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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 December 14, 2016 via mobile

Amazing service, very friendly and amazind food, the menu hás some really different options. Try the tiramissu :)

1 Thank Maria Elisa S
Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016 via mobile

The complimentary pink champagne then pumpkin and ricotta soup was lovely followed by bread and not just your standard basket but mini pumpkin bread rolls etc. ...that's before we ordered! Our meal was not as amazing as we expected, my husbands veal fillet was requested as medium but he definitely received rare, but the dessert was amazing, served with muscat... More 

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London UK
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016

Ate here twice two years ago and raved about it; sadly this time it didn't quite live up to our memories. The wine list is still superb and very fairly priced if you want to try a bottle with a few years maturity to it (Morellino di Scansano in our case), though make sure the wine they bring you is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

Fine dining at its best, this is the second time we have had a meal here, its lovely!! Food is special, there was 7 of us and we were made very welcome. Need to book as this restaurant is very busy. If you want a nice experience and a something out of the ordinary then i would recommend here....hope to... More 

1 Thank ChesireKerry
Philipsburg, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

Six of us had lunch at this lovely ristorante in the heart of Cortona. Classic in style but very rich furnishings give this place an elegant feel. The service was excellent and the food as well. Very nice menu with regional selections. Great wine list! You won't be disappointed with this choice.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

There were four of us and we all ordered different meals. Each of us thoroughly enjoyed what we ordered and the wine. The service was impeccable.

Thank BostonSteve1942
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

Five of us stopped in today and had delicious lunches, beautifully presented, with great taste. The entire ambience is lovely. Our waiter was superb! The extras they provided were a bonus. We recommend it highly.

1 Thank ExploringCultures
Kenwood, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

We have traveled to this region many times but this was our first time to try Prelude. The restaurant has a very extensive menu with many interesting dishes that go beyond just the basic Tuscan fare found everywhere. The presentation is very nice as well as the atmosphere in the restaurant which is bright and open but not noisy. The... More 

1 Thank Rob C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016 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 Martha W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016 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

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
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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