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“A delightful meal, in a wonderful atmosphere.”

Locanda al Pozzo Antico
Ranked #12 of 99 Restaurants in Cortona
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$16 - US$43
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Boston, Ma
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A delightful meal, in a wonderful atmosphere.”
Reviewed 2 September 2014

Food is carefully prepared, delicious, and served with style. The inner courtyard is a lovely place on a pleasant evening, and everything is done to ensure the comfort and pleasure of the diner.

  • Visited August 2014
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Cortona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Outstanding”
Reviewed 2 September 2014

As part-time residents we eat at Pozzo Antico often and recommend it without reservation. The food is imaginatively traditional Tuscan and of the highest quality. The owners, Paola and Franco, see to that, assisted by very competent staff. Paola keeps a firm hand on the kitchen, with frequent forays into the dining room when time permits, while Franco mostly sees to the tables and the wine. They, and the atmosphere, are altogether welcoming and unaffected. In warm weather a number of tables are available in an interior courtyard. They close on Thursdays. We usually come as a couple but always take visitors and two years ago celebrated a major birthday with family and friends.

  • Visited August 2014
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San Lorenzo in Bibbiano
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216 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“A nice courtyard setting.”
Reviewed 30 August 2014

I have eaten at many restaurants in Cortona and this certainly rates as one of the better ones. We were fortunate to get a table in the outdoor courtyard which has a lovely atmosphere. Alas the little wooden chairs were not the most comfortable. I did notice only 4 such chairs and the others looked more comfortable. There are other dining areas but they offer nothing special in ambiance or atmosphere. The sformato and the pate were good, the tagliata was very good but the lamb was very disappointing (more bone & grizzle than meat). The wine list was comprehensive enough and very reasonably priced; I can recommend the Negroamaro if one likes a full-bodied red wine. The service was good and overall the prices very reasonable. I would go back to this restaurant without hesitation but I would avoid the wooden chairs and the lamb !

  • Visited August 2014
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Palo Alto, CA
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89 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
“One of the Best in Cortona”
Reviewed 25 August 2014

During our week stay in Cortona (5 adults), this was the only restaurant we chose to eat at more than once. It's a lovely family run restaurant. From fresh-baked bread to homemade pasta to outstanding steaks, we enjoyed every visit. We ate inside once because it was raining, and then in the courtyard when the weather was nice.

  • Visited July 2014
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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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“Outstanding again!”
Reviewed 23 August 2014

We have had several meals and stayed at this lovely palazzo hotel and restaurant in the past three years. It never fails to impress with the excellent service and great food; much of which is down to Paola and her family who run the place.

We had three visits to al Pozzo this year and the last was the best. The cheese and truffle fondue ( sharing for 2) is exceptional and the pecarino filo pastry dish is also good; both are antipasto. Tagliatelle al cinghale never disappoints and for me the best dish from the Secondi menu was the lamb - chops and fillet done to perfection with fennel, bay and rosemary, accompanied by roast potatoes. We had an interesting addition with fagolini de trasimeno ( black eyed beans in a tasty tomato sauce). For dessert, the chocolate pudding with blackcurrants was a perfect way to finish a great last evening in Tuscany.

Service at al Pozzo is friendly and attentive; Paola and her family are great hosts and the atmosphere in her restaurant is always welcoming.

I would rate this one of the best restaurants in Tuscany and certainly my top choice in Cortona.

  • Visited August 2014
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