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“You could not wish for better food.”
Review of Castel Petroso

Castel Petroso
Ranked #9 of 32 Restaurants in Montefalco
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 30 March 2015

This restaurant is located along the pedestrian street that from the main medieval city's gate (Porta S. Agostino) gives access to the center of this picturesque Umbrian town (but least known of other like Perugia, Assisi, Spoleto, Orvieto, etc.). The restaurant is tastefully furnished, and gives a pleasant impression of intimacy.
But what is more important is the food. Although we are in a region (Umbria) where it isn't easy to eat badly, the restaurant is distinguished by the care with which the dishes are prepared. We realized that this is a family business, and that in particular mom works in the kitchen.
We can tell of course of what we tried: as a first course of "strangozzi" (sort of thick spaghetti, typical of Umbria) with black truffles (also typical of Umbria: the white ones here are almost unknown). We both chose this excellent dish. We then requested two starters, but using them as a main course: scrambled eggs (with truffles as well); and mix of Umbrian cheeses, garnished with a delicious grape jam. All accompanied by a glass of fine "Sagrantino", a Montefalco renowned wine. Overall, you could not wish for better food.
The bill was fair; the service, very friendly, could have been even more welcome, if it had been a bit faster.

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Thank Brun066
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Reviewed 7 October 2012

The restaurant is situated just inside the walls of Montefalco, on a hill leading to the main center. It was recommended to us by the vineyard we visited. We had the cheese plate, which was amazing, and gnocchi made with the local wine. Both were delicious. The cheese plate itself was quite substantial and delicious.

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Reviewed 22 July 2012

Recommended by a local as somewhere simple to eat in Montefalco, we found this small restaurant on the climb to the Piazza del Comune. Castel Petroso is a family run bar and restaurant. Not a word of English was spoken during our 2 1/2 hour lunch which made it all the more enjoyable. The food was simple and well prepared (especially the pasta) and the choice of local wines excellent. Overall a very good lunch at a VERY good price!

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Thank frencri2
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Reviewed 18 July 2012

This place was excellent. The staff doesn't speak a word of English, which in my opinion only enhances the experience. The food was freshly cooked, and so it took some time to arrive, but it was well worth it. The dishes are simply belissimo. Especially the baby pork.
Funny story is that I ordered a Lentil soup. They didn't have any, so they just brought something else without asking. But since the replacement was delightful and it was all done in a very free and friendly manner, we didn't mind. Even more fun. If you can't enjoy some surprises along the way, don't come to Italy :)

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Thank Broodney
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Reviewed 19 June 2012

I have had a few Tiramisus in my time but this must have been the best one yet! Made fresh to order it was and full of body and flavour. This delicious desert disappeared from my plate in a few seconds. Thank you.

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Thank Slava
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