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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: Lunch, Dinner, 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great lunch

The day we were leaving Cortona we happened upon this restaurant. We were seated outside and had a nice and very tasty lunch. Our daughter had Asparagus Risotto, my husband had an appetizer plate that had a variety cheese and meats and along with a bit of salad and I had chestnut soups. We... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
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Nice, France
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

After being turned away by a number of well reviewed restaurants in Cortona Italy because we had missed lunch by 2.30 (give me a break), we found the wonderful food of Nessun Dorma. Unlike other Italian restaurants they stayed open all the time, so I wrongly thought it would be ordinary. The food was great. The menu was very varied,... More 

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Nice, France
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31 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

The day we were leaving Cortona we happened upon this restaurant. We were seated outside and had a nice and very tasty lunch. Our daughter had Asparagus Risotto, my husband had an appetizer plate that had a variety cheese and meats and along with a bit of salad and I had chestnut soups. We really enjoyed our lunch! Had we... More 

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Kirkland
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107 reviews 107 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
12 helpful votes 12 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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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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58 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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 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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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 27 - 38
  • 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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