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Palazzo Seneca Ristorante Vespasia

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Via Cesare Battisti 12, 06046, Norcia, Italy
+39 0743 817434
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 1 November 2016

Simply outstanding service and food. In my opinion they seriously deserve a second star by the Michelin guide.

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7 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 7 October 2016

Everything you would expect of a Michelin starred restaurant. Elegant food with a strong regional focus including trout from the local river, truffles from the hills and the famous local ham and pork. A superb wine list, all at sensible mark-ups.

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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Good food, but I'm not sure the basic courses were in a different league to other good but more simple places to eat. As in many 'white tablecloth' places it was all very nicely done, but quite honestly there were too many little 'amuse bouche' - quite fun, pretty to look at, but not that interesting actually. Its really just... More 

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126 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

We stumbled across this place whilst sightseeing in Norcia. We managed to get a booking the same day which I'm sure wouldn't have been the case earlier in the summer. It seems that most tourists are staying away from Umbria sadly due to the recent earthquake which is not necessary since Norcia and the surrounding area are stunning and need... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

The food at Vespasia is amongst the very best I've eaten anywhere in the world. The menu choices are fantastic but equally wonderful are the chef's delights which just keep n appearing between your ordered dishes. The staff were attentive and helpful and the wine list exhaustive. Can't wait to go back!

Thank Mark D
Oslo, Oslo, Norway
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Superb. The best ever one star restaurant I've visited. We had dinner twice. The next star is coming to you, Emanule Mazzella.

Thank Kare49
Cleveland, Oh
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1,413 reviews
576 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 512 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2016

This restaurant is as good as they come, in Italy and possibly everywhere. Located in a old palace and part of an equally good hotel, it deservingly received recently a Michelin star. Unlikely similar places where you have to book well in advance, are crowded and hurried, this is an oasis of serenity and we had an absolutely perfect dinner... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016

As part of a small cooking and touring group, we went to Norcia and had a wonderful lunch here. The food was excellent and the hotel is fabulous. Norcia should be on your list to visit with its shops, restaurants and culture.

Thank PatHeinrich
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2016

From the moment we arrived, we were served beautiful "amuse" from the chef. Absolutely delicious cuisine and well priced wines in a beautiful setting!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2016

The restaurant has class about it and is an oasis in a walled town popular with tourists. The staff are welcoming and helpful. We went as part of a group with the price included in our holiday and had a very good meal. However My but is that it is questionable that it is truly Michelin star quality. I am... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Cesare Battisti 12, 06046, Norcia, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Umbria  >  Province of Perugia  >  Norcia
  • Phone Number: +39 0743 817434
  • This restaurant is at Palazzo Seneca

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?