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A pleasant lunch in Orvieto

steve h. May 7, 2013 04:55 PM

Orvieto is an easy day trip by rail from Rome. It has history, architecture and tourists. I like it. We were there on a Wednesday last month and, as everyone knows but me, all the fancy restaurants are closed that day. Wednesday apparantly is the new Monday.

To make a long short, my wife suggested the Ristorante Piazza del Popolo. Thin-sliced ham and some smoked duck for starters. My boar sausage with apple over lentils was very good. Deb's pasta with boar ragu was a keeper. The local red was a tasty bargain.

Giustino runs the front and the back of this little place as he sees fit. He runs a good shop.