Osteria Piazzetta dell’Erba
The peaceful atmosphere at Osteria Piazzetta dell’Erba, matches that of Assisi in general. While fresh Italian ingredients are used, this is not your typical trattoria. Chef Matteo Bini puts a modern spin on the traditional Italian kitchen. Also, the location is superb, it’s just a few steps away from Assisi’s main square, Piazza del Comune.
Address & telephone number: Via San Gabriele dell’Addolorata 15/A, Assisi, Italy, +39 07 5815352
Hosteria Nova Baccanale Cafè
Make your way to the upper part of town to find this hidden gem. By the time you’ve made it all the way up the hill to nearby Piazza Matteotti, you’ll have earned a delicious meal at Hosteria Nova Baccanale Cafè. You’ll find an extensive selection of local wines, meats and cheeses in this family-run spot. Baccanale has frequent cultural entertainment as well, from live music to informative programs on the history of Assisi.
Address & telephone number: Via del Comune Vecchio 2, Assisi, Italy, +39 07 5812327
La Locanda del Cardinale
A dining experience at La Locanda del Cardinale is unlike any other. Here, you’ll enjoy a meal among Roman ruins more than 2,000 years old. The modern décor, glass floors and large crystal chandeliers mesh well with the ancient relics located just below patrons’ feet. Wine-lovers won’t be disappointed either, as the restaurant’s cellar has more than 1,000 different bottles to choose from.
Address & telephone number: Piazza del Vescovado 8, Assisi, Italy, +39 07 5815245
Bar Ristorante Metastasio
The view of the Umbrian countryside from Bar Ristorante Metastasio is spectacular, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better one in all of Assisi. In the evening, grab a seat on the terrace to watch the sunset and enjoy typical food from the region, such as the wild boar stew. Don’t forget to call ahead and make a reservation well in advance, especially if you want to sit al fresco!
Address & telephone number: Via Metastasio 9, Assisi, Italy, +39 07 5816525
Taverna dei Consoli
Located in one of the most beautiful buildings in the historic center of Assisi, Taverna dei Consoli has been in business since 1936. The views of Piazza Comune from the terrace offer some of the best people watching in town. The restaurant specializes in dishes made with ingredients from Umbria, such as flavorful truffles, porcini mushrooms, and lamb.
Address & telephone number: Vicolo della Fortezza 1, Assisi, Italy, +39 075 812516
Trattoria Pallotta is another restaurant where guests can sample the local Umbrian cuisine. To find it, walk under the arch called Volta Pinta in Piazza del Comune, known for its 16th century frescos painted by Raffaellino Del Colle, a student of Renaissance master Raphael. Start your meal with bean soup or a plate of black olive pesto strangozzi, a typical Umbrian pasta. Then move onto a second course of rabbit or, if you are feeling adventurous, the local delicacy: pigeon. Don’t forget to save room for cake!
Address & telephone number: Vicolo Della Volta Pinta 3, Assisi, Italy, +39 075 812649
Pizzeria da Andrea
If you are craving a quick slice of pizza as you tour the quaint streets of Assisi then make a pit stop at Pizzeria da Andrea to pick up a thin and crispy slice to go. Or you can try the Umbrian favorite torta al testo, a flat bread sandwich usually filled with goodies like prosciutto, sausage, mozzarella and vegetables. It’s the perfect option for a reasonably priced yet satisfying lunch.
Address & telephone number: Via S. Rufino 26, Assisi, Italy, +39 075 815325
Eat Out Osteria Gourmet
Connected to the five star hotel Nun Assisi Relais & Spa Museum is Eat Out Osteria Gourmet. Don’t let the name fool you, this is no place to order takeout. Eat Out is a top-quality restaurant that features stylish décor and panoramic vistas of the city below. Everything is freshly made and sourced from local producers. Ask your server for wine pairing suggestions.
Address & telephone number: Via Eremo Delle Carceri 1A, Assisi, Italy
Locanda del Podestà
A short walk up the hill from the Basilica of Saint Francis is where you’ll find this tiny hole-in-the-wall restaurant. With its low-vaulted ceilings and stone walls, Locanda del Podestà has plenty of charm. It’s another great spot to try all the Umbrian classics too, because the dishes here are simple yet full of flavor. Try the homemade gnocchi with gorgonzola.
Address & telephone number: Via San Giacomo 6, Assisi, Italy, +39 075 816553
Le Mandrie di San Paolo
Located a short distance from the historic center of Assisi, Le Mandrie di San Paolo is housed in a renovated cottage built in the 11th century. This agriturismo project produces its own organic olive oil thanks to the olive trees that are part of the property. At the restaurant, the oil serves as the culinary base of the regionally inspired cuisine. In short, Le Mandrie is a great place to appreciate all that the Umbrian landscape has to offer.
Address & telephone number: Via Fonte l’Abate, Assisi, Italy, +39 075 8064070