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Preludio

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Via Guelfa 11, 52044, Cortona, Italy
+39 0575 630104
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12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
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7:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Cape Town, South Africa
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70 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I made a point of dining at both Preludio and Osteria del Teatro. Out of the two we found the food at Preludio to be much more creative. Definitely the Best restaurant in Cortona. Again a bit pricey, but this is fine dining and an exquisite night out

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Southlake, Texas
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74 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On a whim we decided to stop in Cortona for lunch. We had been traveling in Italy for three weeks and had several good meals but our lunch at Preludio was by far the best and most memorable. The service was spectacular, the food delicious and the wine fantastic. We have often wished we could go back for another meal.

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Thank Cindy G
Livorno, Italy
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't waste your time on this place, I really don't understand how this mediocre restaurant has so many good comments, for sure are all from friends and family of the owner because this place is a tourist trap, the food is terrible and is full of stupid new rich americans wearing Lacoste and Tommy and thinking they are the kings... More 

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Thank intothedragon
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stop in for lunch with my Mom. The food is amazing with taste and presentation. We sat alfresco and enjoyed a view of the hills from our table. Service was spectacular with Prosecco and an little appetizer add to our meal complimentary. Find this place and enjoy! Call ahead for dinner reservation though. No problem getting in for lunch.

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Cascais, Portugal
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We didn't quite enjoy the food, taste wise it begged a bit more salt and seasoning. Presentation was wonderful. It was well priced for it's setting and quality. Cortona is beautiful. The meal sat at 35euros per person with wine and three course meal.

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Ripon, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are here as it may be one of the suppliers for our wedding We thought it would be good to sample the food as normal customers so we didn't tell them we were thinking of using them for catering at our wedding Prompt friendly service welcomed us in a very busy restaurant , we got the last table so... More 

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Opelika, Alabama
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My daughter and I found Preludio while searching for another restaurant in Cortona. It was a serendipitous occurrence. We were warmly greeted. The waiter brought us delightful amuse-bouches of toasts topped with fried quail eggs, delicious! My daughter had a local and recommended white wine which was excellent. Our meal was exceptional from start to finish. The host sent us... More 

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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in Cortona for two weeks and ate at seven of the top restaurants as recommended by Tripadvisor. All were very good with varying degrees of specialisation, although on balance we tended to prefer the more traditional Trattoria. I had the tagliatelle al cinghiale (wild boar ragu) at most of them and was never disappointed. It is best to... More 

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Drøbak, Norway
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped for lunch at Preludio and this is a really nice restaurant. Stylish interior and decorations with excellent service. We had sparkling rose just as a taste and the style followed through the meal. I had a cheese platter for lunch and did not regret it. Pecorino's in different types. Highly recommendable! My daughter's pasta with spinach and Parmesan... More 

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Mechelen, Belgium
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239 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food and location are good. They have also a nice wine list. But the service can be better. They need more personnel and are not very professional when it comes to wine serving. We ordered a La Stenza 2007, but gave us a 2006. When they opened the wine they broke the cork, instead of giving a new bottle... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Guelfa 11, 52044, Cortona, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Arezzo  >  Cortona
  • Phone Number: +39 0575 630104

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