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Locanda al Pozzo Antico

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Via Ghini 14, 52044, Cortona, Italy
+39 0575 62091
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016

Paula, the proprietor, is an amazing cook and hostess. She uses the best ingredients, and her dishes are very special. She gives you such a warm welcome, and her husband makes sure you drink excellent wine at a very reasonable price. Everything is home made, including her delicious and potent limoncello. In summer, there is a delightful internal courtyard. I... More 

Thank Julia T
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016

We had visited this restaurant on three previous occasions during the past couple of years and attended Paola's (the owner and chef) excellent cooking class. We sat in the delightful courtyard and at Paola's suggestion had the house salad and sformatina and then chose the porcini risotto and the steak with porcini and shared a large plate of potatoes. All... More 

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Wilsonville, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016

We chose Cortona because of a cooking class we had scheduled. To our surprise, Paoula, our hotel owner, is also the chef and owner of the restaurant in the Hotel Dplce Maria, the building where the restaurant is located. Paoula also does cooking classes but in Italian. Claudio, our server, charmed us with his service and also with his knowledge.... More 

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Montreal, Quebec
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

I had made a reservation at this restaurant 3 weeks before our arrival in Cortona and had told Poala that this was my wife`s birthday and our wedding anniversary. The day of our arrival at 4PM in the afternoon I received a text saying that they were closed because it was their day off. When I made the reservation and... More 

1 Thank mlanc
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Yes, a major disappointment due to the poor value for money. The funghi porcini (excellent) and the pasta al tartufo (just ok) priced at € 19 and € 14 respectively but the plates were really small. Same for the antipasti (€ 9). Definitely too expensive for what it was and I bet there are several other restaurants offering better or... More 

Thank PHV009
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

Paolo was a wonderful hostess! Her food amazing and the price too little. Recommended by a local Italian, this was the best meal of the week in Cortona. Steak prepared in ways we had not tasted before but will again. We would place it numero uno in Cortona!

Thank Nicholas S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

We read trip advisor reviews and just had to try this out on our first night in Cortona. Simply put, there was no hint of disappointment near this meal. My husband and I both had meat dishes that were perfection and the tiramisu was wonderful. We tried the house wine and enjoyed sitting and chatting the evening away. The perfect... More 

Thank Elizabeth R
Beyton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

Ask for a table in the courtyard. Food great - Marsala chicken is amazing, pannacotta is a delight. Husband and wife team lovely and always so welcoming. Does offer cooking school especially good to learn pasta.

Thank MartinTroughton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

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 

Thank Tony G
South Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

18 of us had lunch in the courtyard. I emailed Paola to book, and let her organise a menu for us. The food was incredible, as was her hospitality. I would definitely return , a highlight of our trip

Thank Jill I

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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
Average prices
$16 - $42
Italian, Mediterranean, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Ghini 14, 52044, Cortona, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Arezzo  >  Cortona
  • Phone Number: +39 0575 62091

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