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Preludio

Via Guelfa, 11, 52044 Cortona, Italy
+39 0575 630104
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Ranked #6 of 86 Restaurants in Cortona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Great restaurant close to piaza, you must go there. All other reviews pretty much say it all, welcome prosecco and starters, lovely glassware and cutlery, great service - but most importantly great food. The mixed starters were very interesting and great value, we then had 2 portions of the steak with green pepper for 2 people. We were advised that... More

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Shanghai, China
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

My husband and I loved this place. We had the Tomato soup (not passata as previously suggested, Tuscans blend their soup with bread to make it thicker), and the foie gras… 3 types of delicious foie gras served with preserve and sweet bread (could have done with some salt). Then we shared the steak with rosemary for 2. Well, this... More

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Zottegem, Belgium
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

unknown tastes, great italian food. exellent service !!! a restaurant to remember en to go back to. nicely situated near to the main plaza.

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Lyon, France
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

i loved it, i loved it, i really loved it! just stopping by, we decided to have a lunch and we were surprised by quality of services and sophisticated dishes, lots of small apetizers, licquers and other small presents from chef :) all dishes were very tasty and well presented. the decoration of tables was also very good. at one... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

from the beginning, staff were pleasant, pre-meal prosecco and appies (on the house) were excellent and the food was creative. we even received a pottery gift at the end after paying. the ambience was perfect and well located close to the main Piazza.

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Bergen, Norway
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The food here was excellent, the best we ever had in Cortona. Would recommend the risotto especially.They even offer you a welcome drink which was a nice touch. Would highly recommend this restaurant.

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Helsinki, Finland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We had a fantastic dinner at Preludio. We meant to take 3-course dinner, but chef wanted to treat us with a little surprise as a starter, so we eneded up having 4-course dinner. Each and every dish was superb and great taste. Service was very friendly. All in all, food and service were second to none, and still you won't... More

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Miami Beach, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

If you are in Tuscany - worth driving to Cortona just to eat in Preludio. Best meal in 3 weeks of traveling throughout Europe. Wine selection, atmosphere, service - and most importantly - chef who will surprise you. From appetizers to dessert - you'd want to order and try every dish on the menu!! Do it!!!

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York
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218 reviews 218 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

My husband and I were lucky enough to eat here and to be seated outside. We were greeted with a glass of Prosecco and an amuse bouche. My husband chose pate which was served warm in a little saucepan and I had cheese soufflé which was superb. We then had pappardelle with hare ragu and stuffed pasta with pork cheek... More

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We have eaten in Preludio in two previous years, always with good results, but this restaurant just keeps getting better and better. The food was excellent, exceptionally flavorful and beautifully prepared, and the menu was extensive and very interesting. There were many touches of elegance -- from a complimentary aperativo (delicious prosecco) to beautiful cookies that appeared with the after-dinner... More

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