Gourmet Italian Cuisine in Restaurant Dolium

Offering an array of traditional Umbrian and Tuscan dishes, Restaurant Dolium prides itself on using only the finest local produce. Led by Matteo Ragni, our passionate chefs adopt seasonal variations of recipes throughout the year. Special attention is paid to guests’ dietary needs, and dishes can be tailored to be suitable for vegetarians and allergy sufferers. A children’s menu is also available for our younger diners. In the summer months, guests can enjoy access to our terrace; which offers stunning views. In this space, you can enjoy alfresco dining as well as aperitifs from our bar.


Regional Cuisine

Umbrian cuisine can be described as wonderfully rustic and focused on freshness, flavour and simplicity. Many local dishes rely heavily on fresh produce that is grown in the region’s rich soil, lakes and forests.
These ingredients include mushrooms, truffles and flavourful olive oil. Villa Monte Solare itself produces prized olive oil that guests can sample and purchase.

Antipasti recipes are popular in Umbria, as is pasta. One of the best-known Umbrian pasta dishes is strangozzi, which is typically served with truffle. Other regional pasta dishes include strigoli, ravioli and succulent Florentine steak.
The region is also famous for its chocolate and delicious cheeses; such as ricotta, pecorino and even spiced and truffle-infused varieties.


Cooking Demonstrations

See how our master chefs create authentic Italian cuisine with fresh, regional flavours and ingredients, at one of our twice-weekly cooking demonstrations held every Tuesday and Saturday. As well as a 3-hour cooking demonstration, you’ll receive a recipe booklet, enjoy a delicious meal featuring all the dishes you saw prepared, and have more time to mingle with your fellow food-loving guests. A minimum of two participants is required, with prior reservation.

Add your cooking demonstration as an extra when booking online, or contact the hotel directly.

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Umbrian Cooking Classes

Discover Umbrian cuisine at our weekly and bespoke cooking classes. A romantic date for any couple or an excellent family activity, our culinary courses give guests the opportunity to explore, taste and prepare the region's most famous dishes. We offer classes at our cosy "La Capannina" cooking school, every Monday, Wednesday and Friday with prior reservation. Topics include “famous Italian dishes", "seasonal specialities" and "quintessential Umbria-Tuscan cuisine". You’ll receive a 3-hour class with lunch, a "Chef at Villa Monte Solare" apron and a recipe booklet. A minimum of two participants is required.

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Wine Tasting Offer

Taste the finest wines the region has to offer at one of our special wine tasting experiences, under the expert guidance of the Villa di Monte Solare sommelier. This exclusive offer - available every Saturday afternoon on request - includes three local wines and finger food to compliment the exquisite flavours. A minimum of two participants is required.

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Famous Wines

The region of Umbria is well known for its red wine in particular, and its native grape Sagrantino is a particularly robust and tannic variety. Our restaurant and bar houses over 400 Umbrian and Italian wines, which have been sourced from some of the country’s most renowned suppliers.

Our knowledgeable Maitre Sommelier, Emanuela Amodeo, overlooks our extensive collection, and she would be delighted to help you pick the ideal wine to complement any meal or occasion.