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Trattoria La Grotta

Piazza Baldelli 3, 52044, Cortona Italy+39 0575 630271WebsiteMenu
Open now12:00 PM - 2:30 PM7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
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Italian, Mediterranean, Tuscan, Central-Italian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to La Grotta last night, the last night of our trip - and wished we had gone there sooner! Oh my goodness. We each got a different pici dish, and they were all absolutely delicious. But the winner was the ossobucco - it...was my wife's favorite dish of 10 days in Tuscany! Terrific service, outstanding food. Do not miss this place.More

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed May 15, 2022

The staff were attentive and kind to me as I am afraid of dogs and the only way out was past a table of 6 people and they had 3 dogs that were not well behaved - the staff let me out a side entrance...which was so appreciated. The food was perfect and the best of the whole week in Tuscany.More

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed October 15, 2021 via mobile

One of the rudest dining experience I have ever experienced in Cortona. There are many delicious choices, I won’t return to this restaurant.

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed August 15, 2021

I truly think this is one of the magical places, simple but elegant with excellent service and great food at a good price. Its beautifully decorated inside and the little courtyard outside is magical in the summer. I have been going here for years and...Cinzia has always made sure that each visit is memorable. Tagliolini al Tartufo are one of my favourites!More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed July 24, 2020 via mobile

They have a few tables outside just next to the piazza in Cortona , which is perfect for lunch. The food is very good , excellent wine and a good service.

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed July 23, 2020 via mobile

Great local dishes, all amazing. Wonderful outdoor dining in small courtyard. The antipasti and the tagliata were outstanding.

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed January 1, 2020 via mobile

Wow wow wow, it was one of the best culinary experience in Italy. Pasta with big slices of truffles is my benchmark for other restaurants. Beaf steaks made according to our orders. Openminded and friendly service served one big roasted wild mashroom. Tuscany wine, deserts...and coffe make this tasty journey complete. High season, no reservation before and smiling stuff. We will back here for sure next time!More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed November 1, 2019 via mobile

Second time here and the food was just as good. Bruschetta was excellent and the pasta was perfect! Desserts are not to be missed. Hidden gem in Cortona.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 27, 2019

We thoroughly enjoyed our multiple meals here during our stay. The atmosphere inside was delightful and gave us a feel of this wonderful city. The food and service were excellent!

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 25, 2019

The first time we had dinner here we were put off by the noise level so we didn’t give the food the praise it deserved. We decided to go a second time and to book a table in the far more quiet courtyard. It turned...out not to be necessary as it was a Wednesday night and the restaurant was not that full. We ordered gnocchi, which was the best we have ever had. I highly recommend it. The service was very good.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 23, 2019 via mobile

It is a tradition that the first day we arrive in Cortona, we have lunch here. Always have Pasta with truffles, House wine, bruschetta, sformatino, pasta with boar ragu. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed October 19, 2019

Grazie mille to Signor Luca, Signor Guido & Signora Cinzia for a fabulous lunch and dinner at Trattoria La Grotta , We were only in beautiful Cortona for 3 days and would have eaten here every day, but it was closed on one . The...very kind and attentive staff took the best care of us. We were seated quickly even though we had not reserved .The menus arrived soon after , but we were allowed plenty of time to make our selections. We were seated at a table inside in the first room, and we found the decor to be very authentic along with the menu. Everything was beyond delicious including the local red wine. We especially enjoyed the perfectly prepared tagliolini pasta pomodoro, chicken ,insalata mista, panacotta and torta di limone. There seemed to be more Italians dining there than tourists, and that is always a very good sign. If we had stayed longer, we definitely would have returned to enjoy more relaxing and wonderful meals at La Grotta! Grazie mille for making our memory of Cortona extra special.We do plan to return someday ! Peggy & GeorgeMore

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed October 17, 2019

After a morning of shopping, we found this the lovely "slightly off the beaten path" gem. Recommended by our guide, Francesco, it's a quiet spot to have a quiet lunch and enjoy even more of Tuscany's delicious wines in order to reinvigorate yourself for more...delightful shopping. They have a menu in English, but our server spoke English and gave us gentle, appropriate recommendations for our group's varying tastes. Food is simple, substantial, and tasty. My gnocchi with spinach and ricotta in tomato sauce was hearty and plenty for a lunch serving. Complimented with their fresh bread slathered in local olive oil, it was a true Tuscan treat.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 11, 2019

La Grotta is tucked away just off the main Piazza, but don't miss it. The food in wonderful and they have a lovely outdoor seating area that you need to know about and ask for. Definitely worth at least one meal while in Cortona.

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed October 11, 2019 via mobile

This tiny place in the heart of town does not take advanced reservations, but is well worth the effort to stop in. This is a home-style cooking restaurant with great food, presented simply by friendly people. Menu is available in English and there will be...a server who speaks English, but you will more than likely be surrounded by families from many countries rather than by whole tour groups as can be the case elsewhere.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Yes, Trattoria La Grotta is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Trattoria La Grotta is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5