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“Excellent local cuisine, not to be missed”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Osteria A Priori

Osteria A Priori
Ranked #9 of 819 Restaurants in Perugia
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $35
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean, Wine Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
New York
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123 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Excellent local cuisine, not to be missed”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2013

We were so happy our B&B recommended this small restaurant (do make reservations, the place fills up even on week nights). The staff was friendly and helpful and the food was excellent, prepared from very high quality locally sourced ingredients. The dishes were traditionally based with slight updating. If you happen to be vegetarian there are plenty of wonderful options. The wine selection is quite amazing and the staff helpful in helping you choose. The restaurant also sells wine and local products... quite tempting, too bad we could't carry some home with us.

  • Visited November 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Excellent food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2013

Had lunch here and the food was excellent. We had a primo of maltagliata with pancetta and cherry tomatoes and secondo of rabbit with black olives and potatoes and another of pork with potatoes and truffles. All the dishes were first rate. Lunchtime was busy and food was a bit slow to emerge from the (small) kitchen but quality was high and service friendly, and we would go back.

  • Visited November 2013
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Zurich, Switzerland
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“Hidden gem in the heart of Perugia”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2013

After a horrible start at another restaurant (the other restaurant was even listed as number one by Trip Advisor for Perugia) we left and asked for a restaurant recommendation at one of the hotels in the Perugia old town. What a great recommendation this was!

Osteria A Priori is difficult to find if you are not looking for it. It doubles as a wine shop during the day with a small restaurant in back and upstairs. If you are lucky enough to get a table here, you will certainly not be disappointed. Our server was extremely friendly and accommodating to our vegetarian needs, and the daily menu was a lovely selection of options that made it difficult for us to decide what to order.

We had a wonderful traditional "slow food" meal including antipasti, primi, vino, and dolci and yet still walked out with a bill for two for only about 40 Euros. What a great find! I would recommend this restaurant to everyone except big groups, and this is simply due to the small size of the restaurant space. If you visit Perugia don't miss this lovely little spot (and be sure to pick up some of their great local wines to take with you when you leave).

  • Visited October 2013
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Amalfi Coast, Italy
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“A Gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2013 via mobile

None better for local cuisine...none! Alessandro is a great host and source of culinary information. Thanks. George and Jackie

A Alessandro is the best of hosts and a greay

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“Great little restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2013

We were recommended this restaurant by someone at the hotel. It was very near the cathedral so easily within walking distance. I would imagine all the staff are extremely fit as they are constantly going upstairs and downstairs to the kitchen. There is a smallish room downstairs and a much larger one upstairs. Since we were a party of 8 we were given the massive table that can accommodate 12 people easily and perhaps even 16 people.

The service was friendly and our waitress was excellent. Starters were great. The main courses showed to limitations of the kitchen to a certain extent but the wine was plentiful, very good and extremely cheap. Maybe that is because this seems to be a wine shop during the day?

  • Visited September 2013
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