Combining the ideas of the restricted numerical range with the numerical shadow one is led in a natural way to the definition of a restricted numerical shadow, $P^R_A(z) \coloneqq \int_{R} {\rm d} \mu(\psi) \ \delta\Bigl( z-\langle \psi|A|\psi\rangle\Bigr),$ where $R$ is a selected subset of ${\Omega}_d$, the set of dimension $d$ pure quantum states.