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“A night to remember” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Locanda del Cardinale

La Locanda del Cardinale
Piazza del Vescovado, 8, 06081 Assisi, Italy
+39 075 815245
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Ranked #10 of 191 Restaurants in Assisi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $45 - $89
Cuisines: Italian, Vegetarian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations
australia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“A night to remember”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2012 via mobile

Our first piece of luck was picking a Sunday night when we were the only people in the restaurant.Apparently Sunday nights re often quiet after the weekend tourist rush finishes at Sunday lunch time. Our second was to be served by Marco, who was passionate about the building, the town, and the region. We had our own guided tour of the cellar and the ruins before sitting down to wonderful food. We were not rushed at all and really felt like our being there was a pleasure to the restaurant! It was a night we will bottle away in our memories.

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  • Italian first
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English first
Meaford, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Dine in a Roman excavation!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2012

We stumbled upon La Locanda in the middle of Asissi for lunch today. This amazing venue is built atop an excavated ancient Roman villa and the dining room floors are thick glass, allowing you to see the excavated villa below. We had a private tour of the wine cellar then feasted on Umbrian salami and sausages with warm breads. This was closely followed by a fresh cold asparagus salad with shredded Pecorino and onion sprouts drizzled in rich Balsamic. A bottle of Grechetto completed this light feast with a very charming waiter suggesting tasty chocolate for dessert.
Can't wait to return for an adventurous dinner!

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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South America
Top Contributor
142 reviews 142 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“Wonderful place, nice staff, excellent food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2012

The restaurant is in a beautiful old building and very well decorated with beautiful frescoes and crystal chandelier
Food is excellent with a typical Italian recipes and the staff polite and well trained.
Special restaurant with excellent cost-benefit

  • Visited February 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Morris, Connecticut
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91 reviews 91 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“Overpriced, don't go”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2012

A lovely elegant dining room inside a historic palazzo....beautiful artwork, lovely setting, elegant tables....after that, it's downhill. My husband and I spent New Year's Eve dinner here. We were chuckling the whole time about expecting a romantic, quiet, elegant dinner to celebrate the New Year, and we couldn't wait to escape.
Food was OK, not particularly good. Fish dishes were very "fishy"; rest was just ok. IN all fairness, service was excellent. The dining room was lit super brightly-blinding in fact; who wants to have an elegant dinner with spotlights in your face? The one candlestick on our table was wasted because the room was so uncomfortably bright. But the absolute worse part was the "live music" they advertised. It consisted of a table of people who took turns eating and singing, with the most absolute horrid voices and sounds....the dinner music played via recorded radio in between the live performances, was so loud that my husband and I had to use sign language...this was the dinner music. Not a soul got up to dance and one woman spent her night signaling to stab herself as the rest of her table laughed. The "music" was brash, deafening, horrible sounding and the singer was an absolute disaster--it was really bad. We escaped right after midnight...disappointing night which cost us 120 Euros plus tips per person----that's about $350--at least we had a few laughs about it. Outside in the piazza there was a free fireworks performance and a fun band....happy new year!

  • Visited December 2011
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Pretoria, South Africa
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Best lamb chops in Italy!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2011

Good service and good food in very nice environment at good value.

Visited October 2011
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