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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, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 274
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  • 72
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 11
    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
Stunning food.

We ate at this restaurant after reading the reviews on Tripadvisor. It is down a side street just off the main square. In fact, we liked the food so much we actually went back on our last night. We chose to eat outside on both occasions. There are only two tables, and it is popular, so probably... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
Jacqueline A
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Kent England
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
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Kent England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We ate at this restaurant after reading the reviews on Tripadvisor. It is down a side street just off the main square. In fact, we liked the food so much we actually went back on our last night. We chose to eat outside on both occasions. There are only two tables, and it is popular, so probably best to book.... More 

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plymouth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Myself and my wife chose this restaurant due to the good reviews and we weren't disappointed. The food was great and the service was exceptional! The complimentary glass of bubbly went down well with the boss. The pasta was great and the prices are very reasonable for the area.

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Paris, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We spent a week in Tuscany and tried hard to find good restaurants for dinner each night. We hit pay dirt at Preludio: the food is excellent, the wine is reasonable, and the decor is elegant (and whimsical too - on each table sit two small ceramic dogs). But perhaps the greatest feature of the restaurant is the service. Our... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We had our wedding at a villa in Greve in Chianti with 15 guests and had Preludio cater it. We loved our villa, our officiator, and our photographer, but Preludio was the best money we spent. We had many specific requests in terms of food, drinks, and decorations. Their english was a bit broken, but they worked at it until... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

A bit of a weird dinner! Courses were oddly served (had to eat my main after everyone else was done...). Waiter's suggestion was terrible (pigeon ragout w/ pasta), definitely was reheated from frozen or previously cooked. Other plates weren't too bad. Lots of "free" stuff for a decent coperto, so can't complain too much. Somewhat underwhelming given the ratings here.

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Amarillo, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We had dinner last evening around 9:30 pm and were greeted at our table with a complimentary glass of champagne. The menus were delivered and as I looked at mine I noticed there were no prices. I asked my 18 year old son what we should do since we didn't know what anything would cost. He looked surprised and told... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We arrived very late in Cortona on our first night and our hotel nearby recommended Preludio. I'm sure that the waiters and kitchen staff groaned a bit when this bedraggled group of five Americans rolled into their restaurant at 10:30 pm. This is a white tablecloth restaurant with excellent service, a broad menu, and interesting wine list. We only ordered... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Ate here last night our family has multiple food allergies. I was a bit nervous even traveling with a food allergy card in Italian since the wait staff spoke virtually no English, less than we were used to in other parts of Italy. However everything came just perfect and we had no issues. They even offered us Gluten free pasta... More 

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We spent a few days in Cortona and tried a few of the restaurants. We quite liked Preludio's menu and booked an outside table with the head waiter one morning for 7:30pm that evening. When we arrived just before our booked time both outside tables were occupied. A young waitress greeted us and when we informed her of the booking... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant is outstanding. Four of us visited on a Sunday afternoon, our first full day in Italy. All of our food was carefully prepared and presented by a super wait staff. The recommended wine selection was delightful. Overall, one of our best meals in three weeks.

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Additional Information about Preludio

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

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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: Special occasions, Doing business, Large groups, Romantic
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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