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“An innovative take on traditional Umbrian food”

Osteria del Gambero - Ubu Re
Ranked #111 of 833 Restaurants in Perugia
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $23 - $35
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations
Oxford, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“An innovative take on traditional Umbrian food”
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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English first
Toronto, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
174 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“First choice for food”
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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Rome, Italy
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Excellent pasta & wine selection, but other food is average”
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)

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