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Le Grotte del Funaro

Via Ripa Serancia 41, 05018, Orvieto, Italy
+39 0763 343276
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“pizza” (25 reviews)
“salmon pasta” (4 reviews)
“mixed grill” (6 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
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Via Ripa Serancia 41, 05018, Orvieto, Italy
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Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

Great lunch. I had the pigeon, and grilled veggies, yummy. very good service. Would definitely come back.

Thank uscrn1990
Reviewed 10 June 2018

A lovey restaurant built into the mountain - from street level it's underground, but then you look out of one of the two windows and see the fields below you! Great atmosphere, great food and great service. If I'm in the area again this will...More

Thank Kev69
Reviewed 23 May 2018

The place is very interesting and consistent with the typical volcanic territory of Orvieto, but their cuisine does not excel as well as the courtesy and professionalism of the staff.

Thank Salpas
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Restaurant is handy to the elevator or escalators from the parking lot and having utilized the cavern, is a very interesting and cool place to get away from the heat. We found the food not outstanding for portions,taste or price (not great value). My wife...More

Thank TravellerJJS
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Had a great dinner here. Setting is amazing. It’s in a cave. Great service. Yummy local homemade pasta and local wine.

Thank Randy5060
Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

Awesome experience. A special place away from the tourist path. Creative cooking and funky music ranging from Swing to Aretha. Down the stairs into the cave of the rope maker. I had the cheese cup with garbanzo bean and shredded radicchio, soup of puréed zucchini...More

Thank Stewart008
Reviewed 2 March 2018

Just a short walk from our apartment. A cave style restaurant modeled after some of the caves that exist in Orvieto. Very good food and very good service with some great suggestions when I asked what they would recommend.

Thank 894robertj
Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

A very memorable meal in one of the caves below the town. Great service, amazing food. The salmon pasta and ravioli and tiramisu were fabulous.

Thank spark55
Reviewed 5 January 2018

This is a hard to find full service restaurant down a series of steps into a cave. Good selection of dishes but most of us opted for pizzas. Mine was tomato sauce, mozzarella, and salami. It was tasty and I had it with a draft...More

Thank Zoom_Gotti
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

Mostly indifferent service (Fabrizio was engaging at least) and in 3 months of travel across Italy (and also Budapest, Prague, Vienna and Lucerne) in 17 cities last night’s risotto was by far the most bland and inept. Same for salmon pasta. The pizza looked light...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$34
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Ripa Serancia 41, 05018, Orvieto, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Umbria  >  Province of Terni  >  Orvieto
  • Phone Number: +39 0763 343276
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In the historic center and medieval heart of Orvieto, 10 meters from the elevator to the Campo della Fiera parking lot, there is a cave in the cliff that was carved out by hand. This atmospheric place witnessed the craft of rope making over many centuries. Today this cave is a distinctive and one of a kind restaurant where one can taste traditional flavours made new in unique and harmonious combinations, such as: Truffles, porcini mushrooms, wild game. Or, if you prefer, you can enjoy a variety of seafood, skillfully prepared, or take in the smokey aromas of our pizza baking in wood, brick ovens. We serve the highest quality products and excellent wines from our well, stocked "cantina". The rooms are made up of the original stone walls and vaulted ceilings of the cave and which fancifully meander onto different floors. It's winding, welcoming, rich in charm and history. In addition, we have a summer veranda which offers eating outside where you can enjoy the beauty of the landscape that surrounds the cliff.
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