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“Fantastic find in Cortona, unexpectedly next-level food and service!”
Review of Preludio

Preludio
Ranked #6 of 110 Restaurants in Cortona
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Business meetings, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
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 were happily surprised to have starter prosecco, an amuse bouche, and end-of evening limoncello offered on top of an amazing meal. We had the pate (which was enough for many people!) as well as pumpkin soup to start. Then had the veal and quail main dishes - all were incredible and more inventive than we expected. Overall the menu options were really great (but maybe not for vegetarians!) and the dessert menu looked so good but unfortunately we were too full to order. Will definitely return! Lastly, we felt for the quality of food that the meal was a value - what an amazing find! Thank you for a wonderful meal

Date of visit: September 2017
1  Thank kathleensulli
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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 lamb chops were soggy and the Pidgeon was not tasty.

The staff were generally good and the place is nice. It is also not very expensive.

We may have been there on a bad night..

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank MalDublin
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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 trattoria. Wine list was extensive with some great value Super Tuscans that would cost several times more elsewhere in the world. Welcome prosecco, after dinner limoncello or grappa, moscato with dessert, all complimentary. They even presented my wife the menu without prices. Really nice touch. We left very happy after a 3-hour dinner. Truly a gem in Cortona.

Date of visit: August 2017
1  Thank ZhengHeAsia
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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. The food was outstanding: innovative, beautifully prepared, beautifully presented and absolutely delicious. Extra treats included complementary glasses of prosecco on arrival and lemoncello to finish. And all the deserts came with a glass of moscato. Thanks to the staff at our hotel, we were able to recognise what had been the household well and other features of this restaurant which had once been thehome of a wealthy family. It was truly a highlight of our stay in Cortona.

Date of visit: July 2017
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Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Great food and service in a relaxing and elegant atmosphere. We will come back next time we are in Cortona.

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank covalentx
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