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Review of Ristorante Umbria

Ristorante Umbria
Ranked #14 of 77 Restaurants in Todi
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $53
Cuisines: Italian, Soups
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Good for: Scenic view, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Located in the historic center Todi , was in 1400 the seat of the Convivanti whose motto was " delectat et nutrit " . Each summer the rooftop terrace , winter by the fireplace , you can taste the traditional Umbrian dishes . Soups , game , the Palomba to Ghiotta , pastas , herbs , fried vegetables ; truffles and mushrooms in each season will find the gourmet delights for your palate.
Reviewed June 28, 2013

- Amazing view of Umbrian countryside below from the terrace. Tables placed perfectly. Scene is set for a great meal.

So, shame the waiter had pretty bad B.O., every dish we had left a lot to be desired - even the cappuccino at meal's end was tasteless. Details not necessary. It was sad. $100 for two courses of barely edible food - left more on plate than ate. We didn't risk dessert.
Left not knowing if the unsealed bottle of water was tap even.
We were just thankful the local wine - the only thing not prepared there - was great.

Definitely go elsewhere. Anywhere.

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Reviewed February 18, 2013

This place is not great. The view is spectacular, and the locals seem to think it is the best restaurant in the village... however, it really isn't special, and the prices are extremely high for the quality! I ordered duck "stuffed" with lentils. In the end I had an extremely dry piece of duck laying on top of canned lentils. There were also small duck bones hidden within the lentils, so it was an unpleasant dining experience. My friend had polenta with wild boar ragu and he didn't want to finish it. The bread was saltless and dense, and had a soapy flavor. While most of this is forgivable, the waitress brought and Italian and an English menu... with different prices! In the Italian menu, my duck was 13 euro. In the English menu, it was 15! And of course they charged me the English price. Luckily, we quickly caught this mistake and the waitress apologized for the typing error. I am not sure if I believe that story... Would I go back? Maybe in the summer, when the terrace is open. But I wouldn't eat duck or polenta, that's for sure!

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bicicle_12, Proprietario at Ristorante Umbria, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2013
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Gentile cliente, intanto la ringraziamo per la sua recensione. Ci dispiace molto che non si sia trovato bene e la nostra cucina non sia stata di suo gradimento ma mi permetta di risponderle su alcuni punti:

1) Per quanto riguarda il prezzo nel menù ho verificato personalmente ed effettivamente ha ragione, soltanto in quella particolare stampa c'era un errore di trascrizione e la ringrazio per la segnalazione, le assicuro che assolutamente non trattiamo in modo differente clienti di altra nazionalità, non rientra nel nostro modo di lavorare. A testimonianza di questo la ragazza ha provveduto immediatamente a scusarsi per il disguido e a correggere il conto.

2) Le lenticchie le garantisco non sono in barattolo se vuole potrà venire direttamente a verificarne la genuinità e la freschezza, le assicuro che all'interno del nostro ristorante si utilizzano prodotti di alta qualità in quanto la nostra cucina è " espressa" ovvero tutti i cibi vengono preparati alla giornata.

3) Le anatre in quanto esseri viventi sono dotate di ali e anche di ossa. Dato che in questo caso non parliamo di petto d'anatra, se lei ordina il piatto denominato in carta come "anatra con lenticchie" dovrebbe sapere che all'interno potrebbe trovare qualche piccolo ossicino

4) Per quanto riguarda la polenta che il suo amico non ha voluto terminare ci dispiace magari il piatto non è stato di suo gradimento o forse non aveva molto appetito

5) Per quanto riguarda invece il pane che sapeva di sapone mi scusi ma mi permetto di dirle con sicurezza che si sbaglia, magari è stata una sua sensazione.

Sperando che possa tornare a trovarci in estate, la ringraziamo comunque per la sua segnalazione
LA DIREZIONE

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Reviewed January 6, 2013

I have lived in Rome for 15 years and have eaten at this restaurant at least ten times. Always with the same pleasure. This time it was with friends visiting from France and a French friend who has lived in Rome for 40 years. We drove the 130 kms from Rome to enjoy a nice walk through Todi AND have lunch at Umbria.
Of course their terrace with its splendid view on the valley below is unique. And thank God , most reviewers at least will agree with that.
However, I was here today in early January and of course you have to eat indoors. Walk in to a lovely, homely dining room. It is comfortable, the tables at reasonable distances, and the crowd, on a Sunday lunch time, mostly Italian families or friends. A big fireplace where meat will be grilled.
Very friendly waiters. Some of the reviewers find the serice dull. Believe me with a vocabulary of 20 words in Italian you will get a big and friendly smile.
Now, for the food, don't look for a gastronomic restaurant. This is a place where you should eat what they know to do best. Tagliatelle al tartuffo nero is a must, 15 euros ( pasta with black truffle ) I have not had it that good anywhere else in Italy. And if you want to try a salsiccia di maiale,( pork sausage ) don't miss it. I can also say it is the best tasting salsiccia in Italy. Of course they also have a variety of meats which you can also have grilled in the fire place.
The wine list is short and essentially devoted to regional wines . Prices , from 14 to 25 euros. Try a very good Riserva 2005 from Todi. Only 25 euros but you will get better, big wine glasses.
So, don't be fussy. Enjoy great simple food in a very friendly ambiance.

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Reviewed November 24, 2012

Sempre consigliamo per Mio Amici e Nostro Posto ESQUISITO...Nice View of the valley if you fortunate to have chair in Outside

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Reviewed September 21, 2012

We sat on the terrace and had a table with a beautiful view of the surrounding area. The stewed wild boar was excellent as was the grilled wild boar. The tagliatelle with black truffles was delicious. We had a half bottle of Rosso de Montefalco which was nice and went well with the boar. The service was very good and welcoming.
We would eat there again.

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