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“Sweet local place”
Review of La Lumera - CLOSED

La Lumera
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
London, United Kingdom
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125 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“Sweet local place”
Reviewed 24 March 2013

Ate dinner here on a rainy Saturday evening. Just outside the city walls by Porta Pesa, but a gentle ten-minute stroll from the cathedral down the winding Via Bontempi off Piazza Piccinino.

I have to say that I didn't notice any obvious tourist traps in Perugia (restaurant-wise) but, if there were, I agree with previous reviewers that this would be an agreeable antidote: local clientele, friendly, passionate young staff; I thought the food pleasant regional rather than excellent haute cuisine, but we had eaten a good lunch earlier, so perhaps our palates were a little jaded...

We drank an excellent (and reasonably-priced) red wine (a Bolgheri Le Macchiole, I think) on the recommendation of the waiter who was more than happy to talk wine and left us with his copy of the Gambero Rosso guide to Italian wines to peruse.

The setting is rustic rather than smart, and the front room preferable to another room at the back.

  • Visited March 2013
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1 Thank Stephen028
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salm01@optonline.net
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119 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Take a Detour from the Tourist Traps”
Reviewed 21 October 2012

After you pass through the center of town and skip all the Ristoranti touting a fixed price Menu Turistico, you will find La Lumera on Corso Bersaglieri. It is well worth the excursion. The day we arrived, the town was filled with Chocoholics indulging in every manner of chocolate product one can imagine. Since it was lunch time, every trattoria and osteria was filled but we were on a mision to find La Lumera on the reccomendation of a friend. It was the typical left here, right there, up an alley, down an alley until we came upon the restaurant. There was a small group of students in an otherwise empty place, but we were not deterred. The young waitress, brought us a menu and wine list and proceeded to describe a couple of the local spectialties. We ordered the house antipasto and it was superb. Following the antipasto, we decided to each try a pasta dish: my wife had the white sauce, I had the red and they were both extraordinary. To finish the meal, we shared a salad of radicchio, lettuce, nuts and pear with a light dressing. Excellent! After finishing our wine, we had coffee and an Amaro to cap off a fine lunch. I strongly reccomend La Lumera.

  • Visited October 2012
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1 Thank Trevi_Sal
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Wigan, Lancashire
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92 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
“A great restaurant”
Reviewed 8 September 2012

We found this restaurant near our hotel (Hotel Perusia). We didn't notice it at first until we heard voices and saw some tables down the alleyway at the side. We sat at a table in the alleyway because it was too hot to sit inside. We were greeted by the chef who made us very welcome. The food was excellent and I would recommend this to anyone who is going to Perugia. The prices were very cheap and the food was of a very high standard, freshly prepared and very tasty. Simply delicious.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank LMDD
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Joanie”
Reviewed 2 July 2012

We (5)have just returned from Italy after a 2 week holiday. The meal we had at this resturant was the best food we had in the 2 weeks. Excellent. The service was also very friendly.

  • Visited June 2012
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Thank Joan G
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california
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5 reviews
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“Debbie B”
Reviewed 15 April 2012

The best resturant in perugia. Service was excellent and the food was above average. will be returning here on my next trip to perugia

  • Visited March 2012
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Thank allaboutdeb
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