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Locanda al Pozzo Antico

Via Ghini, 14, 52044 cortona Cortona, Italy
057562091
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Ranked #6 of 84 restaurants in Cortona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $54
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Irvine, California
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

Spent a year in Cortona in 2012/13 and ate here many times, always wonderful. Had our daughter with us this month for a short visit and friends took us to lunch here the day we arrived. Paola had just made zucchini risotto and everyone tried it. After two weeks in Italy, we were once again back in Cortona for our... More

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Cheshire UK
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

This family run restaurant is a short way down a passageway off the main pedestrian street in the hillside town of Cortona in Tuscany. The staff here are very friendly and helpful. On a recommendation six of us had a midday dinner here in a pleasant open courtyard.

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Chestnut Ridge NY
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The owner of the house we rent steered us to this place because the owners are friends. Of course, that means that we were treated especially nicely...just like everyone else who walks in. You can tell immediately that these people really love serving great food. The best thing I tasted during my recent Italy trip was here. Unfortunately, all I... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We found this charming restaurant on our visit to Cortona last year and couldn't wait to go back.Paola the owner and her husband are wonderful hosts THE setting in the court yard garden feels like your sitting in there backyard and you really are because they live upstairs?One day we went for lunch and the restaurant was closed so we... More

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London, United Kingdom
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79 reviews 79 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

It was almost innocently located off the main street in Cortona, and my buddy who is local to the region had nonchalantly drifted towards Pozzo Antico so unsuspectingly, that I had no expectations or knowledge of what was to come. We were seated in a small internal courtyard which seemed simple and idyllic, and accompanied with good and homely hospitality... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Its been a few years but I have eaten in this fine restaurant the does belong on the top five in Cortona. The problem with Marf16 review on May 29, 2014 is nothing more then the map on tripadvisor is wrong, if he followed the map he did not eat at this restaurant. It is located in Cortona.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

One of the best Tuscan Restaurants in Tuscany. I had the Veal w/Porcini mushrooms and it was incredible. Paola was very attentive to our needs and she is a great host. The patio area had a very nice ambiance that complimented our dining experience. We come here every chance we get even though the drive from Passignano is a bit... More

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Scandinavia, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Paolo and her staff made this our favorite restaurant in Cortona! We were treated like family. The food was superb, especially the pasta with the spicy bacon sauce. My daughter and I took the cooking class as well. What a feast! You must try this place.

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Verona, NJ
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We had visited this restaurant last year and loved the meal. Upon talking to the owner, Paola, we found out they have a one day cooking school. We returned to Cortona this year and had the opportunity to take the class with Simone and Paola. It was so much fun and educational. We learned many tips, made dough for pizza,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014 via mobile

What is Tripadvisor playing at by including this restaurant in the wrong town?! This is miles north of Cortona and over an hour's drive. Very disappointing as completely useless to someone wanting to eat in Cortona - and unfair on the local restaurants which get pushed down the ratings as a result.

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gianninob, Proprietario at Locanda al Pozzo Antico, responded to this review

Dear Marf16, Reading your review on trip advisor i think you make a little confusion... our restaurant is in the historical center of Cortona, in Via Ghini 14, one block from Piazza della Repubblica, the main piazza in Cortona, with clock's tower... probably you make confusion with another restaurant! Next time we wait you in the right place! ;-) All... More

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