Cortona’s Italian Cuisine & Wine Bar

4.8
711 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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Rrrc
Indiana
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Great food and professional service, can’t wait to go back. It’s a gem.

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BettaL
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! If you have not been, it is a must. I have been several times and Cortona’s never disappoints. Scallops are my absolute favorite so when it is on the feature, I am booking my reservation. Buttery, soft scallops with house made pasta, YUM! Double treat was the new house made dessert. Chocolate cake layers with cannoli filling and a chocolate ricotta icing. Topped with orange yest oh my! Thank you Simone and staff for a wonderful experience

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vipIndyskier
Las Vegas
26 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Didn’t give it a high rating, but I will go back. There was a fishy smell when we walked in, so immediately a bit turned off. But relieved that there was no fish smell where we were seated in the back corner so later we figured it was due to seafood stew special with small wafting in from opening to the kitchen. The overhead noise from speakers was a bit much at times, but probably not bad anywhere else. We asked for another serving of bread but we’re told they ran out. Now onto the good stuff… The entrees all came out hot and were all good, pasta and sauces were delicious and well balanced. Our server was friendly and attentive. We felt the price was fair and just about any other table would have been better noise wise. Always love finding good Italian food and this place has both charm and potential. When leaving we noticed the charcuterie app on a table and look forward to trying it when we visit next

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING! Best food, great service! Everything was so good!! We will definitely be back!

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JohnS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Dinner and wonderful hospitality! Simone and Beth are gracious hosts. My wife and I had the weekend special, which was the scallops with red tomatoes, home made casarecce pasta in a lemon truffle oil! The dish was spectacular! You can’t find this exquisite home made Italian dish anywhere in Indiana but Cortona’s! The food is consistently great every visit and every meal. We finished the meal off with their vanilla cake. It was also exceptional. Cortona’s is without a doubt truly the best real Italian restaurant in Indiana!

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vipGaryD
Indiana
27 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

This was our second visit to Cortona's. We always support an owner-operated restaurant over a chain restaurant. Our server was inexperienced but we know that is the state of the restaurant business today so we had no problem with that and the server was extremely pleasant and attentive. Some of the potatoes accompanying my wife's meal were undercooked but other than that the calamari appetizer and salad, and rigatoni ragu and scaloppini were great. We appreciated a complementary dessert to compensate for the potatoes. While the experience wasn't perfect we are understanding of the pressures restaurants are facing today and we appreciate that the owners have the right intention to delivery a positive experience for diners.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, and atmosphere! Always a excellent time when dining there.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Cortona’s was INCREDIBLE. The food is as authentic and delicious as Italian cooking can get. The wine recommendations were amazing. And the deserts are always to die for. The best part- you always feel like friends and family when you enter. The service is par to none.

If you’re in the mood for Italian with great ambiance and fantastic drinks- come to Cortona’s.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I went for my birthday, that being the first time we had ever gone. It was amazing!! Loved the service, the food quality, and portions sizes. 100/10 would recommend to anyone. The food was priced exactly to the quality we received. We will be going back again!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visit - great food, many more entrees on the menu I look forward to trying. Service was excellent, loved the atmosphere with the high ceilings, exposed brick walls. Loving the whole downtown Fortville area!

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JohnnaM
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Best Italian food in the Indy area. Fresh and such Great flavors. We love to eat here, enjoy the atmosphere and the people! Simone & Beth are the Best!

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DanielG
Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner, staff, and was an enjoyable evening out for my husband and I.

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AliciaH
Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We tried Cortona’s Italian Cuisine and Wine Bar a couple of months ago and it has become our first choice when we go out to eat. The owners, Simone and Beth, are wonderful. The food, the staff and the ambiance are unmatched. Authentic Italian Cuisine and most importantly Simone can take care of my food allergies. Being able to eat gluten, dairy and egg free amazing and delicious food, safely, is so special for me.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food never disappoints!! Our server, Isaac, was attentive, friendly, and quick to take care of anything we needed.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is absolutely amazing!! This is one of our favorite restaurants and never disappoints! The service and ambiance is also superb. It’s not uncommon for the owner to stop by the table and make sure everything is okay. We love it!

