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“The Ideal Combination of Quality, Tradition, and Personal Service”

Tipica Trattoria Etrusca
Ranked #25 of 176 Restaurants in Orvieto
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 30 November 2013

This trattoria just up a hill from the Duomo is a find indeed. It's cozy and inviting, with traditional "white-linen-and-sterling" table settings. The maitre d'hotel and all-round service person, Suleiman, greeted us warmly, brought menus and water promptly, and helped with descriptions of typical Etruscan/Umbrian dishes. He suggested dishes to try, and not always the most expensive on the menu. We shared an unusual and delicious gnocchi for the antipasti course, then had pici with cinghiale and rabbit sauteed with herbs in olive oil. Magnifico! Suleiman's wine suggestion, a modestly-priced Montepulciano, made "a good marriage" with our foods. Suleiman returned to check on us, providing additional service beyond what we expected. His chat helped a couple of tourists to feel comfortable, and he was delighted with our broken Italian when we used it. (I think we got brownie points for sincerely trying.) Dessert was to die for: tiramisu and almond torte. We thoroughly enjoyed our relaxed, cozy dinner and definitely will return when we are next in Orvieto.

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Reviewed 27 November 2013

This trattoria is located very close to the Duomo square in Orvieto. The setting is traditional and a bit old fashioned, with formally attired waiters. The service was very professional.

For lunch we had pappardelle pasta with hare, umbricelli with porcini mushrooms, grilled vegetables and wine, for 44 euros. It was a pleasant meal, but I thought it was a bit overpriced.

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4  Thank luvroma2
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Reviewed 26 November 2013

We were in Orvieto on a cold, rainy day. We wanted a bowl of hot soup away from the touristy central area. Etrusca was exactly what we sought. Quiet and beautifully appointed with excellent service. Delicious soup and bread with a bottle of tonic water. It is not fast food. Preparation time allowed us to warm up and chat. It is not inexpensive but a fine choice. With a bit more time we would have indulged in the marvelous dessert options on display.

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Reviewed 31 October 2013

We tried the tourist menu on our first evening in Orvieto and found it excellent especially with the wine - Orvieto classico. The apple cake was a treat though on a subsequent visit later in the week, the dolci (apple cake for me and "english" trifle for my partner) disappointed. If you ask for tea rather than coffee stress" English Breakfast tea" or green tea will appear. Odd that the restaurant on a Saturday evening had few diners but perhaps being slightly out of season in October explained? The waiter was memorable.

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Thank 86Jayne
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Reviewed 15 October 2013

Mrs G and I enjoyed a wonderful lunch at Etrusca. While Mrs G started with gnocchi and porcini, I enjoyed my pasta with ragu. Mrs G then lined up for veal with roasted artichokes and I had the house specialty - rabbit - a wonderful choice. A little bit of sagrantino left in my glass made dessert mandatory and a generous slice of cheesecake completed the meal (although I should also mention that we enjoyed a complimentary limoncello before returning to our exploration of Orvieto).

The service was very efficient and friendly throughout and the wonderful lunch experience was complete when we were given the opportunity to inspect the impressive wine cellar. The cellar is carved into the tufa stone beneath the restaurant and you must climb down some steps to access it - that made for some good post-lunch exercise.

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3  Thank DrGrace365
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