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“Charm, quality and incredible Value”
Review of Osteria del Teatro

Osteria del Teatro
Ranked #2 of 102 Restaurants in Cortona
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $17 - $40
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
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
New Zealand
Level 6 Contributor
152 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
“Charm, quality and incredible Value”
Reviewed August 14, 2014

As we had been touring through Tuscany for a few days now, we most certainly had our fair share of seriously well tasting food, but still Osterio del Teatro managed to take our breath away.
We were 30 minutes late but our table was still waiting for us. The staff are very friendly and speak English very very well.

The food was gorgeous and the wines our waiter suggested complimented the tastes extremely well. Do try the Tiramisu or the Meringue. They sound the same as anything else in Italy but they sure don't taste the same.

Always very busy and rather loud so perhaps not the best location for a romantic date.

  • Visited August 2014
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Frodsham, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“So good, we went there twice!”
Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

Just beautiful. Staff so kind and informative. Food - words will not do justice! So delicious. Thank you for fitting us in on night 2 with no reservation.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great restaurant in Cortona!”
Reviewed August 12, 2014

We were only in Cortona for a couple days, but this was a great restaurant. We had a small table outside on the patio and it was beautiful weather and there were flowers all along the side. The food was great and we also had a great wine recommendation from the waitress (who I believe was the owner as well). We had some great appetizers that had about 4 different things on one plate-great. We had pasta for our meal and both of our meals were delicious. My mom thought it was the best restaurant she had ever been to. We would have gone for dinner instead of lunch but we were told they were having a wedding reception there, so we went for lunch instead. We both loved Cortona.

  • Visited May 2014
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Tienen, Belgium
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53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“One of the best meals in Tuscany”
Reviewed August 10, 2014

On our last trip to Tuscany we had a very tasty lunch experience in this restaurant. No tourist rip off. Just a fantastic kitchen and great service!

  • Visited July 2014
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Chestnut Ridge NY
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Porcini heaven”
Reviewed August 9, 2014

We've had a number of enjoyable dinners at this place during our visits to Cortona. During our most recent stay we ate here twice, once as a couple and once with a group of friends. The specials on both occasions featured dishes made with porcini mushrooms and they were wonderful.

Service here is very good; it is slightly more upscale that some other restaurants in Cortona but still reasonably priced.

Visited July 2014
Thank MrFriday
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