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Cortona: Trattoria La Grotta

Piazza Baldelli, 3 , Phone: 0575.630271

Closing day: Tuesday

Reviewed by: teaberry from PA, review #3244

When: 2009

Beautiful medieval interior, fine service, hearty rustic cuisine. Definitely eat here.

We really loved our dinner here. The pastas are all fresh, homemade. I had a delicious bruschetta arrangement, and my husband had a very hearty spinach spelt soup. BIL really loved his grilled bistecca. I highly recommend the pici, which is thick long strands of pasta. Servers were friendly; the whole atmosphere was so conducive to having a relaxed and warming meal.


Reviewed by: Sandra Pierce from IL, review #999

When: 2004

Nice place for lunch.

Directions: Tucked on a little alley just off the piazza

Friends recommended this place for lunch after their visit to Cortona. We sat outside in a little alley and out of the sun. It was reasonably priced.

We had a bottle of local vergine white, 2 liters of water, and 2 Cokes. I had a braseola (dried beef) and arugula salad. Alex had pici pomodoro - big serving! Stephanie had gnocchi pomodoro. Rex had a very good tagliatelle gorgonzola that was very good. I had gnocchi of ricotta and spinach with a truffle sauce. They were very light dumplings (almost like a filling) with a rich sauce - very good. With 2 espressos, total was about 52.

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