The opening a couple years ago of Osteria Dello Sportello in nearby Casteldilago was a welcome addition to dining in and around our town of Arrone and the nearby Cascata delle Marmore. It's beautiful stone stairwell lead upwards to tables tucked initimatly into landings as you climb and beyond, into softly lit rooms suitable for all sizes of parties. The ambience alone gives this place a 10!
Add to its beauty, the quintessentially prepared Umbrian cuisine you will enjoy and you have an osteria experience not to be missed!
So many fantastic dishes to recommend but quite frankly I rarely need to go past the enormous, multi-plated antipasto they serve at dello Sportello... it is amazing! Platters of salumi and cheeses are teamed with a grated potato hash brown and soft scrambled egg top with truffle and then followed by a warm fava puree also topped with heaping portions of truffle. Barlotti beans in a delicate sauce, a very tasty farro salad, bruschetta with sweet & juicy tomatoes and more toasted bread simply drizzled with a fragrant green olive oil... the combination is all that is needed for a divinely heady meal. Well there is wine necessary, but their list is awesome so no worries there!
The staff is delightful and warmly attentive though you will never at all feel rushed. Parking is a little sketchy... be advised you should park on the level below the restaurant and walk up the hill as there is no way to turn anything larger than a smart car at the top. LOL. Just park below and take in the fresh mountain air as you make your way to deliciousness!
Osteria dello Sportello needs to make your list for dining in and around Terni and southern Umbria!