We chose this restaurant based off the reviews here on Tripadvisor, fully knowing it was prix fixe menu and that dinner would be a longer affair, and we were honestly excited to meet the owner and try some authentic Umbrian fare in a unique setting.
Truthfully, we were extremely disappointed in all aspects of the meal. The food was mediocre at best compared to the other meals we had in town (and in Italy) - not poor tasting, but by no means terrific or memorable, and certainly not a bargain for the money. I just ate at Tempio del Gusto (couple blocks away) last night with a girlfriend for the EXACT same price, and this restaurant was fine dining with far better food - look at that review for comparison.
What really put us off, however, was how the service was set up. It is one thing to have a nice long leisurely meal savoring food and company, but the pacing of the service was intentional based off all the other diners in the room. What ended up happening here was we sat down when there were about 3 other tables already present. They quickly got out 2-3 small dishes for us within 20 minutes so that we assumedly could "catch up" to all the other diners. From that point on, service then halted and we waited about 20-30 minutes between each plate to appear because they were then catching up others who had entered after us. If the owner and management there were concerned about pacing everyone the same, then simply have two seatings for the night so that everyone can be served exactly at the same time. But this was not the case, and honestly, after two hours of sitting and mainly just waiting for courses to be served and other tables to finish or catch up, we just got frustrated. Finally, as much as people raved about the owner, he spoke two words to us the entire night only asking us where we were from, and we did not see him interacting with other tables either. So the appeal of going there not only for food, but also to meet the personable host was lost on us too.
In all, I would assess this place is hit or miss depending on the other clientele seated and the mood of the host. Regardless, we didn't find it a unique dining experience or a money saver for what was offered. We'd advise trying other restaurants in town.
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