Restaurant Review: Lo Sberleffo

R E S T A U R A N T     R E V I E W S

SR = Strongly Recommend 
HR = Highly Recommend 
LE = Look Elsewhere 

L O   S B E R L E F F O

Localita ' Laghi Di Faldo Montone snc
6019 Umbertide (PG)
Marco's cellular: 340 2450891
Restaurant Tel: 075 9411316
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GPS & Map: 43.318059,12.305031

Lo Sberleffo is a little difficult to find if it is your first time going to the restaurant. We have posted a map in a link above along with the GPS coordinates if you have a GPS to help you navigate. We found that the best way to get to Lo Sberleffo is if you drive around the Collegiata in the center of Old Umbertide and go down the street named V.V. Veneto which turns into the street named Via Cavour. Once on Via Cavour, you will see a sign for "Lo Sberleffo" on your left. Take the left and go straight. The road will fork but you will keep to the right. Keep your eyes open for directions to Lo Sberleffo which will take you through several turns before reaching Lo Sberleffo.

Once you arrive at Lo Sberleffo you will see several large parking lots with several large buildings in front of a lake reserve. A very nice playground for kids is on your left just before you enter the restaurant and it is possible to rent rods to fish at the lake. The grounds are very nicely kept and the parking lot fills up quickly.

Our son loved the playground slide

We had heard from friends that Lo Sberleffo offered diners a unique experience. Unique? This piqued our interest and we made it a point to find time to eat at Lo Sberleffo. 

When we walked into the restaurant we noticed that the dining area is separate from the entrance area which is more for bar type eating - cappuccini,cafe, expresso, pannini, etc. The dining room we were taken too was sheltered but the sides of the vast room were open to the elements which allowed the cool breeze to flow through. The room has tall ceilings with posters and ribbons hanging from corner to corner giving the room a very festive feel. We noted that this restaurant had a different feel to it and the atmosphere was not like a typical restaurant in and around Umbertide. The atmosphere was electric and yet very warm and inviting at the same time. The vast majority of diners that evening seemed to be comprised of locals as many of the diners interacted with the waiters and waitresses as though they knew them or were regulars.

Enjoying the festive atmosphere

Decorated ceilings

When we sat down we were attended to pretty quickly. The service was very efficient and our drinks came out right away. We ordered pizza as it seemed that most of the diners were eating pizza. The pizzas were delicious and we were very happy with the quality of our meal.

So what made Lo Sberleffo so unique? Marco, the owner who doubled as a waiter, is exceptionally charming. His booming voice and exaggerated gesticulations can be heard and seen from all corners of the dinning room. When he came over to our table, however, his tone was very pleasant and he seemed genuinely interested in learning who we were and where we were from. At one point in the evening, Marco came over to show us a large tray of porcini mushrooms that were to be used in the dishes for the next day. It was very clear to us that Marco, a native of Umbertide, had perfected the skill of working the room. His infectious personality amplified the already festive feel of our dinning experience.

Cariacature of Marco

Marco in action

We had a terrific experience dining at Lo Sberleffo and would strongly recommend [SR] visiting Lo Sberleffo for lunch or dinner. The quality of the food is excellent and fresh. Meeting the owner, Marco, will give you a unique and memorable dining experience. We will certainly eat at this restaurant again in future visits to the Umbertide area.

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