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Need Help: Foodies on Umbria / Tuscany Border


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Need Help: Foodies on Umbria / Tuscany Border

ritzyplanet | | Sep 17, 2012 07:53 PM

We'll be staying (w/ car) in Piegaro as a home base for day trips (26 miles southeast from Montepulciano and 22 miles southwest of Perugia). We'd like to plan our day trips around a restaurant destination - whether it be for lunch after an am tour or even dinner. Would prefer to dine (for dinner) not too far from home base - but lunches in (or on the way home from) neighboring hill towns would be delightful. We'll be coming from just having spent 4 days in Rome - and will be headed to Venice for another 4 days after this destination. (I'll post spearately for recommendations in those locales).

We had the pleasure of going to Dal Pescatore earlier this year - and thought it was fabulous, expensive, but worth every penny. However, this fall we'll have (older) children and family totaling 8 so we're thinking of limiting the most extravagant of options to 1 or 2 selections - and the remaining being less formal. We'll be there 8 days - any suggestions prioritizing or otherwise recommending an outstanding addition to the list below is welcome (these are largely from past chowhound searches, Plotkin and/or Michelin - but could be dated).

This initial list is for those that (appear) less than 1 hour from where we are staying.

- Dinner

I Salotti / Chiusi

Il Postale / Perugia

La Parolina / Trevinano

Il Falconiere / San Martino

La Frateria di Padre Eligio (in a monestary served by ex drug users?) / Cetona

Al Coccio / Magione

- Lunch

Hostaria la Bucaccia / Cortona

Hostaria il Buco / Chianciano Terme

La Taverna di San Giuseppe / Siena

Hotel Relais Borgo San Felice / Borgo San Felicia

Ristorante della Fattoira di Pukino / Montepulciano

Enoteca dell/Antico Frantoio / Montemerano

La Volpe e L'Uva / Orvieto

Ristorante Pallotta / Assisi

- I've found so much success using this board in the past, I'm looking forward to your help!

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