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“A beautiful Umbrian experience” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Il Capanno

Il Capanno
Ranked #48 of 173 Restaurants in Spoleto
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$33 - US$43
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Perth, Australia
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71 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
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“A beautiful Umbrian experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2013

About 15 minutes from Spoleto, off the road to Terni - well signposted so easy to find. Beautifully set in quiet Umbrian hillside with panoramic views. We were here in winter so not Alex to take advantage of the alfresco dining - on the other hand we enjoyed the open fire and the cosy atmosphere in what is in fact quite a good sized restaurant. But come here for the excellent Umbrian table and a wine list that provides extensive choice (in region, style and cost). Service was excellent - friendly but not pushy. This restaurant enjoys a very strong reputation among locals (we were guests of one) and with very good reason. We had the excellent trifetta (prosciutto, bruschetta with truffle, and a stunning omelette with truffle) for antipasto. Mains were first class - can recommend the polpette and the lamb (breaded, which is an unusual take in Umbria). It's probably a little more expensive than many restaurants in Spoleto, but well worth a few extra Euro for the experience. Monday closed.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank Mary C
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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13 reviews
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“A gem in the hills”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2012

After visiting Spoleto this summer, we stumbled on this gem of a restaurant in the hills south of the town. Although the indoor dining room was beautifully set, everyone seems to enjoy dining al fresco in the summer. We were happily shaded by huge old trees. Impressive wine list, excellent menu, lovely food, fine service. Even the restrooms were delightful!

  • Visited July 2012
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Thank Tamara C
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Okehampton
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Fine dining in Umbria”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2012

Just South of Spoleto in a beautiful spot in the hills you'll find a gem of a restaurant - Il Capanno.
It has an imaginative menu of delicious food and a selection of excellent wines. The service is excellent and the food cooked to perfection. We took some friends of ours, one of whom was a chef with his own restaurant in the past, and he enjoyed it as much as we did. Well worth a visit. It's closed on Mondays.

  • Visited May 2012
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Thank JenOkehampton
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Perth, Western Australia
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368 reviews
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“Classy surprise in a quite countryside”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2011

At 1,5 km distance off the national road Flaminia between Spoleto and Terni, the well sign posted Il Capanno restaurant owned and run by the Rastelli family is a joy to look around at the first glance. Beautiful summer gazebo and tables outdoor surrounded by figs trees; appropriate indoor deco and tables set with fine linen; a menu a la carte which you need to reed twice before choosing the inviting dishes or a degustation menu based on black truffle.The wines offered come from south Tirol to Sicily including 11 different labels bottled into 0.375 lt. capacity. Grappas and liqueurs abound or on the classy round trolley. Can't avoid to mention the warm chocolate tortino, just sublime. If you think you're waiting too long, take the opportunity to have a chat with Mauro, a polite and knowledgeable host. The big fire place and the rest rooms give to the ambience a final touch of romance. The bill? It won't burden the credit card account.
On the first floor, the manor has two bedrooms with ensuite bathroom to rent on weekly or daily basis for those seeking nature and calm.

  • Visited July 2011
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Thank Aussies11
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“Great restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2010

20 years ago Il Capanno was a simple, country trattoria offering typical Umbrian dishes - good value but nothing exceptional. A change of generations brought a change of direction - to move up-market and offer something more ambitious on the menu. It has to be said that for several years ambition outstripped execution but Il Capanno has now found its feet and offers something different in Umbrian cucina - light, imaginative dishes, beautifully cooked - one of the best restaurants in central Umbria and still good value. Ten minutes south of Spoleto just off the Via Flaminia.

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