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“Family feel OK food” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Il Ritrovo del Cacciatore

Il Ritrovo del Cacciatore
Loc. Villanova 12, 05013 Orvieto, Italy
+39 0763 217 107
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Ranked #57 of 128 Restaurants in Orvieto
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Ottawa
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139 reviews 139 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 85 cities Reviews in 85 cities
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
“Family feel OK food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We loved the fsct that large families with bambinos were there on a Sunday evening and were attracted to the carne alla brace.
The appetizers were very nice and tasty. However our main meal of mixted grilled meats was disappointing. All cuts were sliced too thin snd overcooked. The hit was our contorni of stewed beans-fagiloli- which were very tasty. Il conto with local Garbana wine was reasonable under 70 euros for three people. Pasta was as l as good. We did not trt pizzas but it was popular with locals who were there.

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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
Rome
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“100% Italiano!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

My friends accidentally came across this restuarant 2 months back but having already booked in another restaurant couldn't dine there so last night while we were visiting Orvieto with my friends we decided to try it out. It is located just out side (but nearby) the city centre with a nice big parking.
ALERT!!!!! for indications call the restaurant directly because google after the highway misdirects you to a wrong road.
It is very well kept on the outside and in the summer dinner is served under the great pine trees.
In the winter, as you enter you have a nice big and warm fireplace welcoming you. where they also happen to use to roast and grill meat.
the tables are nicely prepared with tablecloths and roses and candles at the centre!
the place is clean and the waiter is a kind and sweet person, just like his father who is the cook (i guess!)
Even though at first sight it seems like an expensive place don't be fooled because i can guarntee you that the prices are extremely normal, the quality- price is good.

They have put in alot of passion and dedication and you can tell that by their professionality in their service, customer care, friendliness and by their menu selection ( by the way they have hand-bound thier menus out of a special mashed paper!! lovely!

They have really nice home made pasta and excellent wild boar, deer , pheasant and other hunted animals meat. It is their speciality and it is cooked well. They have other specialities which are hard to find in other retaurants so it's fun trying them out. They also have wild mushrooms, truffles and a nice variety of goat cheese.

We were in 7, and we had 3 ravioli with pumpkin filling and wild mushrooms, 1 papardelle pasta with wild boar sauce, 1 pasta with wild deer, 1 soup and 1 grilled meat, pizza, 3 side dishes, 3 desserts, 4 bottles of water, 1 bottle of orvieto classic vine and 4 coffees, all this for hardly 19 euros per person. which is awesome!!

Besides if you have a tight budget there is also a special menu for two otherwise you also have the possibility of eating a nice pizza.

In the end they were not only so nice as to give us a discount but also complimentary digestive limoncello and grappa.
Plus when you see more locals than tourist you know its not a tourist trap and that it is worth trying out!!!

will surely return!

  • Visited November 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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“Great service...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

but then it was *very* quiet the night we were in (a Wednesday night mid-June). We all had the house menu, and this started off well with prosciutto topped with a local, very fresh and tasty goats cheese. The rest of the meal was less impressive - OK, I suppose, nothing poor, but nothing exciting. A factory produced rather dreary pannacotta with chocolate or fruit sauce was substituted for the chocolate mousse that was *mi dispiace* not available.
We ate inside, atmosphere OK, it was too cool to eat out, but there are lots of tables outside, and given the right weather, it would probably be great.
The complimentary digestif / grappa etc which appeared when we showed an interest, makes me lift my rating to Very Good.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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