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“A Wonderful Dining Experience in a Scenic Tuscan Town”
Review of Ristorante Portole

Ristorante Portole
Ranked #84 of 104 Restaurants in Cortona
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Good for: Business meetings, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed 25 May 2010

We took a short walk from our enchanting rental home in this wonderful village to the Albergo Restaurante. It sits between two stunning mountaintop views in each direction. The owner was welcoming and very hospitable. He speaks English well enough to accommodate any need. The food was excellent, especially a steak dish with rosemary and olive oil that we are still talking about. You have to drive up about five miles from Cortona. But it is well worth the trip. I doubt you will have a similar experience in Tuscany.

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Reviewed 24 May 2010

We (once again) had the pleasure of visiting the "Ristorante Portole" and with our party of five we were treated to some of the best hospitality and excellent Tuscan food. Our complements to Franco Lunghi and his staff for their overall service.

Sally & Ralph Baldwin

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Reviewed 31 October 2009

A party of 16 in an otherwise empty restaurant was apparently difficult to cater for and were were all cooked the same food, which was good but not spectacular. Bit of a drive to get there as well

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Reviewed 10 October 2009

We enjoyed dinner at Ristorante Portole every evening while staying a little farther up the mountain for five days. The service was wonderful - they would bring out our drinks and appetizer without us asking for it when we arrived each evening after the first night as if they knew us that well! And they did. The owner told us the specials the first two nights until he realized we were always going to order a pasta dish and that one of us would certainly order the pumpkin stuffed tortellini. The food was amazing and fresh and we would definitely go back. In fact, given the opportunity, I would stay in the rooms there as well. Try it out if you are ever near Cortona!

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Reviewed 30 September 2009

Albergo Ristorante Portole is a must-see and well worth the short drive from Cortona. Situated on a road punctuated by beautiful Tuscan scenery, the Ristorante's owner, Franco Lunghi, spoke excellent English and catered to our every need, serving us delicious pastas and Tuscan fare and incredible house wine. There's ample parking, too!

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