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Il Giglio d'Oro

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Piazza Duomo, 8, 05018 Orvieto, Italy
0763341903
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Description: L‘ingrediente principale della nostra cucina è l’amore. Per i prodotti di...
L‘ingrediente principale della nostra cucina è l’amore. Per i prodotti di qualità legati al territorio - gli oli umbri e toscani, le carni chianine, i tartufi, i formaggi - e per le alchimie di sapori nuovi e raffinati alla base del viaggio gastronomico che vi proponiamo. Hanno ispirazioni orientali, ma ben innestate su radici toscane, i piatti a base di pesce. Mentre i dessert spaziano dai classici della pasticceria, a originali combinazioni di golosità____The principal ingredient of our kitchen is love. Love for the high-quality products of the territory – Umbrian and Tuscan extra-virgin olive oil, chianina beef, truffles, cheeses – and for the magical blends of new and subtle flavors, the underlying premise of the gastronomic journey we propose. Dishes based on fish betray oriental inspiration, grafted onto Tuscan roots. Desserts range from the classics of the pastry chef to original mouth-watering delicacies.
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  • 67
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious food, but not worth the abusive behavior of the server

Food is fabulous. Server was the biggest jerk I've ever met. From the beginning, he made it very clear that we had better not expect him to do anything that he didn't want to do. We were treated with disrespect, arrogance, and I would go so far as to say contempt, on several different points... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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Monterey Peninsula, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Food is fabulous. Server was the biggest jerk I've ever met. From the beginning, he made it very clear that we had better not expect him to do anything that he didn't want to do. We were treated with disrespect, arrogance, and I would go so far as to say contempt, on several different points. Because it was very late... More 

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Having eaten here in previous years I was keen to go back but found a disappointing menu and very expensive wine list. The waiter was disinterested and food was ok but not to the standard we had experienced elsewhere in Orvieto. The zabaglione was the highlight. I won't be going back sadly.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

One of the best meals my family has eaten for a long time. Brilliant, almost unnoticeable service, lovely surroundings, very tasty and superbly presented food. Thoroughly recommended.

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Paris, France
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

For once, we decided to be the perfect tourists by having lunch on a terrace facing the Duomo. We ordered pasta with a glass of Orvieto, both slightly overpriced, but hey, you have the privilege of sitting in front of the Duomo. Pasta were quite good, which wasn't the case of the wine. So be it! As I still felt... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

While driving north on the autostrada, we stopped at Orvieto to have lunch and stumbled upon il Giglio d'Oro. This was between the lunch and dinner service and the restaurant was empty. We weren't certain that we would be served but Emiliano was gracious and made us feel like family. The meal was extraordinary. This was quite a while ago... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Beautiful location but needs renovation. The menu has lots of vegetarian options and food was delicious but highly overpriced.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Our family of four was driving from Bologna to Rome right before Christmas and we arrived in Orvieto at lunchtime. We wanted to show our teen daughters the Duomo with the famous frescos by Signorelli so Orvieto was the perfect place to stop, rest and eat. Missed the bus from the funicular to the Duomo so we walked uphill for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

5 days into 11 day trip. This meal has been one of the best. Expensive but worth it. Every dish was spectacular. Highly recommend. The eggplant and truffle appetizer was perfect.

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Plano, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

First, we were charged more for one of our main courses than the menu indicated but it was too late to go back. Food was good, service perfunctory. We were not impressed

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Shaker Heights, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Dined here based on other recommendations. Surprisingly it was quiet despite the great location on the square. Service was excellent and gracious without being ingratiating. Sat outside and enjoyed marvelous food from a menu replete with choice

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Piazza Duomo, 8, 05018 Orvieto, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Umbria  >  Province of Terni  >  Orvieto
  • Phone Number: 0763341903

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 39 - 71
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business

Description

L‘ingrediente principale della nostra cucina è l’amore. Per i prodotti di qualità legati al territorio - gli oli umbri e toscani, le carni chianine, i tartufi, i formaggi - e per le alchimie di sapori nuovi e raffinati alla base del viaggio gastronomico che vi proponiamo. Hanno ispirazioni orientali, ma ben innestate su radici toscane, i piatti a base di pesce. Mentre i dessert spaziano dai classici della pasticceria, a originali combinazioni di golosità____The principal ingredient of our kitchen is love. Love for the high-quality products of the territory – Umbrian and Tuscan extra-virgin olive oil, chianina beef, truffles, cheeses – and for the magical blends of new and subtle flavors, the underlying premise of the gastronomic journey we propose. Dishes based on fish betray oriental inspiration, grafted onto Tuscan roots. Desserts range from the classics of the pastry chef to original mouth-watering delicacies.

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