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Osteria del Teatro

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Via Giuseppe Maffei 2, 52044, Cortona, Italy
+39 0575 630556
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 00:00
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19:30 - 00:00
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377 reviews
273 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

On a Sunday, expect local families to come with their children to enjoy lunch. Each room has a particular way of being decorated and Ben the toilets look like a toy shop. We started with the cheese with truffles fondue which was amazing. Jacobo our server took the orders and he was polite with a good sense of humor and... More 

Thank GranDia
Dublin, Ireland
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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

You sometimes know when you arrive a restaurant has a good vibe and this was one occasion. Buzzing with guests this is a genuinely local Italian with great quality food. I had the Local pasta 'Pici' with a hare ragout and my wife had local beef tagliatelle both delicious. Deserts all home made and yummy. Local wine menu very extensive... More 

Thank SK1000
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175 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 245 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

After being in the region for a few days I had learned my lesson. Don't order the local Chianini steak, as whilst it is the most expensive item out of all of the main courses, it is underwhelming in flavour. Choose the pasta and the pork and you can't go wrong. And indeed, that was the right decision. It's also... More 

2 Thank KV1234
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48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

If in Cortona, you do not want to miss this restaurant. Probably the best in Cortona. The place is oozing with character with an overall theme of the theater. Andrea Bocelli was singing when we arrived added to the charm.

Thank gus1959
Port Townsend, Washington
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent 3 weeks in Cortona, Italy last year and feel in love with Osteria del Teatro. I had dinner there 9 times, it was so incredible. I tried dishes I wouldn't normally try because I just knew it would all taste incredible. The food,the wines and desserts. I can hardly wait to return. If you are within 100 mIles... More 

2 Thank victorianclipper
Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved Ilenia! Our food was presented beautifully and the meat was so tender and the risotto was to die for. A must in Cortona! Thank you for wonderful meal.

Thank Nighthawk R
The Hague
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72 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I can only confirm the previous very positive reviews! Each time my family and I go back to Arezzo to visjt my parents we also go for a dinner in Osteria del Teatro in Cortona. Dinner is always great, staff is very friendly, we do not need to discover something new in Cortona! Do not miss the "cuscini with asparagus... More 

Thank NicolMor
seattle, washington
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190 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went in the evening and it had turned windy and cool so we sat inside. Located in the middle of the square so very easy to find. We shared a couple of starters including a pasta dish with fresh porcini mushrooms. The asparagus side with a perfect friend egg was the hit of the night. The service was good,... More 

Thank Renee B
Bullhead City, Arizona
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129 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great tasting lunch with good variety and attentive staff. They are centrally located in Cortona with a large wine selection.

Thank Andrew P
Irving, Texas
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230 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I chose this restaurant because of all of the reviews, and that duck breast was on the menu, my brother's favorite dish. For his birthday I made a reservation, and I couldn't have been happier with the results. The waiter was attentive and charming. He explained everything, and made recommendations. My brother got the duck breast with cocoa beans and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$17 - US$39
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 00:00
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 00:00
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 00:00
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 00:00
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 00:00
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Giuseppe Maffei 2, 52044, Cortona, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Arezzo  >  Cortona
  • Phone Number: +39 0575 630556
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

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