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“The real thing - la cucina della Nonna Santima”
Review of Osteria del Matto

Osteria del Matto
Ranked #11 of 173 Restaurants in Spoleto
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$26 - US$33
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Reservations
Aberdeen
Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“The real thing - la cucina della Nonna Santima”
Reviewed 30 August 2013 via mobile

We found this restaurant in Piazza Mercato, on a side street through an arch, south side. The kind of experience you see on a food programme on the tv and say " that never happens". Family run business, whole family including beautiful grandchildren in the restaurant. No menu. Sit down and see what appears! We went twice. Eight to ten small courses like tapas. Each course full of flavour. Even the simplest course ( faro - wheat) was delicious. If you want sophistication, this is not for you. If you want authenticity, go. You will remember it for ever and bore your friends with it for years. We fully intend to!

  • Visited August 2013
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Pomezia, Italy
Level 6 Contributor
155 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
“Great restaurant in Spoleto!”
Reviewed 27 August 2013

The restaurant is in one of the square of the town. few minutes after arriving, we understood the name of the restaurant! The owner is a really nice and friendly person, ready to joke and kidding you without being stodgy or intrusive (as it happens often in many Roman restaurants). The room is little and the tables are maybe 10 in total, thing this that "encourages" the matto's performance!
Outside there is written that there is a fix menu, we did not read it (our fault) but they immediately told us. And it changes according to the current availability and to the chef's inspiration. Portions not very abundant (which is good, so you can taste and enjoy everything), but you will receive many different dishes with local and fresh products. Everything really good! Suggested for sure.

  • Visited February 2013
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Salt Lake City, Utah
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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“Fun & Yummy Food”
Reviewed 12 August 2013

If you visit Spoleto make sure you visit Osteria Del Matto. I cannot recommend what to try there because the menu changes daily based on whatever is fresh and Momma is cooking that day. But I will never forget our dinner there. Everything we were served was incredible. And the experience was so much fun! Make sure you go see the "crazy man"....you will be talking about the night and the good food.

Visited April 2013
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Thank ThaunaK
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DC Metro
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Must eat here if you've ever had Italian home cooking.”
Reviewed 10 August 2013

This will bring back memories of your mother's, or friend's mother's if you are not italian, cooking. Each course was simply and expertly seasoned and prepared. All were delicious examples of Umbrian cooking. Part of the enjoyment was in not knowing what was coming next. If you are unable to let go of control, this is not the place for you. But if you can sit back and settle in for a long evening of being served delicious homemade food as a guest of the family, this restaurant should not be missed. You will always remember it. And as another reviewer wrote, you will feel guilty when paying -- you will think you should have been charged double.

  • Visited August 2013
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London
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28 reviews
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“Outstanding food at an outstanding price”
Reviewed 2 August 2013

We visited Osteria Del Matto based on the other reviews on here. This was undoubtedly the best meal we had whilst in Spoleto. Filipo was a charming host and was full of interesting conversation. The place had a really relaxed atmosphere and they were brilliant with our 14 month old; he spent most of his time having big hugs with Filipo's mother! The house wine was excellent and the numerous courses (which you had no idea of what was coming next) didn't disappoint. We had a fantastic evening with some great and varied food. Our son was completely spoiled, trying numerous dishes in one evening. When the bill arrived, I braced myself for a something eye-watering only to leave the restaurant feeling guilty as I thought that we had ripped them off and they had forgotton to charge for 2 people. A brilliant memorable night and thoroughly recommended!

  • Visited May 2013
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