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Le Grotte del Funaro

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
In the historic center and medieval heart of Orvieto, 10 meters from the elevator to the Campo della Fiera parking lot, there is a cave in the cliff that was carved out by hand. This atmospheric place witnessed the craft of rope making over many centuries. Today this cave is a distinctive and one of a kind restaurant where one can taste traditional flavours made new in unique and harmonious combinations, such as: Truffles, porcini mushrooms, wild game. Or, if you prefer, you can enjoy a variety of seafood, skillfully prepared, or take in the smokey aromas of our pizza baking in wood, brick ovens. We serve the highest quality products and excellent wines from our well, stocked "cantina". The
$20 - $34
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Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Italian, Mediterranean
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed December 7, 2018 via mobile

We had tried to check out this restaurant two or three times during our stays in Orvieto the past several years but they were closed for renovation. Well, the renovation is now complete--with wonderful results--and the food and the service are as wonderful as the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank jhallmor
Funaro, Proprietario at Le Grotte del Funaro, responded to this reviewResponded December 9, 2018

thank you wery much!

Reviewed November 29, 2018

Really unique setting. Cave-like grotto. Good menu, including pizza. Excellent food and service. Good house wine. Good value in a really different atmosphere. Don't miss.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank tareybs
Reviewed November 18, 2018

maps and literature describe this wonderful rustic cavern-like restaurant as a tourist destination, but it is so much more than that. despite our lateness, we were treated like royalty, seated at the best table in the house, against a window overlooking the tuscan countryside, we...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank column_of_air
Funaro, Proprietario at Le Grotte del Funaro, responded to this reviewResponded November 21, 2018

thank you for all your beautiful word, but just one little note:we are in Umbria not in Tuscany :)

Reviewed November 16, 2018

Good service in a unique cave setting. It was not too busy around 7:30pm Tuesday first week of November. (The restaurant opens at 7pm). Gluten free pasta available. Tastings: Selection of bruschetta: Truffle. Oil, red pepper, tomato and artichokes nice spread of flavors on rustic...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank RCS3rd
Reviewed October 22, 2018

Went there with recommendations from the people we were renting from. The setting and atmosphere were top notch. We were a party of four. Enjoyed our appetizers while waiting for our main course. Three of the dinners arrived at the same time however my wife's...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank AlW529
Reviewed October 13, 2018

This restaurant is a must if staying in Orvieto! Delicious!! The service is exceptional and the restaurant is neat being a cave. I love that the walls are so thick you do not have cell service. Loved it!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Chrissy W
Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

Definitely worth the trip! The food was just perfect. The service was just as good. The restaurant is down underground and the atmosphere is delightful

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank AnnaEvan
Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

This was our favourite restaurant in Orvieto. The unique atmosphere adds so much charm and the cuisine was lovely as well. It is a little tricky to locate but persevere! It is so worth it. We tried local specialties and we were not disappointed. I...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Beeblers
Reviewed September 9, 2018

The restaurant is located on the edge of the city, has a nice terrace and a 'cave' seating area inside which is really nice. The food was good but service was not. Maybe too many tourists come here and the staff stopped caring.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Jeroen d
Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

We were introduced to this lovely restaurant by some good friends who celebrated their wedding there last year. It is exactly what you are looking for in a Tuscan restaurant. The pasta and wild bore was our favorite.

Date of visit: September 2018
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