La Fornace di Mastro Giorgio, Gubbio
Tel: 39 075 922 1836
Concierge.com's insider take:
Like Gubbio itself, this wine-oriented restaurant in the heart of the centro storico is a little old-fashioned, with its starched tablecloths and starched waiters. But it's also a reliable place for a high-quality meal, as long as you're not in a hurry. The decor is froufrou at table level, sternly medieval above and around (exposed stone walls, ancient wooden beams). It feels a bit like a Liberace makeover of Bluebeard's castle. The menu uses fresh local ingredients in strong taste combinations: smoked duck breast with pecorino cheese, mille-feuille of potatoes and porcini mushrooms. The delicious breads and pastas are all made on the premises. When wine buffs see the selection of bottles in the cellar, their cups runneth over.
Closed Tuesdays, the last two weeks in January, and the first two weeks of July. No lunch on Wednesdays.