Where to Eat in Perugia: The Best Restaurants and Bars

February 14, 2018 Myesha Cogley

This picturesque Umbrian city has a history that spans many eras. The city wall and arch are Etruscan; the sixth-century Sant'Angelo church was built atop a Roman temple; the town's cathedral is both Gothic and Renaissance. If you have a sweet tooth, visit the famous Perugina chocolate factory; if you have a full set of sweet teeth, visit during the Eurochocolate festival, held in October, when the entire town reportedly smells of chocolate.
Things to do in Perugia

1. La Taverna

Via delle Streghe 8 | Historic Center, 06123, Perugia, Italy Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Mediterranean, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner HK$432 +39 075 573 2536
Excellent
73%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 4 reviews

La Taverna

La Taverna will be closed for maintenance works from Monday, January 29th through Monday, February 5th. We will re-open Tuesday, February 6th at 12,30

Reviewed By Cowgirl1954 - Laguna Hills, California

This was our second time eating at La Taverna and it was just as great as the first time. The food is delicious! You will love it!

2. Trattoria del Borgo

Via della Sposa 23/27, 06123, Perugia, Italy Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Mediterranean, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Late Night HK$196 - HK$337 +39 075 572 0390
Excellent
74%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 201 reviews

Trattoria del Borgo

The project of this trattoria was born with the intent to showcase the beautiful and the good of Umbria valorizing the territory in its complexity: with the support of the Municipality of Perugia, of the Academy of Fine Arts “Pietro Vannucci”, of the University of Flavors, of the Associazione Italiana Sommelier and the Academy of Umbria countryside herbs, as well as dozens of private Companies that have embraced the project. From the hand-sewn linen placemats to furnishing details with ceramics from the four areas of excellence, from the great extra virgin olive oils from 5 sub-zones of the PDO to the plants of the garden ... everything has been designed to offer an experience connected with traditions and the quality of life that Umbria offers. Among the peculiarities is the creation of an application that allows you to know the history of typical products, the Panorama of the production companies, things to do and see in cities and Umbria. Excellence in food and wine, in artisan, artistic and cultural heritage while staying in an affordable price range.

Reviewed By jojoNorwich - Norwich

We discovered this restaurant whilst exploring Perugia during yesterday so returned for a meal last night. We shared a platter of cold meats and bread, could have done with olive oil and vinegar though. Then I had lamb chops delicious just the right sixe portion, my husband had aubergine bake. We had a super bottle of wine shared a chocolate dessert and for nished with coffee....well worth the visit.

3. Vineria La Fraschetta

Via Antonio Gramsci 37, 06135 Ponte Valleceppi, Perugia, Italy Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi Italian Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$126 - HK$212 +39 075 592 8448
Excellent
74%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 407 reviews

Vineria La Fraschetta

Reviewed By Nora C - Ramat Gan, Tel Aviv, Israel

Last August I and my boyfriend were at the VIneria near Perugia and we had a very nice lunch -Benny and Glauco are a very nice couple and the food was excellentDear Nora, thank you very very much for your kind review! I'm happy you found everythings ok and you enjoyed so much "prosciutto" (ham) . Hope to see you as soon as possible. baci, benny

4. Osteria A Priori

Via Dei Priori 39, 06123, Perugia, Italy Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol Italian, Mediterranean, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$322 +39 075 572 7098
Excellent
60%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 2 reviews

Osteria A Priori

Reviewed By Jack R - Palm Springs, California

We had a wonderful lunch starting with a beautiful antipasto. Primo was a fantastic pasta with guanciale and zuccini and secondo was Chianina and ciccoria. Our waiter served us a wonderful local Sangiovese which was perfect. We will be back...!

5. Agriturism Restaurant Il Melograno

Strada Colle Palazzone | Perugia, 06134 Pianello, Perugia, Italy Takeout, Parking Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks HK$196 - HK$385 +39 075 602752
Excellent
69%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 672 reviews

Agriturism Restaurant Il Melograno

Our Restaurant proposes a rich menu and abundant dishes influenced by traditional Umbrian cuisine. Fresh homemade pasta, meat bought from farmers in the area or raised directly by us, vegetables grown on our land and numerous sweets. Our Chefs never get tired to propose traditional recipes passed down to them from their grandmothers, in a modern presentation, where tradition meets passion. For this reason, our dishes are rich with love and are meant to intensify the flavors so that you will surely have a unique culinary experience! You will be able to choose from the à la carte menu or a tasting one- in either case, you could accompany your meal with a good Umbrian or national wine chosen from our wine cellar, or try a good Umbrian beer. In the warmer seasons, you will be able to eat outdoors, under the stars, and take in the magnificent landscape that nature offers. Our aim is not only offering you a special tasting experience, but also to make you feel at home. For this reason, if you have any food intolerance or special requests, we are ready and willing to satisfy your needs, as will the kitchen be available to you for the preparation of meals for your little ones.

