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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the Relais La Corte dei Papi for 2 nights, and it was absolutely wonderful. The host is one of the most friendly and helpful people I have ever encountered. The property is beautiful and the staff is very thoughtful. The rooms were...amazing and the daily breakfast was serene, peaceful, an delicious. Would highly recommend to anybody I encounter to stay here!More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 9 August 2021

Stayed at the Relais La Corte dei Papi for 4 nights. I wish it could have been longer. The perfect Italian Villa experience from the check in with the owner David to the beautiful suites, the exquisite service in the restaurant and pool area and...the property grounds were like walking in paradise The Villa very close to all the sights and dining that Cortona has to offer. If I could give it 10 stars I would - Thank you David and your staff! .I can not say enough about the service - my impression was the staff would do everything possible to make your stay there perfect. Planning on a return stay as soon as possible!!!! Thank you David for sharing your beautiful Villa See you again soon, I hope! Kathy and BobMore

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 19 June 2021 via mobile

An excellent spot. Lovely ambiance, attentive staff and incredible food. Wine knowledge also very good! Will be dining again and would recommend to food fanatics. A definite Michelin candidate. The presentation of the food was excellent and the staff rapport was lovely.

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 30 September 2020

My wife and I had dinner for a special occasion, we found both the food and the service to be disappointing.  We do not recommend. It began when we waited over 1/2 hour to place our order, we experienced this long delay even though there...was only one other table, of three guests, in the restaurant--and we had been the first guests to arrive.  Unfortunately, I guess as compensation for the delay, they then later began to rush our food out to us. not allowing for a nice flow of the meal. To begin we were served an amuse bouche; following that we ordered two starters, an egg dish (which was not served hot enough) and boar--both were underwhelming.  The portion of boar was exceedingly small. For dinner, my wife had the seafood pasta and I had the duck.  The duck was a nice dish, but the pasta was very disappointing.  And they committed an Italian culinary sin--the pasta was overcooked. Our dessert was good. If you are looking for a night of fine dining, we suggest you go elsewhere.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 20 September 2020

The surroundings are comfortable and we ate outside by the beautiful garden and pool. The service was excellent, efficient, discreet yet attentive. The food was of a high standard, exquisitely cooked and presented. The house wine was most acceptable. Our food intolerances were catered for...with no difficulties. Our temperatures were taken on arrival along with track and trace, and we were offered an e-menu. This restaurant is so good we returned the following week of our holiday, and were equally delighted with our evening and meal.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 5 September 2020 via mobile

Superlative food and service. Better than several Michelin restaurants we have ate combined with kindness and respect.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 1 September 2020

My girlfriend and I ate here as it was very close to our hotel (Villa di Piazzano) and the reviews seemed good. It was a really pleasing decision as despite our late arrival (the Fork had not passed it through to the restaurant) we were...still happily welcomed by David and his team and they made nothing too much bother. The little touches were excellent and tasty and from the food to the wine to the service everything was highly enjoyable. We would have eaten again at the restaurant had it not been so near the end of our trip but I would happily return and I wish David and his team much success for the restaurant (and hotel) as they deserve it. Thoroughly recommend.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 29 August 2020 via mobile

Anniversary made special by David and his team. We stayed here in December 2018 whilst house hunting around Cortona. Promised to come back once we are local residents. Dinner for 2 for our 15th anniversary. Elegant setting in the summer outdoor restaurant. Staff very welcoming,...friendly and attentive. David as charming as he was 18 months ago. Excellent meal of fine dining quality and every course enjoyable. David’s recommendation for a local Syrah wine to complement our choice was perfect. Highly recommend and will make a repeat visit soon. Thank you.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 6 November 2019

First the menu offers a nice variety and goes beyond the classical menu of most restaurants. The presentation is excellent. Also try their wine which they produce from their own grapes. Overall a wonderful night with great food in a great setting.

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 18 October 2019

David Papi made our dining experience exceptional. The food was outstanding and the service was even better. Visiting David's resort and restaurant has become a highlight of our Cortona trip and one we look forward to every year. I can't recommend La Corte Dei Papi...high enough. Thank you David for making our visit specialMore

Date of visit: October 2019
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24 July 2019|
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Response from DavidPapi | Property representative |
Dear Nathalie, Thank you so much for your interested at our Restaurant "La Corte dei Papi" I'm pleased to confirm you a lovely table for 6 people on Saturday July 27th at 8.00 pm at our outdoor restaurant. I would like to... More
28 April 2019|
Response from DavidPapi | Property representative |
Dear Sirs, Thank you so much for your interested at our Restaurant "La Corte dei Papi" I would be delighted if you would like to reserve a lovely table at our restaurant for your special occasion, we will be very pleased... More
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Relais La Corte dei Papi is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5