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Hostaria del Ponte

Via Mercatello, 11, 01022 Civita di Bagnoregio, Italy
+39 0761 793565
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $39 - $64
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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.
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Denver, Colorado
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87 reviews 87 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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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Burlington, ON, Canada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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Hostaria_del_ponte, Proprietario at Hostaria del Ponte, responded to this review

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Wonderful food - great choice - I had pear stuffed pasta with mushroom sauce and it is the best food I have ever had. The view is gorgeous. It is a must place to go if you are in the region.

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

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Dublin, Ireland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

If you can get there before sunset you will see Civita come to life as the sun goes down. This has to be up there with any sunset on the planet. By the way the food is also excellent.

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Rome, Italy
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60 reviews 60 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

Good, simple food at reasonable prices. Terrace to sit outside and enjoy the incredible view of Civita di Bagnoregio

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London
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

Don't be put off by this restaurant's terrible decoration. The upstairs roof terrace, covered in plastic, couldn't have looked more like a tourist hotspot. Of course, the view is gorgeous. Bagnoregio is exquisite and the restaurant's in perfect location. The food - incredible. Though the bread was stale and dry, the gorgonzola/pear/radish pasta (faggottini) was out of this world. Roast... More

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London
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013 via mobile

The amazing view is one thing, but the food and wine here is also 5*. I had the gnocchi with porcini mushrooms and truffles, and it's probably the best gnocchi I've ever had. Great service too. Call ahead and ask for a table with a good view of Civitta, you won't be disappointed. They also have English speaking staff.

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Long Island, New York USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

A visit to Civita would not be complete without a meal here. Everything is home made and fresh! The pasta dish with the cheese and pears was fantastic. One of the best meals that I had in Italy. If ever back in Italy I will make sure that I get there again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

We had a wonderful lunch time with full menu course, friendly but very professional and efficient in service.

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