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“House-made excellence at pre-Euro price level”
Review of Cantina de Norsia

Cantina de Norsia
Ranked #6 of 47 Restaurants in Norcia
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Stopping by Norcia with family amid vacations at lunch time, we decided to get inspired rather than reading reviews. I am glad to therefore write a positive one about this restaurant after having gotten evidence about realiability of our inspiration.
We tested
- excellent soups made of local zero km cereals (we got sampled those made of lentils [famous ones from Castelluccio], wild peas [roveja], spelt, beans)
- outstanding hand made pasta with delicious rustic seasoning (got "strozzapreti" with simple but delicious tomato filet sauce and basil)
- top level hams (including the local Norcia ham, the sole one that can be compared with the best Spanish "cinco jotas" because of organic feed and grassland free wandering of pigs)
- grilled flash of excellent quality and cooked at perfection (our sample included beef, pork, lamb, mutton, wild boar; several flash came from various cuts, including interiors)
- finger licking vegetals, including courgette flowers filled with mozzarella cheese and deep fried in olive oil
We could not try anything else (e.g. desserts) as we were pretty full
Not to be forgotten, local "abbey brewed" beer (Nursia): my Belgian friends will excuse me if I compare it with their Trappiste, won't they? I love Belgian beers and Nursia shouldn't be ashamed to attend a contest wit h them.
Coffee is just OK (but it's hard to satisfy folks from Naples about it .........challenging benchmark .....)
Extremely nice and friendly staff, not the least; recommended for families, too.
Value for money amongst the highest ever (all of the above recited stuff at 55 € for three people .......... it's pre-Euro level).
All in all it's an excellent option for a succulent lunch in Norcia.

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Thank Pietro L
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Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Lovely regional home made food , very cheap. Really friendly staff. Worth a visit for a taste of good homemade Italian cooking. The homemade lemon sorbet is great too!

Thank SarahG1770
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Reviewed 20 August 2016

Very friendly Staff, no added costs like coperto/servizio, prices like in a small town in Eastern Europe, with the best umbrian flavours in high quality - probably the best value for price restaurant I found in Italy. The decor is also pretty.
A wide range of local specialities, starting from assaggio di salumi (2-3 eur), through fantastic pasta (4-5), meat dishes and delicious desserts (fresh fruit, cakes, creams... I ordered assaggio di dolci for 3,80 and got 3 large sleces of pies and a bowl of some chocolate cream!!). Dishes big enough for two, so don't order too much!
We liked it so much we ate here for lunch and dinner.

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Thank Anna S
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Reviewed 8 August 2016

they are always very busy in summer, food is good (meat, cheese and soups in particular). Service is not the best since very few waiters are available and it gets very caotic. Not the place to be if you wanna relax, but the best place to eat well for low budget.

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Thank Man G
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Reviewed 4 August 2016

I recommend this place. Go for the local pasta dishes! We did not try the pizzas. The wine is cheap, but not bad.
Very enjoyable. Seems to be frequented by a lot of locals too, always a good sign.
This is the kind of restaurant that reminds you why you're in Italy in the first place!

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Thank kuhander
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