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Locanda I Grifi

Loc. Torreone. 6/7, 52044, Cortona, Italy
+39 0575 613830
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“beef cheeks” (5 reviews)
“pici” (4 reviews)
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Loc. Torreone. 6/7, 52044, Cortona, Italy
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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is located in Torreone near the top of Cortona. Four of us went for dinner on a brilliantly clear evening for October. When you enter, you are underwhelmed by the decor with its simple tiles and its plaster over rock walls decorated with...More

Thank MKIfoodie
Cristiano M, Proprietario at Locanda I Grifi, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

Dear Guest, thank you very much for your positive review. As regards the decor, it is our choice to keep it simple and minimal but always having a comfortable place to stay and to have lunch/dinner. The paintings that decorate the restaurant belong to a...More

Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

We hiked for the day to visit various sites and stumbled onto Locanda I Grifi . We sat on the balcony with fantastic Tuscany views . Our lunch was delicious with a pasta dish and grilled octopus with purple potatoes , and a few glasses...More

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Cristiano M, Proprietario at Locanda I Grifi, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2017

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your kind review. Since Locanda I Grifi is located very close to many interisting trekking routes in the upper part of Cortona it is very easy to...stumble onto the restaurant! We are very glad you have appreciated the...More

Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Tonight we enjoyed the best food we have tasted in Italy. The pici with anchovies and garlic for entre and beef cheeks were stunning. The most amazing tirimasu for pudding was a surprising change from the usual one and only tried based on the chefs...More

Thank Travelller938
Cristiano M, Proprietario at Locanda I Grifi, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2017

Dear Guest, thank for such enthusiastic review. we are vey delighted, and proud too, that you have considered your dinner at Locanda I Grifi as "the most delicious" you had in Italy. I am personally very glad that my recommendations, and the service as well,...More

Reviewed 3 September 2017

Not one thing could we fault. The pasta entire was so delicate, the beef cheek was bold with a beautiful sauce and the fig simifrado was spectacular. You should have been there.More

Thank m4dyce
Cristiano M, Proprietario at Locanda I Grifi, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

Dear Guest, Thank you for you kind review. We are very glad that you have appreciated our beef cheek ( one of our bestselling courses)and the fig semifreddo (one of our seasonal specials) as well. We really hope you can visit Locanda I Grifi once...More

Reviewed 21 August 2017

Four years ago when in Cortona on vacation, chef Cristiano came to cook for us in our villa. When I learned he had opened this restaurant, we had to go and we were not disappointed! The service was so accommodating and friendly. We were treated...More

Thank kechristian
Cristiano M, Proprietario at Locanda I Grifi, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2017

Dear Guest, Thank you for being our guest at Locanda I Grfi. I am personally very glad you wanted to try my restaurant after my chef at home service you had experienced 4 years ago at your villa. And we are very happy you were...More

Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

We ended up here one evening when our VRBO host simply didn't show at our apartment to welcome us on the first day and could not be reached. We decided to eat something at the first restaurant we stumbled upon. We were a little early...More

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Cristiano M, Proprietario at Locanda I Grifi, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

Dear Guest, We would like to thank you for such a positive review; we are very glad you and your family had been our guests here at Locanda I Grifi. We consider we have been so lucky to welcome you first ot our restaurant and...More

Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Hard to rate this restaurant. It aims high. We stayed in the hotel for 4 nights and ate in the restaurant twice. First night -- best beef cheek I have ever eaten. My husband's pork fillet was good also. No veggies so should have requested...More

Thank SallyHMansfield
Reviewed 23 July 2017

This delightful restaurant that is part of the hotel - you have to look for the stairs on the left to go down to it, is situated on a hill behind Cortona. You have to drive past the old walls and turn into the road...More

Thank jroman315
Cristiano M, Proprietario at Locanda I Grifi, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

Dear Guest, We are glad you have been our guests here at Locanda I grifi. I usually greet every guest coming to my restaurant since, as a chef and owner, it is important for me to welcome everyone and follow them during lunch/dinner. I really...More

Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

Do not pass this place up. Ever. It is a must visit. We did a cooking class (my family of 4) which consisted of a zucchini soufflé anti pasti, gnocchi with tomato sauce primi piatti, slow cooked veal secondo piatto, and panna cotta dolce This...More

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Cristiano M, Proprietario at Locanda I Grifi, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2017

Dear Madison, Thank you very much for your reviews and photos! I am very happy that you and your family attended to my cooking class here at Locanda I Grfi. It was a great plasure for me teaching how to cook the tuscan recipes and...More

Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Amazing evening of wine tasting and food in Cortona at the top of the hill! Food was incredible, from cheese soufflés, to pasta stuffed pork, to beef cheek and vegetables to dessert with vinsanto! A must when in Cortona!More

Thank Sharon P
Cristiano M, Proprietario at Locanda I Grifi, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2017

Dear Guest, Thank you for such a postive review. it has been a very special evening also for us; our panoramic terrace set for you and your Group of friends at sunset; the glasses waiting for Baldetti wine to be poured and Mr. Gianluca Baldetti...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
11:45 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:30
11:45 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:30
11:45 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:30
11:45 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:30
11:45 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:30
11:45 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:30
11:45 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Loc. Torreone. 6/7, 52044, Cortona, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Arezzo  >  Cortona
  • Phone Number: +39 0575 613830
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Chef Cristiano proposes a typical Tuscan menu with traditional recipes with a contemporary twist ideal even for the most demanding people. It is also possible to taste wine, extra virgin olive oil and other local products, to organize theme dinners, cooking classes, buffets and romantic dinners with custom-made menus.

Wine Cellar
The wine cellar of Restaurant "Locanda I Grifi" is a magical venue not only for wine lovers but also for all those wishing to spend a special moment while tasting outstanding Tuscan products.
The wine list has over a hundred labels including the most renowned and appreciated national and international wines. It is possible to have a professional sommelier upon request who will select the perfect wines to be paired with the different courses.
Dining room
Restaurant in Cortona "Locanda I Grifi" is located in the uppermost part of the hill, set in a peaceful and panoramic area. Classy and cozy, this restaurant has a beautiful and refined dining room for up to 80 people and a panoramic terrace with 95 seats with an enchanting view onto the Tuscan countryside and Lake Trasimeno to spend unforgettable evenings during the summer with your friends and family.
Cristiano and his staff will give you a warm welcome for your lunch or romantic dinner in Cortona to be a moment to remember.
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