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Antica Hosteria de la Valle

Via Augusto Ciuffelli 19, Todi, Italy
0758944848
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Ranked #1 of 43 restaurants in Todi
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Venice, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

This tiny gem of a restaurant in Todi is a must if you are anywhere near this area. The chef John Paterson is from Scotland but has been in Umbria for 14 years. He cooks wonderful Umbrian food. We had antipasto of local meats and cheeses, I had ravioli withe truffles and my husband had pasta with shrimp and zucchini.... More

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Bluffton, South Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

Our first of 3 dinner evenings at what we referred to as "John's" was on my April birthday night, also our first night of 10 staying in a lovely apartment rented from a couple who live not far from us in the lowcountry of South Carolina. We'd been told this was the best in Todi, it certainly was ! Nothing... More

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Sarasota
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62 reviews 62 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

The concierge at our hotel told us this restaurant is a must during our visit. The proprietor and chef, John is Scottish. His wife Elena is Italian. So when you have an Italian innkeeper recommending a restaurant with a Scottish chef, you know in for a unique experience. The restaurant is cozy and intimate. The couple orchestrates the meals with... More

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New York City, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Yes, it is all true. The ravioli with truffles is as good as everyone says it is-- rich and generously laced with deep earthy truffles. Share an order if you want to save room for the secondi. We ordered the veal, sliced rare on a bed of arugula. After three weeks of veggie light Italian, the arugula was a welcome... More

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66 reviews 66 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

At least 8 different parties were declined as they had not boked. Portions are very big therefore sharing is optimal. The fresh pasta is fantastic and the mixed antipasto is innovative and seriously delicious. With appr 8 tables inside and sbt 4 tables outside this is a reltive small operation run by a couple with no extra staff. The kitcken... More

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Bradenton, FL
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57 reviews 57 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

My wife and I just finished a delightful meal in this small but superb restaurant in Todi. We got the last table for the evening and they turned down at least ten others while we dined. Reservations are recommended and probably necessary based on our experience. Meals can be shared and 1st course pasta dishes are quite plentiful as is... More

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Waverly, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

I was studying Italian in Todi for 2 weeks and tried to get into this restaurant several times. You really need a reservation. The pasta was homemade, fresh and delicious. The desserts are to die for!

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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Izzalini, where we stayed for a week, is a hamlet in the administrative district of Todi. On day trips through the "Green Heart of Italy," we visited most of the gorgeous hill towns, going back in time.  While smaller and less known than many Umbrian stops--like Perugia, Assisi, Spoleto, and Orvieto--Todi is surprisingly cosmopolitan with fewer tourist traps than most... More

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Cluj-Napoca, Cluj, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

What I like about the Antica Hosteria de la Valle is that you can eat good tasting food and especially delicious deserts in homey and relaxing atmosphere. Another reason that I enjoyed eating there was the interesting ambient created by the paintings or the photos of different artists which are changed along with the menu periodically. I highly recommend this... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013 via mobile

The food here is amazing; big flavours, freshly made with local ingredients. The service is Brilliant by Elena and chef John coming out to speak to his guests it gives the restaurant a homey feel. With a selection of local wines from the peppuchi cantina (alta ego is very good) there isn't anything to fault with this lovely restaurant. I... More

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