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Preludio

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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
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 365
    Excellent
  • 90
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 9
    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
worth a visit !

Stopped and booked a table on the way for our aperitivo. Nice and attentive service, the glass of pink bubbly and the amuse bouche offered, a really nice touch as well as the double serving of grappa. Good choice, well executed dishes, the hand made pasta to die for. next time i will try the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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London
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46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped and booked a table on the way for our aperitivo. Nice and attentive service, the glass of pink bubbly and the amuse bouche offered, a really nice touch as well as the double serving of grappa. Good choice, well executed dishes, the hand made pasta to die for. next time i will try the second courses ! dessert really... More 

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3 Thank LorellaLondon
New Jersey
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593 reviews
278 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2,077 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was an easy decision for a dinner on an arrival day in Cortona. It is just next door to the hotel San Michele where we were staying. It is right down the street from the main square. One look in from the street through the large entrance and you will see that this an elegant place. Does it serve... More 

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5 Thank Wenovo
Rome, Italy
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51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

First, this is a good looking restaurant, just off the main square. Nice place to take the wife for a romantic dinner, especially after the culinary disaster of the previous evening. Friendly and efficient waitering team. Several interesting dishes for vegetarians and the chestnut pasta especially delicious. Prices very fair. All in all, a perfect evening.

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3 Thank SJWilson
Lake Como
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

We stayed in Cortorna for 5 days (wonderful!) and we dined at this restaurant 3 times! We wished we had dined here 5 times! This is such a special place..everything is oriented towards giving a delightful customer experience. We loved every aspect of it - the food being the highlight. We were greeted... and subsequently cared for by Yuli. Every... More 

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1 Thank GlobalCouple
London, England, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

My partner and I went here for our wedding tasting. The restaurant was very quiet but the waiter was very attentive without being too over attentive. The food was great - simple but use great local produce. Now just looking forward to tasting it all again at our wedding!

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Thank Lauren C
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

Me and my wife went to Italy during our honeymoon. We had the opportunity to eat in many restaurants In Rome, Florence and other Tuscany cities. Definitely, Ristorante Il Preludio was the best of all. Is well located in the small town of Cortona and had all of good things to turn the best we had been, like the meal... More 

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2 Thank AlvaroHerrera84
Bozeman, Montana
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Oh my, what a FANTASTIC dining experience! The dinner presentations were the BEST we encountered in our three week Italian/Tuscan vacation! "Delicious" falls well short of describing the premier cuisine the Preludio offers. And the cost? The best deals you will find anywhere in Tuscany. Our group could not believe the dining quality coupled with such reasonable prices. In a... More 

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Thank Frank S
Ashland, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

Had an excellent meal here. Presentation was beautiful. Food was delicious. It was a fine dining experience. Only negative was that brought my husbands entree considerable later then mine, but would not stop me from going again.

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Thank AlisonM1216
Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Can't fault the food which was very nice and fresh. But the portions, especially of some some very rich dishes such as the crostone appetizer, were twice the size they needed to be and we were tut-tutted rather rudely for not finishing. Sorry but even for carnivorous Tuscany a pound of sautéed liver as a starter is over the top.... More 

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1 Thank PaulKapsos
Secret Harbour, Australia
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

We found this great place thanks to the reviews on here. Well it lived up to the reviews. The food was amazing and the service was outstanding too. Even the bill was a pleasant surprise. Highly recommended Rick

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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, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children
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?
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