There is absolutely nothing in the meal that suggests that Osteria Il Gallo Nel Pozzo’s husband/wife team—Chef Lorena and manager Simone —need schooling. The food and local wine is, in this travel writing team's opinion, absolutely delicious, from beginning to end. Yet, when the post-meal conversation goes there you can see Simone’s eyes light up.. Every year the couple closes their locanda down for a few days to take in another culinary school adventure. They hope to find new textures and other innovative touches. This year, they are taking classes with a famed Spanish chef.
You quickly see—and taste-- that food adventure is a big part of the couple’s life. They had determined that there were at least 90 permutations of the earthy egg and truffle dish that we sampled, and each day they tried five, varying the cooking temperature degree by degree. Food is obviously a strongly shared passion.
You probably won’t be the first guest who marvels at how well Simone married. The back story is that they met as a friend’s joke of sorts, who got them accidentally messaging and then talking on their mobiles. Something clicked by phone, and after two years of this building rapport, they met in Rome, and…fifteen years later the rest is history…
Though there must have been a lot of renovation, it doesn’t surprise to learn that Il Gallo nel Pozzo’s space was a Panicale apartment until 1990. It’s homey, welcoming and comfy. That doesn’t stop this innovative couple from getting into mixing it all up all the time. This year the walls will get a new color. Every three years the china will be changed.
Il Gallo nel Pozzo is a Favorite Among American Tourists To Umbria
Though the menu likely includes many recipes you likely have never tasted before, it doesn’t surprise to learn that nearly a third of the customers come from America. If you are touring Umbria Il Gallo nel Pozzo is one of the top picks for a satisfying meal.