Perugia is a stunning medieval city, capital of the Umbria region of Italy. Wondering around Perugia is a dreamy experience, with gothic architecture and renaissance artwork. Perugia also has a whole variety of incredible places to eat and drink. As you walk around the city, you can sample everything from Italy’s rich coffee to crisp wine and desserts to make you drool. This Perugia restaurant guide will show you where to eat and drink in this lovely Italian city.
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Easy breakfast bite: Caffe’ Baglioni
This is my favourite place to grab a pastry and a coffee in the morning. The prices are really affordable yet the quality is good. You can get amazing espresso’s for 1 euro. There’s wifi available so you can do a bit of work or catch up with social media over your morning coffee.
For wine and aperitivos: Kundera Bistrot
If you love wine this is the place for you. I had the best wine I have ever tasted here, which annoyingly I forgot to get the name of, but that gives me an excuse to go back. We went for the wine but also for aperitivos which is a really nice Italian tradition and a sociable way of meeting up with friends, having a drink, and enjoying hors d’oeuvres.
The aperitivos were very tasty and a great way to try lots of little Italian treats. The prices ranged from affordable to expensive, so whatever your budget you’ll find something. the dessert was also incredible.
A quick slice: Pizzeria Oberdan – Happy Pizza Dal 1967 Pizza Al Tagli
This little pizzeria was my favourite place to grab a quick and cheap slice. The slices of freshly made pizza ranged from 1 euro upward and although it may be cheap there is no skimping on flavour. I’m not going to lie, on occasion I would come by for a pre-dinner slice of pizza. When in Italy it’d be a crime not to indulge.
Budget Italian feast: Dal mi Cocco
One of my favourite dining experience whilst in Perugia was at Dal mi Cocco. This restaurant came highly recommended and it did not disappoint.
There is a changing set menu of a starter, pasta, main and dessert that varies from day to day and month to month.
We went in a group of eight, got a few jugs of wine to share and each ordered the €13 set meal.
The starter was a selection of baked bread with toppings. We then had two different pasta dishes, a huge selection of meat and salad and then a lemon cake with a shot of liquor for dessert.
The whole experience was very fun and sociable, with the waiters bringing big dishes out onto the table and us all helping ourselves to the very tasty food on offer.
Come here for an affordable evening of tasty food, cheap flowing wine and fun with your friends.
Luxury coffee and cake: Pasticceria Sandri
Sometimes you need to just treat yourself. What’s more indulgent than an Italian chocolate cake and cappuccino for breakfast? Pasticceria Sandri sweet treats go perfectly with a fresh cup of strong coffee. As soon as you walk up to the window full of cakes, you’ll immediately understand the draw.
Best for a beer: Elfo pub
After a sociable meal out with friends and copious amounts of delicious Italian wine, it can feel like you never want the evening to end. On those nights in Perugia, the best place to head is Elfo pub. There is a wide selection of craft beer and little nibbles on offer. If beer isn’t your thing, I recommend the Vodka and lemonade. The music in here is also really fun and upbeat and it’s a great place to meet locals. The cosy atmosphere reminded me of pubs back in the UK.
The best of the best: Al Mangiar Bene
This was hands down my favourite place to eat in Perugia. The food here is incredible. I went several times with the group I was with as we just couldn’t get enough. On my first visit, I had the pork, which was the most succulent and flavourful pork I have ever eaten. On my second visit, I had a creamy meat and truffle pasta. It was the first time I had ever tried truffle, and the way it was mixed with the other ingredients and the fresh al dente pasta was an explosion of taste.
The food here is so reasonably priced considering the high quality of the dishes and the amount of flavour in every bite.
Definitely book in advance as this restaurant is very popular but if you come to Perugia, you must eat here at least once (and look for my little note in the visitors book.)
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