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“Popular, attractive, solid good food”

Trattoria La Grotta
Ranked #10 of 104 Restaurants in Cortona
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed January 1, 2014

This place is sort of hidden if you consider it is about twenty feet off the main street near the square. It is very atmospheric and was very popular with groups of tourists who all seemed to be having a good time. We had a large steak which the Tuscans are quite proud of. All I can say is that Tuscan beef isn't quite up to the prime rib eyes I get in Austin, TX. Our fellow diners were all raving about their food. The prices were modest and the service was friendly and attentive.

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Thank RogerReady3
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Reviewed December 1, 2013

The front desk clerk highly recommended this restaurant and said he dines here every week. Its rather unassuming - location is at the back of an alleyway off one of the main squares, but once inside it was really lovely. 4 of us had dinner here and it was the best dinner we had during our week in Cortona, we came again the next night before we left Cortona. Great atmosphere, outstanding food and wine, and professional and friendly service.

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Reviewed November 8, 2013

We were taken to LaGrotta by friends who live in the area. The food was excellent and the wait staff could not do enough for us. We had a great lunch and will go back next time we are in Cortona

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Thank Charles B
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Reviewed November 3, 2013

We stumbled upon this restaurant while we were exploring Cortona on a chilly day. It was hidden down an alley way, from the entrance we were not expecting much, but after we were led to our seats we knew we had discovered a hidden gem. We ended up dining here twice on our trip because we enjoyed it so much. The restaurant is quaint and cozy, with exposed brick and clean white table cloths. We ended up staying for hours trying one dish after another. All the dishes were simple and made with fresh ingredients; it was some of the best pasta and gnocchi we had ever eaten. Our server was courteous and friendly, although we had limited Italian to converse with him. We discovered a local Cortona DOC Syrah wine that was delicious, but the second time we dined there we ended up having the litre of jug wine that was amazing for 7 euro!

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Thank RosemaryHeights
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Reviewed November 1, 2013 via mobile

Ate at several restaurants rated higher and feel this deserves to be further up on the list. The steak with grilled mushroom was terrific. Gorganzolla gnocchi and white truffle pasta also excellent. Service was very good.

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Thank eisenlakeem
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