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“A Memorable Meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Osteria del Teatro

Osteria del Teatro
Ranked #1 of 99 Restaurants in Cortona
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $16 - $38
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: Since 1994 Osteria del Teatro welcomes you with politeness and professionalism, offering typical Tuscan cuisine with a selection of tasty dishes. It is a restaurant in Cortona, Italy, charming and genuine, owned by Emiliano Rossi, experienced and friendly chef. For a good lunch in Cortona or a romantic dinner visit our restaurant to discover the exquisite Cortona cooking pleasures! Our restaurant trattoria in Cortona allows you to enjoy tasty and sought-after dishes from Cortona in a unique setting: a 6th century building totally renovated and restored to original splendor. Three different settings welcome you in an elegant and very exclusive atmosphere: the first room reclaiming the typical features of the ancient inns of Tuscany, the second is characterized by a cozy contest, the third is enriched by precious frescoes which make your dinner or your lunch in Cortona intimate and romantic
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“A Memorable Meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2013

We arrived after a long walk up and down the streets of Cortona for 3 hours (our guide was a personal trainer!) just wanting to sit down, relax and get a little sustenance. This restaurant offered so much more than that! All of the staff were charming, the food was excellent and the rooms were full of character. The meals offered a combination of old favourites and interesting variations of Italian classics, the wines were delicious and the service made us feel as if we were dining in the home of very good friends. Highly recommended.

  • Visited July 2013
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2013

We had a delicious meal at this quirky and beautiful restaurant, which is overflowing with charm and character. An attractive hallway leads you to various dining rooms, crammed with monochrome photographs of actors, musicians and celebrities who have patronised the restaurant over the years. Bottles of wine, books, china cats, flowers, dolls and all manner of ornaments, keepsakes and ephemera play their parts in creating an intriguing and original dining experience. For those people who enjoy animal free, compassionate cooking, there is a small but sufficient selection to savour on the menu. We shared a funghi porcini carpaccio with arugula, lemon, pink Himalayan salt and Umbrian extra virgin olive oil. Tempted by the variety of contorni (side dishes), we opted for the mixed salad, oven roasted potatoes with rosemary, 'Zolfini' white beans with organic extra virgin olive oil, grilled vegetables and oven roasted cannara (onion originating from the Perugia area), baked in a pouch at a low temperature with aromatic herbs. The food was visually appealing, satisfying, fresh and full of flavour. Service from all the staff, young and older alike, was friendly and professional. Emiliano, the chef and owner, was particularly hospitable and genial, infectious in his enthusiasm for good food and clearly intent on providing for our culinary preferences. Thanks again for yet another wonderful and memorable vegan meal!

  • Visited July 2013
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Fettunta, Proprietario at Osteria del Teatro, responded to this review, September 1, 2013
Thanks. We are so happy that you enjoyed your time with us. It makes it all worth while when we hear from happy friends. Best wishes Emiliano
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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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“Excellent restaurant, tasty and tasteful food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2013

Very helpful staff, great food, excellent in all ways. Staff spoke good English and were very attentive.

Visited August 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Best truffle capellini”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2013

Crazy restaurant, full of character and ambience. The food was delicious and the capellini tarfufo were melt in the mouth delicious. The wine waiter was really helpful and informative. Suitable for families, couples of business - would highly recommend.

  • Visited July 2013
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Orlando, Florida
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“Wow! Good to the last mouthful!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2013

We stay in Cortona every time we visit Italy, and Osteria del Teatro should not be missed. This is Italian fine dining served up by the owner/cook. Eat outside if you can....the wines are superb also!

Visited June 2013
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