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Todi: Antica Hostaria de La Valle

Via Augusto Ciuffelli 19 , Phone: 075.8944848

Reviewed by: bettini from CA, review #3770

When: 2011


Truth be told, eating here was the primary reason we stopped at Todi on our way from Orvieto to Spello. I had heard such good things about this place I knew we'd have to stop. A word or two of caution: Come hungry as the courses are large. We ordered three courses each and for the first time since I've known him M could not finish what was on his plate. Don't be in a hurry either. We needed to be in Spello by 4 pm so we had to sort of rush out on the secondo course.

We started by sharing an antipasto platter that was a work of art. Little bread sticks stuck out of a pot of melted cheese in the center. That was surrounded by an amazing selection of bruschetta, meats, cheeses and fruit and the most amazing olives in the world. Primo for me was ravioli filled with ricotta served in a truffle cream sauce. This was one of the best dishes I have ever had...anywhere. M's primo was strangozzi with truffles. Amazing. It was more refined and the flavors a bit more subtle than the truffle dish the day before at La Palomba. Secondo for me was pig filets in a gorgonzola cream sauce. What was I thinking? Two cream sauces? M had a veal filet sliced thinly in a juniper berry sauce that was unreal. We were full, full, full.

This is a restaurant not to miss. No wine, but two bottles of fizzy water: around 65 euros.

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