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“Great.”

Ristoro del Cavaliere
Ranked #5 of 15 Restaurants in San Gemini
Price range: $26 - $39
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed August 19, 2013

Looking for something a bit different when visiting with 2 Italian friends from Rome, we were hoping that this would deliver.

Although a hot summers evening, sitting inside was comfortable, and the menu was refreshingly different from those of most Umbrian eateries we are used to, whilst still maintaining local ingredients and a sense of the land. Truffles featured widely, and there were choices that catered for four people with various food allergies and dietary restrictions without having to ask for adjustments.

We found the english version of the menu more confusing than helpful, although having read other reviews included the eggplant mouse and 'scrambled eggs' in our choices. I'd suggest that the Italian menu makes far more sense, even with the barest smattering of culinary Italian knowledge! We were all totally satisfied with our choices, and will certainly return.

The service and atmosphere was great - a little tricky to find, but well worth it!

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Reviewed May 22, 2013 via mobile

Amazing good and great service (Paola). This is a real Umbrian treasure. The food was awesome (eggplant and truffle soufflé; scrambled eggs and truffle - forget Usual vision of scrambled eggs!!!). The dessert (house special) was amazing too! Also the recommended wine was outstanding. A great location with a great ambience. A must visit!!

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Reviewed May 15, 2013

Great restaurant. Wonderful food. Visited with our two young children and nothing was too much trouble. Very welcoming. Thanks Paola!

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Reviewed September 30, 2012

During 12 days in Italy, this ranked as our #1 meal. The English translation "scrambled eggs" does not do justice to the delectable dish, which was more like a savory mousse. The eggplant terrine was so phenomenal we ordered a second one. The chicken cacciatore came as a huge portion, perfectly prepared (the real thing does not have a heavy tomato sauce such as you find in the US). On top of that, the pastas were awesome.

Waitress and woman chef were super-friendly. They gave us the recipe to one of the specialty pastas, when we asked for it. We're not fluent in Italian but our enthusiasm makes a big difference.

Funny, we'd never even heard of the place! We stopped in San Gemini on a Sunday midafternoon en route back from nearby Carsulae (archeological site). When the restaurant just inside the town gates was too full with local families to seat us, we wandered farther and were steered here. It took some finding, but wow were we glad we discovered it. Amazingly, we were the only ones there. Outdoor seating would have been nice--it was a beautifully sunny day -- but for food this great, I'd eat it in a basement.

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Reviewed September 17, 2012

This small restaurant is part of a tiny hotel, locando del dodo. (three or four rooms) The restaurant, just above the town square features chefs Antonella and Paola. Scrambled eggs Gerardo, tagliatelle with truffe, baked scamorza, and more. Reasonably priced local wines and free smiles. Lovely place for lunch or dinner. Worth a detour.

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