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Ad Braceria

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Via Nazionale 10, 52044, Cortona, Italy
+39 0575 638185
11:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Sun 19:00 - 22:00
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Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

The setting is lovely - in an old cave-like space. The food was OK, but the service is truly awful. The place was only half full, but after being seated we were ignored for at least 20 minutes - eventually one of our party went to find a server and ask for some wine and water. Our food order was... More 

Thank CabbagevilleBB
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

Amazing ambiance, great food, great service, great wine. I have been to Cortona many times and tried many places... this is one of the best! The Costata di Chianina is fantastic. Meat is grilled on an open fireplace in the main entrance hall. Simply..... GO.

Thank 63vino
Laguna Niguel, California
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134 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Cheers to chefs! and the servers... They helped guide us to a perfect sampling of 5 starters and 5 different mains. (In Italian or English). They do beef and sea, to perfection! The grill master is a true master! Prepared proper and with local Tuscan flavors infused! Best dinning experience we've had to date while in Tuscany. So much so,... More 

Thank LumenateTHEway
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

We had dinner here on our last evening in Cortona. Wish we had found it earlier in the week as we would had definitely visited more than once.

Thank rch4011
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We were staying at Casa Portagioia (a dream) and our hosts recommended this wonderful restaurant to us, which had moved from lower down in the Cortona area. Our waiter was great (what an amazing mostache) and knew everything on the menu, including which wines would work best with what we had. We shared two different antipasti (there were four of... More 

Thank janer1000
Biel, Switzerland
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341 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

The hand cut Prosciuto as appetizer (with some excellent wine), plenty of delicious and fine cooked small food, then followed by grilled saussages, beef, pork, etc., .... it was just like in paradise. I even could not eat (put only taste) the wonderful desserts. That was on the one side. On the other side you must see this place because... More 

Thank Werner N
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

This is a two for one special on reviews and I dined here twice during my recent few days in Cortona. We first dined here on a Thursday night and it was one the best meals and dining experiences I have had, the waiter was knowledgable in wine selection to go with our food and he talked about the local... More 

Thank Teddy142
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

We visited this restaurant twice when in Cortona for our anniversary trip. Having been before back in May we decided it was our favourite restaurant. Our second visit was on a Thursday evening. The whole experience was wonderful. The waiter was very attentive. Talked through the menu, recommended food and wine. Top class service. After this we decided that it... More 

Thank Katherine B
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Ad Braceria is set in an old wine cellar. It has a great atmosphere. In my opinion the best restaurant in Cortona. All our party really enjoyed our meal. The food: delicious. The meat was perfectly cooked. Can't really say any more. I highly recommended Ad Braceria, go there.

Thank kona_kahuna
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Service was appalling, took ages for the first drink to come, the main course was served at different times with the salad to accompany the meat arriving when everyone had finished, very disappointing. When we arrived the greeting from the proprietor was as if to say what do you want!

Thank Ian L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 22 - US$ 38
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Barbecue, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
19:00 - 22:00
19:00 - 22:00
19:00 - 22:00
19:00 - 22:00
19:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Nazionale 10, 52044, Cortona, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Arezzo  >  Cortona
  • Phone Number: +39 0575 638185

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