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Osteria Il Melone

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Case Sparse, 38 | Localita Il Sodo, 52044, Cortona, Italy
+39 327 585 1090
19:30 - 23:00
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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 16 November 2016

We experienced this special, themed dinner, with all courses featuring truffles, paired with fine Italian wines. It was an elegant evening, with all offerings presented and prepared beautifully. A 5- start experience, all the way around.

Thank Robert C
Bois Colombes, France
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 August 2016

We have been coming to this part of Italy for over two decades and have eaten in most of the good restaurants in the area and all of us agree that this is the best food and service we have ever had. The wine selection is excellent and the desserts are tremendous. Not to be missed.

Thank BreMor
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

We ate at this restaurant while we stayed here at this resort on two occasions. The kids had one pasta ragu dish which we split between them and they enjoyed it and a tomato soup which was not really a soup - still it was pretty good. I had a salad which was fine but overpriced I felt. My husband... More 

Thank Nicole S
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 June 2016

I ate here three times on a recent visit to the Cortona area, and was able to sample a range from their menu. Nothing I tried disappointed and several things were surprisingly good. They don't advertise wine by the glass on their menu, but it's available if you want it. Service was friendly, attentive without being over-fussy, and stylish. The... More 

Thank Christopher PK S
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2015

We are just back from a stay at Borgo Il Melone where this restaurant is located. On the first night we tried this restaurant and so wish we hadn't bothered, the food was atrocious. I had the Duck Gniocci Ragu to start and my husband had Pici pasta with veal Ragu - both were completely tasteless and the Ragu was... More 

1 Thank Deborah B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2015 via mobile

The food is of poor quality compared to the high quality of the region. The service is so so. Tried antipasti, which was served on extremely dry bread at least 10 days old. Had risotto with truffles - oh no only truffle flavor - a disaster. And do not ask for coffee. Wait until you reach the local bar afterwards

2 Thank Peter R
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88 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 16 August 2015 via mobile

We stayed in Borgo Il Melone for two weeks, so we had the good fortune to eat here a lot. The restaurant is recently taken over by the new chef, Cristiano Milighetti. A man passionate about food and with a clear path about where he wants to take his restaurant. His staff are friendly, not completely up to his level... More 

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Thanks my friend!!!! i hope to see you and your familly again.... More 

London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 19 June 2015 via mobile

Fabulous. The chef is charming and very passionate about sourcing, cooking and presenting his food. Lovely, spacious out of town location at the foot of cortona (though you need car /taxi to get there).

Thank Vicb979
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2015

IMPORTANT: this Restaurant has been recently taken over by new management & staff (March 2015). Excluding the location, all the reviews until then are probably not to be considered. This is a long post but, in short, visit Borgo il Melone Restaurant. You will be thanking yourself time and time again! If you're searching for a place to have not... More 

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Best, The Netherlands
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187 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2013

On the way from Camucia to Cortona you find on the right site of the road, just outside the village restaurant Borgo Il Melone. Although we had some difficulties (in the dark) to find it, it was worth it! Spent an delicious evening there. The staff was very friendly and the chef found time to give us some advice where... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$ 34 - US$ 45
Italian, Mediterranean, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
19:30 - 23:00
19:30 - 23:00
19:30 - 23:00
19:30 - 23:00
19:30 - 23:00
19:30 - 23:00
19:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Case Sparse, 38 | Localita Il Sodo, 52044, Cortona, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Arezzo  >  Cortona
  • Phone Number: +39 327 585 1090

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