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Spending the day in Orvieto- Where do we go for lunch?? Thanks

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  1. Never ask this question without specifying which day of the week, since almost all restaurants are closed one day.

    We go to La Pergola (not to be confused with the one in Rome) or Trattoria La Palomba. More upscale is Giglio d'Oro. But there are lots of places to eat and the standard is generally pretty high.

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    La Palomba
    Via Cipriano Menente, 16, Orvieto, Umbria 05018, IT

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    1. re: mbfant

      Sorry, your right- going to take the train from Rome on Friday...I would presume everything would be open for lunch....so if you had to pick one........which do you think?

      1. re: sockster

        I could have sworn I answered this. I would pick La Pergola in warm weather, La Palomba in cold, but I wouldn’t worry about it. Both good. We started going to La Pergola when we learned the owner's son, who also works there, was a student of my husband (engineering). Of course they make a fuss over professore, but we like it objectively too. We've sent many people to La Palomba (very plain, very typical) and all have loved it. Have the wild boar.
        Sette Consoli is very good, Michelin star, but we never go there because of an episode of bad behavior (theirs, not ours) quite a few years ago. Memories are long. We had our wedding reception (such as it was) at Giglio d'Oro.

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        La Palomba
        Via Cipriano Menente, 16, Orvieto, Umbria 05018, IT

    2. We had a very good lunch, took the trains to/from Rome for the day, at I Sette Consoli. We walked in, but would recommend calling in advance.

      http://www.isetteconsoli.i

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      I Sette Consoli
      Via Sant'Angelo, 1, Orvieto, Umbria 05018, IT

      1. FWIW, after twenty some trips, I Sette Consoli is my favorite restaurant in all of Italy.

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        I Sette Consoli
        Via Sant'Angelo, 1, Orvieto, Umbria 05018, IT

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        1. re: DaleJ

          Can you say more about what you like about Sette Consoli and what you like to eat there?

          adding link for La Pergola also.

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          La Pergola
          Via dei Magoni,9b, Orvieto, Umbria 05018, IT

          1. re: jen kalb

            jen: I guess I lik just about everything about ISC. The chef is a woman who had one Michelin star (don't know how it went away), the food and wine are tops and in season the outdoor dining is special. I always arrive late morning from Rome, lunch there and rent a car to drive into Umbria. I've had dinner there only once, but the tasting menu and wine pairings were excellent

        2. Foe simple, down to earth Umbrian food, I like trattoria Il Moro, not far from the duomo.

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          1. re: bropaul

            We had a wonderful lunch at La Palomba in June. Umbricelli with shaved truffles! The wild boar in a spicy red sauce was delicisous as were the grilled sausages. It is a fun and casual place with a very friendly vibe.

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            La Palomba
            Via Cipriano Menente, 16, Orvieto, Umbria 05018, IT

          2. etrusca, very close to the duomo in orvieto

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            1. re: intrepid

              There are two. Taverna Etrusca and Trattoria Etrusca, on via Maitani, which we used to love. Our local contacts began to ignore it after it changed management. Is your experience recent? It used to be wonderful.

              1. re: mbfant

                hi, not that recent maureen if it closed thats bad news I'm referring to the one near that if you are standing on the duomo steps, you would walk almost directly straight out, perhaps 100 yards away i believe thats tratt etrusca but i could be mistaken, owner was a fairly short gentlemen with a mustache

                hope you've been well we would stay at la badia outside walls of orviet, it s fabulous

                1. re: intrepid

                  That's the one, Trattoria Etrusca. It hasn’t closed, but it has changed management and I haven't been back.

                2. re: mbfant

                  Maureen, I've been trying to make a reservation at La Pergola, but have not heard back from them. Any suggestions? Thanks

                  1. re: sockster

                    You don't say how you've been trying. Their phone number is +39-0763-343065. If you've been e-mailing and not getting an answer, it's a common problem. Phone at about 12 noon or 7 pm Italian time or in any case mealtime. I'm not sure what their closing day is. They are definitely open Sundays, so it may be Monday. If you get the mother or son (and how will you know?), you can say Professor Filippi said to call. The son is a former engineering student of my husband. So why don't they do e-mail, you might well ask, but what can I tell you.

              2. We walked into "I Sette Consoli" for lunch on September 30, and were seated in the garden, where only one other couple was having lunch. It was the best meal of our 3 weeks in Europe, of which 11 days were in Italy. The tiramisu was definitely a standout amongst tiramisus.

                I also had a lovely gelato with candied orange peel at "Gelateria Pasqualetti" on the square next to the Duomo, for which I will also include a photo at the end of the other photos.

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                I Sette Consoli
                Via Sant'Angelo, 1, Orvieto, Umbria 05018, IT

                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                1. Lunch yesterday at I Sette Consoli was a delight, with La Gensola the best complete meal we've had early on in our stay in Italy. Salume, herbed omelets, pigeon, local pecorino with honey, some inexpensive Orvieto and Montefalco Sagrantino in half bottles, all delicious and a great way to set yourself up for a first encounter with the astonishing facade of the town's Doumo. Go!

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                  I Sette Consoli
                  Via Sant'Angelo, 1, Orvieto, Umbria 05018, IT

                  La Gensola
                  Piazza della Gensola, 15, Rome, Lazio 00153, IT

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                  1. re: carlvin

                    Do we need a reservation for this Friday at I Sette Consoli?

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                    I Sette Consoli
                    Via Sant'Angelo, 1, Orvieto, Umbria 05018, IT

                    1. re: sockster

                      What about a simpler meal for people who have only a few hours in town, want to photograph or paint, but also want to eat good food? Or is that asking too much?? Anyway, that's my question!

                      1. re: lamaba

                        I restate my pitch for Trattoria del Moro-Arrone. Unpretentious, honest Umbrian food.

                        http://trattoriadelmoro.info/

                        1. re: bropaul

                          Thanks, bropaul. Looks like this might be a good bet.