Dan and I spent a weekend in Montefalco in September 2021 for the sole purpose of drinking its magical Sagrantino wine. We took a wine tour with Gusto Wines so that we could drink alllll the wine, and our tour guide recommended a dinner at Trattoria “il postaccio.” We took him up on his recommendation, as he lives in the area and had excellent taste on the wine tour. This ended up being one of the best pieces of advice of the entire trip!
Il Postaccio is very local, and we never would have stopped in for dinner had it not been recommended to us by our tour guide. Set just outside of Montefalco’s town walls under a classically Italian green awning, Il Postaccio looks like nothing special on its face. We didn’t have a reservation and luckily snagged a table outside – both inside and outside were crowded with locals.
Shortly after we sat down, our waiter brought out the handwritten menu for our review and went over a few specials in Italian (my Italian lessons paid off!).
Like many restaurants in Italy, Il Postaccio sells house wine by the carafe. Since this place got good reviews, we opted for the carafe and a bottle of water. The house red was quite good, not Sagrantino, but a softer, more drinkable red, similar to a Rosso di Montefalco.
While small, everything on the menu sounded absolutely delicious. We opted for a few starters: beef carpaccio topped with balsamic and a cheese spread, porchetta, and fried zucchini flowers (these not stuffed with anything). Each of our starters were excellent, but the carpaccio was my favorite. I think Dan preferred his porchetta. The sizes were generous for the price.
For our main course, we split an 8 euro bowl of Carbonara, which is pasta done in egg, cheese, cured pork, and black pepper. Its a classic Rome dish, but you can find it outside Rome (though its uncommon too far out of the area except in super touristy restaurants). This Carbonara was 100%, absolutely amazing. The pasta was cooked perfectly, the sauce was so, so delicious, and the pork was on point. Definitely one of the best pastas of our entire trip; we are still talking about it.
While pretty stuffed from our meal, we split a slice of pie for dessert, and I ordered the coffee service. I am not sure exactly what the pie was made with, but it was definitely an in season fruit as we had a similar pie at breakfast (yes, those Italians give out homemade pie for breakfast!). It was tasty, but the coffee service was more exciting. For coffee, my espresso was served in an individual moka pot on a very pretty tray with a side of sweet sauce to mix in. Very exciting!
All in all, we had an excellent dinner at Il Postaccio! It seriously ranks among our favorite dinners, including those in Rome at Roma Sparita, Roscioli, and Caramella. Don’t miss this absolute gem in Montefalco.
STEAL OUR DINNER
Il Postaccio: Viale della Vittoria, 7, 06036 Montefalco PG, Italy. Super casual. No website. Amazing food. Credit card accepted. Call for a reservation during peak times.
ON A BUDGET
This is a great budget option. One of the best deals in town.