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“FLY TO ITALY TO EAT AT PRELUDIO”
Review of Preludio

Preludio
Ranked #3 of 100 Restaurants in Cortona
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Miami Beach, Florida
1 review
“FLY TO ITALY TO EAT AT PRELUDIO”
Reviewed July 27, 2014

If you are in Tuscany - worth driving to Cortona just to eat in Preludio. Best meal in 3 weeks of traveling throughout Europe. Wine selection, atmosphere, service - and most importantly - chef who will surprise you. From appetizers to dessert - you'd want to order and try every dish on the menu!! Do it!!!

  • Visited June 2014
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“Superb”
Reviewed July 23, 2014

My husband and I were lucky enough to eat here and to be seated outside. We were greeted with a glass of Prosecco and an amuse bouche.

My husband chose pate which was served warm in a little saucepan and I had cheese soufflé which was superb. We then had pappardelle with hare ragu and stuffed pasta with pork cheek and porcini mushroom sauce. We shared an apple tart which came with dessert wine and the waitress kindly brought us both a glass each. The dessert has to be the most beautifully presented dish I've seen.

We also had 2 bottles of water and a bottle of wine. All of this came to only 63 euros which is excellent value for such a fantastic meal.

The care, service and presentation of this restaurant is superb.

  • Visited July 2014
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
2 reviews
“Excellent food and exquisite delivery”
Reviewed July 23, 2014

We have eaten in Preludio in two previous years, always with good results, but this restaurant just keeps getting better and better. The food was excellent, exceptionally flavorful and beautifully prepared, and the menu was extensive and very interesting. There were many touches of elegance -- from a complimentary aperativo (delicious prosecco) to beautiful cookies that appeared with the after-dinner coffee. The ambience of Preludio is attractive and dignified, and everything about the table -- glassware, plates, and utensils -- speaks of beautiful design. The servers were gracious and attentive without ever being too present. With such fine food and such a delightful experience, I also was pleased to find that the bill was very reasonable. I've eaten in several restaurants in Cortona, and this was far and away the finest.

  • Visited July 2014
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Miami Beach, Florida
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“BEST DINING EXPERIENCE EVER”
Reviewed July 22, 2014

Simply the best dining experience ever. Incredible food, best service, attention to details, very reasonable prices.

  • Visited June 2014
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“Fantastic..”
Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

One of the best evenings in Italy!
Fantastic.... A" must" when you are visiting Cortona! Fantastic service, fantastic personell , fantastic food!!

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