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“Great food and good price” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Il Cantinone

Il Cantinone
Ranked #20 of 819 Restaurants in Perugia
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Romantic, Dining on a budget, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Wellington
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great food and good price”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2013 via mobile

We ate here two nights because we really enjoyed the food. They took the time to explain the menu, the house wine was great and the entrees excellent. We particularly enjoyed the soufflé with caramelised onions, pear and pecorino salad, orzo salad and the pastas. Recommended.

Visited April 2013
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antwerpen
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91 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“very good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2013

very good food, for absolutely reasonable prices.
We had lovely fresh wild asparagus (I think it's actually fern shoots?), which was proposed either in an omelet or with tagilatelle; local meats and cheese, absolutely fabulous ultra-thin crusted pizza, pork ragout with artichokes and olives, veal strips with porcini mushrooms, soufflé of porcini mushrooms and pecorini... all for the price you would expect to pay for a pizza back home (northern Europe).
Two main complaints: house red wine was too young and too fermented and, yes, in fact carbonated...
And on the Saturday night, they accepted guests way beyond the capacity of the kitchen making for a chaotic and very time consuming service (waiters asking 2 times if we wanted desert when our mains had not yet arrived). 2 hour wait that night to be served.
Go here mid-week you will not be disappointed!

Visited April 2013
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Spain
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
“A hidden gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2013

in a quiet courtyard just off one corner of the main piazza this resteraunt is quite a find. We actually chose this resteraunt for lunch because one of our party had been there before and found it proudly displaying TA award certificates. the food was excellent and very reasonably priced - cover 2 euro, 1lt wine 8, 2 lt water 4, 1 salad 8, 1 pizza 6.50 and 1 tagetalli with rabbit breast 9. In all 41.50 for an excellent lunch for 3 with wine and water so very reasonable.
The staff were friendly and efficient and the ambiance superb. Do try Il Cantinone if you are in Perugia - you will not be dissappointed.

  • Visited August 2012
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“Lovely fresh food and excellent value for money - give it a visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2012 via mobile

We recently spent three nights in Perugia (fabulous place by the way) and ate twice at this local restaurant situated just off the historic medieval town square. The souffle starter was to die for and the pizza and pasta that we had to follow was delicious. The menu was in Italian but the waiter very kindly took the time and trouble to translate and to talk us through the various options. We couldn't resist the souffle on our second evening and again the mains were really excellent. We had half a litre of the house wine on both evenings and found it to be good quality and real value for money. The restaurant was busy on both evenings with locals and this only added to the buzz. Highly recommended. If you are in Perugia give it a try. You will not be disappointed!

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Newton, Massachusetts
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59 reviews
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“Great meal to begin our Italian trip”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2012

We chose Il Cantinone because it was in a great location, near our hotel in the center of Perugia. The food was fabulous, wait staff excellent. We too were entertained by local boys who performed on the steps just outside the restaurant. We sat outside on a warm late September evening. This was certainly the way to start our fabulous Italian vacation! Each of the 4 of us had an excellent meal, from pasta to lamb dishes.

  • Visited September 2012
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