Bolsena Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Bolsena

December 19, 2017 Myesha Cogley

Bolsena is a town and comune of Italy, in the province of Viterbo in northern Lazio on the eastern shore of Lake Bolsena. It is 10 km (6 mi) north-north west of Montefiascone and 36 km (22 mi) north-west of Viterbo. The ancient Via Cassia, today's highway SR143, follows the lake shore for some distance, passing through Bolsena.
Things to do in Bolsena

1. La Tavernetta

Via Camillo Benso Conte di Cavour 54, 01023 Bolsena, Italy Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$8 +39 0761 798979
Excellent
28%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
5%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 425 reviews

La Tavernetta

Reviewed By The Teacher7 - Oakham, United Kingdom

Visited here for lunch, having seen it packed the previous night. We shared an antipasto platter (antipasti di terra), which was lovely before tagliatelle ragu (him) and risotto di mare (me). Delicious and just the right amount of meat in each. Service was friendly and efficient and we were pleased that we'd dined there.

2. Trattoria del Moro

Piazzale Dante Alighieri, 01023 Bolsena, Italy Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards Pizza, Seafood, Italian, Mediterranean, European, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner HK$118 - HK$314 +39 0761 798810
Excellent
49%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 1 reviews

Trattoria del Moro

Our restaurant was founded in 1950 and was the first stilts over the waters of the lake. Since then, the restaurant has been run by our family, trying to taste our customers with the highest number of local products as possible: whitefish (coregone), perch, pike eel but especially with Vernaccia (our specialty) mentioned by Dante Alighieri in the Divine Comedy. The oil that we use in all food is produced by us (we have a farm just over the hills of Bolsena). The wine list is well stocked with all the bottles in the area. We produce dishes of the day and on order of the peculiarities of the fish of Lake Bolsena. We also host groups and organized lunches to work. We are open all year for lunch and from spring to autumn for dinner. Our restaurant is very romantic and characteristic: the stilts is one of the few in Italy to do catering.

Reviewed By James B - Salt Lake City, Utah

One of the most enjoyable meals we had in Italy in a gorgeous setting sitting over the water of lake Bolsena. A choice of food on the menu at reasonable prices. Nice staff who were helpful. All the food was gourmet, the pasta was tops.Oh, thank you so mutch for this rate. We love United States of America, we love americans. Thanls a lot for testing our food. See you soon. Andrea

3. Riva Verde

Via Cassia Nord Km. 115,500, 01023 Bolsena, Italy Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards Seafood, Italian, Pizza Lunch, Dinner +39 347 934 3349
Excellent
50%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 157 reviews

Riva Verde

Reviewed By Selveste H

Me and my father went there to have lunch and to stay on the beach for a while. We ordered ravioli and carbonara. The staff was really nice and the pasta was great(tho the ravioli came in a bit too small portions). After the meal we walked over to our sunbeds just 30 ft away, and enjoyed the rest of the day there:)

4. La Tana dell' Orso...Bruno

Montesegnale, 162i, Bolsena, Italy Reservations Lunch, Dinner +39 0761 798162
Excellent
34%
Good
52%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
4%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 124 reviews

La Tana dell' Orso...Bruno

Reviewed By Astamir - Kiryat ono

Delicious, unique local food. The good first courses are only shadowed by the excellent main dishes. The lack of pizzas from the menu is highly compensated by a variety of different meat and fish dishes. And oh, the view. Worth mentioning - all the desserts are home made, down to the marmalade topping.

5. Ristorante La Pineta

Viale Armando Diaz 48, 01023 Bolsena, Italy Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean Dinner, Lunch +39 0761 799801
Excellent
54%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
5%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 249 reviews

Ristorante La Pineta

Large air conditioned room, able to accommodate up to 150 people, and a lush flower garden are the spaces that the Ristorante La Pineta is dedicating its guests to enjoy a delicious a la carte menu or to organize banquets and parties for every occasion. A large fireplace for the winter warms guests we have the pleasure of welcoming in the cold season while the summer we have a large covered veranda with a capacity of 80 seats, and two beautiful gazebo surrounded by our beautiful garden, to taste The large outdoor area is divided into multiple areas, a large parking lot for the guests, the garden with gazebo and large umbrellas, the veranda with a stunning view of the lake and a private and romantic green corner. The tench soup with egg noodles, the ancient Sbroscia (with the original recipe of the fishermen) and then still fresh lobsters, fresh fish from the lake and the sea, fries, carpaccio of whitefish, are only some of our recipes for For weddings we have studied a series of highly original solutions and great emotion for a wedding reception unforgettable.

Reviewed By Family152 - England

We dined at La Pineta whilst staying at the Hotel Royal a short - but very pleasant - walk away. We knew we had arrived when we saw inviting flickering lights lining the drive.
The restaurant has several different areas including gazebos in the grounds (good for romantics) an outdoor dining area with views of the lake, and an airy indoor dining room which was our choice. I found my van Gogh style chair a little uncomfortable, but our hostess quickly found me a cushion. The service was excellent throughout our meal.
I chose the set menu at 25 euros: 6 starters from the lake, followed by homemade pasta with seafood ragu, lake fish with mixed salad and dessert. Our non-fish eater had a magnificent salad, beautifully presented with thinly sliced apple and peach, mozarella and tomatoes. The starter with six lake fish was particularly good - it included different combinations of tastes and fish cooked in a variety of ways. Next we had pasta, and then eel, and beef in balsamic sauce with grilled vegetables. For dessert three of us had lemon sorbet and the fourth chocolate mousse.

