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Via Guelfa 11, 52044, Cortona, Italy
+39 0575 630104
12:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 00:00
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Tue - Sun 12:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 00:00
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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent six nights in wonderful Cortona and visited several restaurants (Osteria del Teatro, La Braceria, La Grotta, La Loggetta). They are all fine but Preludio is in our opinion absolutely number 1. Delicious and creative, excellent service and a beatiful setting. In short: highly recommended!

1 Thank Henk S
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have eaten here several times and each time it has been excellent. The ambience is elegant without being pretentious, the service is gracious without being pompous, and the food is terrific. It is about the same price as other restaurants in Cortona but much better value.

1 Thank dinerCambridge
Flemington, New Jersey
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My review of this is a little late. I was in Cortona for a week in October 2016. I choose Preludio for my wife's birthday dinner. I was walking by Preludio, two days before my wife's birthday. I made a reservation, the maitre d' did not take my name. I mentioned it was my wife's birthday. Two days later we... More 

1 Thank William S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Amazing service, very friendly and amazind food, the menu hás some really different options. Try the tiramissu :)

1 Thank Maria Elisa S
Adelaide, Australia
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

The complimentary pink champagne then pumpkin and ricotta soup was lovely followed by bread and not just your standard basket but mini pumpkin bread rolls etc. ...that's before we ordered! Our meal was not as amazing as we expected, my husbands veal fillet was requested as medium but he definitely received rare, but the dessert was amazing, served with muscat... More 

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London UK
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67 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

Ate here twice two years ago and raved about it; sadly this time it didn't quite live up to our memories. The wine list is still superb and very fairly priced if you want to try a bottle with a few years maturity to it (Morellino di Scansano in our case), though make sure the wine they bring you is... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Fine dining at its best, this is the second time we have had a meal here, its lovely!! Food is special, there was 7 of us and we were made very welcome. Need to book as this restaurant is very busy. If you want a nice experience and a something out of the ordinary then i would recommend here....hope to... More 

1 Thank ChesireKerry
Philipsburg, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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135 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Six of us had lunch at this lovely ristorante in the heart of Cortona. Classic in style but very rich furnishings give this place an elegant feel. The service was excellent and the food as well. Very nice menu with regional selections. Great wine list! You won't be disappointed with this choice.

1 Thank John L
Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

There were four of us and we all ordered different meals. Each of us thoroughly enjoyed what we ordered and the wine. The service was impeccable.

Thank BostonSteve1942
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Five of us stopped in today and had delicious lunches, beautifully presented, with great taste. The entire ambience is lovely. Our waiter was superb! The extras they provided were a bonus. We recommend it highly.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Guelfa 11, 52044, Cortona, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Arezzo  >  Cortona
  • Phone Number: +39 0575 630104

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?