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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