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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: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 307
    Excellent
  • 81
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 13
    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
Simply Amazing

This was my second trip to Cortona and third trip to Preludio. Truly, we chose to stay overnight in Cortona so we could eat at Preludio. It's just amazing. Ulee (sp?) was our server this time as he was 2 years ago. We ordered what he recommended and it was incredible. This visit it was the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Jen M
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Austin, Texas
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Austin, Texas
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This was my second trip to Cortona and third trip to Preludio. Truly, we chose to stay overnight in Cortona so we could eat at Preludio. It's just amazing. Ulee (sp?) was our server this time as he was 2 years ago. We ordered what he recommended and it was incredible. This visit it was the Preludio sampler, truffle ravioli... More 

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Reus, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This is a lovely place-an island in a sea of rip-offs. Cortona in general is pretty good for food-but Preludio was excellent.After days travelling all around Tuscany with very mixed experiences,we tried this place-excellent service,a really unusual menu and ,at last!,a good price-quality ratio-well worth a visit!

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Bozeman, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This was in the top three meals of our trip to Italy. Unbelievable food, amazing service. They were very kind with a lot of free extras toward the meal like a glass of champagne, appetizer, dessert candies. We highly recommend this restaurant!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We were a party of ten and turned up speculatively yesterday evening after seeing the restaurant recommended on Tripadvisor. The staff rearranged chairs for us to fit around the last remaining table. They served us a complimentary aperitif - pink bubbles whilst we perused the menu. We had a mix of children and adults, some vegetarians and picky eaters, and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We booked the restaurant on the strength of trip advisor reviews and we were very pleased - we speculated that it might be gimmicky but it was not. The glass of prosecco on arrival went down very well as did the amuse bouche and the limoncello at the end. We felt pampered. The starters and main courses were very good,... More 

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Issaquah, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015 via mobile

We arrived without booking and got one of the last tables. The people in the restaurant were very friendly and did everything to please us. Having a look to the menu was a bit of a surprise. Besides more classical dishes that can please everybody, you will find also a few "specials". As I am always in the mood to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We arrived here after leaving a terrible restaurant around the corner having looked for an alternative on TripAdvisor. And we couldn't have asked for a better experience from Preludio. The food was original and creative - a delicious modern twist on authentic Tuscan cuisine. We were given a number of free amuse bouches, including desert and a shot, which really... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

My husband, daughter and I visited the Cortona Saturday market and decided to have lunch. Our daughter suggested going to Preludio based in recommendations of friends. It was a very hot early afternoon and we were provided outside dining. It was tight for 3 but the waiter made it easy! The food was not typical Tuscan food which made it... More 

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Ripon, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

My partner and I ate here on our fourth night in Cortona having experienced some lovely restaurants on the previous evenings. We had heard good things and made a booking on the recommendation of a man who worked in our hotel. Unfortunately, the meal was pretty disappointing from start to finish. As well as being quite pricey - 90 euros... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

If there is one restaurant and its owner and staff that has seen my kids grow up it is Preludio in Cortona. This is now our 4th year coming to Cortona as part of our summer holiday and the friendly staff (it has not changed) and its outstanding Italian food just keep pulling us back (my kids are meanwhile 5... 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: Doing business, Large groups, Special occasions, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?