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Le Grotte del Funaro

Via Ripa Serancia 41, 05018, Orvieto, Italy
+39 0763 343276
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Overview
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“suckling pig” (5 reviews)
“pizza” (23 reviews)
“truffles” (15 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Via Ripa Serancia 41, 05018, Orvieto, Italy
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1 - 10 of 164 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Down step steps and into this underground grotto to find excellent home made pasta and grilled meat on an open fire. A delightful place to eat and drink well plus wonderful views through holes carver in the rock over the countryside surrounding Orvietto.

Thank LynBarber
Reviewed 2 days ago

There are lots of tables outside of this restaurant, but in the evening we found it a better choice to be inside. The grottoes are really a talking point during a most delicious meal. The restaurant was busy, rightly so considering the quality of their...More

Thank lakegirl48
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must to visit and dine. This is a unique venue of which the grotto dining area is a beautiful venue. The service is excellent and the food is well presented and tasty. A wide variety of dishes on the menue and a excellent wine...More

Thank Trevor J
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Beautiful setting in one of the more interesting parts of the city. Food was very good (try the Tomball Farro or risotto), service was very good.

Thank mamamamamarino
Reviewed 2 August 2017

Maybe the most atmospheric restaurant we've ever dined at! Built into one of the over 1000 tufa caves in Orvieto, it is truly an underground restaurant. You need a reservation for this place, even though it is a fairly long walk from the duomo area....More

Thank Ray B
Funaro, Proprietario at Le Grotte del Funaro, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

thank you so much for the beautifull words! hope to have you our guest again :) Andrea.

Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

If you want to eat inside a cave - this is the place , if you are going for the food , eat elsewhere. The atmosphere was really cool and the house wine was also very good. The prices are reasonable as well but everyone...More

Thank RandRCalifornia
Reviewed 25 June 2017

This is a wonderful, unique restaurant. You go down a long flight of stairs into a cavern with window overlooking the valley below. (There might be an elevator, I did not look for one)The food is very good and the service is excellent!

Thank Laker5165
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

Delicious fire roasted suckling pig. The menu also included many other interesting options. Great ambience, situated in one of Orvieto's underground caves.

Thank Sigbjørn H
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Went for a wine tasting and lunch. Nice cave like atmosphere. Only 1 white, 1 red and a dessert wine, but all were good as was the food.

Thank Michael M C
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

great atmosphere. the staff was very friendly. I recommend the risotto and gnocchi. And definitely get the polenta fondue

Thank emmablewis
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$21 - US$36
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
Saturday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Ripa Serancia 41, 05018, Orvieto, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Umbria  >  Province of Terni  >  Orvieto
  • Phone Number: +39 0763 343276
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Description
In the historic center and medieval heart of Orvieto, 10 meters from the elevator to the Campo della Fiera parking lot, there is a cave in the cliff that was carved out by hand. This atmospheric place witnessed the craft of rope making over many centuries. Today this cave is a distinctive and one of a kind restaurant where one can taste traditional flavours made new in unique and harmonious combinations, such as: Truffles, porcini mushrooms, wild game. Or, if you prefer, you can enjoy a variety of seafood, skillfully prepared, or take in the smokey aromas of our pizza baking in wood, brick ovens. We serve the highest quality products and excellent wines from our well, stocked "cantina". The rooms are made up of the original stone walls and vaulted ceilings of the cave and which fancifully meander onto different floors. It's winding, welcoming, rich in charm and history. In addition, we have a summer veranda which offers eating outside where you can enjoy the beauty of the landscape that surrounds the cliff.
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