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“Amazing location!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Vineria San Fortunato

Vineria San Fortunato
Piazza Umberto I, 06059 Todi, Italy
+39 075 372 1180
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Ranked #3 of 50 Restaurants in Todi
Cuisines: Winery
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Rome, Italy
1 review
“Amazing location!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I was the the vineria last weekend for what as supposed to be an aperitivo, but then turned out into a wonderful dinner. The setting is just outstanding, the view simply is breathtaking. Started off with a prosecco and super delicious home made pizza's, then a platter of cold cuts and cheese with warm torta al testo. The owner recommended a bottle of white that was really good. The eggplant zuccotto and the spezzatino made by the co-owner and chef Rita were sublime. Did not have space for desert.. hopefully next time!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Brookline, MA
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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“A short past but a great future”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Vineria San Fortunato has been open for only a couple of months, but it already has a following of locals and a sprinkling of tourists. Indoor seating or terrace dining on the slope outside the restaurant and the church at the top of the hill. At our second dinner there, the owner of another Todi resto sat at the next table with 8 friends and family, chowing down on things we hadn't seen on the menu, a chef-to-chef tribute. Everything is locally sourced, including a delicious green, blita, that originated in Greece and is being locally cultivated for this resto, served very simply on wonderful trofie with pecorino. The owner/chef is a woman who clearly has the right connections, as everything she serves is fresh, beautifully made (as in her charcuterie offerings), and lovingly prepared. Homemade pastas, delicious salads (radicchio, noci, and caprini or warm potato salad with red onion & grape tomatoes), and an excellent selection of local wines. A place to visit over and over again.

Visited June 2014
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Knighton, United Kingdom
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“Great informal dining and wine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This little place is great for an informal lunch or evening meal. We shared a giant board of cured meats and cheeses from local producers, followed by a salad for my wife and a lovely pasta dish for me. It was accompanied by a bottle of a wonderful Grechetto white wine recommended by 'the wine guy'; it was smooth, full, complex and utterly delicious - and not expensive at €16.

Visited June 2014
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“Fabulous Location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Stumbled across this gem next to
the lovely St Fortunato church right at the top of Todi Centro Historico. Amazing tasting plates, great wine selection & very friendly service. Good fit out!
Meals available but very popular so book for inside or out.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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“Finally, A Culinary Reason to Go Up the Hill in Todi”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Todi has a unique site on a hill, tremendous architecture, 2500 years of history (very few signs explaining any of it) and a set of mostly disappointing restaurants.

VIneria San Fortunato which opened in April, 2014 promises to change that a bit. Where other Todi restaurants in the town proper tend either toward the dusty and tired or the cloying and touristy, Vineria does a limited number of interesting dishes extremely well, serves all manner of local wines and is worth the trip up the hill (even by foot).

The location in front of San Fortunato church has achieved a light and airy space in an antique location, How antique? The Roman cistern that acts as the wine cellar is worth a look (just ask). Add to the indoor space ,a just finished outdoor patio on a terrace in the steps up to the church and you have a setting that rivals any of its peers, without being cluttered or dark (which seemed to be an unwritten law).

The menu consists of a half dozen specials which are a mix of mains, primis and appetizers, a selection of salumi( thinly cut cured meat )and cheese plates served on long wooden boards and a very few other items. My group had a mixture of appetizers (insalata di fava, fior di zucca fritti,) and mains (zuccato di melanzane, gnocchi con salsiccia, spezattini di agnello) from the specials board. All were without exception interesting and well done. It is clear that a lot of attention is being paid to local ingredients and careful preparation. Less is more. Also in terms of the bill - good value for money...

My only note of caution is that I can see where this is a place where reservations are a must. There are few tables and it has been recognized by locals as something special. I just hope it influences others and raises the standard in town.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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