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“So Good We Ate There Twice”
Review of Cantina de' Corvi

Cantina de' Corvi
Ranked #12 of 173 Restaurants in Spoleto
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $11 - $31
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Adelaide
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237 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
“So Good We Ate There Twice”
Reviewed August 13, 2013

It's not often that we return to restaurants when there are just so many good options to choose from but we couldn't pass up the chance to eat on two occasions at Cantina de' Corvi. Service was efficient and friendly and sitting out on the tiny terrace was a delight. Inside was a cosy arched brick room which would be great on a cooler evening too. The food is inventive and absolutely delicious, we ordered the Potato & Beet Gnocchi with Rabbit Ragu which was sensational, the steak was perfectly cooked and the sliced pork neck was heavenly. It's not in the most picturesque of locations, a bit hidden away but well worth seeking out. I didn't think it was any more expensive than other quality restaurants in Spoleto.

  • Visited August 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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106 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Inventive food”
Reviewed August 6, 2013

We had eight days of eating at Spoleto restaurants, and this was the best meal. It was also probably the most expensive - about 80 Euro for two, including a half-bottle of an excellent local wine - this seemed very reasonable for the quality of the meals and experience.
There is a leafy outdoor area and an old, arched stone interior - both very pleasant. Service was friendly and efficient. It's relaxed rather than stuffy and formal.
What sets this place apart from other good food in Umbria (of which there is plenty!) is the inventiveness and ambition of the chef. The menu apparently changes regularly, and there will be some interesting combinations and techniques on offer.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Bluey99
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Bradford-on-Avon, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Splendid Spoleto meal!”
Reviewed July 16, 2013

We had a wonderful relaxed meal on yet another lovely Italian evening in the beautiful town of Spoleto. Excellent food served by the friendliest staff who didn't make us feel awkward with our very bad attempts at the Italian language! Would thoroughly recommend it

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Lesley L
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Sarajevo Canton, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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“Delicious food, charming hosts...a real treasure!”
Reviewed July 1, 2013

Others have said it already and I heartily concur. This is such a wonderful restaurant. Sara and Francesco have the absolute right idea about how to run a restaurant and I wish them great success. The food was superb and they change the menu from time to time, offering up new flavor and texture combinations of their creation. My friend and I shared an antipasti salad of squid, shrimp, and avocado and followed it with a main course (we both chose the same one) or ravioli with a pureed pea and mint filling, topped with pecorino cheese and bacon shreds. Both dishes were outstanding, light, and delicate. The homemade ravioli was absolutely divine and the flavor combination of the filling, cheese, and bacon was unique and delightful. Owners Sara and Francesco (he is the talented young chef, she serves the guests) are welcoming, warm, and just genuinely charming people. I can't use enough superlatives to describe what a find Cantina de Corvi is. When in Spoleto, do yourself a favor...seek out this lovely restaurant and give yourself a most memorable experience!

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank JBing55
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Spoleto, Italy
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131 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
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“A great find”
Reviewed June 18, 2013

Cantina de Corvi isn't easy to locate, but well worth the effort. We went there in May on a cool and wet evening, however the warm greeting we received by Sara made up for that. Once shown to our table, Sara explained the menu and offered suggestions for both food and wine. The menu is fantastic with many unique,delicious sounding choices. This place is a real find with great food at reasonable prices, a cosy atmosphere and excellent service. By far one of the best restaurants in Spoleto, truly not to be missed.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Maurice T
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