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“High standard of food and service”

Palazzo Seneca Ristorante Vespasia
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Mon, 9/23
8:00 PM
Ranked #1 of 50 Restaurants in Norcia
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $97 - $170
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed July 4, 2019 via mobile

A great atmosphere in the garden at the palazzo for this white-tablecloth, traditional establishment. The maitre d' was helpful and knowledgeable, her team were attentive, and the wine and excellent tasting menu were full of local flavors.

We had a great evening, albeit somewhat confusing, given that the menu is hard to navigate (three separate tasting menus with several multi-dish options) and there is no advertised wine pairing. We ate more than enough with the four course tasting, and there was a little bit too much pasta/rice for our taste, but in a town that has suffered so much, the restaurant deserves all the plaudits it receives and we were delighted with the overall experience.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed July 3, 2019 via mobile

Very good meal here at the Vespasia restaurant in Palazzo Seneca. The chef visited out table to personally introduce ‘The best dish in the world’ - spaghetti with tomatoes. The whole meal was outstanding but my tortelli stuffed with lamb offal and lemon and yoghurt was an absolute highlight. Also very nice touch that one of owners from the Bianconi family visited every table.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed June 5, 2019

This restaurant gave us, without a doubt, the best dining experience of our recent trip to Italy. Fantastic evening with each course surprising us - delicately balanced and elegantly presented. Our dietary preferences, vegetarian and pescatarian, were perfectly accommodated. The tasting menu we enjoyed was an excellent showcase of this area's local produce and Italian cuisine. We stayed in the hotel and breakfast was equally as impressive. I predict more stars coming to this restaurant soon!

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed May 12, 2019 via mobile

We were fortunate enough to arrive on a Friday for the weekly “aperitivo with the chef”, followed by a spectacular dinner. Valentino is a true master of presentation and flavors and the staff are masters of customer service. We got the 6 course Chef’s choice tasting menu and had at least 10 different courses during our 3/4 hour meal.

It doesn’t matter to me that he has a Michelin star. Go to Vespasia to experience an unforgettable meal provided in true elegant Italian style with attention to ingredients, flavors and wine. You won’t regret it. And as a bonus, you can help Norcia and its lovely people.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed November 17, 2018

#Swoon! Still speechless at the wonderful tasting menu here with impeccable service by the Maitre'D Laura and her staff. Local ingredients expertly prepared by the chef and paired with incredible wines. Must do in Umbria - AMAZING!

Date of visit: November 2018
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