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“upscale galore”
Review of Piermarini

Piermarini
Ranked #1 of 13 Restaurants in Ferentillo
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 16 May 2013

Ristorante Piermarini is an oasis of beauty and tranquility in the valley of the Nera River, not far from Terni, Umbria. Upon entering the property the restaurant presents a picture of classical beauty and one is not disappointed upon entering the main dining room. The atmosphere is formal in off-white satin and clean brightness.
The Piermarini family -- all members at work -- is warm, friendly and very personable, obviously dedicated to not only exquisite food but incredible hospitality.
The choices on the menu that we enjoyed were an antipasto of lightly battered and sauteed vegetables. They were excellent as were the "arancine," the Sicilian rice balls, deep fried, with various fillings. The homemade tagliolini were cooked "al dente" to perfection, and served in a great asparagus sugo. The next course was grilled lamb, locally grown, tender and flavorful. All their vegetables and meats are local and fresh. The wine that we enjoyed was an ideal light, dry white from Alto Adige. It complimented the menu perfectly. In all, dinner at Piermarini is a gourmet's delight and worthy of rave reviews in every way. Prices are reasonable for what is served and enjoyed.

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Reviewed 5 November 2012

If you want to taste real truffle you do have to eat in this place. I know truffle and I'm able to understand when it's good or not. We had lunch in this restaurant as we were out for a trip in Umbria and we're looking for a good restaurant for truffle so we choose Piermarini as I knew I wouldn't get a delusion. We had starter with taste of local product. We loved the fresh ricotta with truffle, the ham and fried vegetables. Ingredients were all fresh and taken from the countryside around the restaurant. Coccorè, a boiled egg served with truffle and toasted bread is unbelievable: so simple so good. Eggs are quite different from the ones we're used to eat, nothing to do with the eggs you can find at the supermarket. These eggs becomes from the countryside. Spaghetti with truffle were also delicious and the taste of 3 kind of desserts made me crazy. I loved the special tiramisù, with a particular recipe of the chef.
Service was excellent.
The restaurant organizes also cooking course and walking out with dogs looking for truffles.
The bill was very very honest, so it worth the driving from Rome.

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Thank Reeno19
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Reviewed 24 September 2012

We had a lovely lunch enjoying the view of the pool and the hills surrounding.
The food was amazing and we could taste the freshness of all the ingredients. The staff was lovely and helpful, we had the specialties of the day. The restaurant also offers a wide selection of wines. I had a memorable day with my family and we would love to go again!

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Thank Lia B
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Reviewed 3 November 2011

We visited Piermarini in February 2011. Although it was not high season we had a fantastic experience. Piermarini is a beautiful place situated in a small park on the outskirts of Ferentillo. It is not a traditional trattoria nor a cosy osteria, but a true Italian restaurant in every positive sense. The spacious, elegant (and very white) dining room tells you that this is a high class place - but in this case "high class" also meant "high quality". We had a fabulous a la carte dinner with delicious local dishes characterizing the Valnerina region - spiced with small surprises from the chef between the dishes. Along with the dinner we had great Montefalco di Sagrantino red wine as Piermarini offers a large selection of exquisite Umbrian wines. The service was perfect as the young waiter (- who was also a sommelier) took great care of us in an highly attentive, yet very discreet, manner. The bill for all this was 160 euros including a filling dinner for 3 persons and 2 bottles of excellent vintage wine. OK, the price is not cheap compared to Italian trattoria and osteria standards, but considering the high quality of everything, we had a great value-for-money evening and we can warmly recommend Piermarini if you visit the scenic Valnerina valley in Umbria and want something out of the ordinary.

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