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La Locanda del Cardinale

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Piazza Vescovado 8, 06081, Assisi, Italy
+39 075 815245
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:00
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Wed - Mon 12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:00
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

The restaurant was a most gratifying surprise in Assisi! The receptionist at our hotel made the reservation (because of a local party, the city was crowded), and informed us about the Roman mosaics. I went without thinking much about it. There, the dining room left me speechless! The staff was attentive and extremely kind and keep answering my questions about... More 

1 Thank Juliana S
Tel Aviv
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104 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

I travel quite a lot and eat business dinners in many restaurants, so it takes a lot to get me excited about the experience. This restaurant is one of the very few that in my opinion, ranks as great. First of all the place itself in the centre of Assisi. The way that they have combined the excavated Roman villa... More 

1 Thank ANZ101
Atlanta, Georgia
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Great find introduced to me by a local guide. A really special lunch to enjoy over time and not be in a hurry. Service was perfect, timed well between courses and we asked the chef for his design of our tasting menu. Wouldn't do it any different in the future and will recommend to the guests renting my house in... More 

1 Thank susanievans
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34 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Unforgettable dining room. Quite spectacular! A female group, we felt very rushed to start with as maitre d asked us to limit our order and then our plates were whisked away before everyone finished. We asked for a sweet wine and were given a "special bottle" charged nearly € 60 but checked online and € 15. This seemed a steep... More 

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Townsville, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

I attended a wedding here in September 2016 and have to say it will stay in my memory as one of the most enchanting evenings of my life! The venue is superb with an intimate chapel, with medieval vaulted ceilings...guests are seated on clear chairs to not impede the lit Roman ruins visible through a glass floor! The reception was... More 

1 Thank Kerry A
Sydney, Australia
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24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and I dined at this very special restaurant last night. Not only is it amazing in that it's built on Roman ruins with a glass floor, it's lighting, wall art and everything about this venue is very tasteful. This is a restaurant you would book for a special occasion. We decided to do the four course tasting menu... More 

2 Thank Jeanette O
Island of Gozo, Malta
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Assisi is not like any other town, and nor is this venue.... My good friends, and 35 guests, had their wedding there yesterday, the ceremony downstairs, in a magical room with a glass floor, to display the roman ruins beneath. Drinks & canapés after were delicious.... but the 5 course dinner in the evening was superb, every course was so... More 

1 Thank Mick W
Brisbane, Australia
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203 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We ate at Locanda del Cardinale with some trepidation because the reviews had talked more about the glass floor with the roman ruins beneath than the food....so we didn't have such high expectations. So we all know the glass floor is both novel and amazing and yet it grabs your attention. Amazing indeed! But the food: Full marks for our... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

This restaurant would be worthwhile only for the food which is excellent. In addition they are located on top of the Roman house. They discovered the Roman ruins after doing a renovation of the floor and building a new wine cellar. The restaurant walls are medieval and they have glass floor so you can see The Roman house below. The... More 

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Sterling, Illinois
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

We received a tip from a couple that we just happened to meet while we were in Rome. We are so glad that we listened to their advice. We went on a weekday and we didn't have reservations so we decided to go as early as possible to see if we could get a table. We were quite surprised that... More 

1 Thank Kevin N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$42 - US$85
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza Vescovado 8, 06081, Assisi, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Umbria  >  Province of Perugia  >  Assisi
  • Phone Number: +39 075 815245

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