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“Rare good value Michelin restaurant”

Palazzo Seneca Ristorante Vespasia
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Ranked #1 of 47 Restaurants in Norcia
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$70 - US$130
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

What a lovely dinner! The staff and chef were both very accommodating, creating a delicious vegetarian tasting menu off the cuff. (And Norcia is known for meat, which everyone else seemed to be loving). Cheese, truffle, exceptional spaghetti pomodoro, Castellucio lentil soup, artichokes. And different courses for my wife with an excellent fish. And a wonderful birthday cake. The service was perfect, and watching the other diners enjoy their meals (and their guests) was fun too.

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Reviewed 21 June 2018

This is one of the best restaurants we've eaten in in Italy, and we've eaten in quite a few. The chef, Valentino Palmisano, is extremely creative and technically superb. What is unique is his adding techniques he learned working in China and Japan to Italian cuisine, with excellent results. The service is luxurious and gracious, with very hospitable staff, and the chef makes a point of chatting with the customers. We second a previous commenter's suggestion that this restaurant deserves a second Michelin star.

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Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

This is a one star Michelin restaurant. Booked earlier and found that we were the only people for lunch. Did not go for the tasting menu and went for the ‘best of memories’ which was splendid. They offered a number of free accomplishments which added to the overall brilliant experience. Exceptionally good.

Thank SagarVS
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Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

Booked a table on the fork and was late arriving for lunch. The lady who waited on us was really exceptional and was very polite. The restaurant has a mixed ambiance of old and modern and is pretty intriguing. The food was very eclectic but all dishes made from locally procured ingredients. Ordered only a main dish which was kind of a garden salad on a bed of cereal. Was floored with great starters, lentil soup and dessert as compliments from the kitchen. The tomato sorbet was something to write about. Great food, warm service and good ambiance. Was worth the detour on our way to Spello and the planning on a trip to Italy all the way from India.

Thank vidhusagar
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

We ate here twice. The food is, as you would expect with a Michelin star, extremely good. Although we chose the four course menu, there were in fact many more courses.

I was grateful that the service was "friendly", but not over friendly. Sometimes restaurants try to hard for their star, and the service can get too stiff and formal.

The chef is very proactive in coming round the tables and explaining the food and his ideas on cooking. He has had a very interesting career in Asia before returning home to Italy : if you get the chance ask him about it.. He was happy to give us the recipe for some of his dishes. Norcia is the home to some exceptionally good food, and he therefore has excess to top class ingredients.

The value for money is very good for a Michelin starred restaurant. We enjoyed both meals we had in this restaurant, and would thoroughly recommend it to anyone staying in the area,

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Thank moraira
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