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“Lovely meal, lovely town. Big restaurant.”
Review of Taverna del Lupo

Taverna del Lupo
Ranked #8 of 117 Restaurants in Gubbio
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Private Dining, Reservations
Sonoma, California
Level 4 Contributor
20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Lovely meal, lovely town. Big restaurant.”
Reviewed 6 November 2013

We were in Gubbio for a day for the annual truffle festival and felt very lucky to find this restaurant just by walking by and seeing the various rating stickers on the door, popping in and seeing a nice dining room and smelling the lovely food. The menu Degustazione (Tasting menu) was fabulous, although not cheap at 50 Euro per person. We asked if it was ok for one person to get that menu and the other person to order ala carte. The server was totally welcoming of this and even offered to split everything in the kitchen for us to share so the meal was perfectly timed and served! Great service, great food!

The only thing that got in the way of a 5 star review for us was the price did not quite match the atmosphere of the dining experience. The restaurant has at least 4 dining rooms all nicely appointed, but the noise from both diners that might be happier in certain rooms (like putting all kids with strollers, high chairs, crying and tossing toys, etc.) perhaps in an area away from the quiet business dining tables? It was also distracting to be seated next to the cash register since we got a lot of cold air from the door constantly opening and closing and smoke blowing in from outside the door since you cannot smoke indoors. Just ask for a different table if you are trying to have a quiet or romantic meal.

Huge compliments to the wine service along with the food service. The list is long on both regional Umbrian and neighboring Tuscan wines, plus a good offering from all over Italy. We asked for a decanter and it was overall flawless wine service from the stemware, serving temperatures, price and value options.

Excellent quality table linen, lovely locally made lamps in the famous pottery of the region.

Just wish they could sit in the chair and feel what it is like to dine in that table and perhaps they might make some atmosphere adjustments.

I still plan to return - just will call ahead and get a different zone of the restaurant.

  • Visited November 2013
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New York City, New York
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38 reviews
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“Once good, now no more”
Reviewed 22 October 2013

We have been going to Taverna del Lupo on and off for about fifteen years and used to enjoy it. It is still a lovely room with excellent, locally made pottery as part of the decor. But handsome is as handsome does. We visited again in June of 2013 and will never return. Perhaps because a corporate group now owns the place, once tasty dishes now have the tired, tasteless character of food cooked by bored, disengaged kitchen help instead of an invested owner-chef. The waitstaff also seemed bored, bored with officious attitude. Bad food, unpleasant staff: when there are multitudes of delightful, individually owned restaurants all over the region, why go to Taverna del Lupo? No reason that I can think of.

  • Visited June 2013
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Latina, Italy
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“Don't miss it!!! ”
Reviewed 15 October 2013 via mobile

A visit in Gubbio must include a meal in this restaurant!!! It is a real treat! Excellent food, great location, fabulous service and reasonable prices, considering the whole experience! The menu Degustazione (Tasting menu) are fabulous and even if your full already after the first course, you have to continue eating because everything is just simply delicious!! Second time there and never been disappointed! Hope to e back there soon!

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Old Coulsdon, Surrey
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“Well-run, welcoming restaurant”
Reviewed 13 October 2013

We had tired ourselves out walking up to the hilltop chapel and back and were glad to find this Rough Guide-recommended restaurant. We were under-dressed compared to the other couples in the place but it didn't seem to matter at all and we got a warm welcome and a nice table. We had the duck and the perch, both excellent. Service was prompt and polite. Good value too. Would definitely recommend.

  • Visited September 2013
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far away
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“Fantastic Restaurant in a Fantastic Town”
Reviewed 12 October 2013

Gubbio is a gem, and the Taverna del Lupo really sparkles. The restaurant is decorated as expected, wooden beams, low lights, period paintings, rural atmosphere all very very lovely without going overboard. The waiters are professional and know their occupation, they are not college students, not part time employees nor sweet young things but older career quality people, think best Buenos Aires and you will understand. The food was amazing, in the middle of truffle season so we had plenty – and paid plenty – pasta with a truffle sauce, roast veal with truffles, cheese, a glorious Montefalco Sagrantino and desert. The restaurant is expensive irregardless of the season and we felt we received great value great food, great enjoyment and were willing to pay for it. Taverna del Lupo is the place for a splurge and absolutely not the place to go 'al cheapo'. It is a place to communicate with the staff and to flow with their ideas, recommendations, and selections absolutely not the place for replacing the roast potatoes from the menu with your favorite French fries with ketchup. Very old school very authentic and very good. Coffee with soy milk? They never would consider such a thing.

Visited October 2013
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