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“Wonderful ”
Review of Cortona Bistrot

Cortona Bistrot
Ranked #2 of 104 Restaurants in Cortona
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$12 - US$41
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Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Wonderful spinach gnocchi white pecorino souce and trufa amazing flavor, we have no reservation so we have to take out side table and it was quite cold the people were very friendly and welcome, the negative point is that some other people arrive right after us without reservation and got inside table this was an unpleasant situation it I definitely recommend the place

Thank ricardo_olimpic
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Cortona B, Proprietario at Cortona Bistrot, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017
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Dear Brazilian lords, thank you for the wonderful review.
However, we want to signal to the public that it will read this message, which is not true for which you report the negative note. You came to us to dine without reservation but by now all the tables inside were booked by phone between the previous days and the day itself.
We would never allow ourselves to do such a thing.
The pair of gentlemen who were at the table outside like you, they had booked a table outside a few days in advance. But on arrival, all the tables had been booked. They were forced to stand out, despite the sudden lowering of temperatures and the wind that had risen in the late afternoon.
We were sorry that it was cold outside, no change in weather was anticipated. We will also take care of real-time preventive weather forecasts in order to eliminate this complaint as well.
Thank you

Gentili signori brasiliani, ringraziamo per la bellissima recensione.
Vogliamo però segnalare al pubblico che leggerà questa vostra segnalazione, che non è vero quello per il quale segnalate la nota negativa. Siete venuti da noi per cenare senza prenotazione ma ormai tutti i tavoli dentro erano stati prenotati telefonicamente tra i giorni precedenti e la giornata stessa.
Non ci permetteremmo mai di fare una cosa del genere.
La coppia di signori che era al tavolo fuori come voi, avevano prenotato con diversi giorni di anticipo un tavolo all’esterno. Ma al loro arrivo, ormai tutti i tavoli erano stati prenotati. Sono stati costretti a stare fuori, malgrado l’improvviso abbassamento delle temperature ed il vento che si era alzato nel tardo pomeriggio.
Ci dispiace che fuori faceva freddo, non era stato previsto il cambiamento del tempo. Ci attrezzeremo anche per fare previsioni meteo preventive a tempo reale, al fine di eliminare anche questa lamentela.
Grazie

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Reviewed 3 September 2017

Went here for lunch - chosen quickly as we'd arrived in Cortona late, and wanted to get lunch - so TripAdvisor was checked, and this restaurant picked as the first thing to do.

What a find! This is a small, intimate, cosy-feeling restaurant - great décor and ambiance. The owner was absolutely professional as front-of-house, the food arrived promptly and looked fabulous. It tasted fabulous, too - really good balance of flavour.

We also thought it provided excellent value. Worth a short walk up the hill to visit - and if we're in Cortona again it will still be the first thing we do.....

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Thank Martin F
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Reviewed 2 September 2017

Lovely friendly place with a wide menu, some interesting choices (not just the usual fare). Quirky decor and watch out for the table with the sewing machine base! The restaurant is very small - maybe 7 tables inside and a couple outside - so you really do need to book. Food tasted great, nicely presented. Word of warning - the tagliata (sirloin steak) is HUGE! You need a good appetite or a supportive co-diner!! Would definitely go again

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Thank Salilah
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Reviewed 26 August 2017

This venue offerred delicous food, exceptional service and fanatastic value for money. We spent 15 nights in Tuscany and we enjoyed our best meal here. We sat outside and experienced a terrific view of the valley below. Everything in this venue is delicious. Four of us ate here, each having an anti pasta and prima plata. Some of us enjoyed a secondi as well. We shared a litre of house wine and our bill was less than 80 Euros. This restaurant should not be missed!

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Thank puntacanadabuddies
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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

We visited this restaurant based on reviews here and it was the best decision ever. It is a small restaurant with a tiny seating area outside with amazing views and few tables inside. It's a family business where the waiter is the owner and his wife is the chef. The food is amazing . The Burrata is out of this world. It is combined with a Tuscany special sauce that tastes amazing . The beetroot risotto, tagliatelle al ragu, lasagne and steak were mouth watering (steak portion is huge 600 grams!). The desserts are also so good. The restaurant is reasonably price as well. It's so cute how many times the owner repeats that his wife is the Chef and how good she is. You can tell he is proud of their venture:) highly recommend this place. Friendly service, good vibes and great food.

Thank Tamara A
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