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Via Guelfa 11, 52044, Cortona, Italy
+39 0575 630104
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Via Guelfa 11, 52044, Cortona, Italy
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Two couples stopped in here for lunch. Fantastic food and excellent service. Just off the Piazza Reppublica. Try the lamb chops and the tortelli. Tira Misu was great!

Thank CJ F
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We've tried out the Preludio yesterday. When entering we had a warm welcome and a glass of Prosecco just before we could open the menu. We had Pici with Pidgeon which looked a bit funny like earthworms but was very tasty. Further on we had...More

1  Thank jaxatcusco
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Looked at all the good reviews and booked - even though I use TripAdvisor as a tool (obviously) I do wonder sometimes. Guess we all have different tastes and standards. The place is nice the staff friendly if a little stuffy. Menu was ok with...More

Thank SK1000
Reviewed 1 week ago

For six of us out of eight it was the first dinner in Toscana out of Firenze, therefore in the middle of nowhere (for them). They were all very positively surprised by the (the word should be "outstanding") quality and taste of the food. I...More

1  Thank stefano b
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in Cortona only two nights, but went to this restaurant twice. The service is very good and we were greeted with a glass of Prosecco on the house. The meals were very enjoyable

1  Thank Andrea D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Greeted with a smile and glass of proseca and a taste of gastronomic food. Service friendly and outstanding. Definitely coming back.

1  Thank Sylb99
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very sophisticated presentation and great value. Highly recommend. Very friendly staff. Good wine list.

1  Thank Marshall H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had lunch at Preludio on my stay in Cortona. The food was wonderful and it had great presentation. People were nice and friendly. The price was right on. I highly recommend this restaurant .

Thank Cecilia V
Reviewed 15 April 2017

What a pleasant surprise to find this excellent, first class restaurant for lunch. Varity of menu choices and very reasonable prices. We were welcomed with a drink and a small dish from the kitchen to start. Very elegant setting and first class service with professional...More

Thank Thomas S
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

We were walking by and stopped at the menu on the street. The prices were comparable to other restaurants in the area. When we were seated we found linen table cloths with a full place setting off dishes, wine glasses, wine flutes, water glasses, and...More

Thank Gene W
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Gayle H
Hello are you open in Monday nights for dinner ?
10 October 2016|
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I would like to make a reservation for Wednesday. Sept 21 evening at 8pm for two people. Can you let me know if you have availability? Grazie, Joyce Bruzzese
20 September 2016|
Response from D4F4 | Reviewed this property |
Hi you will have to call the restaurant
We wish to book a table for 2 23.07.16 20.00 Is this possible and are there Taxis available as we are staying 5 k from Cortona Colin & Susan Henderson
12 June 2016|
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Response from D4F4 | Reviewed this property |
Hi yes there are taxis we booked them through our hotel or try FRANCESCO +393450559815 FILIPO +393477809768 ENZO+393358196313 We were in a wedding party these were the drivers we all used hope this helps
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 00:00
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12:00 - 15:30
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12:00 - 15:30
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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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