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“Great find”

Locanda al Pozzo Antico
Ranked #11 of 101 Restaurants in Cortona
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$17 - US$45
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Singapore, Singapore
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great find”
Reviewed 16 July 2014

We found this charming restaurant on our visit to Cortona last year and couldn't wait to go back.Paola the owner and her husband are wonderful hosts THE setting in the court yard garden feels like your sitting in there backyard and you really are because they live upstairs?One day we went for lunch and the restaurant was closed so we rang the bell Paola looked out her window saw it was us came down invited us in and we had a three hour lunch.She just kept bring food out for us to taste before we even ordered?We were in Tuscany for three weeks and ate here four times.
We have some fussy eaters in our group but nothing was to much trouble for Lucia the chef to make.Listen to they suggestions as to what's fresh for the day and you will be happy you did.

  • Visited July 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Best of Tuscany, in a little courtyard of a restaurant”
Reviewed 7 July 2014

It was almost innocently located off the main street in Cortona, and my buddy who is local to the region had nonchalantly drifted towards Pozzo Antico so unsuspectingly, that I had no expectations or knowledge of what was to come.

We were seated in a small internal courtyard which seemed simple and idyllic, and accompanied with good and homely hospitality from Paola, who incidentally knew my friend well. And so ordering food was more a case of "well, you must have this today", and so we followed her recommendations and were deservedly rewarded with a delightfully paper thin spinach and cheese fagotta, an amazingly light vegetable millefoglie, and the freshest of fresh linguine I have had in a long while.

We had an exquisitely light dessert also at Paola's suggestion, and drifted out of the restaurant afterwards completely satiated. Simply mind blowing..

  • Visited July 2014
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1 Thank WinsN
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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Mapping is wrong”
Reviewed 3 July 2014

Its been a few years but I have eaten in this fine restaurant the does belong on the top five in Cortona. The problem with Marf16 review on May 29, 2014 is nothing more then the map on tripadvisor is wrong, if he followed the map he did not eat at this restaurant. It is located in Cortona.

  • Visited August 2013
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Glendale, California
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Best Restaurant in Cortona, Italy”
Reviewed 21 June 2014

One of the best Tuscan Restaurants in Tuscany. I had the Veal w/Porcini mushrooms and it was incredible. Paola was very attentive to our needs and she is a great host. The patio area had a very nice ambiance that complimented our dining experience. We come here every chance we get even though the drive from Passignano is a bit far, but well worth the trip.

  • Visited June 2014
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Scandinavia, Wisconsin
1 review
“Our favorite restaurant and cooking class”
Reviewed 16 June 2014

Paolo and her staff made this our favorite restaurant in Cortona! We were treated like family. The food was superb, especially the pasta with the spicy bacon sauce. My daughter and I took the cooking class as well. What a feast! You must try this place.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Sconnies2014
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