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Trattoria La Grotta

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Piazza Baldelli 3, 52044, Cortona, Italy
+39 0575 630271
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:30
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Wed - Mon 12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:30
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Qawra, Malta
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A door at the end of an alley opens up into more than just a hole in the wall ... a restaurant with character, great service and a superb wide variety of food, wines and desserts which are the perfect ingredients for a superb dining experience.

Thank Pacik_V
Carlsbad, California
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Our experience here was excellent, I just didn't feel I could give 3 restaurants in Cortona 5-stars. We ate here on Christmas day and loved it. They had several steak dishes and all were very good, but one stood out....the name escapes me but it was cooked in lard and was the most tender steak I tasted in Italy. The... More 

Thank sean k
New York City, New York
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

This is the task deal. A small place off the Main square - past it two days In a row and didn't see it. Down home Tuscany Cooking Tourists and locals all together drinking house wine out of ceramic carafes about 12 E can you believe it? Owner welcoming and they did their best to help us with the menu.... More 

Thank JeffreyFireIsland
Green Bay, WI
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351 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

We made a reservation here because of Rick Steeves, and when we arrived we were led down some stairs, past a stone walled room into a bright white walled room. Would have preferred the stone walled room, but I didn't say anything. Had a perfect table in the corner. My daughter had the Gnocchi with Ricottl and Tartufa, salad and... More 

Thank TennisgalGreenBay_WI
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

If you want a real "taste of Tuscany", look no further. Trattoria la Grotta is a favorite every time we visit Cortona. As a tour leader, I am always looking for restaurants with great service, great food and who are willing to serve larger groups of 18-25 people. Trattoria la Grotta is all three of these and more. I can't... More 

Thank Troy M
Haslemere, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

We wanted a good fiorentina steak and that's exactly what we got! Friendly service despite it being very busy with families celebrating Halloween! An excellent chocolate tart with pears. Good, not fussy and well placed.

Thank FJPfromUK
San Luis Obispo County, California
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Stumbled on this restaurant while walking in Cortona. Wonderful and attentive service, despite a full restaurant. Everyone in our group enjoyed their meals and the vino da casa was very good. A very pleasant experience for dinner.

Thank rgsslo
Brighton, Michigan
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Good food, good wine, good service and reasonable prices. In a cozy location close to the main square.

Thank jmm341
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Had a great meal at the Grotta with friends on a cool fall evening. Great interior style. Pasta was great. Service was spot on. I put this trattoria on the top of my Cortona list.

Thank Crisquayle
Chicago, Illinois
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48 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Ciao- the food is hearty- the portions traditional and service as if you are in your favorite aunt kitchen. The rich soil and Tuscan air is in everything you eat- you taste the food in the way it was meant to be eaten- enjoy and bring a few friends What you see here is: Fresh bruschetta- tagliatelle pasta with truffle... More 

Thank TravvelBug

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza Baldelli 3, 52044, Cortona, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Arezzo  >  Cortona
  • Phone Number: +39 0575 630271

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?