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Ristorante Il Cantuccio

Via Madonna del Prato, 76, 52100 Arezzo, Italy
+39 0575 26830
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Ranked #30 of 331 restaurants in Arezzo
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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82% Recommend
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Found this place by chance and when we went in we were the only ones. Half an hour later the place was busy with what looked like all local people. It was one of the best rustic Italian meals I have had. Simple Italian cooking at its best. When we got back to the hotel and told the manager where... More

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Great Dunmow, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

The last day of our visit to Arezzo, a stop for lunch at this excellent restaurant. Good food, nice ambience, full of locals. We shared a pasta dish and gnocchi which were lovely, I then had the oven cooked rabbit which was excellent. We both had pudding, a variant of tiramisu without coffee and a local dish with chestnuts honey... More

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Alexandria, VA
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

I love eating offal and rare meat that I can't find where I'm living, so I was so happy to find this local restaurant recommended by the concierge. The English menu didn't describe the dish very well, but I didn't care as long as I knew the basic cut of meat etc. I ordered ribolita soup and tripe as main... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

I went to Il Cantuccio in Arezzo based on TA recommendations. I think 4 stars is a little generous. Service is sketchy... decent, but not above average. The pici with ragu was VERY average.... and scalding hot. The sauteed fresh porcini were ok, but didn't knock my socks off. I have a high bar set by Ristorante Dardano in Cortona.... More

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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

Since we stayed in the Hotel Portici just across the street we tried out this restaurant with success. Authentic italian cuisine, fair prices, good service and a good atmosphere. We can recommend Cantuccio.

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Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

A dark interesting almost subterranean room or the pavement, we chose the latter for lunch on a hot summers day. A shared mixed antipasta was a tasty selection of the usual Tuscan suspects, hams, salami, cheese  and things on toast. Nothing exciting and nothing to complain about. Pasta followed, a meaty boar ragu with spaghetti and a ribbon pasta with... More

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Warwick, New York
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63 reviews 63 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

They are very proud of their homemade pasta and indeed the ravioli was very good but only about the third best I had in Italy (#1 was Hotel Aurora in Lezzeno, Lake Como and #2 was Mikey's in Monterosso, Cinque Terre.) We liked the melon and prosciutto very much. The service was relaxed and friendly. Umbrellas gave generous shade outside.... More

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Rome, Italy
11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013 via mobile

We asked in a nearby market on a Monday when most restaurants were closed. So happy we found it. The ambience was great, the fungi were in season. Try the rabbit

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North Yorkshire
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34 reviews 34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

Great food, good wine, excellent service. We had wild boar stew with polenta washed down with excellent wine. The espresso was, as we expect in Italy, delicious and a perfect end to a great meal. The bill, antipasti, main course,wine, water, bread and espresso was only euro60. By about 2000hrs people we standing in the street waiting for a table.

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Moscow, Russia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

My freinds and i had dinner at this restaurant in April 2013 when we visited Arezzo. My freind got information about this from the Tripadvisor. It is a wonderful place. Very comfortable and homey. The meal is very, very delicious. My friends were delighted with the ravioli. The dough was the freshest. And we all liked the meat. Thanks to... More

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