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“Incredible restaurant! Best food and service in Cortona” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Oltre il Giardino

Oltre il Giardino
Viale Passerini, 52044 Cortona, Italy
+(39)0575603805
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Ranked #9 of 84 restaurants in Cortona
Price range: $20 - $46
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Late Night
San Diego, California
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“Incredible restaurant! Best food and service in Cortona”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

This is, by far, the most incredible restaurant in Cortona. It is new and very exclusive (only five tables inside) but when the weather is warm, there will be great tables outside. The atmosphere inside is wonderful: a fireplace, sofa seating while you have a welcoming Prosecco and appetizers, lovely music, just perfect! The chef (Bernardo) is absolutely incredible with his creative appetizers and first and second piattis. The service provided by JoAnna (Bernardo's sister) and by Leonardo is also exceptional. I've been to this restaurant five times now and have been impressed each time with the food, service, and the incredible friendliness of everyone. I can't wait to return. I would recommend this restaurant to everyone who comes to Cortona. It is located at the end of the town park (near the town's swimming pool). It is walking distance from town (about .5 miles or 8.5 km) through a lovely park. If arriving by car, it is much further since you must drive around the outside of Cortona past Bramesole (the house of Under the Tuscan Sun fame) and up the far side of the mountain. Regardless of how you arrive, it is worth the trip to this wonderful restaurant. Don't miss it!!!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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oltreilgiardino1, Proprietario at Oltre il Giardino, responded to this review, May 29, 2013
Thanks Barbara for your incredible description of us!
Your are really nice and we are just waiting to see you another time in Oltre il giardino!
Bye see you soon
Leonardo e Bernardo
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“Excellence in everything - food, service and atmosphere.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013 via mobile

We have been in Italy for 2+ weeks and have eaten In many restaurants including those in Rome & Venice. The food, service and atmosphere at Oltre il Giardino exceeded that of all other restaurants visited. Although it is a little out of the way, we highly recommend this restaurant. The chef has created some interesting, delicious and creative appetizers and dinners. At the same time, the service clearly exceeds all expectations.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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