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“Best meal, overall, in Orvieto”
Review of Antica Cantina

Antica Cantina
Ranked #18 of 176 Restaurants in Orvieto
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $24 - $47
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Osteria with gluten-free kitchen (certified AIC), we serve traditional italian food with a selected list of Umbria's Wines. Antica Cantina is a Smart place to stay, at least for us: after all, if you ask the landlord how is the wine, he Will always answers that is good !! We are women, we like to host people, see their smile and feel good. See you there!
Nashville, Tennessee
Level 6 Contributor
117 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Best meal, overall, in Orvieto”
Reviewed September 17, 2013

Boutique restaurant, nicely decorated, whose hostess is one of the owners. She is very knowledgable and helpful. Except for beef from Argentina, everything is local and fresh. Entrees of umbrichelli and truffle sauce and spaghetti with red sauce were very good. The "summer snack" appetizer of tomato, mozzarella and basil with shredded lettuce was fabulous with lots of the house olive oil drizzled over it. Tiramisu was also very good, lots of chocolate sauce. The house rosso was very good.

  • Visited September 2013
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New York
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“Orvieto - not just white wine”
Reviewed September 5, 2013

Antica Cantina in Orvieto, Italy

This mountain top city is typical of many in this region of Italy and for us it was a break in the long drive from Lucca to Frascoti. in Orvieto we decided we would hunt down a local place and we stumbled upon Antica Cantina and we greeted in English by a very pleasant woman who welcomed us with opened arms. Soon a number of locals as well as tourists started to find their way here also. I didn't know that a simple mixed salad could be so good or thinly sliced San Marzano tomatoes could be slowly baked and drizzled with olive oil and garlic and parsley to delight one's palate. We ordered a second portion of those. Then we sampled the aptly named local wine Orvieto and took the lady's advice and went with the hand rolled spaghetti with black truffles and sausage finely sprinkled in. The secret to this place is two young women who usher the food out of the kitchen as quickly as they lovingly prepare it. Leaving the restaurant one has to stop at the overlook of the entire valley below. Worth the lunch and equally well worth the view.

  • Visited September 2013
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Sebastopol, CA
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48 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Pasta to die for”
Reviewed July 3, 2013

We loved our pasta with black truffles, saffron pasta, chicken, and don't forget the tiramisu! Super friendly and warm staff.

  • Visited July 2013
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Newcastle, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“A little gem.”
Reviewed June 30, 2013

Our train had been delayed so we arrived in Orvieto late; not knowing the layout of the town, we wandered down the main street and found this little place. There was only one other patron who was finishing his meal, but the staff did not bat an eyelid when we asked if we could still get a meal. We thoroughly enjoyed the cuisine, which is regional. It was beautifully cooked and very tasty. The wine was good too, as was the service and general demeanour.
Highly recommended!

  • Visited June 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Authentic cooking and a wam welcome”
Reviewed May 30, 2013

Cold and tired, we arrived to find the most friendly and helpful staff one could wish for, an appetising menu, real home cooking and excellent wine suggestions. It was a comforting place to be on a chilly, windy evening and more than lived up to expectations. The food was very good indeed and though the menu was reassuringly short, the choice was wide. A really good small and intimate restaurant where the customer matters and is cared for like a long-lost friend.

  • Visited May 2013
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