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“Charming and excellent!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bibenda

Bibenda
Ranked #1 of 232 Restaurants in Assisi
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Wine Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Dining options: Brunch, After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Delivery, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wine and Beer
Description: Book your WINE, CHOCOLATE, OLIVE OIL TASTING now, Taste your esperience! The rustic-chic WINE BAR BIBENDA ASSISI is relaxing and warm atmosphere to enjoy your stay in Assisi. Here you could taste ASSISI and UMBRIA WINE produced by top wineries pared with tasting plates of the very best artisanal food : OLIVE OIL, COLD MEAT and CHEESES like wild boar, deer salami or black pork, well-aged cheeses, such as Canestrato from ASSISI (that cheese recently won the title of "BEST PECORINO CHEESE" at a major European competition). Doesn't that all sound yummy? We offer a CERTIFICATE INTENSIVE SOMMELIER COURSE and WINE TASTING ASSISI and UMBRIA WINE to individuals or groups in ENGLISH or RUSSIAN.
Denver, Colorado
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194 reviews
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“Charming and excellent!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2013

My husband and I had a wonderful experience here. The lovely owner is so knowledgeable and friendly. The atmosphere is delightful, like a charming little wine cellar you are lucky enough to gain entrance to. There are wines available by the glass or bottle. She has meat and cheese and bread plates available that are quite tasty and, obviously, a great compliment to the wine. This is a place to relax, unwind and try some new wines, or prosecco! The whole ambiance is so warm and welcoming. You should not miss out on this place!

  • Visited November 2013
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Florence, Italy
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“Worth coming back to!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2013

My husband and I recently spent six weeks in Italy with friends and family and visited Assisi four times during our stay. Bibenda had something to do with the repeat visits. The small space is like a wine cellar in an old villa. It is mostly a shop for selling bottles of wine, but you can get wine by the glass along with samplers of salumi, cheeses, olives and bread. The wines are wonderful, the menu simple but perfect. Nila, the owner and sole employee there, is absolutely delightful. Her knowledge of the local wines and foods is extensive and her graciousness as a host made us come back for more. When we go back to Italy we will make a point of revisiting Assisi to enjoy her hospitality.

  • Visited October 2013
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Napa, California
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“Great wines, great food, and a charming hostess”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2013

I arranged a wine tasting with regional charcuterie and cheese for a group of 10 people at Bibenda, as part of a 14 day Italian culinary tour. Nila was the perfect hostess! She provided a beautifully set table, an amazing spread of meats, cheeses, and regional foods, and guided us through a tasting of 6 local wines. The wines Nila selected were fantastic. Nila's wine knowledge was impressive, and her warmth, charm, and beautiful smile added to a very pleasant evening.

  • Visited October 2013
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Kamuela, Hawaii
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“Excellent Wine Bar”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2013

While exploring the streets of Assisi, my sister and I were looking for just the right restaurant to have dinner. We thought we found one, while waiting for it to open we passed by Bibenda. We peeked our heads in and we were immediately drawn into this wonderful space full of inviting atmosphere, wine filled walls and warm hospitality. Nila immediately greeted us and made us feel welcomed. We tasted a variety of Italian wines we had been interested in. Nila made us a plate of bruschetta, we ended up ordering charcuterie and cheeses while visiting with wonderful soft jazz playing in the background. It turned out to be a spot we would later return to with other friends, have lunch and buy the wines we had planned to have sent home. A great memory among the many from Assisi!

  • Visited September 2013
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“Great hostess & wine but $$$$”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2013 via mobile

My wife and I dropped into Nila's wine bar and we're immediately impressed with her knowledge of Italian wines and her commitment to the industry and she is a very charming & hospitable hostess. The selection of wines was extensive and our wine and bruschetta were very good. However, the cheese plate was skimpy and came with a only a small amount of marmellata (we had many much better cheese plates during our four weeks of Italian travels) and the price was excessive.

Visited October 2013
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