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Nessun Dorma

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Piazza Signorelli, 24, 52044 Cortona, Italy
+39 0575 62038
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: We allure you with our elegant and stunning atmosphere but the food is why...
We allure you with our elegant and stunning atmosphere but the food is why you won't want to leave! Traditional and seasonal dishes here mix with innovative and exiting ideas. Everything we do originates from the personal passion of the owner and the cook! Starting from the variety of game to fresh truffle. From the home made pasta to the home made cakes. Even the coffee is the very best: we are the proud owners of the only traditional steam coffe-machine in the area. As Maurizio (the owner) is also a sommelier his passion spreads of course also to the wine menu. If this wasn't enough Maurizio also e enjoys making his very own spirits of which you'll find a wide selection here.
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    Very good
  • 12
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cucina Toscana

Nothing dislike, good ambiance, very good service, charming relations with the property. Excellent kitchen.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 11, 2015
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Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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173 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Kirkland
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

This is a must eat! Great service and very accommodating with our allergy issues. Our server took great care to make sure everything was perfect....and it was. Highly recommended.

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Washington,DC
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We thought that the menu looked interesting so we thought we would give it a try. What a mistake! The food,when it came, was OK,nothing special,but nothing bad. the service,on the other hand was maybe the worst we have ever encountered in Italy. Long waits after being seated for anyone to acknowledge us. A table next to us which was... More 

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San Jose, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

As I was visiting Cortona during January, most of the town businesses were closed during the winter season. I was very glad to find that Nessum Dorma was one of the few that remained opened. I was very pleasantly surprised to see that the dining area was in this beautiful cellar. There weren't many guests during the slow season but... More 

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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Nothing dislike, good ambiance, very good service, charming relations with the property. Excellent kitchen.

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Norton, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

We were pointed to this restaurant by our hotelier, and we were amazed at the quality of our dining experience. Daniella (the very charming proprietor) made several suggestions (rabbit, wild boar, pasta with truffles) which were incredibly prepared. The gluten-free pasta was made from scratch, and the wine (La Braccesca 2010) has quickly become our favorite. Don't miss.

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Mexico
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We arrived at Cortona at 10:30 pm and all the kitchens in the restaurants were closed... It was crazy not to be able to find anything open! Then we saw Nessun Dorma and they were extremely nice, inviting us in even if it was late. The wine (local from Cortona) and the food was amazing! We had the antipasto with... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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89 reviews 89 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We when to Cortona in the rain - armed with our Rick Steeves book to look for a restaurant after a walk around Cortona. Sadly it was raining so hard our joy in Cortona was diminished but as we were starting to get hungry we decided to look for somewhere good to eat. We past this Ristornate several times on... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Our family thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere, friendly service and outstanding food at Nessun Dorma. The basement dining area set in a renovated wine cave was contemporary yet elegant and charming. The service was prompt and extremely friendly. We started with the bruschetta sampler, all of which were excellent. My husband loved the duck dish and my daughter's simple pasta with... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We booked a table inside, but when it was still so nice in the evening, they happily accommodated us with a table on the terrace. You can watch all the people walk by on the square, but it's not as busy as the terraces around the corner, which is a plus. The staff are very friendly and helpful with selecting... More 

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Schoonhoven, The Netherlands
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38 reviews 38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

After a walk through Cortona we decided to have diner at Nessun Dorma (nobody sleeps). Due to the wind outside we asked to be seated indoors which was no problem. We were led down a flight of stairs into a beautiful basements. Really a nice place to sit. The service was okay, mainly since (I think) the staff wasn't Italian... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Piazza Signorelli, 24, 52044 Cortona, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Arezzo  >  Cortona
  • Phone Number: +39 0575 62038

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 28 - 39
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

Description

We allure you with our elegant and stunning atmosphere but the food is why you won't want to leave! Traditional and seasonal dishes here mix with innovative and exiting ideas. Everything we do originates from the personal passion of the owner and the cook! Starting from the variety of game to fresh truffle. From the home made pasta to the home made cakes. Even the coffee is the very best: we are the proud owners of the only traditional steam coffe-machine in the area. As Maurizio (the owner) is also a sommelier his passion spreads of course also to the wine menu. If this wasn't enough Maurizio also e enjoys making his very own spirits of which you'll find a wide selection here.

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