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“An Umbrian Oasis” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Cantina

La Cantina
Via Cavour , 2, 06038 Spello, Italy
39 0742 651775
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Ranked #3 of 41 Restaurants in Spello
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Raleigh, North Carolina
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“An Umbrian Oasis”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012 via mobile

Spello is a charming hilltop city. Walking down the narrow, flower-ladened streets you see history all around you. Step inside La Cantina and it's as if history has taken on a modern twist. Hands down the best decor of any restaurant we've seen in Umbria, the food was almost as good. Throw in a killer wine list (including the hard-to-find Carprai Montefalco Rosso Riserva) and there's a reason this is Spello's top restaurant. Closed on Mondays and currently not open for lunch, it's easy to miss it on Via Cavour just up from the Tourist Info Center. Search for it, find it, go there and enjoy!

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Bathurst, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“A relaxed, unique dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

Once again I will hit the highlights.

1- Game food. If you want to try pigeon (squab for those that can't get there head around it) or wild boar this is your place. The presentation and the food is amazing

2- Atmosphere. We ate here twice. Once inside and once outside. Both are great. Outside you get to appreciate a little bit of Spello's hilltop charm. Inside is like eating in a wine cellar. The voice of the crowd echoes quietly around which create a nice environment.

3- Staff are great. The menu is in Italian but the staff are happy to translate.

  • Visited July 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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135 reviews 135 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Great restaurant, worth the money”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

I don't understand how Guide Michelin missed this great place
Good food
Nice and friendly staff
Good value

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Huntington, New York
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“Beautiful atmosphere, excellent food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

La Cantina was a real find, the owner of the villa we were staying at made a reservation for us. (We stayed at Buonanotte Barbanara-excellent). The food and service were both fantastic. We would highly recommend it.

Visited August 2011
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Seattle, Washington
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13 restaurant reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Wonderful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

Wonderful atmosphere, great food, service is perfect. Make sure to have their pasta with rabbit. Fantastic!

Visited May 2012
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