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Osteria del Teatro

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Via Giuseppe Maffei 2, 52044, Cortona, Italy
+39 0575 630556
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 10:00
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Thu - Tue 12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 10:00
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Bruges, Belgium
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114 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

We felt really welcome. Friendly staff, wonderful menu, great dishes and superb atmosphere. An diner to remember.

Thank JP8000
Victoria, Canada
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Travelling with my sister and her husband we stopped for lunch and did not regret it. The meal was delicious (I had cappellini with truffle shavings). The wine recommendation was right on (a Vernaccia) and dessert (chef's take on tiramisu) excellent. Great place to eat and enjoy the atmosphere.

Thank Rockland1792
Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

We recently had lunch with friends at this delightful restaurant in Cortona. The food and ambience were so good that we returned on the following evening for dinner. We were not disappointed. This is an excellent restaurant.

Thank 255100Sandra
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

We went here for lunch in Cortona after a recommendation from our driver Stefano from GET tours. The food and service was so fantastic we returned for our final dinner in the area Excellent

Thank Vicki R
Carlsbad, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Our server, Maximiliano (sp?) made our three hour lunch most memorable. His recommendations regarding food and wine were flawless. Our California-based party of four all rated this one of our best dining experiences ever. We will return.

Thank Mike Y
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

The food may be great when one receives the attention of an individual order... BUT, NOT last night where the chef prepared the same 5 course meal for everyone. There were 3 rooms with approx. 16 - 20 people in a room and all being served the same course around the same timeframe so it felt like mass production. The... More 

Thank Daniel C
Brisbane, Australia
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239 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We can't help coming back here, we have even made a special side trip to eat here. The food the service and the atmosphere is just perfect in every respect. I would strongly recommend you book as it is very popular with the locals as well as the odd tourist that stumbles across it. The prices are exceptionally good and... More 

Thank Rick S
Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Cortona is a gem....and Osteria della Teatro, near the town Theater, is a gem too. Super wines, specialty items like Bardo Porco that you will not find anywhere else had us going back twice. Knowledgable staff added to a truly memorable experience.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

This quaint restaurant is popular with the locals and sometimes the tourist find it - if in Cortona it is must visit. This restaurant has a zero km rule meaning all ingredients are within a zero km - which equals extraordinary freshness and complex flavors. The service is consistent and kind and food with arouse all of your senses/ please... More 

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Norfolk, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

We had this place recommended by a friend. The food and service were both excellent and we would definitely return here.

1 Thank OBbeachlovers

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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
Average prices
US$16 - US$37
Italian, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 10:00
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 10:00
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 10:00
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 10:00
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 10:00
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 10:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Giuseppe Maffei 2, 52044, Cortona, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Arezzo  >  Cortona
  • Phone Number: +39 0575 630556
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?