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Preludio

Via Guelfa, 11, 52044 Cortona, Italy
+39 0575 630104
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Ranked #5 of 85 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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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 NEW

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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Dublin, Ireland
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

We used Preludio for catering for our wedding and we also booked their restaurant in Cortona for 2 nights, our parents anniversary and night after the wedding. We had nothing but grief and stress with them and we have contacted them numerous times by email and have had no response back. When we went for our tasting in March the... More

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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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210 reviews 210 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 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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Miami Beach, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Simply the best dining experience ever. Incredible food, best service, attention to details, very reasonable prices.

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2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

One of the best evenings in Italy! Fantastic.... A" must" when you are visiting Cortona! Fantastic service, fantastic personell , fantastic food!!

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Hexham, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Stopped here at lunchtime after seeing menus outside. A small glass of Prosecco was served together with a great selection of small breads. We both had pasta dishes which were beautifully cooked and presented. We shared a pudding which came with a glass of dessert wine and the very nice waiter gave us both a glass. Very good meal, well... More

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