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Localita' Portole, 36 | Hotel Ristorante Portole, 52044, Cortona, Italy
+39 0575 691008
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Rastatt, Germany
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90 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed October 2, 2014

We were here with my sister and her husband, we all tried the wild boar with various side dishes (being the cultural barbarian of the family I had fries... <g>). Food was very good, and the service good. The hotel/restaurant is located above Cortona on the SP34 with a very nice view of the valley.

Thank starfighter441
cortona, italy
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46 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed June 4, 2013

The food at Ristorante Portole is made fresh daily and is perfect in every way. We have been in Cortona area for 2 weeks and have eaten at Franco's 3 times. It is never crowded as it is about 15 minutes outside of Cortona, but worth the short drive. The views down the valley are fantastic and there is always... More 

Thank richard l
Mississauga, Canada
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65 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed September 5, 2011

We discovered this beautifully set albergo four years ago quite accidentally, had dinner, stayed a couple of nights, and moved on. Since then we have returned to the region twice, and on both occasions, we have made it a practice to make the trip up the mountain past Cortona to take in the view, to enjoy the hospitality extended by... More 

2 Thank JohnZirnhelt
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed July 31, 2011

This spot is charming in an olde worlde way. Staff (only two it seemed) were very pleasant, and the restaurant was pretty quiet. Pizzas at the weekend only. We had a light dinner. The pizza selection was more limited than we expected based on places in Cortona. Basically if you like quattro stagioni you'll be satisfied. Pasta ragu was very... More 

Thank Adam_magari
Neptune, New Jersey
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed October 1, 2010

We happened to be sent to Portole by our host, Paolo Farina. What a gift he gave he gave us by sending to Franco and his family. The food was wonderful...fresh and enticing for all of the senses. Our favorite was the raviolis..pasta so light that it was tranparent ! They were very accomodating to tastes, if you were wishing... More 

1 Thank Njmamma
1 review
Reviewed June 21, 2010

Very tasty food, mixed antipasti as well as main course. Nice atmosphere especially on the terrace. Very good house wine. Value very good especially when compared to too high prices and medium to poor quality in many Cortona city restaurants/bars. Far view to Lago Trasimeno and wonderful hill panorama around. Very friendly host family, runs also small food shop.

Thank Generation-Toskana
Olney, Maryland
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525 reviews
390 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
Reviewed May 25, 2010

We took a short walk from our enchanting rental home in this wonderful village to the Albergo Restaurante. It sits between two stunning mountaintop views in each direction. The owner was welcoming and very hospitable. He speaks English well enough to accommodate any need. The food was excellent, especially a steak dish with rosemary and olive oil that we are... More 

1 Thank bagnato1
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed May 23, 2010

We (once again) had the pleasure of visiting the "Ristorante Portole" and with our party of five we were treated to some of the best hospitality and excellent Tuscan food. Our complements to Franco Lunghi and his staff for their overall service. Sally & Ralph Baldwin

Thank rlphbald
Sunderland, Tyne & Wear
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125 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
Reviewed October 31, 2009

A party of 16 in an otherwise empty restaurant was apparently difficult to cater for and were were all cooked the same food, which was good but not spectacular. Bit of a drive to get there as well

Thank g12doc
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed October 10, 2009

We enjoyed dinner at Ristorante Portole every evening while staying a little farther up the mountain for five days. The service was wonderful - they would bring out our drinks and appetizer without us asking for it when we arrived each evening after the first night as if they knew us that well! And they did. The owner told us... More 

Thank BellaofItlaia

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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 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Localita' Portole, 36 | Hotel Ristorante Portole, 52044, Cortona, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Arezzo  >  Cortona
  • Phone Number: +39 0575 691008

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?