It has been years since I visited Orvieto. I even can’t remember when! Ten years ago? Since I live in Castiglion (the Umbrians call it Castiglion, but normally it is Castiglione del Lago), I told to myself, one day I’ll go and visit Orvieto. I want to return. Not only to admire the amazing Cathedral, but also having a good lunch and see what else this beautiful place has to offer.
Since a few weeks we are active on Foursquare. I did a search for restaurants in Orvieto on Foursquare and found a good restaurant in the center of Orvieto. As I understood from the (Italian) reviews I had to go to restaurant Trattoria del Moro Aronne. They advised to taste the “tartare al tartufo” – steak tartare with truffle and “i nidi di rondine pecorino e miele caldo” – literally swallow nests with melted sheep cheese and honey. The pasta looks like swallow nests indeed, but it is thick pappardelle like pasta with sheep cheese and honey inside… delicious. It was the first time for me to eat this pasta dish and I was very curious. The Umbrian cuisine has so much to offer!
First I went to visit the cathedral. I wasn’t the only one….. Sunday is always a busy day to visit places like Orvieto. After making a lot of pictures and a nice walk in the city center, I asked the locals for the restaurant. They kindly showed me the way, as I am used to in Umbria where the locals are usually very helpful and friendly.
Before looking at the menu, I already knew what to eat. I ordered the famous plates advised through the internet, and I asked for a good glass of Orvieto Classico white wine. Great! By the way I was lucky having a table. There were so many guests at the restaurant eating. I think reservation in the summer season is recommended!
Here some pictures of my lunch in Orvieto… are you feeling hungry yet? I very much enjoyed my lunch in Orvieto. Not expensive at all, and good quality too. The service was outstanding!
-written by Sylvia van der Male-