Umbria Recipes

Umbria Recipes (31)

Our recommendations if you are planning a vacation or visit to the cities of Perugia, Todi, Torgiano, Assisi and the rest of Umbria.

  • Fiorfiore Restaurant, Todi
    Restaurant Fiorfiore is the dining proposal of Residenza Roccafiore and offers the best of Umbrian cuisine in an elegant modern atmosphere. The dishes are made exclusively with ingredients cultivated either in the Roccfiore estate such as wine olive oil and vegetables, or classic Umbrian products f...
  • Le Ginestre di Greppolischieto Rental Cottage, Umbria
    Le Ginestre di Greppolischieto is a characteristic and quiet rural borgo accommodation deep in the heart of Umbrian countryside near Piegaro village between the Monte Giove hills and Lake Trasimeno. The holiday rental cottage is especially suited for whoever wishes a relaxing country stay from fami...
  • Agriturismo I Mori Gelsi, Torgiano, Umbria
    Agriturismo I Mori Gelsi is charming farmhouse accomodation located in the green heart of Umbria, less than a mile from Torgiano one of the “Borghi Più Bella d'Italia'. It is situated amidst the vines of the estate of Azienda Vinicola Fattoria Spinola, which produces Grechetto, Merlot, Sauvignon Bl...
  • Residenza Roccafiore Packages
    A TASTE OF UMBRIA Stay 4 nights and enjoy the 5th night free of charge at Residenza Roccafiore. Package includes: • Accommodation for 2 people in classic room • Breakfast for 2 people • Visit of vineyards and winery accompanied by a selection of local specialities • Dinner for 2 at our restaur...
  • La Corte del Lupo Agriturismo, Nocera Umbra
    La Corte del Lupo is refined agriturismo accommodation near Assisi in the heart of the Umbria countryside. More precisely, in the locality of Pertana near Nocera Umbra and the wonderfully green Monte Subasio Park. The location is stunningly peaceful as you may be able to appreciate from the image g...
  • Happy Cooking, Umbria Tours
    Below is a selection of food and tour proposals developed by Daniel Paci of  Happy Cooking who specializes in central Italian cuisine and traditional home cooking from Umbria. The visits and activities are organized by Daniela, a licensed tour guide, and you can customise your cooking days with som...
  • Daniela Paci, Umbria Tour Guide
    Daniela Paci is the owner of Happy Cooking and has been running Umbria cooking classes and courses throughout the region for a decade. But she is also a licensed tour guide, tour manager and travel agency director and fluent in English and Spanish Following a masters degree in Tourism Management h...
  • Happy Cooking, Umbria Cooking Classes
    If you want to experience the local gastronomy and cuisine of Umbria during your vacation or holiday in the region then get in touch with Daniela Paci who runs Happy Cooking. Speaking fluent English, Daniela is a true Umbrian who has a special interest in the Etruscan origins of much of Umbria's di...
  • Happy Cooking Umbria, Autumn Food Breaks
    A visit to Umbria in the autumn season is a wonderful short break experience. Not only will you have the main towns to yourself, but the countryside takes on an even more suggestive appearence bathed in gorgeous Autumn colours and limpid sunshine. But, above all, the food comes into its own as the...
  • Umbria Wine Roads Tour and Seasonal Packages
    CHRISTMAS 2013 IN UMBRIA This festive tour by Happy Cooking is for a maximum of 8 people and costs €250,00 per person. It takes in some of Umbria's most enchanting locations as well as Assisi on New Year's Day.   29/12 Half Day Perugia walking tour. The capital of Baci Perugina, a good chance...
  • Umbria Day Trips
    Daniela Paci of Happy Cooking and official Umbria Tour guide is proposing the following food and territory inspired seasonal day trips alongside her regular cooking lessons and culinary classes throughout 2013.   FOOD FESTIVALS AND GUIDED TOURS A series of walking tours to concide with food and o...
  • L'Antico Forziere Restaurant, Deruta
    For Umbria food fans, the restaurant of the Country House L'Antico Forziere near Deruta is located in a strategic position for exploring Perugia and its chocolate festival, Torgiano and Lungarotti estate, wine and olive oil museum, as well as Montefalco and its famous Sagrantino wine. Chefs Stef...
  • Il Baio Restaurant, Spoleto
    The Umbrian restaurant of Il Baio Relais & Natural Spa near Spoleto is located through from the main reception in the main building of the structure owned by the Ceccaroni family. The original owner's house has been renovated with attention to every detail and this includes the impressive a...
  • The Charming Villa Nuba Perugia Rental Apartments
    Villa Nuba is charming rental accommodation in Perugia for long or short term stays in Umbria. It offers self catering apartment rental in two large and separate apartments only a 20 minute walk from the centre of the city via the ancient quarter of Monteluce. Villa Nuba dates back to the 1400...
  • L'Antico Forziere Country House, Deruta
    L'Antico Forziere near Deruta is a country house and restaurant converted from a medieval farmhouse. It is everything you would want from rural accommodation in Umbria with its sturdy wooden beams, large fireplaces, wide stony arches and rich, green garden and has appeared in Italy's finest H...
  • Il Baio Relais Resort and Spa, Spoleto
    ll Baio Relais Resort and Natural Spa is a new hotel vacation proposal in Umbria which combines good food with relaxation and staying healthy. Il Baio offers, therefore, a combination of relais vacation accommodation, on site restaurant, fully equipped health spa, as well as a business and ...
  • Roccafiore Spa Resort, Todi
    Roccafiore Resort is located just 2 kilomenters from Todi in central Umbria and is set amidst vineyards and olive groves of the Monti Martani. The 360° panoramic view of the countryside, clean air and peaceful ambience make Roccafiore an ideal place for total relaxation, not only for exploring the ...