Reviewed By WitchyYork - York

My husband and I decided to give this place a go as it had such good reviews. We booked a table and good job too as it was packed with locals.
On arrival we were given a small dish in a jam jar which was very nice as we looked at the menu. We completely forgot about the advice to only have one course and promptly ordered pasta and then the piglet cooked in rosemary. We were amazed when a very large plate each arrived of antipasto full of meats, salami, melon, chicken livers in a basket, potato cakes etc. by the time we had eaten that we were stuffed and a little confused until the waiter explained it was on the house.
Our pasta came and we ate our way through that but by the time the main course arrived we were so full we sat there picking at it.
We also had 2 litres of water and a bottle of white wine. The total meal came to 54 euros. A complete bargain.
If you get chance, make the trip and eat here but please only order one course.

6. Ripa Relais

Strada Aeroporto Sant'Egidio Ripa 5, 06134, Perugia, Italy Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards Italian Lunch, Dinner HK$243 - HK$432 +39 075 602 0131
Excellent
67%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
2%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 259 reviews

Ripa Relais

Il ristorante Ripa Relais nasce dal recupero di un antico casale caratterizzato da archi in mattoni e travi in legno, oggi trasformato in un ambiente caldo ed accogliente dove lasciarsi coccolare. I sapori della tradizione umbra vengono sapientemente recuperati e reinterpretati, con l’attenzione e la premura che solo un padrone di casa può avere. Gli Chef rinnovano periodicamente il menù, ispirandosi alle stagioni e utilizzando prodotti provenienti dalla nostra azienda e da produttori locali, come la Chianina IGP.

Reviewed By Sue F - Hereford

We booked lunch for nine of us; online booking was easy and very efficient. Finding the Relais wasn't so easy (ignore Google maps and follow the brown road signs to the Relais instead) but once discovered, the situation is pleasant with some good views, despite being near Perugia Airport. We had a drink overlooking a pretty swimming pool and garden and ate inside where the waiter was attentive and helpful. Food was a little slow in coming but good and beautifully served. It was quite expensive - the bill came as a total without any breakdown of different courses, wine etc. That should be changed.

7. Il Caldaro

Strada la Bruna Palazzetta 32, 06133 La Bruna, Perugia, Italy Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$212 - HK$526 +39 327 734 7710
Excellent
69%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 420 reviews

Il Caldaro

"Il Caldaro" is a charming restaurant. The chefs create original, as well as centuries old local Umbrian recipes, using the finest fresh ingredients. This also includes handmade pizza cooked in wood pizza oven.

Reviewed By Nancy171717 - Vicenza, Italy

This restaurant was off the beaten track--great for lunch after a wine-tasting at Vineria del Carmine--only a few minutes away and worth the visit! We had excellent tasty first courses--not your everyday Italian recipes...very refreshing to find an unusual treatment of pasta! My husband also had a second course and enjoyed the pork. The decor was very elegant and the service was friendly and efficient...I'll definitely return if I'm ever in the area!

8. La Bottega di Perugia

Piazza Francesco Morlacchi 4 | N.4, 06123, Perugia, Italy Takeout, Serves Alcohol Italian, Fast Food, Street Food, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night HK$31 - HK$94 +39 075 573 2965
Excellent
69%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

La Bottega di Perugia

Reviewed By Orffman - Vancouver

This place was right around the corner from my hotel. Whenever I passed by, there was always a line-up. I decided to grab lunch here on my last day in Perugia. You see the owners freshly cut your meat and cheese right before your eyes. One of the best sandwiches I ate during my travels in Italy.

9. Osteria Del Donca

Via del Pino 45 | Via Del Pino 45, 06134, Perugia, Italy Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Seafood, Italian, Mediterranean, European, Soups, Central European Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$196 - HK$314 +39 075 594 1667
Excellent
75%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 313 reviews

Osteria Del Donca

Reviewed By Zia_Angelina

This small restaurant is not particularly inviting, set on the main road from Ponte Pattoli to the motorway and not much has been done to make it confortable inside or in the drafty conservatory.
Food also is just OK as the tagliere of ham and cheese is just decent with no special quality slices and the main course (fish with olives) was a complete shamble (too salty and served as a soup).
Sixty euros for this was certainly too much and only cash was accepted.

10. Borgomela

Strada Tiberina Nord, 224/c5, 06134, Perugia, Italy Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +39 349 291 9902
Excellent
75%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 906 reviews

Borgomela

Borgomela Restaurant is THE PROJECT OF A FAMILY is the place where the pleasure of good traditional eating meets the warm and friendly atmosphere of home. The dishes are characterized by the use of simple high quality ingredients, following seasonal pattern to better meet the criteria of freshness and genuineness'. Particular attention should be paid on pasta, bread and desserts, all homemade. The "pasta first dishes" reminiscent of the forgotten flavors that so characterize the regional cuisine, poor but very rich and tasty in its flavors. In main dishes alternate roasts, grilled meat selected from the territory. The Borgomela menu also includes a selection of cheeses and sliced meats "affettati" served on special boards that favor the tasting. The wine list mainly includes wine labels wineries in Umbria. And 'Reservations are preferable, like true landlord, we want to our guests to have the best experience ever.

Reviewed By Hufflepuff33 - Folkestone, United Kingdom

Loved this little place. A little off the beaten track but worth the trip out. Staff were welcoming, service attentive and food delicious. My chocolate fondant for dessert was just divine. Would certainly return if in the area again and definitely recommend to others.Dear Hufflepuff33, thanks for your review, we are happy you loved our chocolate fondant and thanks for recommended us to others. Grazie kiss ciao!

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