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Ad Braceria

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Via Nazionale 10, 52044, Cortona, Italy
+39 0575 638185
19:00 - 22:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 15:00
Tue - Sun 19:00 - 22:00
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Laguna Niguel, California
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107 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cheers to chefs! and the servers... They helped guide us to a perfect sampling of 5 starters and 5 different mains. (In Italian or English). They do beef and sea, to perfection! The grill master is a true master! Prepared proper and with local Tuscan flavors infused! Best dinning experience we've had to date while in Tuscany. So much so,... More 

Thank LumenateTHEway
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner here on our last evening in Cortona. Wish we had found it earlier in the week as we would had definitely visited more than once.

Thank rch4011
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were staying at Casa Portagioia (a dream) and our hosts recommended this wonderful restaurant to us, which had moved from lower down in the Cortona area. Our waiter was great (what an amazing mostache) and knew everything on the menu, including which wines would work best with what we had. We shared two different antipasti (there were four of... More 

Thank janer1000
Biel, Switzerland
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340 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hand cut Prosciuto as appetizer (with some excellent wine), plenty of delicious and fine cooked small food, then followed by grilled saussages, beef, pork, etc., .... it was just like in paradise. I even could not eat (put only taste) the wonderful desserts. That was on the one side. On the other side you must see this place because... More 

Thank Werner N
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

This is a two for one special on reviews and I dined here twice during my recent few days in Cortona. We first dined here on a Thursday night and it was one the best meals and dining experiences I have had, the waiter was knowledgable in wine selection to go with our food and he talked about the local... More 

Thank Teddy142
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

We visited this restaurant twice when in Cortona for our anniversary trip. Having been before back in May we decided it was our favourite restaurant. Our second visit was on a Thursday evening. The whole experience was wonderful. The waiter was very attentive. Talked through the menu, recommended food and wine. Top class service. After this we decided that it... More 

Thank Katherine B
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Ad Braceria is set in an old wine cellar. It has a great atmosphere. In my opinion the best restaurant in Cortona. All our party really enjoyed our meal. The food: delicious. The meat was perfectly cooked. Can't really say any more. I highly recommended Ad Braceria, go there.

Thank kona_kahuna
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Service was appalling, took ages for the first drink to come, the main course was served at different times with the salad to accompany the meat arriving when everyone had finished, very disappointing. When we arrived the greeting from the proprietor was as if to say what do you want!

Thank Ian L
New Brunswick
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Hands down the best atmosphere, most romantic, attentive service, off the charts food in Cortona! Went twice as a couple- once with a crowd in 1 week. Say hello to Chef Annalisa for me!

Thank HootonM61
South Windsor, Connecticut
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Loved this place, from the beautiful setting in a wonderfully lit stone cave-like atmosphere, to our very friendly and helpful waiter Louis, to some of the best food we had on our trip to Italy.

Thank Joseph C

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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
USD 21 - USD 37
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Barbecue, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
19:00 - 22:00
19:00 - 22:00
19:00 - 22:00
19:00 - 22:00
19:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Nazionale 10, 52044, Cortona, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Arezzo  >  Cortona
  • Phone Number: +39 0575 638185

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