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“A great food experience with some of the best service going”

Ristorante Apollinare
Ranked #3 of 172 Restaurants in Spoleto
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$44 - US$76
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
605 reviews
394 restaurant reviews
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“A great food experience with some of the best service going”
Reviewed 18 July 2014

This is a highly recommended restaurant just off the main square in Spoletto
We were seated outside the main restaurant building in a big marquee, it was a bit blustery and got a bit cool but it was enjoyable. Our tale was at the end of the marque and on the wall above us they were projecting silent films - Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton - we all enjoyed it and reminisced about the films to the kids who have never seen them before
The maitre d' was an elderly gentleman who was gracious and beautifully turned out and was able to explain the menu in perfect English - the whole evening the service was smooth and amusing
It gave the whole evening quite a magical feel
The food was very good to, we had mixed starters of cheeses and salamis/ hams which were very good
My main of beef carved in into a fan was excellent just medium rare with a slight salt and rosemary crust.
One of companions had pasta with truffles and declared the best they had had, another had the pork with the pear which was also found to be excellent
The desserts included creme brulee of 2 sorts one with coffee and cardamom and the other with liquorice. Both were excellent - I really enjoyed the unusual taste of the liquorice
This restaurant is a must if you are visiting Spoletto

  • Visited July 2014
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Dragoer, Denmark
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“best lunch I ever had i Italy”
Reviewed 18 July 2014 via mobile

Unfortunately 5 stars is maximum. I would love to give 6 stars. The sicilian chef Michele and his wife just have a marvelous place in Spoleto. The food is unbelievable, and you find no mistakes. Together with the proud and top professional waiter and truflehunter, Rolando, the visit there is an experience from another planet. We had a fantastisk mushed potato with a lot of trufles, strangozzi, gnochi with safran and truffles, gnocchi

Visited July 2014
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Sydney, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
81 reviews
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“Fantastic meal”
Reviewed 9 July 2014

This restaurant was recommended by the owners of our B&B. It was one of the best meals we had during our 2 wks in Umbria.
Our Italian is not great & we were struggling with the menu so took the " 3 surprises" option. It was excellent. Service was great . Would recommend & return.

  • Visited July 2014
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Witney
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65 reviews
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“A lovely meal”
Reviewed 1 July 2014

A popular restaurant with well cooked food and a good wine list. And what a treat to have summer truffle grated onto your food by the man whose dog found the truffle! If you like creme brulee, then their version is fun, although the sugar hadn't properly melted/caramelised on ours by the time the flames died down - keep eyebrows away!

  • Visited June 2014
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
457 reviews
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“Wonderful Ristorante!”
Reviewed 10 June 2014 via mobile

We were recommended to visit this Ristorante in Spoleto by our apartment owner, and it was just wonderful!
We took the recommended dishes and were blown away by the taste and presentation!
Absolutely superb food and the recommended wine was one of the best Sagrantinos we'd tasted!
Service was great from start to finish and the chef came out to ensure all his clients were satisfied during the meal!
Certainly cannot fault the Ristorante Apollinare on any count and give it the highest recommendation!
If you're visiting this beautiful Umbrian town, you have to visit this wonderful ristorante - it's a must visit!

Visited May 2014
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