Rosso della Sera, Lake Trasimeno, Umbria

Earlier this year we discovered the delights of eating at Rosso della Sera in San Feliciano. Rosso della Sera is a restaurant on the eastern shore of Lake Trasimeno in the region of Umbria, Italy. The restaurant’s name alludes to the stunning sunsets that you can enjoy from the dining area looking to the west across Lake Trasimeno. The interior has the feel of a tastefully decorated beachside shack and the large windows over the Lake provide the view looking out over a small harbour, the Lake and the hills beyond.

Rosso della Sera Menu

The menu offers you both meat and fish dishes. The fish menu is based mainly on lake fish and it’s cooked and presented in very interesting ways. At some lakeside restaurants in the area, I’ve not been inspired by the local fish  As I result, when I visit Rosso della Sera, I’ve been concentrating on the fish side of the menu. If perch (persico) is on the menu I really recommend trying it!


I’m not a dessert eater but the rest of my family and the friends that we have taken here rave about them. I seem to remember that a panna-cotta flavoured with green tea was a particular favourite.

Wine List

The wine list has been compiled by someone with a good knowledge of Italian wines and is always worth sampling. I’ve really enjoyed drinking some Verdicchio from the towns of Jesi and Matelica in Le Marche, these crisp, mineral rich wines are perfect with fish.

Excellent Value For Money

From our end of the Niccone Valley near Umbertide it takes a good 45 minutes to get to San Feliciano. Despite the quality of the cooking it is not an expensive restaurant, we usually spend around €40/head when eating here. It is very popular, so it is definitely worth booking ahead, particularly if you want to sit near the windows and enjoy those sunsets!

View of sunset from Rosso della Sera, a restaurant in San Feliciano, Umbria