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All 87 Cortona Restaurants

Preludio

Via Guelfa, 11, 52044 Cortona, Italy
+39 0575 630104
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Ranked #5 of 87 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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Newport, Rhode Island
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34 reviews 34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

My husband and I made a reservation as we were walking by because the menu and dining room both looked very appealing. We had a very nice dining experience, the food is delicious. For starters we shared the sliced octopus on a salad of either fennel or celery, we never did find out however it was iced, served with lemon... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We asked our concierge for a recommendation for a restaurant in the Old City of Cortona and he said you couldn't go past Preludio for a romantic meal. The food was divine, the wait staff wonderful and value for money exceptional. This was the most exquisite meal of our 5 week travels in Europe and certainly no where near the... More

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

If you're in Cortona, you must try this restaurant which is located down a side street, just left of the piazza. Fantastic service and outstanding food. The little touches of complimentary champagne on arrival, a little tastier of quail egg with truffles and the amazing individual breads and a dessert wine when ordering dessert just made this a 10 out... More

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London UK
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54 reviews 54 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Came here for dinner a few weeks back. On a value for money versus quality basis we can't remember the last time we ate so well in Italy (or anywhere else for that matter). Sliced octopus carpaccio with lemon, pici with pigeon, hare papardelle etc etc - all excellent. Lots of complimentary extras - etc glasses of rose prosecco -... More

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

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
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

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

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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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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