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Via Dardano, 37, 52044 Cortona, Italy
(+39) 0575 604088
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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
Most recent review
"Cozy, Friendly & Delicious Meals"

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 8, 2014
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Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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39 reviews 39 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

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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Edmonton
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58 reviews 58 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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Vancouver, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 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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cleveland, Ohio
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51 reviews 51 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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cortona, italy
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

Etrusca was recommended to us by our guide so we went for lunch our second day in Cortona. The pasta was just made and melted in your mouth while the sauce was spectacular no matter which one we ordered. We made reservations for dinner later in the week on the spot, and pre-ordered Mario's Famous Osso Bucco for 6 of... More 

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

I ate here twice while attending school in Cortona. The restaurant is small and simple. The food is simple and delicious! The owner, Mario, is a funny and kind man. Try the penne fumo, it is amazing!

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Tahoma, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

I have eaten at Cafe Etrusca many times in the past year during 4 different visits to Cortona. I was introduced to the cafe by my former college Geography professor, a Cortanese! Cafe Etrusca doesn't get the visitor play found down the hill near Piazza Signorelli; it's location involves a short walk up the hill near the NE gate in... More 

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Canmore, Alberta, Canada
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106 reviews 106 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

A bit of a locals place, this is a great little restaurant and pub. Excellent house red wine and beer on tap. They serve light meals and have a portion of the shop with meat and cheese for sale. The wifi signal is strong and free with a glass of wine or something to eat. A very pleasant place to... More 

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Gdynia, Poland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

We've been eating at Mario's place for a few times and everytime it was the best meal ever. Especially bruschetta! Our son loves Mario's pasta too. You can find there pleasant atmosphere. We will be eating there next year too.

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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

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