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“Local restaurant with great carbonara ”
Review of Mezza Luna

Mezza Luna
Ranked #13 of 185 Restaurants in Orvieto
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

I could say many things, but the most sensible thing to say is just go. You won't regret it. My husband and I were in Orvieto for 2 nights and came here twice - we really like trying new places, so this is a huge compliment.

The carbonara is excellent, and huge. It worked very well for us to order one carbonara, a secondi, and a salad and share them between two. We still felt like we had plenty to eat. The scallopini with lemon and with mushrooms were both excellent. This is Italy as it's meant to be!

Thank catherineofyork
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Reviewed 3 August 2017

I've had better pasta at other places, but never as much for so little. This is a "locals" place. We stopped by at lunch on a weekday, and it was very busy with the Orvietosi. My wife ordered carbonara, as this was the highly recommended specialty. I had the Amatriciana. Both were very good, and huge portions! Fresh and well prepared. This and vino set us back only 20 euro!

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Thank Ray B
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Reviewed 27 June 2017

When an Italian native who has lived in the walls of Orvieto for years tells you that this is the best carbonara in this part of Italy, you eat it. You don't order bruschetta and fill up. You don't order a half portion. You order it, you inhale it, you try to savor it... the slightly al dente pasta, the salt and pepper notes, the perfect bits of meat... you drink a little cold white wine to complement it but not wash out the flavor, and you hope the tourists without the inside scoop are able to find this place so it stays in business with this recipe until you return.

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Thank Phreddiva
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Reviewed 10 June 2017

Our landlord recommended this small, local restaurant slightly off the beaten path in Orvieto. He said to go for the carbonara, which I love. He also suggested we go for lunch rather than dinner, because he thought it was better at lunch and portions were larger. He was right on both accounts. We were among the first in the restaurant when we walked in about 12:30 and by 1:00 it was full.
5 of the 6 of us ordered the carbonara and we all thought it was probably the best we'd ever had. And the portions were huge! It was the only time in our 15 day trip where we took leftovers back to our apartment and we enjoyed this wonderful pasta again the following evening for dinner. Go for a delicious, filling, affordable and memorable meal.

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Thank RGTraveler
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Reviewed 8 June 2017

The pasta dishes here are the best we have ever had in a restaurant. The atmosphere is charming, service is good and the food is outstanding. The prices are excellent. Enjoy!!!

Thank ReillyT
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