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“lovely food, friendly stall”
Review of Preludio

Preludio
Ranked #6 of 103 Restaurants in Cortona
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
lichfield
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“lovely food, friendly stall”
Reviewed August 15, 2012

We had a lovely meal at this restaurant which had been recommended at our hotel. We were offered a complimentary glass of pink prosecco when we sat down, and a complimentary grappa at the end of the meal - nice touch. The only downside is there is very little seating available outside so we were inside on a hot evening. This is probably why the restaurant was so quiet because the standard of food and service warranted a much busier restaurant. I would recommend this restaurant for the standard of food, service and value for money.

  • Visited July 2012
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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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“Great spot”
Reviewed August 14, 2012

This was recommended by our hotel staff. It was an excellent dining experience. The food was great, the staff friendly and efficient. Lovely!

Visited July 2012
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
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5 restaurant reviews
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“Preludio”
Reviewed August 13, 2012

We came across this restaurant by chance as we were walking through Cortona in the early evening. What a find! We were given a glass of complimentary prosecco as soon as we sat down. We were very well looked after by the waiters and enjoyed a delicious meal followed by a complimentary grappa for my husband and liqueur for myself. Everything was perfect, so much so that we returned another evening for a meal which was every bit as good as the first. If you are in Cortona do not miss this restaurant.

  • Visited July 2012
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Bainbridge Island, Washington
Level 6 Contributor
123 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
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“A welcome return”
Reviewed July 30, 2012

Ten years ago we were married in Cortona and dining at Preludio several times was a welcome memory. Ten years later we returned. They have clearly prospered in the intervening decade and upgraded their offerings along the way. The excellence of their food remains a welcome memory of our return to Cortona.

  • Visited July 2012
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Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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“Stephen and Frances”
Reviewed July 28, 2012

We ate at Preludio in July 2012 and thought it was one of the best meals of our 3 week holiday. The service was excellent with nice touches like complimentary Prosecco and Moscato. Great wine list and a menu that had so many wonderful choices that we had huge difficulty selecting what to have. The menu had all the classic Tuscan dishes but with clever variations that made them special. We would highly recommend Preludio.

  • Visited July 2012
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