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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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Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Via Guelfa 11, 52044, Cortona, Italy
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Reviewed 5 days ago 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great experience start from the way you get the food, the service and most important the test. Every dish was a great success. Highly recommended.

1  Thank ncohen55
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 5 weeks 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 4 September 2017 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 2 September 2017 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
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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, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
7:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
7:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
7:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
7:00 PM - 12:00 AM
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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