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“fantastic food, good service.”

Osteria del Gambero - Ubu Re
Ranked #92 of 842 Restaurants in Perugia
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $24 - $35
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed August 12, 2011

Very refined food which could not be faulted. Attentive service. Family run place, husband, wife and the odd employee. Great selection of wine by the glass. White wine was great choice and served at ideal temperature. Service was very quick which was amazing considring that it is all freshly prepared. I believe the restaurant is a member of the slow food movement but they were excellent at serving quickly. Highly recommended. Portions are small so you may need to adopt the italian style and have three plates! 53 euro

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Reviewed October 24, 2010

We chose this place based on the short but delicious menu at the front of the restaurant. We were not at all disappointed. We ordered a pasta each to start - I had the ravioli with the local ham and eggplant and my partner had the tagliatelle with porcini mushrooms. Both were amongst the best pasta dishes either of us had ever eaten. Just devine. We then shared a main of roast wild boar (a local specialty). This was a mistake...we should have ordered a dish each! The boar was seasoned perfectly and was so tender it melted in your mouth. Certainly the best tasting boar or pork that we've eaten. If you only eat at one place in Perugia make it this one, you won't regret it!

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Reviewed June 12, 2010

Very comfortable and airy dining room lined with books and bottles - we thought very stylish. Charming staff who spoke English. The menu is not long but choosing was difficult as so many of the dishes looked interesting. Four of us enjoyed an excellent meal and we would all make a point of going back. The cooking style is to use high quality local ingredients in an innovative way so don't go expecting a huge plate of hearty food. The house wine both red and white had been carefully chosen. We thought it was delicious and excellent value at €15 a bottle. There is a huge selection of wine from the best estates in Italy.

By a long way this was the best restaurant we found during a short holiday in Umbria.

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1  Thank lindsay_wilcox
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Reviewed June 24, 2009

We tried three restaurants last trip, two at tripadvisor's recommendation. Both of them were excellent. The other one (Wine Bartolo) was a little cheaper and more rustic. But for all that, the food was experimental and truly excellent. The other tripadvisor recommendation was this one, the "gambero" -- it's a little fancier. There are both "estate" and "tipica" menus, very inventive cooking, and done (I think) by someone with a love of food.

Please give this place try.

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Reviewed June 3, 2009

Hello,
I went there with my girlfriend and selected this restaurant based on a Italian restaurant guide book - unfortunately there is no easy way to get mobile internet, so we could have verified with TA - anyway. When we entered the restaurant it was already obvious that there is a huge selection of wine - really impressive!
We ordered pasta as first dish and fish & lab as second dish. The pasta was exceptionally good - among the best I ever had! So our expectation was really high for the second dish. But this was only of average taste. The desert Tiramisu was again real good.
In summary this is a real good place for pasta and wine - but beware the prices are around 10 Euro for the main dish and about 13-15 for the second. It is not really a good bargain for a complete dinner, however for a small excellent dinner it is really top. (Unfortunately they dont have a salad that one could eat for the second dish either)

Thank charly007M
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