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“Utterly superb!!”
Review of Osteria del Matto

Osteria del Matto
Ranked #11 of 172 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: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Utterly superb!!”
Reviewed 2 August 2014 via mobile

We have just asked the bill at this marvelous little restaurant. Our tummies are full and we are very satisfied with our experience. The owner Filippo is friendly, welcoming and eager to get to know you! He serves you numerous courses, each one with a smile and a joke. His mother all the while is passionately preparing dishes in the kitchen and if you're lucky she will even come out and have a chat with you and give you some advice on food (only in Italian!). Excellent evening out, well done to Filippo e la mamma!

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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
163 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“If in Spoleto…you MUST eat here”
Reviewed 27 June 2014

A delightfully quirky restaurant with a quirky, welcoming and entertaining owner. I believe his mama cooks and his wife serves. There isn't a menu or wine list. Food just kept coming to our table - ten courses (yes, ten courses) were brought to our table served with local red wine. Delicious and delightful Italian food. Mama would appear and sit at our table and chatter away in Italian and then disappear to prepare yet another dish for us.
We couldn't have chosen a better, friendly, fantastic food serving place to eat.
Dinner for two,including ten courses, mineral water, pudding, espresso and lots of local red wine…€49.

  • Visited June 2014
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Rome, Italy
Level 5 Contributor
89 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Nice place, nice people, nice owner”
Reviewed 23 June 2014

In short:
- fixed menu, great food
- fixed price (even if you drink more wine or ask for more)
- great atmosphere, an all-round experience!
When you get there you are cheered by the owner who will want to know something about you. that creates an immediate ambiance of sympathy which reflect on all the restaurant. We had dinner next to a Dutch couple, and a party of Americans was there as well. We all ended up exchanging experiences, chatting from table to table, and being Italians, counseling people on where to go next.
It doesn't happen by chance: it's the atmosphere.
The food is good, you don't get get to chose it: you get what is being cooked by Mummy. And she knows her job!
So go there, relax, enjoy, and you'll get a great experience which you will keep in your travel memories.

  • Visited June 2014
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2 reviews
“Good food”
Reviewed 19 April 2014

The owners are very interesting and the food is cooked by Mama. You need to be careful and tell them when to stop bringing dishes!!

Visited March 2014
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Redlands,CA
Level 6 Contributor
143 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
“Keeping it Real”
Reviewed 13 April 2014

If you want to taste the true heart of Umbria, are not afraid to trust the chef, and revel in unique dining experiences, please dine here. However, if you want the comfort of an all English menu (or any menu for that matter), or a quick dinner, or food similar to an American chain that has the words "olive" and 'garden" in the name, please, please, run away! This restaurant is great fun, a true evening out, and will have you talking about it for your entire trip and long afterward.

  • Visited March 2014
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