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Assisi: Pallotta Trattoria

Phone: 075.812.649


Reviewed by: Maxkol from USA, review #2526

When: 2007

Too Little, Too Late!

I'd never return to this restaurant: terribly slow service, rude wait staff, missed food and missed champagne with no effort to make it right. They're the worst we've ever encountered in Italy.

The food 18 at the cheapest tourist menu -- nothing really extremely tasty, came out so slowly from the kitchen that our party of 6 couldn't even really eat together. Salads without oil and vinegar, and a brusque comment when we finally pried it out of the waitress, one entree mixup with no effort made to be flexible -- ugh! Our reservation was for 7:30 -- didn't head back to our hotel until going on 11. Some places you'd want to stay that long. We couldn't wait to leave this one!

Take my advice -- pass it by!


Reviewed by: sophia1 from US, review #2515

When: 2007

Pleasant trattoria off the main square in Assisi.

Directions: Just off the main square, near the entrance to the city hall. Can see the sign from the passageway.

We had a lovely dinner here for 6 for 106. This included 3 or 4 appetizers, 5 pastas, 3 meat dishes, wine and water bottles. I had a lovely panzanella salad (special) and my husband had a delicious bowl of bean soup. The kids both had veal cutlets, my husband and I shared a veal special. Everything was very good. I would recommend reservations unless you get there early. The restaurant filled up quickly. Service was very friendly.


Reviewed by: jgk from FL, review #956

When: 2004

Very nice fresh tasting food in a lovely, air conditioned place with pretty views.

Trattoria Pallotta is listed in the Eye Witness guidebook and in Osterie d'Italia with good reason. The food was very good and the quiet calm atmosphere is a welcome respite from the intensity of sensory stimulation in Assisi.

We tried the house special strognozzi with black olive pesto and the tartufo as well--preferred the tartufo, but who wouldn't? My daughter had beautiful homemade ravioli with a light tomato sauce and my son had lasagna which he said was a bit too rich for him. We loved our lunch here overall and would go back.


Reviewed by: Liz from Canada (moderator), review #595

When: 2003

Good lasagna (but I've had better).

Directions: Just off the main piazza, by the soccer jersey shop

This place came recommended out of The Rough Guide so we thought we'd give it a try. It seems to be a favorite as it did fill up rather quickly once the doors opened at 12:30 for lunch, but I really didn't think that it was anything to scream about at all. Don't get me wrong, while everything was fine it just that - nothing more. Service was good and it did have a good vibe,though. Lunch for 4 with wine 60 Euro.

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