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“A restaurant atop a Roman house WOW”

La Locanda del Cardinale
Ranked #7 of 245 Restaurants in Assisi
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$47 - US$94
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

This restaurant would be worthwhile only for the food which is excellent. In addition they are located on top of the Roman house. They discovered the Roman ruins after doing a renovation of the floor and building a new wine cellar. The restaurant walls are medieval and they have glass floor so you can see The Roman house below. The place is simply amazing and the service excellent.

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Reviewed 26 July 2016

We received a tip from a couple that we just happened to meet while we were in Rome. We are so glad that we listened to their advice. We went on a weekday and we didn't have reservations so we decided to go as early as possible to see if we could get a table. We were quite surprised that the place was almost empty. There was a small group that was seated in the other room but other than that we had the place to ourselves. The food was fantastic and quite affordable (5 course meal for $40) and the chef even came out and visited with us at the table. We are from the Chicagoland area and he explained to us that he used to be the head chef at a very prominent restaurant in the loop but then was forced to leave when his visa expired. This would have been a $150 dinner had it been in Chicago. We had a fabulously intimate and romantic dinner here. We will make it a point to come here again the next time we are in Assisi.

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1  Thank Kevin N
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Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

Excellent evening meal in unique surroundings.
Very helpful and attentive staff who happily provided an menu translated to English.
Would highly recommend during any trip to Assisi. In fact, don't miss it!

1  Thank Jean R
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Reviewed 27 June 2016

We had a lovely dinner in this contemporary dining room set on top of a 1st C. Roman ruin in the cardinals palace. You literally sit on a glass floor affording you views of an ancient ruin. In addition the food is very good contemporary Italian cuisine. We had the tasting menu, pigeon pate, truffle gnocchi, Umbrian Pork and chocolate lava cake. Delicious and affordable.
Great wine suggestions and friendly helpful service. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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1  Thank SarahHC2013
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Reviewed 18 May 2016

The restaurant is situated on the ground floor of a former cardinals palace and has been imaginatively and beautifully restored. You enter and walk onto a glass floor that reveals Roman walls and floors whilst above you beautiful modern lighting. The staff are friendly and welcoming and the choice of food was excellent and could not be faulted. The tap (facet) in the toilets is worth a mention since it appears to just be a pipe poking to from the wall. To operated it is amusing and you will have to find out for yourself how this works. A place to recommend for a special meal or for the last evening of a visit to Assisi.

1  Thank Skippy50
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