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“Unforgettable for all the right reasons!”

Il Casale degli Amici
Ranked #2 of 47 Restaurants in Norcia
Certificate of Excellence
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: An active farmhouse since the beginning of '500, respectful of the traditional values ​​and modern needs of rural tourism has been transformed into a place of excellence to relax and to fully appreciate the nature and culture of the place.
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

Set in the beautiful hills a few minutes above Norcia, amidst poppy fields about to spring to life when we went at the end of May, Il Casale Degli Amici offers an unforgettable experience. We were warmly welcomed by the guy who runs the place (didn't get his name but he's a charming host, who never let the language barrier get in the way) and seated so as to look out across the glorious vista. The food was exceptional - the best we had in a week of munching our way around Umbria- pappardelle cooked perfectly al dente, a truffle-strewn lasagne unlike any we'd ever experienced and a plate of melt in the mouth lamb. Umbria is, rightly, renowned for the quality of food produced in the area and Norcia is undoubtedly the region's culinary capital, while il Casale degli Amici is its crown jewel, a restaurant like no other!

Thank Hugh R
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Reviewed 30 April 2016

Do not miss an opportunity to eat here if you're in Norcia. The setting - a beautiful glass porch with a view of the valley, attached to an ancient stone house. The service - friendly, generous, warm. The food - best ricotta and lasagne I've ever tasted. I only wish we had eaten here earlier and more frequently during out trip!

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Thank Sara M
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Reviewed 2 January 2016

My wife and I and our son wanted to get out of Rome for a day (we live here) for a great Umbrian meal. We first visited Norcia and then went to Il Casale degli Amici, some 2-3 miles out of town. My wife and I are foodies, and the meal blew us away.

Since it was January 1st and chilly outside, we decided to have every course. The antipasti platter of local cold cuts was exactly what we expected, since Norcia is home to some of the best salamis, sausages and cheeses in the world.

We ordered three different pasta dishes to get a broad sampling of their offering and each was better than the last. We chose the creamy "lasagna alla Norcina tartufata" (with black Norcia truffles), the "pappardelle al cinghiale" and finally the veal-stuffed cappellacci. It was pasta heaven.

We only had two second course among the three of us: the beautifully seasoned boar stew (bocconcini di cinghiale) and their braised veal, also with truffle sauce. They were superb.

One of our favorite Italian wines is the Umbrian red Sagrantino di Montefalco, which comes from an area not far from where we were. We ordered one from 2010, which accompanied our courses perfectly.

We ended the banquet with the homemade tiramisù, three caffés and a Sambuca (which they offered on the house). The remarkable total for the feast, including the premium wine? A very modest €115.

One more thing needs mentioning. Despite the very full house for New Year's Day, the service was impeccable. All the wait staff was knowledgeable, competent, patient, unruffled and agile. Their training and coordination were evident.

From our window at lunch we could see the little donkeys, sheep and cows kept by the agriturismo. After our meal, the staff gave us a bag of old bread for our son to feed to the donkeys, which thrilled him.

All in all, the kind of experience of the best of Umbria that one dreams of.

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Thank Thomas_D_Williams
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Reviewed 18 November 2015

Nice, clean, excellent taste....architecture and landscape fantastic.
Despite the restaurant was full, the dishes was excellent and timing we wait not too long.
Price/cost effective.

Good job!

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Thank John C
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Reviewed 8 September 2015

Expensive, not clean and very bad service. Breakfast very late (8:30) and simpel. Dinner at 20:00 with only one on service, long time. Swimmingpool good. Nice view from restaurant.

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