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Trattoria La Palomba

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Via Cipriano Macente 16, 05018, Orvieto, Italy
+39 0763 343395
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
Closed now
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Thu - Tue 12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
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Georgetown, On
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Neither of us are "foodies" and had never consumed truffles, or even experienced truffle oil to our knowledge. So when we were told specifically to indulge in the "amazing truffle pasta" at La Palumba we threw ourselves wholeheartedly into the mission! The waiter arrived with a flat bowl holding 3 round lumps of gnarly something -and a grater! He methodically... More 

Thank Just_warmed_up
Pesaro, Italy
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It doesn't matter from which countries you're coming from. You have to go. The kindness of the owner brings to you all the happiness of the citizens in Orvieto and the high quality of the raw materials takes you on a trip of ancient and traditional cooking that means love and passion for food. You can have the best carbonara... More 

Thank Max23876
New York City, New York
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely, quaint trattoria off the main street in Orvieto. Classic three course menu done with great precision. The bruschetta with fresh, grated black truffle was a fantastic start. We had two different pastas and both were delicious. The meat with green peppercorn was cooked properly but the quality of meat was not what I was expecting, but the sauce was... More 

Thank David W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Once again a perfect meal. Giovanna never lets us down. The fillet steak with green peppers was beyond delicious and the carbonara with truffles is perfect. Their wine list continues to grow with some really excellent choices. Plus some great jazz. Now that you can't beat.

Thank LizbetLondon
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21 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

We returned to Trattoria La Palomba after three years. If you like truffles, this is the place to go for dinner. You know you are in the right place when the owner brings the truffles to your table and grates them on your entree. He asked me, "Is this enough?" Wow. The food is outstanding and so Italian.

Thank breton l
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

There are momentos on the walls sent in by happy tourists from their home country to thank the restaurant for a good feed. We tried to not be first in for when the restaurant opened at 7.30pm which wasn't hard since there were plenty of hungry couples keen to take their seats. To jump to the conclusion, this was the... More 

Thank hinnerk79
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

One of the best meals we had in Italy. The truffle bruschetta was the best antipasti ever! The truffle pasta was also amazing! If we go back to Orvieto, we will definitely stop by at Trattoria La Palomba.

Thank Thiago A
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82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

So were the first to arrive for a Friday lunch. Place would soon fill up with locals (mostly). At one point it can get difficult to get from one place of the restaurant to the other (say bathroom). We had two nice pasta dishes and some panacotta. They were all very nice with impressive portion sizes. Attentive service at the... More 

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Brush Prairie, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

If you're lucky you may get a reservation. Be prepared to have the best food in Orvieto. The owner-chef has been there for +20 years. Tell him you heard this through past residents of Casa Giovenale, a friend of Piero and Ornella. Let the chef select what he likes today. Great Umbrian Sangiovese with your meal of course. The fillet... More 

Thank EclecticAero
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

Restaurant came highly recommended by our hotel and did not disappoint. Pasta and veal plates were on-point. Following our meal, the owner took time to chat about the history (we had ate here 20 years ago) and made us feel like old friends. Michelin-rated trattoria, we certainly recommend!

Thank Todd W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Cipriano Macente 16, 05018, Orvieto, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Umbria  >  Province of Terni  >  Orvieto
  • Phone Number: +39 0763 343395

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?