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“Interesting place for a decent meal”

Le Grotte del Funaro
Ranked #18 of 176 Restaurants in Orvieto
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$21 - US$36
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: 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.
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Beautiful setting in one of the more interesting parts of the city. Food was very good (try the Tomball Farro or risotto), service was very good.

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Reviewed 3 August 2017

Maybe the most atmospheric restaurant we've ever dined at! Built into one of the over 1000 tufa caves in Orvieto, it is truly an underground restaurant. You need a reservation for this place, even though it is a fairly long walk from the duomo area. For our antipasto we ordered a fava bean mousse with slices of peppers and slivers of ginger on top (excellent). We split a primo piatto of salmon pasta. Being from the Pacific NW we were a little wary of salmon brought in to this region, but it was very good. We also spit a secondo piatto of cinguale in a balsamic sauce. This was accompanied with a bottle of Orvieto Classico that the waiter recommended (excellent). The entire meal was a nice bargain at only 55 euro. Our waiter was outstanding. The next day someone asked me where a good place to eat was. I recommended this place. When we ran into this same person days later in Rome, they told us was a fantastic meal and experience they had here, and thanked us. I'd like to say "Grazie mille Le Grotte del Funaro"!

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Thank Ray B
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Funaro, Proprietario at Le Grotte del Funaro, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

thank you so much for the beautifull words!
hope to have you our guest again :)

Andrea.

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Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

If you want to eat inside a cave - this is the place , if you are going for the food , eat elsewhere. The atmosphere was really cool and the house wine was also very good. The prices are reasonable as well but everyone in there was American and the food was fine but not great. I prefer the places that cater to locals where the food and not the interior is the star. It was however a unique place that you don't get to eat in everyday.

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Reviewed 25 June 2017

This is a wonderful, unique restaurant. You go down a long flight of stairs into a cavern with window overlooking the valley below. (There might be an elevator, I did not look for one)The food is very good and the service is excellent!

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Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Delicious fire roasted suckling pig. The menu also included many other interesting options. Great ambience, situated in one of Orvieto's underground caves.

Thank Sigbjørn H
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