Cortona’s Italian Cuisine & Wine Bar
Pasta al Fumo
House made noodles, creme tomato sauce with pancetta and cheese
Lasagna di Carne
House made lasagna, bechamel Parmesan cream, Tuscan meat ragu sauce
Great experience! Great food and professional service, can’t wait to go back. It’s a gem.
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
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
AMAZING! Best food, great service! Everything was so good!! We will definitely be back!
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!
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.
Great food, service, and atmosphere! Always a excellent time when dining there.
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.
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!!
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!
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!
Wonderful dinner, staff, and was an enjoyable evening out for my husband and I.
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.
The food never disappoints!! Our server, Isaac, was attentive, friendly, and quick to take care of anything we needed.
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!
Food was great! Service friendly and quick. Price was fair. Wine was excellent. Easy to speak across the table - not many distractions.
The owner is great, the service is great, the tortellini cortona is perfect.
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.
It was absolutely delicious! I always love the salads and gnocchi. If you’re an Italian fan, I highly recommend.
NYE! Wonderful food, excellent service!
It was wonderful.. fresh calamari was a total treat! Will definitely be going back!
Delicious traditional Italian cuisine. Good selection of Italian wines. The service was good. We were not rushed, yet received service when we asked.
The food was great and our waitress Shea (not sure of spelling) was wonderful.
We had excellent service on Xmas Eve! The specials were delicious! We will go back again for sure!
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.
First time here and will definitely be back!
Loved it ! Great food and people!
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!
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.
Always a favorite for us. Great food, excellent service and very relaxing vibe. Highly recommend!
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!
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.
Great owners who are very friendly, providing great service and outstanding food and wine. Always an excellent meal and overall experience.
Lovely intimate dining experience. Good food and great service.
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.
Simone and Beth are always very warm and inviting. The food, wine, and lemon cake never disappoint at Cortona’s!
It was good food and hospitality!
A wonderful holiday celebration with friends. Food was excellent. Waitress was so accommodating and professional. We will definitely return.
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!
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.
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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.