Where to eat : Best Restaurants around Lake Trasimeno, in Umbria, Southern Tuscany and Le Marche

Ristorante Rosso di Sera, San Feliciano
Ristorante Rosso di Sera, San Feliciano

Lake Trasimeno Area

Castel Rigone

La Posta
Small Pizzeria along the main road of the village in direction to Passignano on the left hand side (when coming from La Rogaia).

Ristorante Il Corte  at Hotel Relais La Fattoria
In the old village centre of Castel Rigone. Take the road which leads uphill in fron of the church. Traditional cuisine at reasonable prices. Very nice settings inside and on the terrace beside the pool, overlooking Lake Trasimeno. Tel 075 845322

La Pineta
Between Castel Rigone and Umbertide  (turning to the right at the end of the La Rogaia gravel road). Beer garden and restaurant partly self service. Speciality: „Torta al testo“, The Umbrian answer to  Calzone, filled with sausage and spinach or with rocket and stracchino cheese or with raw ham and cheese. In autumn game specialities. Good value. In summer open daily from 9:00 , in winter only Sat and Sun. 


La Castagna
Tiny restaurant with simple Umbrian specialities. Try the omelette with nettles or the Zuppa di ceci e castagne. Tel 075 9410 294

Passignano sul Trasimeno

Dal Pescatore
Right in the town centre you can dine under a wine pergola. They serve good fresh water fish  from the Lake. Closed on Tuedays. Tel 0039 075 8296 063

Onda Road
At the yacht harbour. Pizza from the wood oven. Sometimes Live music Closed on Tuedays. Tel 0039 075 829 058

Antica Molinella
When going from Castel Rigone to Passignano after the railway underpass turn right after about 200 m. Via s. Donato 2, Tel 0039 075 827950

Isola Maggiore at Lake Trasimeno

Da Sauro
Have a leisurely lunch in the shady garden at the lake front. We recommend „Regina in porchetta“ (carp with fennel). Tel 075 826168. Open every day.


La Taverna di Bacco
Panoramic view of Lake Trasimeno, sitting in the garden. Traditional Umbrian food. Via Castelonchio. Tel 0039 340 5424040


Il Giardino
On the road to Torricella right after the railway crossing to the right. Situated directly at the lake. Fish specialities, great desserts. Bring one of the cards from the folder and get  10 % discount. Closed on Tuesdays. Tel 075 843646

San Feliciano

Rosso di Sera
Dirctly at the lake fron, with verandah and view of beautiful sunsets. Creative cuisine, of course fish from the Lake. Tel 075 8476277. Closed on Tuesdays.


Right in the old centre of Magione. Tiny restaurant with Umbrian specialities. Via XX Settembre 28. Tel 0039 075 8472254. Closed on Mondays.

Il Delicato
Along the road to Perugia. Set menus at low prices. Via F. Longo , Loc. Bacanella. Tel 0039 075 843828. Closed on Wednesday

Citta della Pieve

Ristorante Il Felcino
at Fraz. Salci bei Fabro, Agriturismo with meat specialities from the own Chianina beef breeding. Tel 393 9905070

Locanda della Picca
Follow the road to towards the ospedale. Youngrestaurant with modern design, great views from the terrace. On summer weekends live music (jazz). Innovative Tuscan cuisine, Cocktails. Tel 0578 299403


Agriturismo Gatto Giallo
Typical Umbrian food. Meat barbecued at the open fireplace in the restaurant.
Tel 0763-837546 und 3471045059


La Loggetta
Tiny restaurant at Paciano on the south side of Lake Trasimeno. Offering theme dinners (e.g. Renaissnace dinner) or wine tasting at good prices. Tel  075 830144.

Upper Tiber Valley

Citta di Castello

Trattoria da Lea
Cosy little restaurant, typical Umbrian food.. Via San Florido 38. Tel 0039 075 8521678

Perugia, Todi, Assisi and Eastern Umbria


Dal mi Cocco
Legendray rustiv restaurant without menu. Eat as much as you can at EUR 13 per meal. Always full be sure to make a reservation. Specialities from Perugia. Tel 0039 075 5732511.

