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Relais Il Falconiere

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Localita S. Martino a Bocena 370, I-52044 Cortona, Italy
+39 0575 612679
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: It is actually very easy to cook well and obtain great dishes if one...
It is actually very easy to cook well and obtain great dishes if one begins with first choice ingredients, that's what we do every day, searching for the best products is our philosophy. We are mentioned by the most authoritative Guides with excellent evaluations.The restaurant is housed in the old lemon house with a glass and wrought-iron conservatory, overlooking the outside dining terrace with its ancient fishpond and rose-clad pergola. It is famous for its cuisine focused in the territory. A pleasant experience made of many different details: a refined and bright ambience, the terrace with its breathtaking view of the valley for romantic dinners, a superb Tuscan cuisine and a vast wine list with the Baracchi wines as well.
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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 88
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
poor service and food

poor service, poor quality of the food and arrogant behavior of the owners. it is far from the value of the money you spent.

1 of 5 starsReviewed October 19, 2014
Melih G
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Istanbul, Turkey
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

poor service, poor quality of the food and arrogant behavior of the owners. it is far from the value of the money you spent.

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Paris
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Food was really what we can expect from that restaurant standard . Fine, full of flavors, typical ingredients from Italy. Beautiful view overlooking the valley, good service. Perfect.

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bath
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Tricky to find and down narrow lanes, the restaurant is certainly appealing upon arrival. However, arriving early for a dinner booking we were ignored for nearly half an hour. Drinks and menus appeared at a very leisurely pace. A wine list was only offered when we had ordered our food. A general atmosphere of not caring seemed to pervade the... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Lovely setting. Great wine from the property. Interesting local menu, but some hits / misses (we ate hear several times while staying on the property), but always a lovely meal.

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Nashville, TN
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44 reviews 44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The food was everything one would expect in a Michelin star restaurant. What a shame that the service didn't do the food justice. We started with a rather skimpy amuse - one delicious shrimp - and continued with Il Falconiere's versions of lasagna and of pici carbonara. Both were interesting and delicious variations on classic themes. Our beefsteak florentine was... More 

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 via mobile

We ate here just after our cooking class. The atmosphere, the grounds, and the service was fabulous. It's a tricky drive to get here, but it's worth the trip.

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Winchester
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76 reviews 76 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This goes against all the other meals which we have had whilst staying in Umbri that previously we have struggled to spend more than 100 euros this evening was 3 times that. Saying that is was excellent. We had the tasting menu which was around 7 or 8 courses. Stand out dishes were a very delicate burrata ravioli, tagliatelle with... More 

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Oganquit
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

This was truly one of the best meals of our lives . The food is what one would expect in Michelin star restaurante. The service was impeccable and the food exquisite.

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Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Every dish they served was perfect...Silvia the owner, was very kind with us! Special menu for the children and at the end the price was not so expensive for a Michelin starred restaurant.

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Denver, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I enjoyed a wonderful evening savoring a 6 course tasting menu with coordinated wines. The food was creative and delicious. The service was excellent.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Localita S. Martino a Bocena 370, I-52044 Cortona, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Arezzo  >  Cortona
  • Phone Number: +39 0575 612679

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 56 - 101
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

It is actually very easy to cook well and obtain great dishes if one begins with first choice ingredients, that's what we do every day, searching for the best products is our philosophy. We are mentioned by the most authoritative Guides with excellent evaluations.The restaurant is housed in the old lemon house with a glass and wrought-iron conservatory, overlooking the outside dining terrace with its ancient fishpond and rose-clad pergola. It is famous for its cuisine focused in the territory. A pleasant experience made of many different details: a refined and bright ambience, the terrace with its breathtaking view of the valley for romantic dinners, a superb Tuscan cuisine and a vast wine list with the Baracchi wines as well.

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