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“Good food and nice atmosphere”
Review of Locanda del Molino

Locanda del Molino
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Ranked #42 of 104 Restaurants in Cortona
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$34
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
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.
Reviewed 16 May 2014

Truly amazing food, expecially the truffle tagliolini. Excellent wine from the Baracchis. Stefano, the manager was very helpful and friendly. Nice experience.

Thank Cornalia V
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Reviewed 17 December 2013

The restaurant makes a great impression but the food that was recommended to us so much, has not been one of the best, as the service has been quite enough.

Thank Flag333
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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.

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2  Thank Jane_Chris_June11
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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.

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Thank Scott R
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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.

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Thank molly07Suffolk
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