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“Excellent food and service”

Trattoria La Grotta
Ranked #10 of 104 Restaurants in Cortona
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed 8 November 2013

We were taken to LaGrotta by friends who live in the area. The food was excellent and the wait staff could not do enough for us. We had a great lunch and will go back next time we are in Cortona

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Thank Charles B
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Reviewed 3 November 2013

We stumbled upon this restaurant while we were exploring Cortona on a chilly day. It was hidden down an alley way, from the entrance we were not expecting much, but after we were led to our seats we knew we had discovered a hidden gem. We ended up dining here twice on our trip because we enjoyed it so much. The restaurant is quaint and cozy, with exposed brick and clean white table cloths. We ended up staying for hours trying one dish after another. All the dishes were simple and made with fresh ingredients; it was some of the best pasta and gnocchi we had ever eaten. Our server was courteous and friendly, although we had limited Italian to converse with him. We discovered a local Cortona DOC Syrah wine that was delicious, but the second time we dined there we ended up having the litre of jug wine that was amazing for 7 euro!

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Thank RosemaryHeights
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Reviewed 1 November 2013 via mobile

Ate at several restaurants rated higher and feel this deserves to be further up on the list. The steak with grilled mushroom was terrific. Gorganzolla gnocchi and white truffle pasta also excellent. Service was very good.

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Thank eisenlakeem
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Reviewed 1 November 2013

This place should be much higher on the list... The fillet is a must. My mom and I split the the fillet with grilled mushroom- melt in your mouth goodness! The gnocchi Gorgonzola and fresh white truffle pasta were amazing, too. Top 3 restaurant in Cortona for sure.

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Thank Liz S
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Reviewed 24 October 2013

We come to Cortona every 6-12 months and it's embarrassing we have only just found La Grotta.

We were there for 8 days and went back here three times - specifically amazing mentions are white truffle pasta and the bistecca alla fiorentina. Do not try to order this any other way but rare - not only will the waiters look at you like an idiot but you'd need to look at yourself las an idiot too! I've never had a more tasty steak in my entire life - including in Firenze where the name comes Every bite was heaven. Normally they give you multiple options of salt as its needed but this didnt need any seasoning at all . You need to order the 1kg T-bone Bistecca Alla Fiorentina to truly enjoy it. from. Truffles were shaved at the table which is key.

All in all and in our opinion as regulars in Cortona - the best Restaurant in Cortona hands down!

GO! Get an outside table if possible and weather permits. If too cold - inside is romantic and still enjoyable!

One last thing - house wine is the cheapest you will ever see - E4 for a half liter! nuts.

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