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“Sunday Lunch”
Review of Osteria Del Donca

Osteria Del Donca
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Ranked #8 of 860 Restaurants in Perugia
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 25 - USD 40
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 16 January 2017

We visited l'osteria Del Donco for Sunday lunch after reading a recent review. It is situated in the center of a small town outside Perugia called Ponte Patoli. They have a sizable outside area for summer and a large extra room next to the small main dining room. This room has about 16 seats. We started off with a complimentary glass of prosecco and a small bread basket with several types of good bread. We ordered glasses of wine to have while we looked at the two menus, one was seafood, the other was meat and non fish items. While we decided the waitress brought an amuse bouche of a cheesy polenta flan and a plate of thinly sliced bread crisped and doused with good olive oil. Quite yummy. I ordered the zucchini tart with Gorgonzola and black truffles to start. This was the only misstep. The crust on top of this dish was actually burned. It was blackened and tasted burned. After removing this crust the rest of the dish was OK. My entree was a tagliatelle with rabbit ragu. It was house made and good. My husband had a rigatoni and fish starter and the sliced angus beef steak. Both cooked perfectly. We couldn't do dessert although I heard they do them well. They brought a small bowl of sweets while we paid the check. If it weren't for the burned appetizer I would have awarded more stars. If I was the chef I'd never have let that dish out of my kitchen. Don't know what he or she was thinking.

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Reviewed 11 January 2016

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.

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Flavioxx, Proprietario at Osteria Del Donca, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2016
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buon giorno zia angelina, siamo onorati di averVi avuto come nostri ospiti, ci rincresce se non abbiamo soddisfatto a pieno le vostre esigenze e cercheremo di migliorarci nel tempo al fine di poterla soddisfare al meglio nella cucina e nella sala, vorremmo tuttavia specificare che la selezione di salumi e formaggi che dice di aver scelto sono selezioni di salumi di mastri salumieri di norcia ( localita' riconosciuta in tutta Italia per la qualita' della produzione norcina ) mentre i formaggi sardi sono di prima qualità, ci rincresce se nell'occasione non avete potuto pagare con carta o bancomat, strumenti di cui disponiamo e che sono sempre disponibili presso la nostra struttura ma che nell' occasione per problemi di linea non a noi imputabili ( lavori alla via telefonica ) non funzionavo con costanza. per quanto concerne il prezzo di euro 60,00 che dice di aver pagato certamente non puo' essere la risultanza delle due pietanze che dice di aver scelto ( nel caso specifico avrebbe speso euro 24,00 ) ma bensi di almeno 5 o sei portate, considerando pure che nel nostro locale vengono offerti aperitivo di benvenuto e ben due appetizer. Speriamo tuttavia di avere la possibilità' di riaverla come nostra ospite per soddisfare a pieno tutte le sue esigenze.
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