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Via Guelfa, 11, 52044 Cortona, Italy
+39 0575 630104
Website
Today
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Dinner
Reservations
Delivery
Late Night

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    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 10
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  • 7
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Delightful food

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 19, 2014
Paul S
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Pitesti, Romania
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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321 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Pitesti, Romania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
15 helpful votes 15 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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 via mobile

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Winnipeg, Canada
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

If you are in Cortona, you must dine at Preludio! We were in Italy for 2 weeks and this was by far the best meal of our entire vacation. We were taken here for dinner by our cycling tour guide - Marco of "I Bike Tuscany". Their extra special touches included complimentary champagne on arrival, a starter of quail egg... More 

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

My wife and I along with another couple found this restaurant by chance and stepped in for lunch. The service was very attentive with a welcome prosecco and complementary appetizer. The menu was inventive and very upscale with the dishes themselves being beautiful to look at and spectacular to eat. The setting is a marvelous 12th century noble's house and... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

My wife and I and another couple were walking by and this restaurant somehow called out to us. It being lunchtime we decided to give it a try. From the moment we sat down there was a feeling that this was going to be a really good experience. We liked the linen tablecloths and the quirky vegetables-with-faces ceramics on the... 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?