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“Personalized service and high quality food!”

La Cantina del Mercataccio by John Paterson
Ranked #2 of 76 Restaurants in Todi
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 20 - US$ 50
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 13 October 2017

We arrived at 7, not realizing they opened at 7:30. John was in the restaurant and welcomed us in anyway. He was pleasant and chatty. We quickly caught on that he was the owner and chef. He was quite humble about his food and restaurant but definitely had a local clientele. He greeted them personally and knew what they wanted. He stopped by every table to greet all of his guests.
In speaking with him, he has very high standards for his fish, meat and vegetables which is quite evident in the meal. He recommended the sea bass and the beef. It was one of the best meals I have eaten. His beef and pear appetizer was delicious. We finished with Tiramisu that was to die for. I can not recommend highly enough!!

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Reviewed 27 September 2017

The Cantina was taken over by John about a year ago (2016); he did not change the name, so you will find reviews under both Mercataccio and "John Paterson" restaurant on TripAdvisor.

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Reviewed 27 September 2017

It's hard to be less than ecstatic about "La Cantina del Mercataccio," John Paterson's latest effort. He has taken the formula he developed at Antica Osteria and scaled it out and up so that he can serve a larger number of guests. Some of his old favorites---that tagliolini with tartufo for example---inhabit the menu, along with other newer offerings. The larger location gives the option for both indoor and lots of outdoor seating. The service team is now more than adequate to handle the flow, and other rough edges have been smoothed out. This is certainly the finest dining experience in Todi. It's not elegant/white glove kind of dining, which is out of place in the Umbrian countryside in any case, but it is a highly refined development on top of the traditional cuisine of Umbria with lots of inspirations from other parts of Italy and abroad. If you do not order the tagliolini with truffles, you will have missed perhaps the best interpretation of this dish ever served. I'm serious.

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Reviewed 14 September 2017

Great food - authentic Umbrian, Italian. Catered for gluten free. Good local wine list. Wonderful unique setting with indoor, or outdoor for views of magnificent vista to watch changing evening light.

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Reviewed 31 August 2017

We had lunch two times there during our stay, beautiful surroundings, the food is good and fresh and the staff is nice and efficient. Roasted vegetables, truffles pasta, chocolate cake (without flour) were delicious.

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