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RichardB
Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great! Service friendly and quick. Price was fair. Wine was excellent. Easy to speak across the table - not many distractions.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The owner is great, the service is great, the tortellini cortona is perfect.

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vipJimS
Indiana
31 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I each had the filet - asked for medium + and it was perfect. Good flavor - although the last 2 times over the last 2 months it seems to be smaller than the filet used to be. Seems a bit small for 7 oz. But flavor and overall experience was exactly what I wanted when I go to Cortona's. Quiet, small town, yet great food and service. Just a really consistent place to go and we love this place. Tiramisu is excellent - highly recommend it.

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KendallM
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was absolutely delicious! I always love the salads and gnocchi. If you’re an Italian fan, I highly recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

NYE! Wonderful food, excellent service!

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JoanneP
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was wonderful.. fresh calamari was a total treat! Will definitely be going back!

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JorgeO
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious traditional Italian cuisine. Good selection of Italian wines. The service was good. We were not rushed, yet received service when we asked.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was great and our waitress Shea (not sure of spelling) was wonderful.

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CindyF
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had excellent service on Xmas Eve! The specials were delicious! We will go back again for sure!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Eve

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Went to Cortona’s on the recommendation of a friend and it was great! Service was terrific (thank you Shay) and the food was excellent. Can’t wait to get back.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here and will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it ! Great food and people!

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Sparky
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were outstanding as always at Cortona’s! The best Italian food in the indianapolis area. Simone and Beth are wonderful hosts. They make great drinks and have a wonderful wine list. I had the special which was a beautiful pork shank, prepared to perfection. My daughter who was visiting from NY had the prune and mussel gnocchi. She commented that she’s not had this good of an Italian meal in NYC. My wife had spaghetti Fumo, which was also fabulous. We highly recommend Cortona’s!

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Kevhed1
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We found this little gem quite by excellent but found that the food and service was excellent! From the polenta appetizer, the various pastas, and the amazing homemade cannolis the food was outstanding. The service was warm and friendly, and the highlight was when the Chef came to the table to see how everything was and spent 10 minutes getting to know my family and talking about some of his favorite places to eat. We will be back often to enjoy this great little place.

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vipAnniversary
Indiana
15 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite for us. Great food, excellent service and very relaxing vibe. Highly recommend!

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vipJoeyandNoelle
Indiana
33 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time I go to Cortona's, The food and service gets better and better! Talk about authentic Italian food!!! The greatest in the Indianapolis area! Simone and Beth are gracious host and Hostess! Always smiling and trying to give more than asked for! I've been coming to this restaurant for many years and never was disappointed! The menu is filled with wonderful delights! The wine list is even longer and they always have the wine I request!! We will be going to Cortona's for Christmas Eve dinner and can't wait!

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OmarH
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cortona's is an OUTSTANDING gem of a restaurant. A quality taste of Italy within a quaint small town in Indiana. This is the restaurant we take out of town family to. The food is ALWAYS delicious and the service top notch. All ingredients are either coming from Italy or locally sourced. It is a must try.

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vipBobS
Indiana
70 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great owners who are very friendly, providing great service and outstanding food and wine. Always an excellent meal and overall experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely intimate dining experience. Good food and great service.

MK
MichaelK
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

They try hard, but miss the mark. My pasta was pretty much tasteless and my wife’s was over-salted. NNice presentation, probably need a more experienced chef.

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vipHenry
Indiana
12 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simone and Beth are always very warm and inviting. The food, wine, and lemon cake never disappoint at Cortona’s!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was good food and hospitality!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A wonderful holiday celebration with friends. Food was excellent. Waitress was so accommodating and professional. We will definitely return.

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vipamyf
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We always come to Cortona early in the evening so we can enjoy the peace of the restaurant. The food is always amazing! The red sauce can't be beat and the portions are very generous. Our service is always good and it's just a great local place. With it being winter, my only complaint is that it does get super chilly in the front dining room. I was very happy to see that Cortona had a local fundraiser set up in the restaurant. I can't say enough about how much we love this place!

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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 711 OpenTable diners.

Cortona’s Italian Cuisine & Wine Bar does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/cortonasitaliancuisine/giftcards.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.