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Trattoria La Grotta

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Piazza Baldelli 3, 52044, Cortona, Italy
+39 0575 630271
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:30
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Wed - Mon 12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:30
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Encinitas, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My daughter studied at the university of Georgia art program in cortona this semester. This was one of her favorite restaurants in cortona. It became a weekly tradition to attend with her friends on Sunday evenings. We gave it a try and agreed. Fantastic! Get the ricotta and spinach gnocchi.

Thank iluvburritos
Calgary, Canada
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101 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family all loved their pasta dishes here - the gnocchi was especially good. My husband's wild boar pasta was excellent too. My teen daughter had chicken and roasted potatoes which she said were "aweome" - not a phrase we hear often. We had excellent bruschetta too. I reccomend this restaurant if in Cortona.

Thank ketchuprequired
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is just a such cute, lovely, nice restaurant in Cortona. Dishes big and delicious, house wine just amazing (i'd never guessed such cheap wine could be so good). Nothing gastro, but purely great home-made food from Toscana. Just dont expect English spoken there :)

Thank Wanessa C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Looked at this restaurant our first night in Cortona, but bypassed it on that occasion, I read the good reviews and so glad we ate here! We shared the smoked salmon starter, plenty for two! My husband had grilled lamb and vegetables! Delicious! And my wild boar pasta was a treat! The tiramisu was light and a little kick of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This lovely restaurant is tucked away in a little courtyard just off the main Piazza. The steaks were memorable - cooked to perfection, tasty and well presented. The ambience was lovely, as we sat in the courtyard with glimpses of the passing foot traffic in the Piazza - in the centre yet not in the bustle.

Thank christinewilliam2017
Qawra, Malta
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

A door at the end of an alley opens up into more than just a hole in the wall ... a restaurant with character, great service and a superb wide variety of food, wines and desserts which are the perfect ingredients for a superb dining experience.

Thank Pacik_V
Carlsbad, California
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Our experience here was excellent, I just didn't feel I could give 3 restaurants in Cortona 5-stars. We ate here on Christmas day and loved it. They had several steak dishes and all were very good, but one stood out....the name escapes me but it was cooked in lard and was the most tender steak I tasted in Italy. The... More 

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New York City, New York
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55 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

This is the task deal. A small place off the Main square - past it two days In a row and didn't see it. Down home Tuscany Cooking Tourists and locals all together drinking house wine out of ceramic carafes about 12 E can you believe it? Owner welcoming and they did their best to help us with the menu.... More 

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Green Bay, WI
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383 reviews
264 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016

We made a reservation here because of Rick Steeves, and when we arrived we were led down some stairs, past a stone walled room into a bright white walled room. Would have preferred the stone walled room, but I didn't say anything. Had a perfect table in the corner. My daughter had the Gnocchi with Ricottl and Tartufa, salad and... More 

Thank TennisgalGreenBay_WI
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016

If you want a real "taste of Tuscany", look no further. Trattoria la Grotta is a favorite every time we visit Cortona. As a tour leader, I am always looking for restaurants with great service, great food and who are willing to serve larger groups of 18-25 people. Trattoria la Grotta is all three of these and more. I can't... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza Baldelli 3, 52044, Cortona, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Arezzo  >  Cortona
  • Phone Number: +39 0575 630271

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