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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, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, 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
Our favorite restaurant in Cortona

Great service, good value for money both for food and wine. Outside and downstairs inside are very comfortable.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Ras Tanura
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Great service, good value for money both for food and wine. Outside and downstairs inside are very comfortable.

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Oyster Bay, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

It was late in the day and I thought the staff wanted to close, but they found us a table and soon many others came in due to an afternoon shower. You must order the Truffled Quail Eggs! Also the spikes ravioli with truffles! They have a very cool renovated downstairs room try to get this room for dinner.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

we sat inside. the room was a well appointed cellar. I liked this place, firstly the table was set properly, including all cutlery,wine and water glasses. Starters of 3 vegetable cakes and apple/celery and walnut salad were exceptional. The pastas were also very nice. my favourite was the amoretti ice cream dessert. Coffee was very good as was the house... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We first got attracted to Nessun Dorma by the posters they place in Piazza Signorelli: attractive pictures of a charming grotto-like room, beautifully decorated. Checked out Tripadvisor and the website, same pictures. Disappointment #1: the hostess led us to a gloomy room, that most of all looked like a waiting room, no charm and very “sleepy” lighting. We ended up... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We stopped here for coffee and pastries. Sat outside in the shade and it was very pleasant indeed. Helpful staff and had we been staying closer would have returned to eat.

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Ugchelen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We came here as our son had picked it. A bit worried since reviews were not all quite positive. However, this restaurant has been the suprise of our holiday. Excellent anti pasti, so big, we were happy we took only one to share. Perfect combinations, new flavours and nicely presented. After that pasta with truffle and risotto with nuts and... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Not a great experience in Cortona. Also not bad but expectations were for something nicer. Pasta was okay and risotto al prosseco was really bad. Service is not friendly at all, specially the french young lady. Location is very good, antpasti was nice. Overall dissapointed.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We ate here twice and each time it was so delicious and different. We had lunch with wine, pheasant appetizers, wild boar sausage, and a charcuterie board which was one delicious surprise after another. Dinner was amazing, we ate in the wine cellar , it was romantic and beautiful. The owners reconstructed the building interior and created a dining ambience... More 

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Ballasalla, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Our daughter wanted to return to Nessun Dorma this holiday as it's very pleasant outside in the piazza signorelli in Cortona in the shade. Especially lunch or afternoon. We had been last year. Also we had enjoyed some long chilled coffee drinks. Unfortunately things seemed slower this year than last maybe because the lady of the house wasn't around. The... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I love food. Really love food. And I love Italian food. I can honestly say, the truffle ravioli here is one of the best dishes of food I have ever had. I cannot recommend it more. I came here one night and immediately brought 8 other people here the next night for us all to order the raviolis. We had... 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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