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Cortona’s Italian Cuisine & Wine Bar, Fortville, IN

Cortona’s Italian Cuisine & Wine Bar

4.8
4.8
1169 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Cortona's Italian Cuisine & Wine Bars' name sake, Cortona Italy, is a small town tucked into the hills of Tuscany. Simone Lucarini, co-owner and Chef, was born and raised in this Etruscan era town and came to live in the United States in 2015 were he met his partner and wife, Elizabeth Lucarini. He brings to the restaurant; his cooking experience, working as a cook helping open several restaurants around the world, including France, West Bank, and upper New York State to name a few. He earned his sommelier certification at A.I.S. Associazione Italiana Sommeliers. What he truely bring to Cortona's is the Italian experience; eat, drink, laugh... repeat. Visit and meet our team, enjoy our signature dish the Tortellini Cortona, or our Pasta al Fumo.

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2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 12 times today
Experiences are available.

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Seafood, Wine Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (317) 747-4242
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Owned/operated by
    Asian and Pacific Islander, Black/African American, Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ+, Middle Eastern, Native/Indigenous, Persons with Disabilities, South Asian/Indian, Veteran, Women
  • Executive chef
    Simone Lucarini
  • Catering
    WE DO CATERING, FOR INFO PLEASE CALL <br />SIMONE 7655418450
  • Private party facilities
    FOR PRIVATE EVENTS PLEASE CONTACT SIMONE 7655418450
  • Neighborhood
    Fishers / Geist
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Experiences

  • 50% OFF BOTTLE OF WINE

    Multiple dates available
    Enjoy 50% off bottle of Wine every Thursday!!
    50% OFF BOTTLE OF WINE Photo
  • CHEESE WHEEL PASTA

    Sep 5, 2023 - Mar 31, 2024
    CHEESE WHEEL PASTA!! CHEESE WHEEL PASTA IS PASTA THAT IS MADE INSIDE A LARGE ROUND OF ITALIAN PECORINO CHEESE , AND WHEN THE HOT PASTA HITS THE CHEESY “BOWL” IT MELTS EVEN MORE CHEESE INTO THE PASTA!! WHAT COULD BE BETTER? THIS IS EQUALLY EXCITING AS AN EXPERIENCE AS IT IS MEAL, AND IS PERFECT FOR CHEESE LOVERS AND FOODIES ALIKE!
    CHEESE WHEEL PASTA Photo

What 1,169 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Indiana

    Italian

  • Indiana

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  • Indianapolis

    Italian

  • Indianapolis

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1,169 Reviews
  1. SandraT

    Indiana

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a great Sunday evening! The food was delicious, the service was outstanding, as usual. Would definitely recommend this restaurant for a family dinner or a date night.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Quaint place, that results in crowded spaces. The menu was great, food was delicious. I would return everyday for the food, atmosphere was very loud and cramped. It was a great family meal but not ideal for a romantic date night. Again, the food was great. Go for the food!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The level of service by Jeanne was amazing, and the food is top notch. You MUST try the chops, and the pasta was the best I’ve ever had. Best restaurant we have been to in quite some time, chefs kiss!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such an amazing, true Italian restaurant they make all their sauces and pastas in the house. Such good food I wouldn’t always choose to go here first.

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  5. SherylM

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    First time visit for my sister and me, and it was quite a treat!! Food, cocktails and service were all outstanding! Staff was incredibly attentive and helpful, as we enjoyed a leisurely dinner and dessert. Would definitely recommend and we will certainly go back.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Took my wife for a surprise birthday dinner. Couldn’t have asked for a better experience.

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  7. Goodtogo

    Indiana

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food, service and ambiance! Well worth the drive.

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  8. ToddH

    Indiana

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I decided to celebrate Valentine’s Day early to avoid the crowds. The food at Cortona’s was spectacular! My wife had the Lobster Ravioli and I had the Linguini allo Scoglio and both were excellent! It had been a while since we visited Cortano’s and since our last visit they redecorated and stepped up the ambiance a few notches. Highly recommend and will definitely be returning.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service and cooks. Great atmosphere and small family/ friend feel. Food is authentic and tastes delicious!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our service was astounding. Drinks were amazeballs, food was great and surroundings were quiet and intimate pulling together a remarkable date night for us.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great home made pasta. You can tell the staff really care about your experience. Will go again

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  12. JennaB

    Indiana

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a date night out at Cortona’s before my husband left for a work trip and we had an excellent time! Our server, Andrea, made awesome recommendations and we left very happy! We love coming here for special occasions and we will definitely be back!

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  13. Kevhed1

    Indiana

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome food and drink as always! The atmosphere was amazing and the foot fantastic

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had the tortellini with added ground sausage. It was delicious and rich. It was a hearty portion as well. I also liked the arugula salad with goat cheese, the lemon dressing was perfect. The chocolate cannoli cake for dessert was amazing!

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  15. hamster

    New Orleans

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was outstanding. I wish I could buy vats of their red sauce. The dressing on the arugula salad was light and lovely. Wine / cocktails are reasonably priced. It seemed like the hostesses were fighting with each other-it’s a small space so that sort of thing gets noticed. But other than that it was a fabulous experience.

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  16. DonaldM

    Indiana

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Not much to complain about I just wasn't wowed by the food.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time dining here. The restaurant felt cozy and inviting. Our server was very knowledgeable and attentive. My friend, who I was dining with, really enjoyed the recommendation about which pasta dish to choose. I also enjoyed my dish, the linguine scampi. The lemon cake for dessert was also quite tasty!

