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“Excellent cuisine in an elegant setting”
Review of Osteria del Teatro

Osteria del Teatro
Ranked #2 of 101 Restaurants in Cortona
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$17 - US$39
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Since 1994 Osteria del Teatro welcomes you with politeness and professionalism, offering typical Tuscan cuisine with a selection of tasty dishes. It is a restaurant in Cortona, Italy, charming and genuine, owned by Emiliano Rossi, experienced and friendly chef. For a good lunch in Cortona or a romantic dinner visit our restaurant to discover the exquisite Cortona cooking pleasures! Our restaurant trattoria in Cortona allows you to enjoy tasty and sought-after dishes from Cortona in a unique setting: a 6th century building totally renovated and restored to original splendor. Three different settings welcome you in an elegant and very exclusive atmosphere: the first room reclaiming the typical features of the ancient inns of Tuscany, the second is characterized by a cozy contest, the third is enriched by precious frescoes which make your dinner or your lunch in Cortona intimate and romantic
New York City, New York
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72 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Excellent cuisine in an elegant setting”
Reviewed 15 May 2013

This restaurant serves truly excellent cuisine in an elegant setting. It appears that there were mixed reviews on TA but the dishes we had were excellent and reasonably priced (especially if we compare them to NYC prices). Each dish served was truly an unforgettable experience. We had the fillet al lardo di colannata (steak cooked in red wine with prunes, rosemary and lard) as well as the fillet al vinsanto (steak cooked in sweet wine and shallots). We would highly recommend both but if pushed to make a choice, I would recommend the fillet al lardo di colannata. We also had the tiramisu which was a religious moment for me (even my hubby who doesn’t eat desserts was partaking in my delicious tiramisu).
You should definitely make reservations to ensure you don’t miss out on this wonderful restaurant.

  • Visited May 2013
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Fettunta, Proprietario at Osteria del Teatro, responded to this review, 24 May 2013
Many thanks for your review. We are really happy you enjoyed your experience and took time to write about it.
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Sydney, Australia
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“Bland food”
Reviewed 12 May 2013

Im sorry to say we had a disappointing experience here. The food was bland. Not terrible, but just lacked flavour in general. My wife and I each had 3 courses, and out of all 6 dishes only my dessert was nice. Duck pasta was dry and bland. salted cod was also dry and very bland. Risotto was ok but again lacked seasoning.

On the plus side it was a lovely old building and interior, and nice wine selection as well.

  • Visited May 2013
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Fettunta, Proprietario at Osteria del Teatro, responded to this review, 14 May 2013
We are sorry you found the food bland. we pride ourselves on the quality of our produce and our cooking reflects this - our dishes are not drowned in oil (such as may be found in certain other restaurants). For example the risotto with wild asparagus needs to be delicate in order to avoid being bitter - our version of Duck in porchetta aims to be light in order that the duck can be tasted. As you will see from the vast majority of reviews our cuisine and service is appreciated and our attempts to use fresh local produce, making the most of the genuine tastes without masking them in too much seasoning and oil, is understood and enjoyed by many. We are sorry that this was not your experience. Best wishes
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“A Popular Place”
Reviewed 7 May 2013

The terrace is pretty with lots of flowers. Inside the walls are lined with photos of opera stars and opera was playing softly, The food was very good and, judging by the crowd that steamed in after we did, it is a local hot spot. Our landlady mentioned that it is pricy but we didn't find that. Prices in Cortona are very affordable.

Visited April 2013
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Bangkok, Thailand
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“Excellent food”
Reviewed 28 April 2013

Really good lcoal Italian menu, both food and wine, combined with great service.. The building that the resaurant is in also has an interestting history, be sure to ask the staff

Visited April 2013
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Fettunta, Proprietario at Osteria del Teatro, responded to this review, 29 April 2013
Thanks very much. Best wishes
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“Very good in all aspects”
Reviewed 18 April 2013

A meal deserving its reputation.
Tempting and surprising choices in the menu; Well executed recipes.
Professional service of the kind you don't find any more.
Pleasant ambiance, great food, excellent service.

  • Visited April 2013
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