We stayed in Umbria for 2 weeks, the first in Spoleto and the second near Montegabbione, but in a very rural setting. We had to travel a bit to get to any restaurants along the legendary 'White Roads' and found the surrounding area not the best for restaurants as such. We didnt know the area and appreciate that we were not near a larger 'touristy' town, the likes of Todi/Siena/Volterra etc. This was down to us. So we had to hunt out restaurants and places to eat a bit, scrolling through the various restaurants on Trip Advisor and the like, filtering out the restaurants that we wanted to go to that we would enjoy and find what we thought to be good.
We found a couple of nice pizza places, to be reviewed if I have time, but though we would try Agritourism - we had a shocker at the first place we tried. Lovely place, average food and the only people in the whole place. But never the less, we thought we would try again and the reviews indicated that Gattogiallo would be worth the try. We were not disappointed. All the food was phenomenal, the wine lovely and the chef popped out and checked on his tables as well as greeting us with a handshake. Selling his own meat or locally sourced, local wines and homemade pasta, it perfectly summed up what I would expect from such a place. Its not cheap, but it is worth the money. We spent €120 for two adults and two children for a shared starter, a kilo of T-Bone between us and a main course for each child, and a bottle of wine. Glass of bubbles on arrival and cracking bread provided gratis.
Views lovely, staff lovely, wine lovely, meat lovely - my wife's favourite meal of the holiday - high praise indeed.
You must visit and eat here.