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  18. Saristamper

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful time. The dishes felt special and our server was attentive. We have a person with severe hearing loss and we were all able to talk together- unusual in restaurants! We can't wait to go back- get the bread!

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service and they even included a free dessert for our 18th anniversary!

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  20. Gretchen5689

    Indiana

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had the pleasure of dining with a friend here 1/19/2024. My gnocchi was excellent. My friend was in the clean-plate club with his lasagna. He loved it. Tiramisu for dessert was delicious. Wine selection included several tasty choices at various prices and pour sizes. We sat at the bar which was very cozy. My friend and I haven't seen each other for 40 years. We lingered at the bar but no one rushed us. Thank you for that and for making our 40 year reunion wonderful.

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  21. AlanH

    Indiana

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Diverse and creative dishes. Everything I’ve tried has been good. Service is friendly and efficient.

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  22. AdriaM

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    what a great experience! the staff was lovely and food was delicious. a great way to spend my birthday.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious, quaint local restaurant with nice selectiono. Desserts were outstanding!!!

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  24. DarrellR

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    While not fancy, this little Italian restaurant was very enjoyable. I really liked the Godfather cocktail. There are lots of choices on the menu. The server was friendly and helpful and the food was very good. This was our first time but we will be back.

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  25. Ricoop

    Indiana

    195 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    195 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everyone enjoyed the food. I only wish that my chicken had not been so tough and dry. All the other dishes were perfect. The wine was great too. Our server Renata, did a great job.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing and the service was too. The owner checked on everyone’s food and the place made you feel comfortable there. 11/10

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  27. BkKinnaman

    New Orleans

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service and it is always special to have the owner come to the table to check on our satisfaction

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Adorable small restaurant with a lovely romantic atmosphere. We started with the meatballs that were to die for. For dinner I had the shrimp linguine- it had a nice kick to it and was so pleasing to the palate; ate the whole thing. We will definitely be eating here again.

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  29. LyndaD

    Indiana

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good food, all freshly made. Good service. Allowed us to sit and talk.

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  30. BradK

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful first-time visit with family and friends. Service was GREAT, as was the food.

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  31. OghenetegaO

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I’m from Italy and I’ve been to many Italian restaurants in Indianapolis. But if you want real Italian cuisine try Cortona’s out!

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Favorite Italian restaurant in the Indy metro area The had made pastas are out of this world. Desserts are amazing. Can’t say enough good things.

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  33. mankea

    Indiana

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cortonas is a place where you can be both casual and dressy. The menu is diverse with something for everyone. I had the Tortellini Cortona. Wonderful. My husband had the Shrimp Scampi, which he thoroughly enjoyed. We had house made Tiramisu for dessert. Very good. Service was exceptional

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  34. MichaelC

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great meal! Do yourself a favor and try the cheese wheel entree. Awesome!

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cortina’s is my favorite restaurant to visit when home for the holidays. Great authentic food and atmosphere

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  36. Patty

    Indiana

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cortona’s is our favorite Italian Restaurant! We love the food, the atmosphere, the service, all of it! ❤️

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had our annual December dinner to celebrate Anniversary and Birthday! The service was excellent and the food and wine was delicious!!

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been to Cortona’s several times and have always had great tasting food. Tonight we decided to try their filet mignon. It was outstanding! And a very realistic price. Cooked exactly as we ordered. Truly delicious. The bar tender was very good and made a great Old Fashion. Had a very nice conversation with one of the owners. Just a great evening!

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  39. MeganB

    Indiana

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cortina’s never disappoints. The atmosphere is cozy and inviting but the food and wine are divine. Grab your friends and enjoy a wonderful meal. Don’t forget to try one of their homemade desserts. The lemon cake is my favorite but the chocolate mousse is heavenly.

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  40. Cetta

    Indiana

    15 reviews

    2.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    We dined here to celebrate my sister’s birthday. We were intrigued by the Parmesan wheel pasta, having enjoyed that incredible dish made table side, in a marvelous, small trattoria in Florence, Italy. What was served at Cortona was a sad attempt to replicate an exquisite dish, which was prepared to perfection and garnished with shaved black truffles in Italy. Cortona’s version was a bland relative of fettuccini Alfredo, lacking the table side presentation as well as the truffles. Additionally, the dish was not hot when it came from the kitchen. Other dishes we sampled were equally disappointing. For example, we ordered the bread service only to be served four small, dried-out, flavorless, cold slices. I had high hopes for this dining experience. I would strongly recommend the owner and head chef brush up on their culinary skills. Anyone familiar with really well prepared Italian cuisine would never schedule a second visit.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Cortona’s Italian Cuisine & Wine Bar using the Order Online button. Cortona’s Italian Cuisine & Wine Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (317) 747-4242.

Cortona’s Italian Cuisine & Wine Bar is rated 4.8 stars by 1169 OpenTable diners.

Cortona’s Italian Cuisine & Wine Bar does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 12 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Cortona’s Italian Cuisine & Wine Bar

209 S Main St., Fortville, IN 46040

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Fishers / Geist
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Seafood, Wine Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Asian and Pacific Islander, Black/African American, Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ+, Middle Eastern, Native/Indigenous, Persons with Disabilities, South Asian/Indian, Veteran, Women
  • Executive chef
    Simone Lucarini
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (317) 747-4242
  • Catering
    WE DO CATERING, FOR INFO PLEASE CALL <br />SIMONE 7655418450
  • Private party facilities
    FOR PRIVATE EVENTS PLEASE CONTACT SIMONE 7655418450
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