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Ristorante Pizzeria Bastian Contrario

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Localita Vallone di Camucia 30, 52044, Cortona, Italy
+39 0575 601482
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67 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2015

What Bastian Contrero Pizzeria lacks in ambiance it makes up in spades with hospitality and great food. This family owned restaurant on the outskirts of Cortona is worth the short drive down to Vallone in the Val di Chiana. We were a party of 10, no reservations, and arrived 5 minutes before a wedding party of 50 came for their... More 

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015 via mobile

We have been coming here for many years, and it is always comforting to find little has changed in over 20 years. They still make the best pizza in the area, and the welcome is always warm. The owner (Bastion?) always comes to every table, and recognises us from previous years. We also notice a lot of locals eat here... More 

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Miami, Florida
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142 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2014

Eating at Bastian Contrario is like eating in the 80's and 90's!! The food is good the restaurant is cute and staff is perfect.

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Castiglione del Lago, Umbria, Italy
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2013

Wonderful food in an warm welcoming ambient, thoroughly enjoyable. They let us taste the new olive oil pressed that morning !!! Wow wonderful !!! The stufa was on, and we had a lovely evening. Would certainly go again !!!

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Austin, Texas
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62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2013

We went to Bastian Contrario on our first night in the Cortona/Camucia/Vallone area and the truffle pizza was outstanding!!! Served very locally - extremely thin crust, fresh mozzarella, porcini mushrooms and truffles, uncut - it was just incredible. With our broken Italian, the proprietor was gracious to speak some English to us and welcomed us to the area by bringing... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2013

Have only had lunch here a couple of times so this will not be an extensive review. Ate outside. Fairly quiet in high summer. Service good. Menu interesting to say the least, and the pasta on both occasions was excellent. Beware limited English, menu would have challenging had we not had an italian speaker with us. Prices were very reasonable... More 

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Wijchen, Gelderland, Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2012

the atmosphere is very good and the food is exquisit. I recommand this restaurant to everybody. Location is very good, just outside of Cortona.

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Kfar Saba, Israel
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2012

The restoraunt seemed nice as far as the service is concered, though for tourists it is problematic as their English is quite poor. We wanted to have a nice stak and ordered from the menu a piece of 1KG (for 2 men). It was tasty but I am afraid we ate only about 300 grams of meat and the rest... More 

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Castiglion Fiorentino, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2012

A busy family-run trattoria that makes you feel very welcome, won't break your wallet, but can fall down on organisation. Orders can be forgotten in the hustle and bustle and under-prepared dishes rushed out to compensate. The menu is essentially Tuscan but with some surprises - which is to say, there are alternatives for non-carnivores. Not something you often find... More 

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Bath, Ohio
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38 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2012

Went here for lunch one day during our week stay in Cortona/Tuscany...the food was fabulous, and the father/son team that owns the resteraunt could not have been more awesome. Enjoyed it alot, and would love to go back someday

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Localita Vallone di Camucia 30, 52044, Cortona, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Arezzo  >  Cortona
  • Phone Number: +39 0575 601482

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