6. Il Pinzale

Via Cassia Km 115,850, 01023 Bolsena, Italy Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Validated Parking, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner +39 0761 799717
Excellent
60%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 632 reviews

Il Pinzale

Reviewed By Airfrere - Rome

This restaurant is a little hard to find if you're not a local, but it is worth the search. The food is fresh and nicely prepared. The service was excellent. I was here with a group of 18 people and they managed to serve us all in a timely manner. I really have only one minor complaint: We were seated in a covered patio on a very hot, muggy day, which was very uncomfortable. They tried to accommodate us by turning on the a/c and a fan, but as the room was open to the elements, it didn't help much. The solution, of course, is to ask for a table indoors on hot days.

7. Trattoria da Picchietto

Via Porta Fiorentina 15, 01023 Bolsena, Italy Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$196 - HK$337 +39 0761 799158
Excellent
41%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 736 reviews

Trattoria da Picchietto

In un ex chiesa del 1300, oggi completamente ristrutturato la famiglia Stella gestisce questo ristorante dal 1927.Piatti rigorosamente preparati in casa con prodotti tipici, sopratutto a basce di pesce di lago.Gode di un rigoglioso girdino interno con ortensie, pergola di uva fragola dove poter mangiare nel periodo estivoChiuso: lunedi Accetta gruppiFerie :dal 8 al 31 gennaio

Reviewed By bonbontravel - Abu Dhabi

We enjoyed New Year's Eve at this restaurant. Three of us enjoyed the selection of seafood, which was very fresh. One of us had all vegan food. The antipasti was too salty, but everything else was excellent! Warm and friendly staff, outstanding service.We highly recommend this place.

8. Tempio di Norzia

Largo Mazziotti 4, 01023 Bolsena, Italy Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Pizza Dinner, Lunch, Late Night HK$133 - HK$275 +39 0761 797152
Excellent
50%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
3%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 134 reviews

Tempio di Norzia

Fresh fish to the sea and lake.Argentine beef and local meat.Pizza.Outdoor tables.bread, service and cover are free.parking.Opening time: everyday from six pm.

Reviewed By suebat22 - Thornton Cleveleys, United Kingdom

This review is repeated because my original one seems to have disappeared? We visited Tempio Di Norzia last year (aug 2103). At the end of august Bolsena is pretty quiet and the restaurants are very quiet. We found this restaurant by chance, from the main square keep walking till you get to the arch.Keep ahead and keep to the right following the road in line with the bike shop. The restaurant is hiding just around a corner! The Tempo Di Norzia is family run, Dad and son run the floor whilst mum and daughter run the kitchen. Its a great team. They are very friendly and obliging. The mussels were the best we'd had, the burger was chosen twice by our fussy teenager and was wolfed down both times, the pork snitzel is highly recommended. At the end of the meal complimentary limoncella and grappa was enjoyed and appreciated. We thoroughly enjoyed two meals here. Our only regret is that we didnt find the restaurant sooner! We will certainly go back if we go to Bolsena again. The Simpsons

9. Tanaquilla

Via Guglielmo Marconi 100, 01023 Bolsena, Italy Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Dinner HK$94 - HK$196 +39 345 047 6005
Excellent
60%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 567 reviews

Tanaquilla

Reviewed By Mark M - Belfast, United Kingdom

I visited Tanaquila with my family recently and went due to the good reviews on Trip Advisor. We had a party of 6 pre booked at 8pm on a Thursday night. We were seated outside on the wooden benches which weren't very comfortable due to not having any cushions. we also had very little space as the table wasn't big enough for 6 of us. The restaurant wasnt busy but the service right from the start was slow and surly. the waiter spoke no english and wasnt able to explain any of the dishes- luckily they have a menu in english or we would really have struggled. Now to the bad bit. 2 of our main courses were served before the Anti Pasto and we had to wait another 45 minutes for 3 Pizzas which werent properly cooked and arrived after everyone else had finished. No explanations or apologies. Other diners were served without any problems but we seemed to have been forgotten about. Unfortunately my Italian isnt good enough to express how badly I felt about paying €150 for this mess of a meal.

10. Antica Trattoria Pizzeria Del Corso

Corso della Repubblica 41 | a 50 mt dalla chiesa del miracolo S. CRISTINA, 01023 Bolsena, Italy Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Soups, Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$94 - HK$243 +39 0761 798078
Excellent
45%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
7%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 414 reviews

Antica Trattoria Pizzeria Del Corso

Reviewed By TuscanWino - Brevard, North Carolina

Not far from the main piazza to the south/east, this hole in the wall is typical trattoria but very good. We ate a very tasty caprese (buffalo) and suppli, followed by scallopine and salmon with arugula and orange. A nice after dinner surprise was presented: three kinds of digestivi. Recommended.

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