“A restaurant that pays attention to typical cooking”, “the temple of Cortona’s gastronomy” or “a place of preservation of the best Tuscan character”: those are only some of the expression used by journalists and writers to define la Bucaccia restaurant.
La Bucaccia is first of all a real typical restaurant, where Cortonese and Tuscan cuisine are celebrated every day by chef Agostina, and where the absolute respect of traditions is assured by Romano Magi, restaurant manager, refiner of doc cheeses, specialist in cured meats and, above all, a lover of the Arezzo cuisine. Romano’s firm was born ten years ago, just with the purpose to promote the finest products of the local tradition.
Dishes and products of the Cortonese tradition
The restaurant, located in the old town of Cortona, converted from the recovery of Palazzo Cattani’s 13th century cellars.
Today, between nice stone walls, the fireplace, the old cellar, the cuisine of Cortona is celebrated in all its magnificence, in the first place with the extreme rigour in the choice of raw materials. For example the extra virgin olive-oil of local production, or doc meat from the Val di Chiana, of which Cortona was land and cradle. And again, soups, home-made noodles, sweets prepared rediscovering old receipt and finally the intense tastes of the cheese-house, personally taken care of by Romano who also organizes courses where it’s possible to learn all cheese’s secrets, from the choice of milk to its preparation, to end with seasonings and perfect combinations.
Dishes are never too elaborate, according to the principle “making a lot out of very little…”
Ristorante La Bucaccia Via Ghibellina 17 Cortona (AR) Italy Tel. (+39)0575/606039 email@example.com