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“Wonderful restaurant”

La Forchetta Bistrot
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$45 - US$114
Description: Culinary excellence combined with art and culture. By "excellence" in the kitchen we mean: the choice of raw materials, a purely seasonal menu, constant variability of the winery's menu and distillates of the highest level and a brigade of professionals to amalgamate these components. Chef Luca Meoni (very young but already with prestigious experiences in multi-starred restaurants) and the Maitre-Sommelier Alessandra Surdo trained at the renowned ALMA Mastro Gualtiero Marchesi school. The union with "Art and Culture" is because our small but cozy bistro space will give space and life to different initiatives: exhibition of works of art, theater, cabaret, music and literary meetings. We will also give life, on a reserved space that we have called "Le table unique", to theme dinners for only 6/8 guests, opportunity to review a book or a movie. The beautiful outdoor garden will then be in spring - summer available for concerts and fashion shows.
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Description: Culinary excellence combined with art and culture. By "excellence" in the kitchen we mean: the choice of raw materials, a purely seasonal menu, constant variability of the winery's menu and distillates of the highest level and a brigade of professionals to amalgamate these components. Chef Luca Meoni (very young but already with prestigious experiences in multi-starred restaurants) and the Maitre-Sommelier Alessandra Surdo trained at the renowned ALMA Mastro Gualtiero Marchesi school. The union with "Art and Culture" is because our small but cozy bistro space will give space and life to different initiatives: exhibition of works of art, theater, cabaret, music and literary meetings. We will also give life, on a reserved space that we have called "Le table unique", to theme dinners for only 6/8 guests, opportunity to review a book or a movie. The beautiful outdoor garden will then be in spring - summer available for concerts and fashion shows.
Reviewed 13 September 2018

The food is very special and tasteful,the hospitality exceptional,the place is very nice.the 2 women who runs the place explain every dish.we great seafood dishes,unique to the area.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 2 June 2018

There are many fine restaurants in and around Perugia, but this restaurant is something very special. Our evening began with a warm welcome from owner/Maitre d' Domenico Surdo. Having lived part-time in Perugia for the last 10 years, we are quite familiar with many of the good restaurants in the region and I must say that the cuisine in this restaurant is truly unique, extremely creative and outstanding. If I were to try to put a name to it, I might call it contemporary or noveau Sicilian (no, it is not what your Sicilian grandmother made for Sunday dinner). Strongly influenced by the Sicilian origins of the owner and staff, the cuisine creatively uses fish and seafood in many of its offerings. We started with antipasti of tartare of tuna and a basil-based soup with pieces of cuttlefish, both absolutely delicious. For our main courses we selected monk fish (Coda di Rospo) with a light ginger sauce and a sword fish strudel, both presented beautifully and were delicious as well. I asked Domenico to recommend a wine and he suggested a Ribolla Gialla which was excellent, one of the best I'd ever tasted. For dessert I chose the traditional Sicilian granita and brioche while my wife indulged herself in an interesting chocolate creation. The service through was excellent, creating a warm and friendly atmosphere and an unforgettable dining experience. In addition, the cost of our meal, including wine, was very reasonable as well. We will certainly be returning here to sample more of the restaurant's very interesting menu.

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed 7 April 2018

It is hard to describe properly such an excellent experience for our family of 4. We went to celebrate our mother's 80th birthday, feeling anxious, as she is hard to please when it comes to food.From the very first warm welcome to an even warmer farewell, we were treated to great service, inventive and great tasting dishes, with full explainations from the chef and sous chef/pastry chef on our meal choices. The first and second courses are small sizes, meant for tasting and boy did they taste good. The main meal is a good portion and all of our mains were truly enjoyable. When it came to dessert, unusual and inspired presentations by the pastry chef made for a great end to our meal. Our compliments again to the Team at La Forchetta for giving us such a lovley memory to take back to Canada.

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed 7 February 2018

We heard about this restaurant from our Italian teacher. It was a fabulous find! We really enjoyed everything about this restaurant. The food is inventive, but keeps to the heart of Italian cuisine -- ingredients that are fresh and local. The salad (pinsimonio moderno) was a masterful presentation and very refreshing. The Tortino di Cardi was a modern interpretation of a classic. My partner ate the Tortino Patate and it was sublime. I had the Carbonara di Gamberi -- again, a fresh take on a classic. We enjoyed the meal with a local Montefalco Rosso. The service was fantastic from start to finish - very welcoming, very knowledgeable, attentive. A great experience. They have a side patio/terrace that we look forward to enjoying when the weather warms up. If you are in the area, do not miss the opportunity to try this restaurant! Bravo!

Date of visit: January 2018
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

We ate lunch at this small restaurant which is located in the industrial area around Perugia in Ponte San Giovanni. Don't be fooled though by the industrial zone. This restaurant is an oasis of nouveau Italian food. They do not serve typical Umbria food at this restaurant which is quite refreshing.

The owner of the restaurant grew up in Sicily and spent some time in Florence before starting this restaurant.

La Forchetta has a large wine list and there is outside seating as well.

We will come back again in the spring to sit outside. Our service was impeccable. I highly recommend this restaurant. The owner speaks several languages as well.

Date of visit: January 2018
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