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“Disappointing on many levels” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Osteria del Gobbo

Osteria del Gobbo
Piazza San Benedetto 12, 06046 Norcia, Italy
+39 0743 817876
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Ranked #10 of 38 Restaurants in Norcia
Price range: $24 - $73
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
Description: A small restaurant with a panoramic view over the main square of Norcia. The dishes are a wise and tasty blend of a upscale cuisine and of a popular cuisine. A simple and comfortable environment to combine the sense of taste and that of sight. The quality and freshness of the products is strictly controlled with the highest expression in the truffle, in the ham and in the homemade pasta. Wines are are the result of a careful selection to accompany the dishes unique of the restaurant.
Rome, Italy
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“Disappointing on many levels”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We came in based on the TripAdvisor reviews but were sorely disappointed. First, the positives: the staff are friendly, and there is a waiter who speaks good English for those who don't speak Italian. The location of the restaurant is beautiful as well. This place has potential. The downside: the food, which was very overpriced for the quality. Our bread we received with our lunch meal had clearly been set out at someone's table the night before, because each piece was hard and stale, as if it had been cut the day before. None of it was edible. Attention to detail and quality would fix this problem in the future. Next, I ordered the chicken with peppers, and the chicken arrived only barely lukewarm in a (also barely lukewarm) greasy sauce of stewed red peppers. The three small pieces of chicken (three small bits that had been cut off of a thigh and breast) were dry and mostly bone, which for the price, was ridiculous, but I didn't want to ask for more, given the taste. (I have ordered delicious whole chickens in other restaurants in Italy for exactly the same price.) My husband had a truffle pasta which also was, in his words, "not that good," and he felt sick afterwards. So, in sum, while this place has potential should the staff and cooks make improvement, I would recommend skipping this restaurant in favor of others in Norcia.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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“What a find!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014 via mobile

We had lunch here and it was a great experience!
The Osteria has only been open since February and it's family run - mamma in the kitchen and son is front of house!
He was excellent and had great English and went to great pains to explain the dishes of the day to us.
They don't have a menu or wine list - just specials of the day and local organic wines, but we certainly weren't spoiled for choice!
The food was excellent - and we had 3 courses which was rare for us at lunchtime - as was the recommended wine!!
The service was attentive, friendly and efficient and very helpful.
Can only wish them every success as they really deserve it!
A wonderful lunch experience!

Visited May 2014
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