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Via Dardano, 37, 52044, Cortona, Italy
(+39) 0575 604088
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best meal in Cortona. Local food - resonably priced.

Small restaurant (fells very local). Mario - the owner simply cooks whatever he chooses that day. No menu but it doesn't matter because whatever you order will be great.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
joecool1980
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small restaurant (fells very local). Mario - the owner simply cooks whatever he chooses that day. No menu but it doesn't matter because whatever you order will be great.

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Thank joecool1980
Ghent, Belgium
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

This restaurant offers great large & small dishes inspired by Etruscan culture and habits and cooked with locally produced ingedients! Considering the price tag and excellent service it certainly deserves A star!

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Thank Noboyuki3
Stanfordville, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

This is the best pasta I have ever had anywhere in my life. It's an extra thick, homemade spaghetti-type noodle, with a pancetta creamy tomato sauce. The tiramisu is insanely good too. Fresh, real, made with love.

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Thank Glynis C
Warsaw, Poland
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We have been visiting Cortona for 10 years and the Etrusca is the first place we head to. Mario is always friendly and welcoming. From the menu the Bruschetta, Pasta Fumo and Tagliata are favourites. There are often daily specials made with whatever is in season so last week we had a delicious Panzanella. The food is simple, fresh and... More 

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Thank sansim
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Had lunch at this restaurant. Was looking for something quick and settled on Pizza, which was very good. The wine was great and like the rest of Cortona, the wine was very inexpensive.

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Thank Margaret-John H
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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80 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014 via mobile

One of the more exciting restaurants in Cortona on our stay in 2013 turned out to be a Etrusca. Good friends suggested we all go here for dinner and said that Mario makes the finest Osso Bucco in Italy! Turns out it was wonderful, and so was our evening. I really enjoy this restaurant because it is small, cozy, intimate... More 

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1 Thank AlwaysStarving
Edmonton
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61 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Our family of four shared a fantastic meal during our stay in Cortona in May. We started out with bruschetta. It was delicious, fresh, ripe tomatoes...highly recommended. We enjoyed delicious Fumo as our main course and finished off with decadent tiramisu. It was an outstanding meal for a very good price. Would highly recommend!

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3 Thank Windsurfer27
Vancouver, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Mario's Trattoria Etrusca is the best restaurant I have ever visited. The food is exceptionally delicious (my favorite is the Fumo, the bruschetta, the tiramisu.) It is fresh, it is flavorful, and it is authentic Cortonese. Mario is kind and genuine host. He is born and raised in Cortona and he welcomes all guests as though they are family. I... More 

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2 Thank Erin V
cleveland, Ohio
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53 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

We ate at Mario's twice when in Cortona in June. Amazing! Mario set all the tables, served ALL the courses himself, poured the wine, and bussed all the tables himself! and it was fast, and great service, amazing food! amazing, true, cortona!

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1 Thank gigicleveland_Ohio
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

I've been to "Mario's" many times over the years, and there's a reason to it. The food is absolutely fantastic! I recommend you try the fumo and osso buco. Not only is the food fantastic but the service and location are wonderful as well! Mario is genuine, friendly and knows the hillside specialties. The restaurant is easily accessible by foot... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Dardano, 37, 52044, Cortona, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Arezzo  >  Cortona
  • Phone Number: (+39) 0575 604088

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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