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.
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