Browse our choice of traditional Italian recipes from the region of Umbria. Start with our latest suggestions below or choose from the full menu in the right column.


  • Spaghetti with Italian tuna recipe

    Published in Umbria Recipes
    Classic spaghetti pasta with tuna sauce recipe. Very easy. ingredients 150 g Italian tuna packed in extra virgin olive oil, 1 onion, finely chopped, 3 Tbsp oil, 300 gr stewed tomatoes, salt, pepper, dried red pepper, 500 gr spaghetti pasta
    Last modified on 18 October 2013

Crescia, Umbria Easter Cheese Bread Recipe

Published in Umbria Recipes
Now available all year, crescia al formaggio belongs to the family of Easter cheese breads found across south Umbria, although we believe crescia is particular to Gubbio. It is similar to the piadina romagnola and other versions of regional focaccia found along the Via Flaminia as it links the Adriatic coast to Umbria passing through Le Marche. View the video above to see how the Gubbio version is a lot thicker than the familiar piadina. ingredients 500gr flour, 50g butter, 25g lard, 30 beer yeast, 150g grated parmigiano reggiano cheese, 50g fresh pecorino cheese, 1 glass of milk, 3 eggs,…
Last modified on 26 March 2013

Saint Valentine's Day pigeon recipe

Published in Umbria Recipes
This recipe forms part of a 'Saint Valentine's Day' meal kindly provided by the The Cordon Bleu School of Culinary Arts in Perugia.   ingredients 2 pigeons, perfectly cleaned, 1 clove garlic, 1/2 onion, 4 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil, 2 fresh sage leaves, 2 sprigs rosemary, 1/2 glass white wine vinegar, 1 glass white wine, Rind of 1/2 a lemon, 100 gr chicken livers, 2 tspn capers, Salt, pepper.
Last modified on 06 February 2013

Saint Valentine's Day ricotta recipe

Published in Umbria Recipes
This recipe forms part of a 'Saint Valentine's Day' meal kindly provided by the The Cordon Bleu School of Culinary Arts in Perugia.   ingredients 2 eggs, 100 gr flour, 100 gr sugar, 1/4 tsp baking soda For the filling: 350 gr fresh ricotta cheese, 200 gr powdered sugar, 70 gr bittersweet chocolate grated, 70 gr ground almonds, 70 gr candied fruit, 30 gr raisins, 1 vanilla bean split, 2 tspns maraschino cherry juice, 1 tbsp Alchermes liquor.
Last modified on 06 February 2013

Mushroom Frittata Recipe, the Spoleto way

Published in Umbria Recipes
Autumn is the perfect time to discard your summer weight watching diet and return to food for grown-ups. We are talking 'pappardelle pasta in hare sauce', 'liver bruschetta', 'game' and so on, all prepared with genuine ingredients such salami, cheese and vegetables in season. With this in mind, October and November means mushrooms,, one of the mostly popular ingredients in the Umbria cuisine. Below is a typical savory recipe from Spoleto which also features eggs, tomatoes and pecorino cheese. It is a very rich dish and could also be considered a main course. ingredients 800 gr. mushrooms, olive oil, clove…
Last modified on 19 December 2012

Filetts of Perch with Beer Recipe

Published in Umbria Recipes
ingredients 8 filetts of perch (each one about 70-80 grams), 50 gr butter, 1/2 glass of clear beer, extra virgin olive oil, flour, red pepper, salt, black pepper. making it Wash the fillets, dry them well and lightly flour them all over. Melt 30 gr of butter in a pan together with 4 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil before placing the fillets in the pan. Cook on a medium heat for 8-10 minute so they become lightly brown. Pour the beer over the fish and allow the liquid to evaporate. Remove the fish with a ladel and keep them hot on…
Last modified on 09 July 2012

Umbrian Farro Soup recipe

Published in Umbria Recipes
Italian style soup recipe with farro, the 'wheat of the Roman Legions'. A slight variant of this dish (pictured) we ate deep in the Monte Subiaso near Assisi. Ingredients 500 gr 'farro' (hard wheat that has been ground by hand), 1 glass extra virgin olive oil, 1 carrot diced, 1 rib celery diced, 1 onion, diced, 100 gr lean slice prosciutto, 1/2 glass tomato sauce, 5 leaves sage, rosemary, garlic.
Last modified on 31 May 2012