in the small and eegant climatised dining-rooms, intimates areas on three floors of an ancient tufo's house which has been elegantly restored and where attention has been paid to detail.The restaurant offers a simple cuisine which allows you to discover the traditional tastes of the Viterbo's area: piciarelli, wild boar, truffles and porcini mushrooms which are presented in a rich and colourful sequences of typical dishes.

Fragrances from long ago and genuine flavours that are exalted by the prestigius quality of the wines from the local cellars such as the famous Est!Est!!Est!!! Of Montefiascone or Orvieto classico.

From the splendid terrace of the Hostaria del Ponte there is a view accross the valley which includes the towns of Lubriano and Civitella d'Agliano in a chain of rocky crests that are eroded and fluctuate like lunar cracks with the cliff of Civita dominating them.

In the Mercatello district of Bagnoregio there are magic moments to be had in the Hostaria del Ponte: Flavours and smells from long ago, intense aromas from the sweet and luxurius nature, sights which are almost spectral......., Magical....., In the twilight, a narrow 300 metre bridge suspended over the Calanchi valley...And losing oneself in the fairy tale of Civita "La citta che muore", an architectonic jewel with its houses erected in the eptiness, sunny with the golden tufo stone, dream-like like an island emerging out of the clouds.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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