Local Restaurants

homely local eateries


Hotel Ristorante Portole, Cortona 52044
4km, 10 mins


Less than 10 minutes away, serves simple menu including pizza on Friday to Sunday.  Friendly service.  Panoramic views from terrace across the road.  Enjoyed by locals (often British!).

The café-bar next-door also serves coffee and has a small shop counter for staples.

Caffè del torreone

Locale Torreone, 10 52044 Cortona
10km, 15 mins


Located at the crossroads of the Basilica of Santa Margherita, Porta Montanina and the Parterre, on the road down towards Cortona.  You can enjoy a morning cappuccino and croissants on the terrace, overlooking the hills of olive trees.  The caffè serves cold lunches and dinners (salads, cold cuts, cheeses etc.) 

La Taverna di San Leo

Via Trasimeno, 26, San Leo Bastia
14km, 25 mins


Turn right at the end of the driveway, towards San Leo Bastia.   Located just off the main road – turn right immediately after the Bar Bucci (into Via Minima).  Unpretentions family restaurant serving good pizza and pasta.  Open every day.

Valle Dame

Case Sparse Teverina 29, 52044, Cortona
6km, 10 mins


Turn right at the end of the driveway, towards San Leo Bastio and away from Cortona, and the small restaurant Valle Dame is less than a 10-minute drive. Only open in summer.