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“The best meal ever!”

Ristorante Porta Venere
Ranked #6 of 44 Restaurants in Spello
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Good for: View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“The best meal ever!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2014

We had a wonderful meal here sitting on their terrace under the Umbrian sun. The waiters were attentive and nothing forgotten. The aubergine starter was wonderful, the salami and cheese plentiful. All our meat dishes were tender, beautifully cooked and presented. We enjoyed the montefalco rosso wine which was recommended by the waiter. This meal was a brilliant end to a wonderful time spent in Spello. Well done Porta Venere.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Sophie T
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hartford, connecticut
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“You Will Want to Return!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2013

The last week of our month long vacation was in Spello. We had many good restaurants to which to compare Porta Venere. But this was definately one of the culinary highlights of our trip. Our group, eights friends and family, ate outside at the restaurant our first night in Spello. We watched the sun set on their really beautiful terrace. The waiters were attentive and so helpful as we worked our way though the menu. (One of the waiters spoke english. ) There are choices on the menu for the those who want to try something special - rabbit - and what sounds like the usual - Lasagna - but the way the usual is prepared, is very special. One of us is vegan and usually he has to settle for the same grilled vegetables each night. But they had several beautifully prepared dishes for him. A few nights later when we were deciding where to eat out, everyone wanted to return to Porto Venere. Some of us ordered the same sihed - we had enjoyed them so much! This time they gave us our own room and we found ourselves lingering over dinner and really enjoying relaxing and talking abotu our trip. Again the service was excellent; the wine list is great and affordable.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank diane071
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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343 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Highly recommended”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2013

We ended here for lunch because the place that had been recommended was closed for lunch and locals that we're standing by recommended this restaurant. This was the best meal we had in our entire trip. Everything was excellent. On my way out I walked past the kitchen and congratulated the chefs for an excellent meal and asked then whether they were French. They laughed and said they were from Northern Italy.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Jarb46
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New York City, New York
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“NOT RECOMMENDED!!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2013

A typical place to catch tourists attention, so just to avoid it.
There is so much more of authentic in this small but beautiful town located in Umbria. Just look for something else in the heart center where italians are used to eat.
The staff don't speak English. NO GOOD!!

  • Visited August 2012
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2 Thank lara m
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Cork City
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“High quality food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2012

This restaurant was offering a very good quality food and wine list. The service was perfect and the staff very friendly!
Due to the potential rain, we enjoyed the view of the terrace only for coffee but it worthed it!

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank Claire E
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