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Ad Braceria

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Via Nazionale 10, 52044, Cortona, Italy
+39 0575 638185
19:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 15:00
Tue - Sun 19:00 - 22:00
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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Had a wonderful dinner there. As usual, I had to customise the menu! Thanks to the waiter and the owner, nothing was too much trouble. Had some prawns & scampi a la brace as entre. Just magnificent. Hands got a bit dirty! As a main I had a steak and a tasting of the best local pork sausage grilled. Wow!... More 

Thank Tino G
Providence, Rhode Island
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

This restaurant is so difficult to describe without being there. The pictures do not do it justice. Food? Excellent. Great selection. The appetizers were absolutely amazing. I had pasta for the entree which was excellent. I know that the selection of the wine was perfect as well. The dessert was tasty and very fresh. It is located downstairs from the... More 

1 Thank Kenneth S
Columbia, MO
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96 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

We arrived at 8pm and needed to meet our driver at 930pm. But 1.5 hrs was not long enough here. His bistecca steak was huge and yummy. It's his 3rd so far on this trip and probably the 2nd best he's had. I had a green salad and prawns. They were HUGE. Our pasta was not good. Carbonara was worst... More 

Thank sweetypuppy
Billingshurst, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Fabulous food in a lovely cellar - very knowledgeable staff full of welcome suggestions - we all ate well and had wine by the glass as recommended by the wonderful waiter.

Thank Ann-Marie F
Milan, Italy
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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Located in the heart of Cortona, this restaurant will enchant you for its food just as much the ambience and location. The Meat is fresh and Cut to order(You can also order fish but we didn't). The walls date back to XIV Century and one room is actually of Etruscan origin (before the Roman empire). Order the Fiorentina and local... More 

Thank Francesco G
Tarrytown, New York
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

We stumbled upon this restaurant down a small alley and were amazed to find it was an Etruscan building circa 900 BC! They specialize in both seafood and meat and the food was spectacular. We loved the paccheri with cod and the sliced veal tagliata. Great service too! Our waiter suggested wines for each course and each was fabulous. A... More 

Cambiago, Italy
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

It's a nice restaurant in the basement of a hold building in downtown Cortona. We took 'Ziti al ragù bianco', fiorentina steak and filet. Everything was really delicious. The Ziti were an unexpected surprise. The ragù is made of onions, veal and lemon peal. Simply unbelievable. And the meat was one of the best we ever enjoyed. Great ambience, great... More 

3 Thank Alessandro C
Hvidovre, Danmark
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

Toscany wine and food in authentic sourroundings and with very good service - don't miss it if you visit Cortona

1 Thank CarstenGerner
Heldergem, België
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

The restaurant is beautiful, authentic and cosy. Most of the staff friendly and welcoming. Food is below average, not tasty and overpriced; wines expensive. Overall not a good experience.

Thank Milo9450
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

We shared an enormous bistecca Fiorentina and it was one of the best pieces of meat we've ever eaten (including Argentina & Japan!) - tasty & well-seasoned. The wine list here is excellent and the waiter was friendly and knowledgeable. Service is a little slow but relax - you're on holiday!

Thank AgentMarsden

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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, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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?