Bottega del Vino starts off in the right way ...the building is just right, so funky you just might not notice it. It does not draw attention because it doesn't have to do so. This place is so comfortable serving a terrific range of wines and not all expensive by any means. To accompany your choice of wine the small kitchen (their words) offers a relatively limited but changing menu.... Don't worry there are a good list of options mostly featuring typical Umbrian fare. Great range of starters and an interesting bunch of pastas for primo and the secondi usually of 3 or 4 dishes. The portions are generous and you are likely to be given a couple of "pipe openers" before you get a menu. Prices are quite reasonable. Gourmet ? Not really but certainly you will enjoy the comfort and conviviality added to by excellent table service. After our first night we paid the bill and booked for the following night !
Our B&B host recommended this place and not finding anything else that looked particularly good, we booked a table for the following night. The Bottega is warm, friendly and has the feel of a neighbourhood wine bar. There is a small printed menu but there are many daily specials which the waiters will tell you about. The waiters are helpful and friendly and will translate to English if required. The food was most enjoyable - and over 2 visits we sampled some delicious entrees, salads and pastas as well as wines. There is a great range of wines including a wines by the glass.
Some have this listed as a wine bar, we went because it served good food based on a locals recommendation and werent disappointed. The wine list is big - we went with a cheapie "by the glass" at €3.50 and it was perfectly good. The menu isnt printed (the only reason I dont give it 5 stars) as it changes with the whats locally available and fresh. The ragu as a prima platti was really good, the lamb chops secondi even better. Ambiance is great and service on the mark serving a mixted local and travelling clientele. Highly recommended if you want an authentic umbrian experience.