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Ristorante Taverna De' Massari
Ranked #10 of 45 Restaurants in Norcia
Price range: US$24 - US$48
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 5 August 2013

It's probably one of those typical tourist traps, which are usually not recognised as such by the tourists in their holiday-high mood. Let's start with the food. The quality is not more than average. For instance the ravioli with porcini (ceps) and tartufo (truffles) or the gnocchetti with "Norcina" sauce and truffles as examples. The ravioli was the better dish, but certainly not better than what one usually gets in this area. The truffles appeared to be generously grated over the plate, but ... they were very dry and lacked taste. The gnocchetti alla Norcina are supposed to come with a creamy sauce with mushrooms. It rather seemed a dry cheesy sauce and the microscopic pieces of mushroom didn't add much to the taste. Same problem also with the grated truffle: more than enough but very dry and almost tasteless. Also the white house wine wasn't the greatest of choices and, most certainly for this quality, over-priced.
We ended up paying 30 - 35 % more than what you pay for better quality in more anonymous villages in the surrounding area. That says enough. I do understand the tourists (I happen to live Italy and frequent this area quite often) who think this is outstanding food for a good price, which it is compared to some rip-off situations in London, Paris or Brussels. But if you compare it correctly, to the actual fabulous kitchen offered in this part of the world, I can only say that some considerable effort is needed to come up with a quality that justifies the price. The service? OK, but not really more than that either.

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Reviewed 26 June 2013

This was our second visit to this place, and this time we were a party of 12. On arrival, we presented them with a basket of mushrooms, which we had gathered on the Piano Grande. They made then into a delicious pasta dish for us. After the many other courses, washed down with excellent but not expensive Umbrian wine, we finished with glasses of grappa or lemoncillo - offered on the house! An evening to remember, in Norcia's best restaurant.

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Reviewed 2 November 2012

Authentic and excellent Norcese meals in a quiet and nicely decorated restaurant. The black truffle dishes, the meat with berry sauce and the lentils with sausages are superb!! Prices are very reasonable. Perfect for an intimate dinner because the staff is courteous and understated.

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Reviewed 29 October 2012

nice place, good service, delicious food in norcia. if you are looking for a different place to eat in norcia, this is it.

Thank AlparslanT
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Reviewed 23 August 2012

I had the pleasure to have dinner in this restaurant once and I definetly can recommend it! I would recommend you to take the set menu with all typical products from Norcia area (truffle, boar meat, etc etc) because the price/quality ratio is very good! They can offer a great selection of wines as well and in summer you can also enjoy the terracce outside directly on the pedestrian area.

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