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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
Delicious food, never lets us down

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Warsaw, Poland
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Warsaw, Poland
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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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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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Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 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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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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Vancouver, Canada
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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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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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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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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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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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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

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  • Cuisine: Italian

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