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“Disappointing” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Locanda del Molino

Locanda del Molino
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Ranked #33 of 99 Restaurants in Cortona
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$30
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Once upon a time there was a very old mill. Today it is a charming Locanda with a special typical Tuscan Restaurant, completely renovated by Silvia and Riccardo Baracchi, owners too of “Relais & Châteaux Il Falconiere”. A heaven of tranquillity and elegance, in the middle of the Cortona countryside, a land famous for its culture, cuisine, and great wines. The style of cuisine inside the Locanda is simple and genuine, but never ordinary.
Surrey, UK
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2013

We ate at Locanda del Molino last Saturday night. It was to be a celebratory dinner for my parents and with such good reviews we were greatly looking forward to it. We took a taxi from Cortona (40 euros return) and 15 minutes later drew up at such an unprepossessing roadside restaurant we were sure he had taken us to the wrong place! It was a hot evening and I hoped that there were more tables at the rear and that we didn't have to eat watching passing cars. There was a rear terrace (although this was covered with no outlook) but sadly there had been an error in our reservation which meant that we were seated on our own inside. From that moment on, as I watched local guests being greeted warmly and guided to the terrace, we felt more and more isolated and sensed that for some reason we weren't welcome. One waiter tried his best but the principal one and manager (?) we found to be very arrogant treating us in a dismissive 'take it or leave it' manner. The pink truffle pasta was good as was the onion soup but the pigeon, cod and chicken were all over cooked. I quietly suggested at that point that we return to our hotel (Villa Baldelli which we loved) for pudding. Others decided that would be awkward and so we prolonged the agony and went on to share 4 very average desserts. All in all, a huge disappointment and, as we sat in the lovely grounds of our hotel enjoying a nightcap and the welcoming service of the bar man, we wished we hadn't bothered to move across town and had remained there to eat.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Very good meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2013

Recommended to us by Chef Gabriella from our hotel in Cortona. The service was great and the meal was very very good. It is a BYOB but they do offer their own local wine which was very good as well. Try the pasta with rabbit ragu!!
As a side the restaurant was nice enough to contact our hotel and drop off our cc as it was left behind.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Scott R
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suffolk
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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“A hidden gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2013

We were staying at a hotel nearby and asked for recommendations on where to eat and were not disappointed by being recommended Locanda Del Molino.
Though a lovely building, from the outside you may not appreciate the wonderful restaurant and cuisine inside.
We were warmly greeted by the owners and made to feel welcome from the off.
Great pride is taken with the food, service and surroundings.
Lovely menu and we enjoyed everything that was served. What made it more special was the cosy relaxed feel, as though for a few hours we were part of the family, even being joined by the family cat.
On that note, I have to say I love the way other countries are more relaxed about animals in restaurants than us stuffy Brits are!
This restaurant is about 10 minutes drive from Cortona town but well worth a visit.
Our only regret is that we hadn't discovered this hidden gem earlier as would love to have eaten there again before returning home.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank molly07Suffolk
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Casareccia”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2013

When looking for traditional Tuscan, home made dishes, search no more. This is definetely one of the places to go to. Rustic, honest, friendly and enjoyable.

Visited March 2013
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Thank AuroraHummel
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San Diego, California
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4 reviews
“Very good, we shall return!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2013

This was recommended to us by Il Falconiere, our hotel. Food was served promptly and tasted fabulous. Atmosphere is very pleasant, and Stephan and the staff all take an interest in making sure the client is satisfied. Perfect place and wonderful food.  We shall return!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank SammyPB
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