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All 127 Orvieto Restaurants

Al Saltapicchio

Piazza XXIX Marzo, Orvieto, Italy
0763 341805
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Ranked #74 of 127 Restaurants in Orvieto
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Valentina is a wonderful self-trained chef. She makes you feel very much at home. Every dish is presented with sophistication---nothing pretentious, just a light touch and deep good flavors. I would eat here once a week if I could.

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Columbia, Missouri
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145 reviews 145 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

An interesting restaurant off the main thoroughfare in Orvieto. Decor is cheerful and bright (maybe a bit too bright), with lime green walls and quotations from Wilde and Lennon, and a quirky collection of books/magazines on tables and walls. Service was friendly and attentive; the menu was available in English and our waitress gave us good advice about dishes and... More

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Chico, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014 via mobile

Worth finding and trying! Very good fresh seasonal food. Traditional foods of the region with a twist. Valentina ( the owner) is very special and sweet! Her decor is fun and the food is fabulous. We had the asparagus risotto, fava bean and bacon bruschetta and a traditional braised beef dish with cocoa and Jerusalem artichoke that sounds weird but... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

We had a great meal here and found the quirkiness of it a delight. The waitress was attentive and helpful without giving us any sense of our needing to move on though they had more diners coming after us. The owner was charming and chatting with her significantly added to the evening. One of us best meals in Italy, including... More

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Cirencester, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Was impressed the first visit so returned two nights later. It is our understanding that it is run by six women and the two we met were very welcoming and professional . The orvieto Classico we had the first night was very acidic but the Ross red wine the second night was very good. The environment is modern and we... More

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Maryland, USA
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

Excellent food in a bright, modern atmosphere. The proprietor is a young woman and her youth is reflected in the restaurant's ambiance. Another reviewer mentioned that she should soften the restaurant's lighting, and that's a good idea. She serves mostly organic, farm-to-table fare with enough creativity to keep it interesting without going overboard. Everything we ordered was well-prepared with care... More

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Rockport, Washington
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54 reviews 54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

I am not sure why there is a pile of books on each table, but the food was very good! This small restaurant was recommended to us and we are glad we found it! It opens at 7:30 pm at this time of the year. The pasta with truffles was very good!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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105 reviews 105 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

We were looking forward to visiting this place when we read about its dedication to "slow food", local sourcing of its ingredients and its good reviews. But although the food was certainly good, it didn't blow us away at our lunch there. One secondi was a stuffed pigeon that had a lot more stuffing than pigeon, for example. I'm grading... More

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Andover, Massachusetts
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60 reviews 60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

We wound up here after the restaurant we were going to was unexpectedly closed due to some problem with the building. We found the modern decor to be sterile and uninviting. The cinghale pate was surprisingly dry and lacking in taste, but the cinghale tortelli were excellent. One of us ordered steak, and it was served red and uncooked in... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

The restaurant is somewhat quirky, with books on the tables, and bright green chairs. We had a light dinner which we enjoyed. Service was efficient, and the house red wine was very drinkable. We had the antipasto board for starters, and it had a tasty selection of meats and cheeses. For mains, we had spaghetti carbonara and spaghetti with anchovy... More

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