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“An absolut gem”

Osteria Piazzetta dell'Erba
Ranked #4 of 252 Restaurants in Assisi
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$17 - US$51
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

When you enter this restaurant you'd think it's a regular one with nothing special to it, but right away, when you read your menu, you understand you're in for a treat.
The staff is friendly, the menu is clear and short.
To start, me and my boyfriend took two antipasti, a tartare with truffle "caviar" and smoked salmon served with burrata and strawberries, they served us two big portion, well presented, delicious and stunning.
We decided to share the tuna with quinoa, coconut yogurt and wasabi sauce and they brought us to plates that you could have mistaken for two big portions, but it was only one!
The tuna was slightly cooked and covered with sesame seeds, the pairing with coconut was spot on, but the wasabi wasn't the real thing since it was a green sauce tasting like peas. That aside, everything was perfect, for dessert we had a licorice semifreddo with grapefruit reduction and a meringue: an odd match, but it worked.
The presentation of every plate was crafted and pleasant to look at.
The wine, a grechetto, was good too.
Don't miss this place if you're going to Assisi, it's not that expensive too.

Thank Samantha L
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

An unassumming eatery, tucked down one of the many alley ways of Assisi. This stunningly beautiful restaurant took our breath away. Sumptuous crab cakes, followed by duck in a sauce that melted in your mouth. It was a shame we didn't have any capacity for a desert as they looked stunning. A little pricey but for a wonderful treat... spoil yourselves

Thank Nicola D
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Reviewed 29 July 2017

In an unassuming location on a back street off the Piazza del Comune this little restaurant pack a punch. Delicious risotto (tartufo, burrata and courgette) and basil pastart in a wonderfully smoked pancetta and tomato sauce. Great lunch. Service slightly haphazard but it was a very hot day!!

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Thank MPL1
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Reviewed 28 July 2017

It was a very hot day, but in the evening it had started to cool down. Unfortunately we could not get a table outside. We had grilled octopus (Best I had tried in my lifetime!) and pasta with eggplant. Both delicious. Good service.

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Thank ryokogasuki
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Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

If you plan to visit Assisi, book a lunch time to visit Osteria dell'Erba - you will enjoy great food and wine for a very reasonable price.
Outside sitting is nice, but if a day is hot you can take a table inside.
We were offered a compliment from a chef - bread with a slice of salami- nice touch while you're waiting for a lunch
Olive oil with bread is delicious- accompanied with a glass of a local Chardonnay - mind blowing )
We had crab cakes, eggplants for a starter and an octopus as a main dish.
Crab cake comes with an apple lemonade - unusual and just great.
Eggplant with cheese and crispy cover was nice, tender and light
Octopus was the top, tender, fresh, tasty.
So, everything is perfect. Lunch is an enjoyment
Very recommended place to spend hot midday in Umbria

Thank akomkov
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