On the way back from Civitanova Marche where we ate amazing seafood, we felt like it was time for some legit truffle and meat. The restaurant is located in this lovely medieval hill top little town nearby Perugia called Spello (Honestly, never heard about it even though I was born and raised in Italy. Mea Culpa for my ignorance in geography!).
The restaurant is inside a former wine cellar ("Cantina" in Italian. Duh!) with a great decadent ambience. Mysterious and dark yet sexy and elegant.
It was one of my Auntie's birthday so I ordered a few items to try. We started with a truffle bruschetta which was ok but then the truffle frittata was amazing. For "primo" (carbs main course for those who don't know italian dining ritual) we had truffle (again. Of course. Delicious.) handmade tagliatelle followed by a goose meat ragù pappardelle which was mouthwatering.
Our "secondo" (protein main course. Ok?) was a mix grill of skirt steak, lamb rack, Italian sausage and rotisserie chicken. It was definitely good but nothing mesmerizing. So why the 5stars? Here's the reason why. For dessert I preordered a chantilly cream millefoglie with summer fruit which was freshly made by the pastry chef. Holy Cake! Best dessert I had in a while! Even though we were so full, we left literally nothing on the plate!
Despite what lots of other reviewers said about the service, I personally thought that the staff was friendly and very patient, especially with a group of "insta-mums" who took 3mins to take pictures of each dish leaving me starve...!
I honestly don't understand who are the cheap and stingy reviewers who put three $. 4 pax + 6 dishes + 1 freshly made cake + coffee and water = 100,00€. Seriously?
This little gem in the middle of nowhere should be part of the UNESCO list!
Only negative note: unfortunately it is too far from my hometown! Otherwise, you would find me here every week!
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