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“Unpredictability fun restaurant ”
Review of Osteria del Matto

Osteria del Matto
Ranked #24 of 185 Restaurants in Spoleto
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$26 - US$33
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Osteria del Matto is kitschy restaurant offering good food & service. A rustic restaurant with interesting decor which speaks of fun times with a good meal. The owner mother and son are pretty engaging, funny and one can tell very proud of their establishment. The mom comes out from the kitchen and greats everyone with a warm and genuine smile. This is a fun place uncomplicated and offering unpretentious food.

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Reviewed 7 February 2018

We've been meaning to go to Osteria del Matto for some time now on recommendations from friends. The Osteria is decorated with an eclectic mix of paintings, posters and nic-nacs. Our party of 8 people had reservations for 8:00pm, pleased we did as the place filled up quite fast. There is no fixed menu, the chef decides what is prepared according to what produce is in season, the availability of ingredients and what she likes as well. Not disappointed, the dishes are served by Filipou with lots of explanations, so you know what you are eating. These are typical dishes of the area, which tend to be quite simple, but very delicious. We ordered the house red and white wines, which were very pleasant. If you appreciate good food, a cozy atmosphere, warmhearted service, good wine and very reasonable price, 25€ fixed per person, this is the place to go. Located in Piazza Mercato and within easy walking distance from public parking. Great food in a fun atmosphere.

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Thank Maurice T
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Reviewed 29 November 2017

Thanks to Filippo and his mom – who does the heavy lifting in the kitchen - for making this a unique, most memorable dining experience. A 10-course lunch (for 25 Euros!!!) that delivered beyond expectations. Filippo would come to the table and show us the uncooked homemade pasta, explaining the differences. Every dish came with Filippo’s very entertaining commentary, including some diversions into Italian politics. His mom would come out and check with us every 2 or 3 courses. I really had to fight the urge to hug her for such an outstanding meal. “Molto bene” and “eccellente” only half-cover the pleasures eating at del Matto. If you’re in Spoleto, you must eat here. It is a small place, so arrive early. You will not be disappointed.

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Reviewed 6 October 2017

We loved our second visit, after first eating here ten years ago on our last trip to the lovely medieval town of Spoleto. Just as we remembered, there was no menu, just Fillippo serving and his mum cooking a series of local dishes with house wine. All delicious, great value, and very entertaining too.

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Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

Tempted by reviews we decided to try this cozy little place. We were lucky to get a table (no reservation), as we came early. The place filled up quite fast! There is no fixed menu, the chef decides what to prepare according to season, availability of ingredients, and probably her mood as well. No disappointment! Dishes are served by Filipou with lots of explanations, so you know what you are eating. These are typical dishes of the area, which tend to be quite simple, but very delicious! We ordered the house red wine, which was a very pleasant rosso di Montefalco (a small town nearby Spoleto, well known for its Sagrantino wine).
If you appreciate good food, a cozy atmosphere, warmhearted service, good wine and very reasonable prices (25€ fixed per guest, 10€ for the house red), this is the place to go. Smack in the center of Spoleto, easy walking distance from public parking at the edge of the historical town.

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