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Il Vecchio Opificio

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Via Centrale Umbra 50, 06038 Spello, Italy
+39 0742 651780
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:00
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Tue - Sun 12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:00
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Wellington, New Zealand
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33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

This restaurant is just outside the main gate to the old town. Our evening meal was a grilled pork and a pasta with a salad plate. Pasta was freshly made. Both plates were fresh, nicely cooked and tasty. There seemed to be a number of local people there which is usually a good sign. Is closed on one week night,... More 

Thank colbar2014
Clinton, New York
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2016

My husband and I were driving back to Perugia and stopped in Spello for a late lunch on a Sunday afternoon. We both ordered the special - pasta with asparagus...perfetto! The owners were delightful and all in all it was a wonderful meal that we have continued to talk about.

Thank jchizzon
Brisbane, Australia
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

On our stroll around Spello we met a lovely local couple Who suggested we check out his nephews restaurant. So glad we followed their recommendation! The gnocchi with the red wine sauce, a must try. Had the pannacotta for desert and their local wine. Lovely experience with a kind waitress!!!

Thank Bec98
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2015 via mobile

This place, just outside the town walls, is locaties near a roundabout so the terrace outside is a bit noisy (but still okay). Food is nice, especially the pizza's. The service however was a bit weird, dishes order did not come out of the kitchen at the same time. My wife's pizza came out 10 minutes later than mine. This... More 

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39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2015 via mobile

Our Italian is limited to about 20 words and the waitress could not speak any English. However, she was friendly and patient and we ended up having a meal that our kids absolutely loved and we also really enjoyed. The antipasti was delicious, the pasta dishes great and the main meat dishes nicely cooked and well seasoned. My son was... More 

1 Thank MichaelTasman
Melbourne, Australia
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198 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2013

On our last night in Spello we decided to try this little Osteria just outside the old walls. A strange location, perhaps, but an excellent choice. All our meals were absolutely delicious and featured local produce simply prepared and served straight from the kitchen by friendly staff. Being a non-meat eater, I was concerned that there would not be much... More 

Thank Hatfia
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309 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2013

We found this restaurant pizzeria immediately as located right at one of the entrances to Spello. Being summer we ate outside where there is sufficient space to enjoy a comfortable dinner. We all had pizza which were excellent with some interesting combinations. Staff was very efficient and friendly. Good value for money.

Thank Danny M
Los Angeles, California
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83 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2013 via mobile

Each time we go to the IL Vecchio Opificio Osteria we chastise ourselves for not going more often. The menu provides an excellent variety of local specials and the food is prepared and served by three generations of the family women. The carbonara with pancetta, in my wife's words, is to die for and I would have to agree. The... More 

Thank Drfrew
Jerusalem, Israel
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2013

Went there with kids and grandparents, and everyone had a smashing time: the host is charming and personal, the pasta dishes exquisite (their tartufo dish a must!), and their pizzas delicious. There's ample parking in the back and a surprisingly robust wine and beer menu, too.

Thank Adam K
Seattle, Washington
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2012

Went here when our first choice was full. It's just outside the main (south) gate of Spello. It looked like a casual family place and that's exactly what it was. We were certainly the only non-Italians in the place and probably the only non-locals. There were a couple of big family dinners and it was all very jolly. Good basic... More 

Thank Mark J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 27
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Centrale Umbra 50, 06038 Spello, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Umbria  >  Province of Perugia  >  Spello
  • Phone Number: +39 0742 651780

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