Tasting the Umbrian Charm of Osteria Il Gallo nel Pozzo in the Heart of Historic Panicale

Situated amidst the historic and picturesque village of Panicale, enveloped by the scenic beauty of Lake Trasimeno, Osteria Il Gallo nel Pozzo offers more than just culinary delights. As part of "I Borghi Piú Belli d'Italia" (The Most Beautiful Villages of Italy) and Bandiera Arancione, a recognition of quality awarded by the Touring Club Italiano to small towns in Italy for excellency in tourism, hospitality and the environment, Panicale beckons visitors with its timeless allure, nestled at the foot of Mount Petrarvella. It offers panoramic views of the surrounding valleys and the Nestore River.

Located within the quaint confines of an old mansion, the establishment's name holds a dual significance: "Gallo" (Rooster), denoting the family surname, and "Nel Pozzo" (In the Well), a nod to the presence of an ancient well within the premises. Simone, the proprietor, and his wife Lorena, the chef, extend a warm welcome to guests at their charming restaurant, Osteria Il Gallo nel Pozzo.

As you step inside, and you'll find yourself enveloped in a cozy ambiance full of colors, with a total of twenty seats predominantly arranged in the main room, some on a mezzanine level overlooking the bustling square. As the first rays of spring sunlight grace the village, the Gallo family also opens up an outdoor area adjacent to the 15th-century fountain at the very center of the town of Panicale, inviting patrons to savor their culinary delights amidst an unforgettable atmosphere of a small ancient full of history. Indeed it is one of the places that the locals recommend to the visitors of their beautiful town.

At Osteria Il Gallo nel Pozzo, the culinary offerings celebrate the rich traditions of Umbrian cuisine, reimagined with a modern twist and infused with influences from Lorena's Sicilian heritage. You may in fact get to see a genuine Sicilian cannolo in the menu as well. Hand-rolled pasta, sourced from the finest ingredients, takes center stage, while meticulously selected meats, complemented by seasonal side dishes, are expertly prepared using low-temperature cooking techniques to preserve their inherent flavors and textures. During certain times of the year, patrons can also indulge in freshly caught fish dishes sourced from the nearby Trasimeno Lake. The emphasis on quality extends to the ingredients used, with a preference for organic produce.

The menu features an array of appetizers, handmade pasta, and main courses, each meticulously prepared to delight your palate beginning with exquisite appetizers, priced between €14 to €16. Next, immerse yourself in the artistry of Lorena's handmade pasta, priced at around €17. The main courses, priced at approximately €24, can be lamb, quail, rabbit or wild boar creatively prepared with a symphony of delectable flavors. The dishes can be complemented with a selection from Simone's cellar, featuring a diverse range of wines from the local region and beyond. 

Osteria Il Gallo nel Pozzo

Address: Piazza Umberto I, 10 - 06064 Panicale (PG), Italy
Tel: +39 075837285
Website: https://www.ilgallonelpozzo.it/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Gsimone81