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“Great food from an enthusiast”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Ristorante Accademia - CLOSED

Ristorante Accademia
Cuisines: Italian, Contemporary
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
London, England
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“Great food from an enthusiast”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2012

Three English chaps were made very welcome by the charmingly eccentric manager. No common language to speak of but that did not seem to matter as his enthusiasm for his food was evident and we got the gist. We did not really know quite what to expect but every dish that arrived was a delight. Good house wine too. The menu can clearly be varied to suit individual tastes and we said that next time we would just say 'give us some food' and let him choose for us. He knows his stuff and can read his customers well. Sadly, there was not a 'next time' on this holiday but next year maybe..........

  • Visited October 2012
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  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
England
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“So much more than just a dining experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2012

Dining in provincial Umbria one anticipates a menu largely of beef and lamb, which is a problem if you prefer to avoid red meat. So we expected to tiptoe through the courses and find one dish from each to suit our taste.
While we sat hesitantly pondering the options, it seemed manager Gianluigi had already chosen for us. Though at first this caused some consternation, once we made up our minds to relax and go with the flow everything was perfect.
For Gianluigi, the carte is merely a diversion while he listens to you and applies his intuition only to go off-piste and create something bespoke for his guests. He skilfully crafted a series of vegetarian dishes to meet our needs announcing each in his inimitable style with joyful animation and exuberance.
For an evening to remember, go to L'Accademia - it is so much more than a dining experience.

  • Visited September 2012
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