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“Beautiful!”
Review of Oltre il Giardino - CLOSED

Oltre il Giardino
Price range: US$20 - US$46
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 29 April 2014

Great location, wonderful food and perfect hostess in Joanna (ably assisted by Rock & Pachita)

An absolute must if you are visiting Cortona

Alistair Sackley --

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Reviewed 10 January 2014

We celebrated New Year's Eve 2013 at Oltre il Giardino and I cannot think of better way to have spent it. It really feels as if you are stepping into a very tastefully decorated and warm living area. The food however, is very much restaraunt quality and we had a wonderful mix of local specialties (with modern twist) as well some very good non-local dishes. Best foie gras i ever had and the sea bass was excellent. Presentation was excellent as well.

A lovely host and being served by the chef and kitchen staff was a nice touch.

Will definitely be back if i'm in the area again.

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Reviewed 16 October 2013

It took us for ever to find this. The GPS was hard to believe. Ask for coordinates when you make your reservations. The restaurant is not in the old part of Cortona and confusion becks with a similar sounding street in hilltop Cortona.
We arrived and were ushered to the seating area in front of the fireplace, and served Prosecco and an aperitivi , in our case prosciutto and melon. This is a family establishment and the daughter made suggestions based on our taste preferences. We shared all plates, because everthing was so tasty.We had veal, fish and pasta and delightful dessert and cheeses. Our wines were excellent and one wine, San Giovanni Della Sala 2012 was a lovely white DOC Orvieto. Their wine prices are fair. The latter bottle was 3 Euros above the average bottle price listed on an August wine price web site and only one euro less than an enoteca in Cortona. The rain poured during diner so we were uanable to enjoy the lovely terraced area out front. Our group of eight thought the meal was delicious and very creative. For eight with many bottles of wine, our meal was 361 Euros. We considered this quite reasonable for the quality of food and excellent service. Six of our group tried to go back for lunch but the restaurant was closed that day.

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Reviewed 16 October 2013

On our last night in Cortona, fellow travelers recommended this wonderful and secluded restaurant. The setting is beautiful, surrounded by trees. The inside of the restaurant feels like a country house - very comfortable and private. The food was fantastic, as well as the service (thanks to Joanna). There was no feeling of being rushed, as it appears that there is only one seating per table per night.

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Reviewed 3 October 2013

This modern and efficient restaurant is to be found in a secluded area near the Cortona Swimming pool, surrounded by trees and with an excellent area to eat outside. The menu is original and interesting, with a choice of fish and meat, and charcuterie from other areas of Italy, not only Tuscan. The food is well presented, tasty, and it makes a difference from the more traditional fare of other local restaurants. The service is pleasant and efficient. This place deserves a visit.

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