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La Cantina del Mercataccio by John Paterson

Via del Mercato Vecchio 1 | Going up the stairs from the parking of the Mercato Vecchio, 06059, Todi, Italy
+39 075 372 8154
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“cacio e pepe” (10 reviews)
“cheesecake” (5 reviews)
“pasta” (13 reviews)
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Via del Mercato Vecchio 1 | Going up the stairs from the parking of the Mercato Vecchio, 06059, Todi, Italy
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

In an area where there are several restaurants of a very high standard this truly is the one that stands out. John Paterson’s cooking just gets better and better. There are new dishes on the menu and the choice of of local wines is great....More

Thank RogerAM
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were able to make reservations for our group of nine the same day. This is off the city center of Todi on top of the hill, on the cliff. Indoor seating is in a cave. The choice of local food was extensive. The wine...More

Thank nlskinner
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is outstanding. The food is excellent, the staff is outstanding, and Chef John is the best. Don't miss it.

Thank Dave H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a party of six without reservations, and they quickly accommodated us. The restaurant is not very large and quickly filled up shortly after our arrival. The setting is very quaint, but elegantly gothic. They’re menus include English, which helped with our ordering. All...More

Thank BBF15C
Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

My husband and I dined here on Saturday night, typically the worst night for service and a quiet evening. The service was excellent. We met both owners, the chef husband and his wife as they were welcoming. The pastas were among the best we have...More

Thank mobay68
Reviewed 17 April 2018

We have eaten at John's place many times now and we have never been disappointed. The food is fresh and he uses the best quality ingredients. The cacio e pepe is the best to be found. The last time, I had tagliata which was delicious...More

1  Thank Betty B
Reviewed 17 April 2018

We were told that this was one of the best restaurants in Todi, if not Umbria. Although the interior is quite nice, I found the menu options unimaginative. The service was also mediocre. The gluten free options were minimal. There are better, more authentic places...More

Thank Margaret R
Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

Highly recommended by Hotel Bramante, it took a little wandering to locate this terrific restaurant. We arrived at opening and were graciously greeted & seated by the chef/ owner, John Paterson, himself. He quickly found a good bottle of local Grechetto wine (and inexpensive) and...More

Thank dwm123
Reviewed 3 March 2018

I am so happy that John has moved back into Todi. I have been visiting him for years and am delighted I don't have to trek out to eat his marvellous food now he's back in town. Went to his new restaurant for the first...More

2  Thank Boniface8th
Reviewed 24 February 2018

I had a dinner for my wife's birthday at La Cantina last evening. We were joined by 4 friends. The meal was incredible. The menu is extensive. My favorite is the cacio e pepe. I've had it in many places, even Rome, but nothing compares...More

1  Thank bklynboy23
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 50
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via del Mercato Vecchio 1 | Going up the stairs from the parking of the Mercato Vecchio, 06059, Todi, Italy (Formerly La Cantina Del Mercataccio)
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Umbria  >  Province of Perugia  >  Todi
  • Phone Number: +39 075 372 8154
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