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Via Guelfa, 11, 52044 Cortona, Italy
+39 0575 630104
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12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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    Very good
  • 16
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  • 11
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best restaurant in Cortona

Best restaurant and service. Highly recommend. Was in Cortona 4 nites which 2 nites i went to dinner at Preludio. Yuli was our waiter. He was fantastico. The food excellent. Cant wait to come back.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

Best restaurant and service. Highly recommend. Was in Cortona 4 nites which 2 nites i went to dinner at Preludio. Yuli was our waiter. He was fantastico. The food excellent. Cant wait to come back.

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Park City, Utah
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271 reviews 271 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Working in Italy and one of the stops was this ancient city. Our sponsors took us to this gorgeous restaurant for lunch. Food and wine were excellent. Exterior and interior of restaurant are lovely. Hope to be able to visit again.

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49 reviews 49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Cortona has many lovely restaurants but I believe this to be one of the best.Sensational food & wines...full of flavour, outstanding service & a fantastic ambience adds up to a special night! We were greeted with complimentary Rosa Bubbles & a Quail's egg presented beautifully on a small garlic toast.We ordered Potato, Leek & Tomato soup( which was so full... More 

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Pitesti, Romania
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Small gourmet style restaurant with a cozy nice outdoor area. Perfect cooking, excellent service, good wine selection. We enjoyed very much the time there. When back in Cortona, we'll go there again for lunch.

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Hiawassee, Georgia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014 via mobile

We tend to eat our big meal at lunch and snack at night. This was spectacular! They poured Proseco when we sat down so we were off to a good start. I got pate and Judy got octopus for appetizers. We got a Chianti wine. Then I got stuffed guinea fowl and Judy got venison with truffle sauce and we... More 

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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Great meal on our first night in Cortona, easy to book by email. Lovely meal, lots of scrumptious extras. Mid priced but well worth it. Lovely service. Now back home enjoying using my little jug for dressings.

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Shoreline, Washington
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

While this restaurant is down a little path between buildings, it was well worth searching it out. The food was authentic and the service was stellar!

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Lanlivery, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We only went for lunch but were greeted with a glass of Prosecco and a beautifully presented quail's egg.We then had smoked goose and a trio of pates,both outstanding. We then had a saffron and truffle risotto and 2 delightfully decorated delicious deserts,with a coffee and a glass of wine the bill was little over 60 euros; wonderful value. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This restaurant features some very inventive menu choices. We stuck to the pasta choices but we're not disappointed. What really makes this special is all the little extras. Beautiful atmosphere. Definitely don't miss!

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We were in Tuscany for a multi-day cycling tour "I Bike Tuscany" and our guide Marco took us to this fabulous restaurant. The food, service and price-for-value were simply amazing. Our group of 5 agreed it was our best meal in all of Italy, and we shared the restaurant name with other tourists we met as our travels continued in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Guelfa, 11, 52044 Cortona, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Arezzo  >  Cortona
  • Phone Number: +39 0575 630104

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am

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