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Ristorante Pizzeria Bastian Contrario

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Localita Vallone di Camucia 30, 52044, Cortona, Italy
+39 0575 601482
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70 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2015

What Bastian Contrero Pizzeria lacks in ambiance it makes up in spades with hospitality and great food. This family owned restaurant on the outskirts of Cortona is worth the short drive down to Vallone in the Val di Chiana. We were a party of 10, no reservations, and arrived 5 minutes before a wedding party of 50 came for their... More 

Thank Scott R
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2015 via mobile

We have been coming here for many years, and it is always comforting to find little has changed in over 20 years. They still make the best pizza in the area, and the welcome is always warm. The owner (Bastion?) always comes to every table, and recognises us from previous years. We also notice a lot of locals eat here... More 

Thank Phil B
Miami, Florida
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159 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2014

Eating at Bastian Contrario is like eating in the 80's and 90's!! The food is good the restaurant is cute and staff is perfect.

Thank sealcoater
Castiglione del Lago, Umbria, Italy
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2013

Wonderful food in an warm welcoming ambient, thoroughly enjoyable. They let us taste the new olive oil pressed that morning !!! Wow wonderful !!! The stufa was on, and we had a lovely evening. Would certainly go again !!!

Thank Michelle T
Austin, Texas
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79 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2013

We went to Bastian Contrario on our first night in the Cortona/Camucia/Vallone area and the truffle pizza was outstanding!!! Served very locally - extremely thin crust, fresh mozzarella, porcini mushrooms and truffles, uncut - it was just incredible. With our broken Italian, the proprietor was gracious to speak some English to us and welcomed us to the area by bringing... More 

Thank Jen M
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66 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2013

Have only had lunch here a couple of times so this will not be an extensive review. Ate outside. Fairly quiet in high summer. Service good. Menu interesting to say the least, and the pasta on both occasions was excellent. Beware limited English, menu would have challenging had we not had an italian speaker with us. Prices were very reasonable... More 

Thank navaccia
Wijchen, Gelderland, Netherlands
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 December 2012

the atmosphere is very good and the food is exquisit. I recommand this restaurant to everybody. Location is very good, just outside of Cortona.

Thank Lucio C
Kfar Saba, Israel
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2012

The restoraunt seemed nice as far as the service is concered, though for tourists it is problematic as their English is quite poor. We wanted to have a nice stak and ordered from the menu a piece of 1KG (for 2 men). It was tasty but I am afraid we ate only about 300 grams of meat and the rest... More 

Thank SigalBasson
Castiglion Fiorentino, Italy
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61 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2012

A busy family-run trattoria that makes you feel very welcome, won't break your wallet, but can fall down on organisation. Orders can be forgotten in the hustle and bustle and under-prepared dishes rushed out to compensate. The menu is essentially Tuscan but with some surprises - which is to say, there are alternatives for non-carnivores. Not something you often find... More 

Thank Castiglionese
Bath, Ohio
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73 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2012

Went here for lunch one day during our week stay in Cortona/Tuscany...the food was fabulous, and the father/son team that owns the resteraunt could not have been more awesome. Enjoyed it alot, and would love to go back someday

Thank Jackie H

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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  • Address: Localita Vallone di Camucia 30, 52044, Cortona, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Arezzo  >  Cortona
  • Phone Number: +39 0575 601482

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?