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Favorite restaurants in Assisi

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kakalina eats Aug 17, 2008 07:48 PM

I am going to be in Assisi for two days inFebruary 2009, and would love to hear any
reccomendations you have for dining in the moderate or inexpensive range. Thank You in advance. Kathy

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    kakalina eats RE: kakalina eats Aug 28, 2008 08:19 PM

    No one eats in assisi?

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      jente RE: kakalina eats Aug 29, 2008 04:20 AM

      I was in Assisi after xmas, and had two fantastic meals at La Fortezza, with great truffle pasta and tortellini in broth. It was definitely the highlight of the trip. La Pallotta was also really good, especially the wild boar, and we stayed at their hotel and received a discount. Both require reservations.

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      pamvoice RE: kakalina eats Nov 5, 2008 09:48 PM

      Hi, just came back from Assisi and had a great meal at La Fortezza. It's right off the Piazza Communale and very quiet at the is time of year, and I suspect in February too. I booked but I didn't need to - there were just eight of us in the restaurant, including two American's who made a dreadful fuss.
      Anyway the food was just delicious. My husband and I shared a first course of the silkiest fresh canneloni stuffed with pork and beef and covered in cheese and bechamel. I chose a hlaf bottle of Montefalco Rosso 2005, which was young but delicious and got better as it sati n the glass.For mains we had soft tender peices of grilled lamb, and I had supreme breast of duck in the freshest orange sauce I've ever had. We also ordered gratined vegetables, small but sublime - a zucchini, a yellow pepper and a tomato. It doesn't sound a lot, but I'd been ill and my apetite had shrunk, so no dessert. Total cost euros 45 and worth every penny. I'll attach a photo when I've sorted them out.

      1. Love Umbria RE: kakalina eats Nov 6, 2008 02:22 AM

        MagnaVino in Corso Mazzini (which runs off Piazza del Comune) is worth a try for a simple tasty lunch and a glass of wine. Their Torta al Testo, a traditional flat bread from Assisi, (which is served with the "Antipasto MagnaVino") is the best that I have tasted.

        You can find some photos of MagnaVino here:
        http://photography.carlosmascherin.co...

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          RicRios RE: kakalina eats Nov 6, 2008 08:58 AM

          Italians recommend:

          Ristorante Il Frantoio - http://www.fontebella.com - Always open!!!

          Ristorante Brilli Bistrot - http://www.brillibistrot.com - Closed Tue.

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