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Nessun Dorma

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Piazza Signorelli, 24, 52044, Cortona, Italy
+39 0575 62038
7:30 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 12:00 am
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Romsey, Australia
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant was a real surprise. We were staying at La Corte di Ambra and they suggested that we ate there. In a basement with a great domed brick lined ceiling, lit by candles... Wonderful local food and a huge regional wine list. Charming, knowledgeable staff and incredibly reasonable. We tried five of the local dishes..all interesting and most enjoyable.... More 

Thank Wendy W
Houston, Texas
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237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived late for lunch and most places were closed. We were walking by and the owners who were closing up offered to open us for the 4 of us! We had a delightful lunch in the grotto. Food was very good and reasonably priced. Give them a try!

Thank JoeHouston52
cheshire, uk
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140 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The terrace is lovely. It overlooks the theatre and square and is great for people watching. The food is simple. It is tasty but not outstanding. We ate on the first night we got to cortona. We were tired and hungry so this restaurant suited us but we would not chose it for a special occasion.

Thank doubledayt
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97 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located in the underground of a Medieval building just off the Piazza Signorelli in the city of Cortona, Nessun Dorma offers its visitors a quiet ambiance in which to enjoy a truly fine dinner. The menu has items from Antipasti to Dolce providing a superb variety of selections. We suggest a Negroni or glass of wine while you review your... More 

Thank Viaggiatori1
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting, tasty dishes. Professional and knowledgable waiting with good guidance and support. Wooden platform making up the outside terrace construction could be more solid.

Thank hbussie
Bromley, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

We chose Nessun Dorma due to the advertisement of Gluten free food as my stepmother is gluten intolerant. We sat outside and were the first customers for lunch. We must have woken the waitress as she literally through the cutlery at the table and unceremoniously dumped the bottle of water and was heavy footed throughout service which meant we literally... More 

Thank Nattybatty030
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

The food was delicious, fresh, tasty. I had meat which was luscious and juicy, My boyfriend enjoyed with pasta dishes. The desserts were so good. The wine was really good.

Thank christine j
Yorba Linda, California
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

Our hotel recommended this place. It was very good. Probably one of the best meals we had in Cortona. Try anything with the local white cow meat. Delicious!

Thank Barbara M
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

My experience was not special, neither the food, nor the service or ambiance. If one is not particularly in the mood for a full meal or elaborate Tuscan stimulus, then, like me, stop by and have some simple zuppa.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

I have been here at least 5 or 6 times, and I have never been disappointed. So delicious, and the people are so nice! Great wine selection! An amazing atmosphere, the restaurant is in the basement and it feels like you're in a cave, so cool!

Thank Raffela M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$27 - $38
Italian, Mediterranean, Gluten Free
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
7:30 am - 12:00 am
7:30 am - 12:00 am
7:30 am - 12:00 am
7:30 am - 12:00 am
7:30 am - 12:00 am
7:30 am - 12:00 am
7:30 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza Signorelli, 24, 52044, Cortona, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Arezzo  >  Cortona
  • Phone Number: +39 0575 62038
We allure you with our elegant and stunning atmosphere but the food is why you won't want to leave! Traditional and seasonal dishes here mix with innovative and exiting ideas. Everything we do originates from the personal passion of the owner and the cook! Starting from the variety of game to fresh truffle. From the home made pasta to the home made cakes. Even the coffee is the very best: we are the proud owners of the only traditional steam coffe-machine in the area. As Maurizio (the owner) is also a sommelier his passion spreads of course also to the wine menu. If this wasn't enough Maurizio also e enjoys making his very own spirits of which you'll find a wide selection here.

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