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Via Guelfa 11, 52044, Cortona, Italy
+39 0575 630104
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good16%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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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 4 days ago via mobile

12 of us had dinner at Preludio to celebrate a 25th birthday. It was our first visit. What a great night! The restaurant has more ‘drama’ than a typical restaurant in Tuscany without being formal or ‘starchy’. We were seated on a long table in...More

1  Thank ruachcons
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was the WORST restaurant we visited while in Cortona - and there are so many good restaurants, I was appalled to discover it's a Michelin Restaurant . . . no way is that deserved! The service was terrible - snobby and inattentive. They messed...More

Thank barnyard2018
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Upon a chance encounter last year when we enjoyed ourselves immensely we decided to return. We were not disappointed. From the start with the glass of pink prosecco to the final glass of Limochello the whole family enjoyed the meal.

1  Thank Kieran E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For a Michelin rated restaurant, I would never go back to this place. They do not deserve any rating!! Save you money and heartache, there are so many great places in Cortona. Service was extremely slow, our orders were messed up, and the food was...More

Thank Keith N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were attracted to visit Il Preludio by the reviews of other travellers and we weren't disappointed. Set in a small building in a quiet street just off the main square, we were instantly impressed by the beautiful interior, the lighting and the furnishings. A...More

1  Thank TandS_F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went one evening for food and sat inside as the outdoor seating was full. Lovely looking venue and the staff were excellent. They have no Chidren's menu but they cooked spaghetti bolognese especially for our fussy 11 year old and she loved it! Can't tell...More

Thank Dave C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic place! Very good food and excellent service. The best location in Corona for quality seekers.

Thank Nathalia T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were staying at a nearby villa with our children and grandchildren to celebrate my husband and my 75th birthdays. We chose Il Preludio for the main celebration dinner. Absolutely everything was wonderful. The room was beautiful, the dishes and silverware were lovely and the...More

1  Thank carhar11
Reviewed 12 July 2018

Preludio provided what has been one of the best meals we have had in Italy. The whole evening was excellent. A lot of thought has gone in to the presentation of the table - beautiful dishes from Versace and similar, and the presentation of the...More

2  Thank We2boys
Reviewed 27 June 2018

It was a rainy day in Cortona when we ducked into this restaurant for lunch. We were blown away by the fine china table settings, complimentary appetizer and prosecco, and the excellent meals. The butternut soup was perfect and beautifully presented.

2  Thank dawnhs2018
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
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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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