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“Great place to people watch”
Review of Bar Gallo

Bar Gallo
Ranked #3 of 13 Restaurants in Panicale
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: After-hours
Description: The original Panicale bar, frequented by a colourful mix of agricultural workers, a few local artists and most US, British and German expats who come to meet their friends and talk to the locals and wouldn’t drink anywhere else. Bar Gallo, run by Aldo and Daniela Gallo, is modern and clean inside, with a large room at the back with a view of Lake Trasimeno for when the weather turns inclement. In summer people are outside at the tables in the picturesque old square. Here you can eat simple meals for when the formal Italian dining experience is too much: focaccia with ham or cheese, salads, single pasta dishes, bruschette, panini. Or you can have a drink or an ice cream and just talk. The staff are welcoming and mostly speak English.
Reviewed 15 September 2013

Bar gallo is in the middle of the piazza and seems to be the favoured spot for both locals and tourists. We had iced cream a couple of times and it was really great. The tables outside ad especially good for watching the comings and goings in the square

Date of visit: September 2013
Thank EmmaG646
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Reviewed 10 September 2013

This is my usual stop in Panicale for drinks, aperitif, coffee , meeting and gathering of friends..Aldo and Daniela are delightful and always warm and inviting!

Date of visit: September 2013
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Reviewed 25 August 2013

Great place for cappuccino each morning... good lunch fare... a nice glass of vino or a gelato later in the day. and this June was the goldmine... owners Daniela & Aldo received 2 beautiful rounds of super fresh mozzarella di bufala from southern Italy! I mean, SPECTACULAR! We enjoyed our caprese salads, grinning ear to ear! An amazing experience! Wonderful cafe in charming, medieval Panicale.

Date of visit: June 2013
Thank SpiritSkye
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Reviewed 14 July 2013

First of all, Aldo and Daniella are the best of hosts to all visitors. Now addlocation in piazza of wondrous walled city . Then add fact that their bruschetta and focaccia with arugula and strachino are the best tasting of its kind. All for what's referred to as a Bar. Go there!

Date of visit: July 2013
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Thank joelhoops
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Reviewed 7 July 2013

Panicale is, in a word, magnificent. A great part of the experience is derived from sitting at one of the prettily decorated café tables at Aldo Gallo's bar and gazing across the piazza, past the fountain and upward toward the rear wall of the architecturally stunning church of St. Michael, patron saint of Panicale. From this commanding vantage point I regularly take my morning cappuccino and pasta con crema (cream horn) while waiting for locals and ex-pats to begin wandering in for a chat. It's a ritual from which I never tire. Aldo will keep the beverages, foods and snacks coming all day if you like. On this particular visit he procured a gargantuan mound of fresh buffalo mozzarella and invited us for dinner at the bar. Much pomp and ceremony was dedicated to exhibiting the enormous cheese before Aldo prepared our Insalata Caprese tableside. Now how many bars give this kind of service....all with a world class seat on some of the best street-theatre in Italy?

Date of visit: June 2013
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Thank TexasSojourner
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