A good restaurant in Orvieto Umbria

May 19, 2014 | Food and wine | 3 comments

It has been years since I visited Orvieto. I even can’t remember when! Ten years ago? I told to myself, one day I’ll go and visit Orvieto. I want to return. Not only to admire the amazing Cathedral but also to have a good lunch and see what else this beautiful place has to offer.


On the internet, I found the restaurant Trattoria del Moro Aronne. They advised to taste the “tartare al tartufo” – steak tartare with truffle and “i nidi di rondine pecorino e miele caldo” – literally swallow nests with melted sheep cheese and honey. The pasta looks like swallow nests indeed, but it is thick pappardelle-like pasta with sheep cheese and honey inside… delicious. It was the first time to eat this pasta dish and I was very curious. The Umbrian cuisine has so much to offer!

First I went to visit the cathedral. I wasn’t the only one….. Sunday is always a busy day to visit places like Orvieto. After making a lot of pictures and a nice walk in the city center, I asked the locals about the restaurant. They kindly showed me the way, as I am used to in Umbria where the locals are usually very helpful and friendly.

Before looking at the menu, I already knew what to eat. I ordered the famous plates advised through the internet, and I asked for a good glass of Orvieto Classico white wine. Great! By the way, I was lucky to have a table. There were so many guests at the restaurant eating. I think a reservation in the summer season is recommended!

Here are some pictures of my lunch in Orvieto… are you feeling hungry yet? I very much enjoyed my lunch in Orvieto. Not expensive at all, and good quality too. The service was outstanding!







  1. Eliza Waters

    I visited Orvieto in 2002 and loved it, perched high above the plain, and as I recall the food was excellent!

    • villainumbria

      Thank you for your comment. Orvieto is indeed a must go when you are in Umbria. Its stunning duomo (cathedral) is one of the best medieval monuments in Italy!

  2. Ishita

    Wish I had known earlier 🙂



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