I Castelli di Napoli
Pizzeria and Restaurant in the historical town centre, Via dei Priori 78/82. Tel 0039 075 5758019

Corciano Ellera

Il Battibecco
Not in a very romantic location (right beside the highway to Perugia) but with large green patio. Good for families, wheelchair friendly. Vast selection of traditional regional dishes and pizza. Good value. Very popular with Perugians, only few tourists. Tel 0039 075 5170328. Gets crowded after 20:30.


La Cantina del Mercataccio
In the town centre with panoramic view frm the terrace. Via del marcato Vecchio 1. Tel 0039 075 894 4799


Il Maniero
In the countryside out of Assis, inside an old castle, views over olive groves. Refined Umbrian cuisine. Via Biagiano 11. Tel 0039  075 816379

Il Medioevo
Right in the historical centre, excellent meat dishes.
Via dell Arco dei Priori, 4, 06081 Assisi PG Telefon: 0039 075 813068


La Bastiglia
One of the most reknowned restaurants of Umbria and one of our personal favourites. A bit more expensive but definitely worth ist. Via Salnitraria 15. Tel 0039 0742 651277

Il Trombone
In the town centre, garden terrace. Vic. Fontanello. Tel 0039 0742 651069


Out of Foligno in the suburb Sant’Eraclio. Tiny reaturant with creative cuisine. Largo Garibaldi 6, Sant‘ Eraclio. Tel 0039 0742 677039

Campello sul Clitunno

Parco del Clitunno
Who likes fresh fish: This is the place to go. You aree dinig next to trout ponds and get fish that was just caught. You can even catch your own fish.  Ideal on hot summer days.. Loc. Fonti del Clitunno. Tel 0743 521052

Castelluccio di Norcia

Il Guerrin Meschino
Simple restaurant of an agritourism with specialities of the Castelluccio high plane. Lentils from their own farm. It is also possible to stay overnight there Tel 0743 721125 or 338 3742649

Close to the  Marmore waterfalls at Arrone (province Terni)

Ristorante Rossi
Good food in a shaded patio. From Marmore waterfalls take the road to Arrone, the restaurant is situated right along the road. Tel  0744 388372


Restaurants in Southern Tuscany


La Loggetta
Tuscan specialities served under the loggia overlooking the picturesque town piazza of Cortona. Piazza di Pescheria, 3, 52044 Cortona AR; ph: 0039 0575 630575

Locanda al Pozzo Antico
Refined restaurant with reasonable prices. Excellent food and cosy atmosphere. Via Ghini 14, Tel 0039 0575 62091

Trattoria Dardano
Simple trattorai with Tuscan specialities. Via Dardano 24. Tel 0039 0575 601944

Sorbello, Mercatale

Le Capannine
Small garden restaurant, organic food. Very delicious. But do not look out for locals: this restaurant is frequented at 95 % by English, Americans, Dutch, Germans …  Tel 057 638112


Trattoria di Cagnano
In the town centre along the main road. Excellent fish and traditional Tuscan cuisine.
Via dell'Opio Nel Corso, 30, 53045 Montepulciano SI, ph: 0578 758757

Chianciano Terme

La Torretta
Situated in a tower at the entrance tot he old Chianciano. Creative cuisine, very good quality. Via Dante 2, Tel 0578 31073. Closed on Wednesdays.


Famous restaurant with fish and game specialities, Etruscan cuisine. Tel 0578 20260. In winter closed on Mondays

Asciano (on the way to Siena in the Crete)

La Mencia
Game specialities and superb pasta in a small restaurant with patio. Tel 0577 718227. Closed on Mondays.

Locanda Amordivino
Open fire place inside the restaurant where you watch your steak being grilled. Gorden in summer. One of our favourites! Corso Matteotti 126/128, 53041 Asciano (SI), Telefon 05771656607

Piazze, on the way to San Casciano dei Bagni (thermal spa, see below):

La Vigna
Small traditional trattoria serving simple food.Home made pasta, pickled mushrooms, grilled meat.

Monticchiello (close to Montepulciano and Pienza)

La Porta
Tiny restaurant with terrace overlooking the Val d’Orcia. Noble Tuscan cuisine, exquisite wines, a bit more expensive. Reserve a table before going Tel 0039 0578 755163. Closed on Thursdays.


Restaurant in the Marche:

Close to the Frasassi caves

La Scaletta
Excellent restaurant with high quality food at reasonable prices. Try the goose ham for a starter or wild boar stew with herbs.  Tel: 0732 90061