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I due Papi

Via Corsini 12 | Castello di Sismano, 05020 Sismano, Italy
+39 0744 945039
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible10%
8 Nov 2015
“Excellent food, beautiful setting”
11 Sep 2015
“Great restaurant!”
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Italian, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Via Corsini 12 | Castello di Sismano, 05020 Sismano, Italy
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Reviewed 9 November 2015

Excellent food. The mixed grill was prepared on the fire in front of us served with tasty potatoes & veggies. We were guests of the hotel so the restaurant was open for lunch especially for us on the day of our arrival. The setting is...More

Thank Ekaterina K
Reviewed 11 September 2015

We were staying in the area and were having a hard time finding a good restaurant, when my partner found I due papi. He was sold from the moment he set foot in the place. They were closed but still prepared to welcome him and...More

Thank Kitty v
Reviewed 27 August 2015

After a glass of prosecco we were shown to our table on the terrace, in the shadow of the main castle tower. The food matched the setting - traditional Italian; good antipasti, pasta with boar ragu, veal, and a good selection of puddings. The menu...More

Thank David P
Reviewed 24 July 2015

Our experience at I Due Papi was great. The service was excellent, food delicious, and prices are reasonable. We enjoyed the best grilled vegetables ever -- crispy and seasonal. We will most certainly return.

Thank FSHphd
Reviewed 12 October 2014

In a small privately owned castle, this is a destination worthy of the effort takes to get there-it’s in Avigliano Umbro – Terni; a beautifully maintained place, eleven hotel rooms that make it a great overnight destination as well; the Countess is a delightful hostess,...More

Thank michael p
Reviewed 19 July 2014

On the doorstep of the hotel. We ate there three nights running. Although it was quiet the service and food were excellent. All local produce and nicely produced. Complimented by local wines of excellent quality.More

Thank Brian P
marchesadisismano, Proprietario at I due Papi, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. Simone and Eleonora, the young couple from Sismano that helps me running the restaurant is really trying hard to mix traditional dishes and innovative ones always using ingredients locally outsourced . I hope to have you back in...More

Reviewed 4 August 2013

We first went to Sismano for the opening of a well curated art exhibition "Per un arte fluida", a few weeks ago. There we met Ginevra, the lovely owner of the castle, who suggested we should come for dinner to the "2 Papi" Restaurant. So...More

Thank D_Gifford_Antonini
Reviewed 20 May 2013

We had a great evening at this restaurant in a castle. The atmosphere is terrific, the food and service very good and the overall experience wonderful. We also had the added pleasure of having the contessa, the restaurant's owner, join us for drinks before dinner....More

1  Thank RobertFieldings
Reviewed 10 July 2012

Cooked over the fire in the dining room fireplace - this restaurant has it all. A great ambiance, the Italian food, the slow food service, a small town atmosphere (Sismano) and a beautiful dining room.

1  Thank Renee C
Reviewed 3 October 2011

I enjoyed eating here, in front of the enormous fireplace, in a beautiful, historic room. I ordered Chinanina filet of beef, Bufala mozzarella and delicious, homemade fresh pasta. For dessert we shared a coffee panna cotta. this restaurant is located in an ancient Borgo, or...More

Thank merle m
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 26 - USD 50
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Corsini 12 | Castello di Sismano, 05020 Sismano, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Umbria  >  Province of Terni  >  Sismano
  • Phone Number: +39 0744 945039
The restaurant "I due Papi" (The Two Popes) it's just a few steps from the Borgo, in the ancient wine cellars and stables of the Castle. Actually, two popes owned Sismano in the past. One was Benedetto Caetani (Pope Boniface VIII), who purchased Sismano in 1294, four years before his election. The other was Lorenzo Corsini (Pope Clement XII),whose family had bought Sismano more than a century before his election in 1730. Today the restaurant is still owned and managed by a descendant of this florentine princely family.At the Restaurant "I due Papi" you will experience the true local dishes of the Umbrian cuisine. The chianina steak of Sismano's organic farm and the game from Sismano's hunting estate are barbecued in the big fireplace in the restaurant's dining room.