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Travelers' Choice2023
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Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings

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Enjoy traditional cuisine served in an elegant 16C dining room with a fireplace or in more informal trattoria-style rooms, all of which are decorated w...
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Since 1994 Osteria del Teatro welcomes you with politeness and professionalism, offering typical Tuscan cuisine with a selection of tasty dishes. It is a restaurant in Cortona, Italy, charming and genuine, owned by Emiliano Rossi, experienced and friendly chef. For a good lunch in Cortona or a romantic dinner visit our restaurant to discover the exquisite Cortona cooking pleasures! Our restaurant trattoria in Cortona allows you to enjoy tasty and sought-after dishes from Cortona in a unique setting: a 6th century building totally renovated and restored to original splendor. Three different settings welcome you in an elegant and very exclusive atmosphere: the first room reclaiming the typical
PRICE RANGE
$16 - $38
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
CUISINES
Italian, Mediterranean, Tuscan, Central-Italian
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed November 20, 2023 via mobile

Delightful and upscale dining experience in a beautiful atmosphere right across from the teatro. Visited in October for the new fall menu, the first to try it, no disappointment. Impeccable service, especially since the new menu was only in Italian and the wonderful waiter had...to explain the food terms in English! Very comfortable atmosphere, world definitely return.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed October 28, 2023 via mobile

The food and service here is outstanding! Rafael goes out of his way to make your experience truly memorable. Winnie is a great bartender.😊

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed October 25, 2023

This is another restaurant to recommend during our tour of Italy Good service and simple, good food

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed October 11, 2023 via mobile

People in and around Cortona recommend this Osteria.Sadly the staff really could not have performed more poorly in regard to either the service or fare quality. My stuffed squash blossoms were cool and soggy bland and swimming in a bitter sauce of herbs. The fillet...with foie gras cold and not seasoned. I did have some nice roasted rosemary potatoes and carbonara on the side. The wine recommendation was also nice. Of the eight persons served in our party, none left pleased or satisfied. I find it difficult to believe that this establishment has received a Michelin Star. Maybe they had an off night; but I cannot give any other than a poor but deserved review.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed September 27, 2023

Nothing fancy. Just very well executed local dishes. Great staff. Good wine list. Fun night out. Very lively.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed September 21, 2023 via mobile

We ate tagliolini with duck breast and ravioli with walnut pesto and pear. Both dishes were delicious, a good serving size for lunch, and served promptly. The restaurant has a comfortable & welcoming ambience. The staff is friendly and give good advice on food and...wine choices.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed September 5, 2023 via mobile

Wanted to love this place but it was horrible. The server talked to us a total of two times. The food was COLD. I told the server (which we don’t normally do) and he did not care, just said the reason was because it was...windy. Don’t know why or how a Michelin star was given to this place.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed August 22, 2023

Amazing food! Would definitely recommend! Had the tortellini to start and the most tender fillet steak with truffle. We took our 2 girls aged 12 and 7 who also enjoyed the pasta and steak The wine was reasonable as you would expect. Nice atmosphere in...the restaurant. Don't hesitate the book, the food is wonderful. We are out in a number of places in Tuscany and this was one of the bestMore

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed August 21, 2023

Said we offended other tables and gave us terrible service! We asked the other tables if we offended them and the said no. Ridiculous claims and made us VERY uncomfortable. Truly have no idea what we did wrong. Very unprofessional. AMERICANS BEWARE

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed August 21, 2023 via mobile

Absolutely horrible experience. Do not waste your time here. We ordered wine and an appetizer; the appetizer was not delivered. After we received the primi piatti (first course) we realized no one was checking on us anymore, and we never got our appetizer. When we...asked about this, they told us we had never placed the order. They eventually brought it with the secondi piatti (second course), but did not follow up with us for anything. They never asked if we needed more water, wine, or checked back on us. All the staff were avoiding eye contact with us. We had to flag them down to order more wine. We were feeling so uncomfortable with how they were treating us that we wanted to leave. Even still we could not get someone to bring us the check. Finally we asked the staff if we did anything to offend them, and everyone said no. Will not recommend or be back.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed August 16, 2023

Beautiful restaurant in Cortona. We sat in an elegant room with A/C. Dinner was exceptional. Amazing selection of antipasto. Pasta was very fine - I had tartufo with mine and it was great. Tagliata was my main course and it was tender and beautifully cooked....My dessert was a very special take on tiramisu. Great service by professional courteous and attentive staff. The delightful owner keeps it all running smoothly. We accompanied this outstanding meal with a Syrah from Cortona recommended by the owner; it was perfect and mid-range in price. This was a gourmet experience and the tab was extremely reasonable for what we had. An unforgettable experience to treasure.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed August 13, 2023

Recommended by a local winery but somewhat disappointing. Service was friendly except for a rather arrogant sommelier. Good food and portions, nothing memorable

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed July 14, 2023

A charming restaurant in the wonderful Cortona. You will love everything of this place. The portions are not very generous and prices are quite high but it's worth it.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed July 2, 2023

First visit and atmosphere was great and staff terrific. Food of a very high standard and wine options very good. Would return when back in Cortona

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed June 27, 2023 via mobile

Ok, better places in Cortona. They cater to English speakers for sure. Food is ok, not spectacular. Wine list is extensive. Staff was friendly.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Osteria del Teatro is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5