Friday, May 20, 2011

Restaurant Paprika in Castiglione del Lago

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Yesterday I was at restaurant Paprika in Castiglione del Lago in Umbria. The restaurant is very nice, adorned with some kind of intriguing modern and rustic style. The food is also very nice with fresh fish and cruditès.

It is located right in front of the ducal Palace of the Corgna. It is a very warm and welcoming place where the owner greets you with a nice smile on his face. He has been managing this place for many many years now and knows how to welcome guests from any part of the world. He has hired some of the best chefs it seems, as the food was really really delicious. We enjoyed a trout with fresh tomatoes and trouts, which went really well with the Sagrantino white wine.

Talking to the owner let us discover that his cooks are very experienced and try new dishes every day experimenting within the boundaries of the Umbrian and Tuscan tradition. The terrace of the restaurant is very nice and filled with flowers. Tables are under the shade of large sun umbrellas and a gentle breeze comes to remove the summer heat and create a very pleasant ambient.
The view of the terrace is over the Palace of the Corgna and the squares of Castiglion del Lago. The fresco on the wall pictures the lake Trasimeno, which cannot be seen directly from the terrace, but can be tasted on the table. This is the perfect place if you're looking for a small corner of peaceful and truthful Umbrian environment to eat.

Restaurant Paprika is actually not that big. It has a maximum of 40 seats inside and 25 on the terrace, so you might be better off booking before going there. You can book at phone number +39 075953545 or at the cell phone of the owner at +39 339 1982283 or even e-mail at

The restaurant is closed on Tuesdays, and prices are around 22 Euros per person without beverages but you could also enjoy a tourist menu for 13 Euros per person without beverages. You can find the restaurant in Via di Vittorio in Castiglione del Lago, Umbria.


D. Harbour said...

Don't let yourself be distracted by these superficial impressions. The menu is still the same as 2 years ago. They make a big show and tell nice stories but they are totally focussed on passers-by and do not expect people to look through their charade. The cooking is nice, that can be confirmed, but the dish of clams and mussels contained more empty shells than shells with anything in them, so they just fill up the bowl with used shells.

Also, when you want to pay by creditcard, as welcomed by large signs at the entrance, thay tell you the machine does not work and that you should withdraw cash from the atm around the corner. Because this happened 2 years ago I told them to drop the BS or remove the mastercard-stickers right away. All of a sudden they produced a machine with wich the transaction went smooth as butter.

Bunch of frauds altogether with a nice Italian sauce.

Experience Umbria said...

Thanks for your comment! I did actually enjoy the restaurant, maybe I just ordered dishes they could not cheat on, or I was lucky!

I payed with my CC, did not have issues, perhaps you straighten them up for good!

D. Harbour said...

Thanks for posting my comments and keeping this an objective blog!

Experience Umbria said...

Gee, sure! This is not meant to be a hollow advertising blog, I mean it to be helpful to anyone! So I deeply appreciate your comment, and since you seem to be quite knowledgeable about Umbria, please continue to comment whatever you wish, or even contribute with your own writings, if you feel like to, which I will gladly publish unedited by me or anyone else! Take care!