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Todi: Ristorante La Mulinella

Ponte Naia, 29 , Phone: 075.8944779

Closing day: Tuesday

Reviewed by: jgk from FL, review #955

When: 2004

Worthy of all the guide book recommendations. This place is homey and delicious!

Directions: South of Todi, follow the brown signs

What a wonderful dinner we had a La Mulinella. Although there were lots of European tourists there, we seemed to be the only Americans.

The food was absolutely first rate. I ordered grilled chicked breast and a mixed contorni. The chicked was done perfectly, juicy and a little bit herb-y. The mixed veggie plate was a real delight; including 2 kinds of potatoes, peppers, zucchini and fava beans cooked with cherry tomatoes. We also tasted the gnocchi with goose sauce--rich, dark red and delicious, the turkey stuffed with grapes--not a personal favorite but good, and my daughter's stand-by gnocchi pomodoro--great!

Loved the ambience and the service, too. Take your camera when you go for the outstanding views of Todi from the valley.

Reviewed by: Amy from MA (moderator), review #531

When: 2003

Excellent regional food, pleasant service. Nice outdoor dining area under the trees, simple interior space. Moderate prices.

Directions: The restaurant is down the hill from Todi, in Ponte Naia, next to the stadium.

We had an excellent lunch here. There's a nice menu, but talk to the waiter about what else they have and what he recommends that day. The outdoor dining area was nice and cool, and we shared the space with a large table of an extended Italian family celebrating a matriarch's birthday. Local businessmen seem to frequent the restaurant, with long discussions with the waiter about what to order. We shared some lovely light gnocchi, perfect fried fiori, a stew of lamb so good that we had to fight my husband to get tastes, delicious pastas for the kids, and a crispy little roasted pigeon. Even some mixed vegetables were wonderful-- each tasting of freshness and careful cooking. I've never seen my son eat cooked carrots with such delight, even after it shared a plate with eggplant. We thought this was better food and a more pleasant overall experience than we had at the Umbria. No view, sadly.

Reviewed by: Edna from NY, review #281

When: 2002

The food was tasty but we did not like the atmosphere. It was like a cafeteria in that it was lit with florescent lighting.

Directions: Just outside Todi.

Everything on the menu is homemade and based on seasonal ingredients. The food was tasty but we did not like the atmosphere. It was like a cafeteria in that it was lit with florescent lighting. I know - you can't eat atmosphere!

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