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“a good family restaurant” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Ristorante Pizzeria Bastian Contrario

Ristorante Pizzeria Bastian Contrario
Localita' Vallone 30, Cortona, Italy
0575601482
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Ranked #53 of 85 Restaurants in Cortona
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Rosh Pina, Israel
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“a good family restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

we just pass by and enter in the place looks like a local restorant for people who work nearbby. the food was realy good

Visited June 2012
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Omaha, Nebraska
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“In the top 3 of our Tuscany vacation”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2011

We were driving back to our agriturismo on this rural highway and just happened to see this place. The moment we walked in we had a feeling it would be good. The smells were incredible!
The place was immaculate, and decorated with large photographs of Israel and other parts of the Middle East by a local artist.
Being new to Italy, we decided to order different things from the menu for each one of us (without really knowing exactly what it was): My wife, two daughters and a son in law (and me, of course). The food was INCREDIBLE!, but the best was yet to come. Leo, the owner, came and sat with us several times during our meal and treated us as if we were part of his family. He explained (and I translated) what we were eating, sometimes telling us how to eat what we had, and in the end introduced us to the super-delicious desserts and finally, on the proper way to drink vin santo, while dunking the hard bread that is served with it.
It was not just a meal; it was a party. We all went home feeling happy and feeling we had to come back... which we'll do as soon as possible. We all miss Leo.

  • Visited May 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Miami, Florida
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“A wonderful experience in the middle of Tuscany!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2011

Bastian Contrario in Cortona on the S 11 is a true find! If you are driving they have a huge parking lot which makes it so easy to enjoy the restaurant ! The restaurant has a interior dinning room which is warm and inviting. The garden tables have a wonderful view of the hill town Cortona. We had all the Tuscan delights, Chacha, brizaoula, gnocchi sexy (wonderful) and the best pitzza made by Mama that I think I have ever had! However as great as the food and view were the owner of the restaurant Leo was the best! His personality dominates the restaurant! He only speaks Italian but, greeted Americans, Germans, French etc. customers as though he had known them for years! This is a true find in Tuscany!
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  • Visited May 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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