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“Creative chef and inspiring maitre for a superb dinner”

I Capricci di Merion
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: A mysterious name evoking ancient times and tormented love stories consumed amidst the walls of this ancient residence, a few steps from the shores of Lake Trasimeno. In the countryside between Umbria and Tuscany, just 10 minutes from Cortona, I Capricci di Merion is a beautiful villa of the late XIX Century, with 9 rooms each one different from the others. The Villa is equipped with an outdoor swimming pool with whirlpool, fall and a view of the lake, an intimate Spa for private use and a restaurant where You can taste revisited traditional dishes by candlelights.
Reviewed 12 May 2017

This restaurant is really superb. Except for the romantic location and view has a creative and inspired chef and a maître able to transform a meal in an emotional and tasteful experience of pure pleasure.
We loved the Paccheri di Gragnano al dente with amatriciana sauce and the crispy bacon. The tortelli with ciauscolo cheese on the lentils and black truffle sauce were both delicate and tasty, but the contrast made by the sweetness of the fennel and the bitterness of the black olives from Gaeta on the Turbot fish fillet deserved a wow!
The pairing of the wines and the delicious desserts we had: the millefoglie and the coffee soufflé made this dinner memorable.
If we would be in Umbria again, we will have a "pit stop" for sure in this gastronomic paradise.

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Thank Alex H
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icapriccidimerion, Proprietario at I Capricci di Merion, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2017

Dear Alex, we really appreciate Your tempting description of our location, staff and dishes.
We are sure many readers will be persuaded to come and visit our restaurant! ;)

Thank You
Arianna and Stefano

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Reviewed 1 May 2017

We were a little bit too early and we didn't have a reservation. But it wasn't a problem. We enjoyed the diner, the wine (what a big book, but the waiter helped us well), the conversations with the waiter.

The food was good, little bit too much salt (this is normal in Italy).

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Thank 101leonde
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icapriccidimerion, Proprietario at I Capricci di Merion, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2017

Dear Guest,
we really appreciate Your review and suggestion.
We hope to see You again,
Arianna, Stefano and the Staff

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Reviewed 14 March 2017

OUTSTANDING restaurant, lovely romantic setting; super personalized service by Sergio and his team...and really "5 star" food... always with impressive new inventions created by the chefs Livio and Michele. A real must if your are traveling around in Tuscany or Umbria.
On top of this you can benefit from beautiful garden and swimming pool, or even better stay for at least one night in the unique boutique hotel, where every room is a differently decorated with great taste. A dream place !!

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Thank herman158
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icapriccidimerion, Proprietario at I Capricci di Merion, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2017

Dear Herman,
we really appreciate the description You made of our restaurant and hotel, see You soon

Arianna, Stefano and the Staff

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Reviewed 14 December 2016

This restaurant is in a beautiful setting near the shores of Lago Trasimeno. On a warn July evening it had a very romantic atmosphere.

It is fine dining and you do pay a premium for the food, service and setting.

Our friends took our small group, having highly recommended it beforehand. The service that evening did seem disjointed and slow. Our friend for example who has serious dietary requirements had specifically asked for a certain ingredient to be omitted for her first course. It duly arrived brimming with this exact ingredient. They were all extremely apologetic but throughout the evening things were not quite right with the service. Food was good as was the wine which again was pricey for Italy.

Our Friends who have a house near Cortona said they have had several superb meals and this evening it didn't quite hit the mark.

We could see its quality and feel we may just have picked them on a bad evening. The Maitre d' was very apologetic for the mishaps.

If in the area again we would be willing to go there again.

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Thank FoodieArch
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icapriccidimerion, Proprietario at I Capricci di Merion, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2017

Dear Guest,
everyone has a bad day sometimes, we hope to see You again and make You change Your mind ;)

with kind regards
Arianna, Stefano and the Staff

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Reviewed 13 December 2016

Delicious food, great wine, very friendly staff, a great view, very romantic. No negative experiences!

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Thank Eva G
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icapriccidimerion, Proprietario at I Capricci di Merion, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2017

Dear Eva,
thank You so much from us all!

Arianna, Stefano and the Staff

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