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Da Maria

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Castello di Pierosara, 60040 Genga, Italy
0732 90014
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were staying in a hotel nearby and this delightful little place was suggested to us and thank goodness it was, the sort of place you dream of finding, the most beautiful drive in early evening sunshine to reach it, unassuming from the outside, but from the moment you enter you feel a welcoming presence. The food was outstanding, freshly... More 

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Princeton
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Excellent homemade food with local ingredients. Excellent service and ambience, too. Was taken there by a friend who grew up in the area. Homemade pasta with truffle slices, not just bits of truffle. Jim H.

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Bexhill, Australia
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

i eat out a lot! This is one of those experiences it will be hard to forget. Nesled in the middle of the Marche region not far from Umbria, on the way from Ancona to Rome, you find a gem of a restaruant. Extensive menu, all local grown, hunted or gathered produce at its best. Good selection of local wines... More 

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Thank Andrea B
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016 via mobile

Following a visit to the nearby Grotto caves we were handed a flyer to this restaurant (and another two, in the car park). So glad to have chosen this lovely hilltop restaurant. Service was excellent as was the food and a meringue dessert to die for!! Best Italian lunch on this trip. Highly recommend if in the area. Very easy... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

After a morning at Frasassi caves, we were searching for a restaurant for lunch and everything appeared to be closed. We met a lovely woman in the parking lot who recommended Da Maria and we are so glad we gave it a try. Warm family atmosphere,fabulous local food including fish from the lake.

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Thank pearcejobs
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

The drive up to the Da Maria is spectacular... The friendliness of the place and the food were both outstanding... A real treat of authentic traditional no nonsense Italian cuisine... We loved it. Excellent value... Thank you 😀

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Thank Ben C
Marche, Italy
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132 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

When visiting Frasassi caves, or the new "Parco Avventura" on the river Sentino, take a break and go eat at "Da Maria". You will find local cuisine at its best. I would recommend "antipasti misti" and "pappardelle al cinghiale". If not enough, go for a "grigliata mista". After all of that, have a walk nearby. You would have earned it.

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Thank Paolo F
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Located in wonderful surroundings with spectacular view down the valley, they prepare fantastic food. The selection in the menu has several local specialties and the truffles of season is always represented. The raviolini with truffles was outstanding!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

This was an amazing dining experience in a beautiful mountain-top village. We asked Gabriella to tell the chef we felt as if we had died and gone to heaven after eating our three-course meal. We started with Fonduta Assortita (assorted cheese fondue - plain cheese, mushroom and minced truffles). It was better than we could have ever imagined. For our... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We were staying in Cerreto d'Esi and were given a "flyer" in the car park for the Frasassi Caves. Based on the list of dishes we decided to try this place for dinner and it was worth the drive. We arrived early but more diners arrived gradually during the evening, and we think that they were locals. The food was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Castello di Pierosara, 60040 Genga, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Marche  >  Province of Ancona  >  Genga
  • Phone Number: 0732 90014

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?