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Ristorante Pizzeria Bastian Contrario
Ranked #87 of 104 Restaurants in Cortona
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed July 12, 2012

Went here for lunch one day during our week stay in Cortona/Tuscany...the food was fabulous, and the father/son team that owns the resteraunt could not have been more awesome.
Enjoyed it alot, and would love to go back someday

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Thank Jackie H
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Reviewed June 25, 2012

we just pass by and enter in the place looks like a local restorant for people who work nearbby. the food was realy good

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Reviewed July 1, 2011

We were driving back to our agriturismo on this rural highway and just happened to see this place. The moment we walked in we had a feeling it would be good. The smells were incredible!
The place was immaculate, and decorated with large photographs of Israel and other parts of the Middle East by a local artist.
Being new to Italy, we decided to order different things from the menu for each one of us (without really knowing exactly what it was): My wife, two daughters and a son in law (and me, of course). The food was INCREDIBLE!, but the best was yet to come. Leo, the owner, came and sat with us several times during our meal and treated us as if we were part of his family. He explained (and I translated) what we were eating, sometimes telling us how to eat what we had, and in the end introduced us to the super-delicious desserts and finally, on the proper way to drink vin santo, while dunking the hard bread that is served with it.
It was not just a meal; it was a party. We all went home feeling happy and feeling we had to come back... which we'll do as soon as possible. We all miss Leo.

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Thank DSilchman
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Reviewed May 5, 2011

Bastian Contrario in Cortona on the S 11 is a true find! If you are driving they have a huge parking lot which makes it so easy to enjoy the restaurant ! The restaurant has a interior dinning room which is warm and inviting. The garden tables have a wonderful view of the hill town Cortona. We had all the Tuscan delights, Chacha, brizaoula, gnocchi sexy (wonderful) and the best pitzza made by Mama that I think I have ever had! However as great as the food and view were the owner of the restaurant Leo was the best! His personality dominates the restaurant! He only speaks Italian but, greeted Americans, Germans, French etc. customers as though he had known them for years! This is a true find in Tuscany!
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