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“Great food... and beer!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of L'Alchimista

Ranked #3 of 32 Restaurants in Montefalco
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $19 - $40
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Mount Dora, Florida
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“Great food... and beer!”
Reviewed December 13, 2012

We found this little restaurant on a visit to Montefalco and found it a special treat. We enjoyed a delicious polenta dish. It was a hot summer day and as we were sitting outside, I decided to try one of their craft beers.

They offer three different beer selections: Blond, Amber and Dark. I thoroughly enjoyed the meal and the beers were outstanding, although the Dark selection was a bit heavy for the hot day. Craft beers are an emerging trend in Italy, and their offerings are very interesting.

L'Alchimista is an excellent value and we plan to eat there often. It has joined our expanding list of Umbrian favorites!

  • Visited June 2012
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Thank Herb K
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Ashland, Virginia
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“So happy to come back - just as wonderful a year later”
Reviewed December 8, 2012

we ate here twice last year when we stayed in Montefalco. This year we were in Spello, but drove over to Montefalco just to eat at L'alchimista. Sigh. It was so delicous, once again. Everything was great - I especially loved the stuffed, baked fennel that I had as my first and my dessert - a large, clear coffee cup layered with coffee flavored mousse, chocolate, a coffee flavored meriguine and whipped cream. My husband had a gorgeous, inventive, sweet olive terrine for dessert. I am only sad that we have to travel to far to eat here.

  • Visited November 2012
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West Vancouver, Canada
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“Sagrantino and Pasta”
Reviewed November 28, 2012

Set on a beautiful piazza in the heart of the hilltop village of Montefalco this intimate family run enoteca offers delicious food along with the local wine. Although we were initially disappointed that we were not able to dine al fresco due to the unseasonably cool weather the cosy inside atmosphere quickly made up for this. The restaurant also serves as an enoteca and its shelves are filled with both wine and the local food products. The friendly staff are kept busy at this popular enoteca. It is a great place to sample the local vino Sagrantino with one of the home made pastas. After lunch be sure to visit the nearby Museo Civico di San Francesco to view Benozzo Gozzoli's magnificent frescos of the life of St. Francis of Assisi. Highly recommended.

Visited May 2012
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Umbria, Italy
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“Chemistry Is Right for L'alchimistra”
Reviewed November 21, 2012

Have been a few times before but it was so good this time I had to tell someone. We cruised in ....of course after making a booking....and took the downstairs room along with a baby and pushchair.
We all squeezed in and made the normal apologies in case of cries,drink spillage or catastrophy and set about ordering. It was the time of the Trevi celery palio so why not hit the special.
It was sensational and a good misnomer for one participant who was looking for the 'Black Celery' and was not able to discerne the contextual makeup. Rounded out my selection of a blue rare fillet Carne that was grilled with tartufo and juicy and tasty as ever can remember.
Good Montefalco rosso on the table and the price of this fine fare as normal as any other in the Village.
So weight for age better value than any in town.
You have to love the glassed over cellar tunnels which head off down under the hillside with local spurious tales of priests ,nuns and baby skeletons that would make Dan Brown salivate in expectation of a bloated tale.

  • Visited October 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
“Ambrosia in Umbria!!”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

The beautiful, ancient hilltop walled town of Montefalco has a jewel in its crown called L'Alchimista. We ate the most incredible and memorable meal there. Alfresco dining in the last rays of evening sun we were helped by friendly and attentive waitresses. The Umbrian fare was the best we ate anywhere. Each part of the meal was an intense pleasure..the food was quite simply amazing. And it was much less expensive than so many restaurants we had eaten in in Europe. One warning…book in advance. We saw a number of people being turned away. Even in this quiet and small town, this place was full. And so it should be.

  • Visited June 2012
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Thank Helita A
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