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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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“quail egg” (6 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (13 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Via Guelfa 11, 52044, Cortona, Italy
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were recommend to come here by friends and we were not disappointed. The food was fantastic with incredible presentation. The menu and wine list was extensive. Service was tremendous. We would highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Carmel M
Reviewed 5 days ago

We went here during our stay in Castiglion Fiorentino, which is a half hour way. Cortona is a gorgeous town and this restaurant is in the heart of it. Not only is the location perfect, but the so was the food and the service. After...More

1  Thank conabster
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were lucky last week on a saturday in Cortona. There were two of the four places available on the cosy terrace at Preludio. The reception by the very friendly waiter was great, prosecco and amuses, we loved it! Then the ordered food, very nice,...More

Thank Willem H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved every part of Il Preludio. All the food was amazing, with special credits to the homemade tiramisu. The service was very warm and detailled. And the atmosphere is very calm and relaxing. If we ever return to Cortona we won't hesitate to repeat!

Thank Dieter V
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very high end meal with all the right touches- complimentary prosecco and dessert wine, beautiful table settings and food presentation, professional staff. It was quite an experience. The food was unique and we liked everything except the stuffed pasta dish which lost its stuffing in...More

Thank hancamem
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After the dreadful experience from the previous night this meal stood out even more. The service was excellent from start to finish with the prosecco on arrival to the desert wine and the apple pie that magically appears from the chocolate sphere. If you want...More

2  Thank Kieran E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We chose this restaurant more out of convenience and because it 'looked nice' near our hotel - we were so happy to take the rare gamble since it far exceeded our expectations in every way. The wait staff were super friendly and attentive and we...More

1  Thank kathleensulli
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

This place is trying to be high end. A complimentary glass of prosecco provided on arrival and an amuse Bouche too. Both nice. I had foie gras to start and it was excellent, as was my wife's soup. The main courses were poor. The crusted...More

Thank MalDublin
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

We visited as a family of four and were exceptionally happy with our choice. The staff was extremely professional yet genuinely friendly. The presentation, flavor, and selection of the dishes were comparable to a Michelin one star restaurant, yet the prices not more than a...More

1  Thank ZhengHeAsia
Reviewed 29 July 2017

Preludio was a real treat. The staff were very professional and obliging, spoke English well (we do not speak Italian), yet very friendly and not too stiff although the restaurant has a somewhat formal feel. The menu was extensive, including some unusual but wonderful offerings....More

1  Thank pohutukawa99
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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, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 00:00
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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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