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Nessun Dorma

Piazza Signorelli, 24, 52044 Cortona, Italy
+39 0575 62038
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Ranked #38 of 87 Restaurants in Cortona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $32 - $45
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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English first
Victoria, Canada
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71 reviews 71 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

So good I'd go back to Cortona just for the meal. We ate hear on a quiet Wednesday night and it was lovely. The restaurant itself is set in a fantastic room which has been decorated modernly while keeping its originality. The service from the start was extremely friendly and attentive without being overbearing. The menu had a great choice... More

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New York City, New York
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91 reviews 91 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Great menu selection w wonderful presentation. The seating is in an old cavern and the menu just gives u a glimpse of all the delicacies of the region. Go truffle crazy here. We tried eggs w truffles and spaghetti vs truffle as well as risotto w truffles. Also had the wild boar and that was plenty. So much to choose... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

We ran into this place for a late lunch and so glad we did. Vegetable soup and pasta firsts were awesome and filling. The service was brilliant...Thank you so much for having us.

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Katy, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

We ate at Nessun Dorma on a Wednesday evening. The food was superb. We had a lovely bite before the appetizer that if given the choice, of which we could have made a meal. The polenta appetizer was wonderful, especially with the different preparations. We only had second courses, but they were also delightful, risotto and caneloni.

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Lexington, Kentucky
19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

My wife and I 'discovered' the Nessun Dorma on a visit to Cortona in 2012. We are now staying in Cortona for four weeks. We had such fond memories of our first dining experience here that we made certain to make it the first Cortona restaurant we visited. We were not disappointed. We came back a week later for an... More

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48 reviews 48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

We chose this restaurant mostly for the location; on a busy piazza, wanting to people watch, drink some good wine, and were so impressed by the service, the food, the vibe. We had made a reservation for the patio and when we arrived there was nothing available so the owner gave us all a limoncello gratis as we waited for... More

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