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“New management- food not as good”

Palazzo Ranucci Restaurant
Ranked #12 of 46 Restaurants in Tuscania
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: Elegance, simplicity, a place of refined good taste, meticulous attention to detail: the Palazzo Ranucci Tuscania reopens its doors in the heart of the country, between the ancient walls of the seventeenth century. The top of the stairs reserve a wonderful terrace, renowned for its breathtaking views, a real unexpected gem that will accompany your tastings. Our chef will select the best products of Italian cuisine traditional cooking of meat and fish, but always respecting the binomial with creativity. The restaurant is open every evening with the exception of Tuesdays.
Reviewed 14 January 2016

Having been here many, many times, we were gutted 3 years ago when the place closed. About 2 years ago it reopened, under new management, a catering company.

If you are going by old guidebooks (like Fred Plotkin's Italy for teh Gourmet Traveller) you should be aware of this change.

Ranucci still has teh best view in town- the terrace is spectacular with fantastic views of the town and countryside. However, that for me is the only reason now to come here. If you can't sit on the terrace (in winter, because it's full) I wouldn't bother, as there is better food, at better prices, in several other places in town.

The last time I was here the dishes were mostly classic- nothing imaginative, and not worth the hefty price tag.

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Reviewed 9 October 2015

We have visited Tuscania twice in the past on our way up to Saturnia from Rome. On those prior visits we very much enjoyed dining at Palazzo Ranucci, a restaurant which local people told us was the best in town. On this last visit we learned that the old restaurant in Palazzo Ranucci closed several years ago, and was reopened last year under new management, a catering company that serves three meals per week. We decided to try it out. The view from the terrace, as always, is spectacular. Service was friendly, but a bit slow. The food, while certainly okay, was not nearly as good as it was in the old restaurant.

Suggestions:

Palazzo Ranucci is located on a side street with rough and uneven cobblestones; be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes.

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Thank dantefortysix
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Reviewed 30 December 2013

My study abroad experience was summed up perfectly by the meal and companions, when we visited this restaurant. We sat on the top terrace and were treated to a perfect May evening. The view from our table was the old ruins and San Pietro in the background. It was as if everything we had come to see and love, was there at dinner with us, to say Good Bye. The final meal was full of the best wine, delicious pasta (ravioli etc), and tira misu that would put anything here in the States to shame. This was a wonderful place for the end of an adventure. I hope to stop in here to experience the friendly - family like - waitstaff and the decadence and perfection of the Italian meal.

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Thank SaSpenSquare
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Reviewed 22 July 2012

Up the stairs from the unassuming entrance lies a large terrace perfect for outdoor dining. From your table you'll be able to see Monte Fiascone, Viterbo and the Ciminis while eating some good local cuisine. One reviewer suggested that they should turn the radio off, and perhaps they listened because the speakers were now streaming bossa nova and easy listening jazz rather than your average Italian radio fare. We were 11 people with 4 fussy kids and some picky adults (not an easy crowd) and we all cleaned our plates. The staff was very attentative to our different needs and tastes. The wine list was adequate for a place like this and the selction of food was well prepared with no surprises good or bad. We will definitely come back the next time we have company in the area.

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Thank Johansoh
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Reviewed 16 July 2012

It's my American's assumption that a reasonably-priced restaurant with a fantastic view will have mediocre food--but that's not a safe assumption in Italy! This place is one we will return to when guests visit, because the menu and the view together will make a memorable experience. Our antipasti were exceptional. There is an inexpensive grill option with many variations to choose from. We'll be back.

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Thank LongTimeTraveler_11
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