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Le Grotte del Funaro

Via Ripa Serancia 41, 05018, Orvieto, Italy
+39 0763 343276
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Overview
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“pizza” (25 reviews)
“salmon pasta” (4 reviews)
“mixed grill” (6 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Via Ripa Serancia 41, 05018, Orvieto, Italy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A very memorable meal in one of the caves below the town. Great service, amazing food. The salmon pasta and ravioli and tiramisu were fabulous.

Thank spark55
Reviewed 6 January 2018

This is a hard to find full service restaurant down a series of steps into a cave. Good selection of dishes but most of us opted for pizzas. Mine was tomato sauce, mozzarella, and salami. It was tasty and I had it with a draft...More

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Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

Mostly indifferent service (Fabrizio was engaging at least) and in 3 months of travel across Italy (and also Budapest, Prague, Vienna and Lucerne) in 17 cities last night’s risotto was by far the most bland and inept. Same for salmon pasta. The pizza looked light...More

Thank TNTATTHEBEACH
Reviewed 30 November 2017

We went because it was recommended by our hotel. Probably a kickback situation. The place turned out to be a tourist trap. Food is mediocre and service indifferent.

Thank N6926VDinfo
Reviewed 26 November 2017

Dining in the ancient grotto setting, combines nicely with this cosy place. Friendly service is given to those whose Italia language skills are sorely lacking. Excellent wines come with great recommendations that match the meals we selected. We visited twice during our stay, and would...More

Thank spiinyynorman
Reviewed 26 November 2017

Very disappointed after we tried this restaurant, specially because it was highly recommended. First of all the service is very bad, the waiter is bored, give a damn about what you want or ask. We overheard them to talk in Italian (bad for them we...More

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Funaro, Direttore at Le Grotte del Funaro, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2017
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Rispondo alla sua email per delle conferme. Per quanto riguarda i camerieri mi informerò se ciò che dici corrisponde a...More

Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

I’ve been eating here for over 10 years now. The first proper Italian lunch after deplaning after 10+ flight from the West Coast. Always great good, wine and service, and authentic!

Thank 104stevenp
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Four of us really enjoyed our meal here on our last night in Orvieto. Meat cooked over coals, in fact everything was cooked over coals. We all had meat, two had the mixed grill, one roast suckling pig and the other beef tenderloin. We shared...More

Thank RickyG48
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Good food and service! Adjustments for kids were no problem. The bresaola di chianina was our favourite.

Thank bvdbd
Reviewed 20 October 2017

We initially called in here for a pizza one Saturday lunchtime & it was so good we went back in the evening for dinner. As described by other reviewers the location is down some stairs & into the caves of Orvieto. We were recommended this...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$22 - US$37
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
7:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
7:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
7:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
7:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Friday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
7:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
7:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Ripa Serancia 41, 05018, Orvieto, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Umbria  >  Province of Terni  >  Orvieto
  • Phone Number: +39 0763 343276
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Description
In the historic center and medieval heart of Orvieto, 10 meters from the elevator to the Campo della Fiera parking lot, there is a cave in the cliff that was carved out by hand. This atmospheric place witnessed the craft of rope making over many centuries. Today this cave is a distinctive and one of a kind restaurant where one can taste traditional flavours made new in unique and harmonious combinations, such as: Truffles, porcini mushrooms, wild game. Or, if you prefer, you can enjoy a variety of seafood, skillfully prepared, or take in the smokey aromas of our pizza baking in wood, brick ovens. We serve the highest quality products and excellent wines from our well, stocked "cantina". The rooms are made up of the original stone walls and vaulted ceilings of the cave and which fancifully meander onto different floors. It's winding, welcoming, rich in charm and history. In addition, we have a summer veranda which offers eating outside where you can enjoy the beauty of the landscape that surrounds the cliff.
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