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Cortona Bistrot

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$11 - $40
Italian, Soups, Mediterranean, European, Tuscan, Central-Italian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I can’t quite say enough about this incredible place! Not just favorite food in Cortona but best food we had in Italy. This is a must stop if in Tuscany. Loved the service and ambience! Only open Fri-Sun in off season so make a reservation

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed October 12, 2021

Dined here at a table outside, overlooking the Val di Chiana at sunset. Very romantic! Our host was attentive and helpful. The food was bistro style & freshly prepared by his wife, and was absolutely delicious. She is a talented chef!

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed July 4, 2021

Unbelievable decor and honest food, everything homedmade ! Owner is extremely friendly and creative. The menu list is not so large bur everything is fresh. Wine list is extensive at very reasonable prices ! Italy as it should be !

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed October 27, 2020

Wow! The food is simply amazing and there's a really great selection of both traditional and non-traditional dishes. The wine list is very extensive too. The host is very friendly and welcoming and there's a great view from the outside tables. I'd come back to...Cortona just to visit this restaurant again.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed August 12, 2020 via mobile

This is such a quirky little place, the decor is unbelievably creative and special and the food is wonderful - not a huge menu, but between our party of 9 we tried most things and without exception it was brilliant. The owner and his wife...(the chef) were charming. Gutted we found this on the last night of our holiday!! Reason enough to come back to Cortona - seriously.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed August 11, 2020 via mobile

Lovely place for Lunch and dinner. Everything homemade, design of the restaurant tastefully crafted by the owner, great selection of local wines

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed August 1, 2020 via mobile

The food is incredible! It is created with wonderful care, idea and taste! We loved it so much we came back the next day!! The staff is great and efficace. The owner and his wife (who is the fantastic cook) are extremely attentive to the...clients and are very nice! Everybody seem to be doing their job with passion and to love it! The place is done with great care and taste as well. Nothing is left aside! As food lovers, we recommend it with all our hearts!! Do not miss it!More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed July 23, 2020 via mobile

Amazing antipasti and great local Cortona Syrah. Local Tuscan cuisine with a modern twist. Warm atmosphere and beautiful view. Very friendly host.

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed December 31, 2019 via mobile

I visited and rated this restaurant several years ago and it was terrific. It quickly became number one until this past spring when it received a few very bad reviews that came in together. I just had a chance to spend two months in Italy...so decided to see for myself. I can tell you it is still the best cortona has to offer. From the minutes you walk in the door you feel like a guest in their home. It gets better. The service, the food, the ambiance, the cleanliness, all rated number one. This restaurant definitely has not slipped. They should be number one.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed October 28, 2019

We stumbled across this little Bistrot one night in Cortona when we had looked around and seen the more traditional places but wanted something a little different. It is just up a small slope opposite Piazza Garibaldi and a real find. Eclectic mixture of chairs...and tables for dining at plus a few tables outside with a great view of the surrounding countryside. An open kitchen shows the owners wife, who is head chef, working and the food is just lovely - flavours, presentation, everything. All seasonal and local but a more modern style than some of the more traditional places. Well worth checking it out.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Cortona Bistrot is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5