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Via Guelfa 11, 52044, Cortona, Italy
+39 0575 630104
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Opens in 17 min
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Via Guelfa 11, 52044, Cortona, Italy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our evening at Il Preludio was a highlight of two weeks in Tuscany. From the complimentary starters - proseco and a cold soup. To the chocolate-immersed apple tart - with complimentary muscat. The servers were obsequiously attendant. The bright atmosphere a perfect counterpoint to the...More

2  Thank sxjudge1
Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

Beautiful place. Greeted with a glass of prosecco ... Then a really excellent amuse... The food was superbly presented, tasty, colourful and delicious...quantities perfect. Excellent wine list. Immaculate service. Amazing value! What more could you ask for? Free grappa or limoncello on offer too!

1  Thank Austin L
Reviewed 4 March 2018

As we were checking out the menu, another couple told us they'd had a wonderful meal. So we took a table on the little patio and were not disappointed. The service was very nice, with complimentary prosecco to start. Nice assortment of breads to start....More

Thank PatKal
Reviewed 25 February 2018

Woke up in the morning in Florence, decided we needed to make a quick trip out of town, and headed for Cortona by regional train. By the time we got to town, we were ready to eat, and discovered Preludio fairly close to the Etruscan...More

Thank JNR2xdeuce
Reviewed 4 January 2018

Service and food where really great, some different dishes to what you normally get. For the younger generation - great free wifi !

Thank TheNursesCottage
Reviewed 30 November 2017

Referred here by staff at Villa Marsili. Friendly servers and well prepared and fine food.. Came back for our last dinner in Cortona..Reasonably priced. Had one of the best filets with red wine reduction ever. House wines were good and inexpensive..

1  Thank Steve23451
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Amazing food and experience. The quality and presentation were exquisite. A must if you’re in Cortona.

1  Thank Cia0Am0re
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

The atmosphere and service was very welcoming. When we came in they offered a free amuse bouche. The service was great throughout. My wife and I had a couple of appetizers and three pasta dishes which were absolutely delicious. Highly recommended.

2  Thank Lorenz S
Reviewed 27 October 2017

We haven't had one bad meal while vacationing in Tuscany, but sharing our last Italian lunch at Preludio was the absolute best. Warm and generous welcome with a complimentary glass of Prosecco and small antipasto to start, we shared great fresh tortellini with salmon and...More

1  Thank petitclosinfo
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

My husband & I loved this restaurant in 2015 & returned this year. Once again they did not disappoint! We were wowed!! Incredible food presented beautifully & with so many flavors. They are a class act; from the decor to the welcome glass of prosecco...More

2  Thank SBH62
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Response from D4F4 | Reviewed this property |
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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, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
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12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
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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