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“Elegant Tuscan cuisine with top ingredients”

Restaurant Il Falconiere
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Ranked #28 of 102 Restaurants in Cortona
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$58 - US$105
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Description: It is actually very easy to cook well and obtain great dishes if one begins with first choice ingredients, that's what we do every day, searching for the best products is our philosophy. We are mentioned by the most authoritative Guides with excellent evaluations.The restaurant is housed in the old lemon house with a glass and wrought-iron conservatory, overlooking the outside dining terrace with its ancient fishpond and rose-clad pergola. It is famous for its cuisine focused in the territory. A pleasant experience made of many different details: a refined and bright ambience, the terrace with its breathtaking view of the valley for romantic dinners, a superb Tuscan cuisine and a vast wine list with the Baracchi wines as well.
Milan, Italy
Level 6 Contributor
180 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Elegant Tuscan cuisine with top ingredients”
Reviewed 24 March 2014

My wife and I return very happily to this place, which is the restaurant of the Relais Chateau "Il Falconiere" and offers highly refined dishes based on the Tuscan regional tradition. The chef Richard Titi is a master in combining flavours with herbs, vegetables, local meats and fish. Try the Fiorentina beef, only to be found in this area (Val di Chiana), cooked to perfection, the lamb with vine leaves, the pici (local pasta) with fava beans and small tomatoes, just to mention one tasty choice. The service is impeccable and performed highly professionally by a relaxed staff which has been employed by Il Falconiere since long time.

  • Visited March 2014
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Miami, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Beautiful Setting but at what a Price!”
Reviewed 17 February 2014

The setting of the Hotel could not be better.Views, atmosphere are all there.The Hotel is located high on the hills overloooking the City of Cortona. The food although well prepared and well presented did not merit the prices that they have. We have tried other Relais & Chateau in France and this did not measure up to the others.You simply would not think twice if the food was up to par. My rating: 8 for views and 3 for the food..

  • Visited November 2013
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San Diego, California
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Heaven on Earth!”
Reviewed 16 February 2014 via mobile

Stayed there. Outstanding cooking school, wonderful food and service in restaurant, fabulous wine! Silvia, Ricardo and the staff were first class. Can't wait to go back.

Visited June 2013
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Greenville, South Carolina
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3 reviews
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“-OVERPRICED AND BAD MEAL-”
Reviewed 30 November 2013

Overpriced and very limited menu,We had very high expectations of da Relais Falconiere , We booked to celebrate my birthday and the last night of our holiday in Tuscany, and it was the worst meal of our trip .....

Visited October 2013
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Thank stratus_x9
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Il_Falconiere, Owner at Restaurant Il Falconiere, responded to this review, 7 December 2013
Dear Stratus_X,
I understand that clients have different expectations and personal taste. I’m not agree with you about limit of my menu: we have two set menu each one with 6 courses one is dedicate to our Tuscan flavors and one dedicate to the hunting season. A la Carte we have 7 appetizers, 7 pasta and soup, 7 second courses and a special section “nor fish, neither meat”: eggs, salads and cheese! More we serve a welcome aperitif and petit fours. Maybe you make a mistake ordering something not in harmony with your tastes! The prices are maybe lower then other restaurant with the same quality and service.
Thank you anyway for your review and I hope to see you again in my restaurant and have the possibility to change your opinion.
Silvia Baracchi Chef and Owner
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“Michelin is the trademark of tires...”
Reviewed 24 November 2013 via mobile

We ordered 2 degustation sets (90 and 95 euro each) and weren't satisfied with the quality, freshness and taste of the food. It was the 3d time when we dine at Michelin starred restaurant (Barcelona and London before) and now we are convinced 100% that the stars don't mean the best food... It was the last experience I hope. But the local wine produced by the family was excellent!!!

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank EMMMA87
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Il_Falconiere, Owner at Restaurant Il Falconiere, responded to this review, 7 December 2013
Dear EMMMA87,
Thank you for your review, you made a great choice with the two set menus, one is focused on the great Tuscan flavors and the second one are temptations from the forest: games, mushrooms, fruit berries etc. I personally design these menus and I love them both for the natural flavors , the Tuscan accent and the particularity! My cuisine is cooked to order, every dish is cooked at the moment, we use only fresh ingredients coming from our area (Km 0!) I’m sorry thy are not in line with your personal taste! Thank you for the comment about the Baracchi wines!
Silvia Baracchi Chef and Owner
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