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Via Guelfa 11, 52044, Cortona, Italy
+39 0575 630104
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A thoroughly enjoyable dinner. We had the salume, Tuscan tomato soup, cheese soufflé, salmon, guinea hen and steak, and all dishes were prepared beautifully and to perfection. Prosecco and a one-bite quiche was the welcome from the house.?For dessert - any of the chocolate soufflé, hazelnut mousse or pyramid of mousse are also delicious and combined expertly. Service was prompt... More 

1 Thank M W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here for my grandmas 80th and the food was splendid. Complimentary pink prosecco to start, then an appetiser on thehouse. I had the truffle risotto and then the steak for 2 people. The presentation is fabulous and the settings are decadent!

1 Thank Kirstenferguson12
Palo Alto, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Waiter was attentive without being overbearing. He also spoke some English. English menu was also available. Off the bat, we noticed that all the tables were dressed nicely in white linen with fine china and cutlery. As soon as we were seated, we were served some complimentary prosecco and an amuse bouche of leek soup with quail egg and shaved... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are two women who were served by two men and a woman. The woman server was lovely. We're not sure what was going on with the two male servers. Perhaps we are spoiled by our previous week in Rome restaurants where we were kissed on the cheeks and made to feel like part of the family. Not here at... More 

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New Brunswick
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you're looking for a romantic evening with a more sophisticated menu this is the place! Classic Tuscan dishes retooled with a modern twist. Delightful!

1 Thank HootonM61
Halifax, Canada
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We used the TA app to find Preludio while we were having a quick aperitivo in one of Cortona's piazzas. Walked in and received the last table available - next to the kitchen but no problem for us as we enjoy the sounds of a busy kitchen - especially in Italy. Dining room is quite elegant, service was prompt and... More 

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Kent England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate here on our last night in Cortona, and it was as good as we remembered it. We ate outside. There are only two tables outside, but it's a good place to people watch. The food here is lovely. We were given a free taster of leek soup, which was full of flavour. Also a lovely glass of prosecco.... More 

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Tarquinia, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner here as our hotel was quite close and because of the intriguing TA reviews. We loved this place! The menu is very rich and the recipes full of surprises. I had the pappa al pomodoro, very good and served in a glass, for starter. Then a serving of delicious tortelli stuffed with mushrooms followed by artichokes soufflé... More 

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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

We went to this restaurant because we had rented a Vespa from their business (they are called Preludio Group, and do catering, event planning and rentals) and they gave us a 10% off coupon. It was an amazing dinner, so much more than we expected. Italian food is great, but it can be somewhat predictable. This was not. Upon seating,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

Preludio catered our Tuscan wedding, and they did an amazing job. Not only was the food amazing, but everyone involved was very kind and helpful the entire time. When we did the tasting at the restaurant we knew the food would be fantastic, but watching our friends and family enjoy it at our wedding made it more special. I would... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?