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“Best in Assisi”

Osteria Pozzo della Mensa
Ranked #83 of 245 Restaurants in Assisi
Price range: $18 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: One of the oldest Osteria in Assisi as early as 1921 opened and managed by Grandpa Luigi as well of a tavern table.Located in one of the most beautiful and characteristic streets of the historic center.Warm and hospitable atmosphere where you can taste and talk without the hustle of the time between a Roman column and pink stone arches of Assisi.Traditional Umbrian cuisine, revisited Medieval and Gluten freeExtend choice of dishes from the Umbrian peasant tradition, the medieval culture and small experiments dictated by the imagination and passion of the chef. Every day new proposals.
Reviewed May 22, 2014

This is a newly opened restaurant and is clealy determined to be different to the others in Assisi. It achieves this by designing a menu different to all the others (which are very similar), ensuring the quality of the raw materials and final dishes and providing informative, flexible and efficient service.

Our only critisism is that they must have English (plus, if possibe German) translations on their menu, otherwise non-Italian-speakers will pass it by and both would loose out.

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Thank barry s
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Reviewed May 10, 2014

We actually found the food to be quite good. A version of carbonara with some truffles and perorino di fossa was interesting and well done , as was a pasta with bottarga. However, despite the restaurant being less than half full, the service was too slow for even a leisurely dinner. It took a good half an hour to get the check after it was clearly requested in Italian and when I tried to pay with a MasterCard I was informed there was "a problem with the lines" which prevented the use of credit cards (the front door clearly indicates they accept such). I had the cash, but it felt like a quick line to get cash out me (I actually might have returned I'd it were not for this maneuver).

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Reviewed April 12, 2014 via mobile

The food was ok, but the service was terrible. Took forever for the waiter to get to us, we didn't get the water we ordered, and we had to argue with the waiter to remove the water from the bill.

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Reviewed February 2, 2014

We were very pleased by our experience at this Osteria. The waiters were very helpful, attentive and patient. The food was very good, hearty, Umbrian cuisine. We enjoyed the gluten-free spaghetti cacio e pepe, an extremely tender roastbeef with roasted pine nuts and the savoury Umbrian sausages along with some lovely lamb skewers (because we couldn't make up our mind). I particularly enjoyed the fact that they served a tasty gluten-free baguette style bread, warm, and new, organic olive oil from a nearby farm. The place was full of locals, they all ordered taglieri served on an impressive, metre-long board - it looked delicious and was gone within minutes. Being used to Romans who never order house wine, I also found it remarkable that everybody had the house wine - which was as pleasant as the whole experience. We would definitely come back here!

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Reviewed December 13, 2013

During our days near Assisi, we ended up having lunch here as we liked the location (a bit tucked away) and the decor. We sat on stools facing out to the lane way in the window frame. The restaurant was quiet so service was prompt. We had chickpea soup and small goods platter. The platter was very good although it would be a surprise not to find good small goods in Umbria. The soup tasted quite good, perhaps our tummies were not ready to have so many chickpeas at once as we both felt the after effects.
The wine list is very interesting; however the Sicilian 2006 perricone was indeed too old. The pleasant waiter bought another bottle which was also undrinkable. Our third attempt was a young Terre Nere nerello mascalese which was delicious but by then we could not drink more than one glass each. Next time we are in Assisi we will plan our meal breaks before we go.

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