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“A bit of peace in the middle of a festival” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of I Sette Consoli

I Sette Consoli
Ranked #29 of 168 Restaurants in Orvieto
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $22 - $49
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The origins of this restaurant are deep in the sacristy of the adjacent church of S. Angelo; the rooms have been excavated out of the rock; in summer we make use of the beautiful back garden. The garden has a view of the Orvieto cathedral.
Kansas City, Missouri
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176 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“A bit of peace in the middle of a festival”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2014

June 21 was the festa of Corpus Christi in Orvieto and the spectacle of hundreds of citizens garbed in medieval dress processing through town left our group hungry and looking for a bit of peace. There were plenty of tourists to add to the crowds of the faithful and this doorway in the corner by a church looked promising and promising it was! We chose to dine inside but most of the other diners chose the garden. Food was very good; we did not want a lot so we all selected antipasti or prima piatti. Our table had two types of homemade pasta, a platter of meats, bread to hold very fresh extra virgin olive oil and a plate of snails cooked with dill and served on a bed of puréed potatoes. It was just the right amount to eat and revive! Good service and a super clean restroom. It was a wonderful way to spend nearly two hours before checking out more sites to explore.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Victoria L
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Corner gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2014

Very good fusion of tastes and textures. We had fish appetizers and entres which we enjoyed. The semolina cake was excellent. Wine selection is very good.

Visited May 2014
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Thank Linda W
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San Francisco, California
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55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“A reason to have lunch or dinner in Orvieto”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2014

On a recent trip from Florence to Rome, we hired a private car and stopped in Orvieto on the way. Our guide graciously sent us to I Sette Consoli which he told us had a Michelin star, but more importantly, was in the Slow Food guide. The restaurant is in a small square next to a church, somewhat hidden away. The dining room was beautiful, very clean and the servers were efficient but also friendly. The meal was wonderful. We were there at the beginning of Spring, so we had baked, stuffed zucchini blossoms and two pastas. One pasta had a pork filling and the other short ribs and braised artichokes. The wine list included a local red wine (vermentino) which went nicely with all of the dishes. Our meal was so well prepared and so delicious that I would make sure to stop in Orvieto again just to eat at I Sette Consoli. P.S. I have been to Orvieto but never found the food to be outstanding -- until now!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank QueenOfTheR0ad
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Rome, Italy
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70 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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“A Michelin-Starred restaurant in little Orvieto”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2014

The restaurant is small, built from the old sacristy of the neighboring church. The food was excellent, the ambiance clean and formal. The service was perfect. One young woman served all the tables, and didn't miss a beat. The food was top rate. I had the roast pigeon for dinner. I had never had it before, but I though it was excellent. The presentation was simple, focusing on the flavor of the dish. My friend has the duck carpaccio, which was one of the best things on the menu. My only complaint was that I thought the risotto a bit bland. It is a bit pricey, but the food was very much worth it.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Verocras
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4 reviews
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“A perfect dining experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2014 via mobile

This was our second visit to this restaurant. The first visit was a year ago. Both times we have had the fixed price chef's menu. On this visit the menu was six courses including a cheese course and dessert. The food was beautifully prepared, seasoned, and presented. The service here is professional, low key, and unobtrusive. The wine list is very fairly priced and unusually diverse for an Italian restaurant, including choices from the local area, plus France, the USA, and Slovenia, among others. Highly recommended.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Fishomatic
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