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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 - 00:00
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19:30 - 00:00
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103 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2012

Found this gem of a place some years ago and it never fails to deliver on all fronts! Friendly welcome, unusual decor (very Italian), varied menu, extensive wine list, excellent value & helpful friendly staff. We started with the fondu to share yummy but filling, followed by fillet steak with grapes & bacon and cod (bacalau) cooked in salt, we... More 

Thank LindaBSevenoaks
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2012

Osteria del Teatro was recommended by our innkeeper in Montepulciano when we told him of our plans to visit Cortona for the day. As you may guess by the name, the restaurant is right across from the theater. Our innkeeper told us that everyong goes there before the theater and it was very popular with the locals. We loved it.... More 

Thank anncrafton
Sunnyvale, California
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365 reviews
240 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2012

Italy is not the place for a diet because of restaurants like this!! It was so good we came back our second night in Cortona just to try other dishes. Unique blends, precise prepartion. Sylvana our waitress was just lovely and treated us like royalty both nights. The best kept secret not on the menu? Ask for the chocolate tasting... More 

1 Thank ohdonnaoh
Warsaw, Poland
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34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2012

This was an experience! Listening the great food! Have you ever done it? Not? So go there and try! Then keep it secret.

Thank piotr66
Basalt, Colorado
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5 reviews
Reviewed 4 June 2012

outstanding food and a great time. highly recommended for any visitors to Cortona.

Thank andy g
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134 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2012

Anyone who pays so much attention to the plants on the stairway into the restaurant must be equally careful over the food provided indoors ! A welcoming atmosphere awaits in this old mansion . The staff are efficient and friendly and the menu varied and exciting- a second visit would have been guaranteed had we not been moving on. Don't... More 

Thank TitusT
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2012

If you choose to splurge one night in Cortona, this would be an excellent choice both in terms of difference, quality and value. Our meal for two of a wonderful squash blossom starters, pastas, and filets with a bottle of Syrah came to 84 Euros. Other top rated restaurants in Cortona have comparable prices but not always the same level... More 

Thank DallasSun
Frederick, MD
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127 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2012

I hosted a group of 8 on a Circa Travel Tour and del teatro pulled out all the stops. Our first course was a broccoli tartlet with fresh pecorino chese fondue. Mama Mia, it was divine. the wonderful food, wine, and superb service continued for hours. We were happy to have to walk down that big hill to our van... More 

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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2012 via mobile

We went to this restaurant based on the recommendation of a group traveling from Atlanta, Georgia, USA, whom we'd met at a different restaurant the prior evening. Having gone there, we see why they liked it. The experience was much more similar to an American fine dining restaurant although the quality of food was only generally good. You'll receive yor... More 

2 Thank Devon T
The Woodlands, Texas
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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2012

Best dinner in cortona and our server Giovanni was fsntastic

Thank Catherine G

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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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 00:00
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 00:00
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 00:00
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 00:00
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 00:00
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 00:00
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?