Located in the middle of the historic centre ( in the street that leads to the centrai Piazza della Repubblica) the Trattoria overlooks Via Dardano, the street named after he who, according to Virgil, was the founder of Cortona and this is why also the Trattoria is named after him.
The restaurant opens into two inviting rooms where the old medieval walls of the building that shelters them are stili very visible. The particular thing that you will notice as you enter the first room is that you can see directly what’s going on in the kitchen which is open to clients interested in viewing the making and cooking of the various dishes. The second room is smaller but even cosier, reserved and finished with wooden ceiling.
Also, in the very hot summer days, the Trattoria has air conditioning on far the clients that are not used to our weather. In this warm and familiar piace you will meet the specialities of the traditional Tuscan cuisine accurately made with first quality ingredients. Having a meal at Trattoria Dardano means appreciating the genuine products of the Cortonesi lands and rediscovering the country Tuscan cuisine, at times simple but always tasty and delicious.
At Trattoria Dardano you can taste ali the typical Tuscan specialities such as the famous “Crostini neri” (black toasts) with chicken liver or the Salami of our own production and the characteristic first courses such as “Ribollita”, “Pici alla Contadina”, “Ravioli al Tartufo”, “Gnocchi al Pesto”, ali made with fresh pasta. As far the second courses you can taste the roast meats such as Chicken, Rabbit, Duckand Guinea Hen, ali tram the Trattoria’s farm, like the delicious grilled lamb. The purely “Chianina” veal’s meat and the pork both come tram our countryside.”Dulcis in fundo” there are our home made desserts or the Cantucci cookies to be tasted with the sweet Vinsanto (Holy Wine). The gastronomic specialities that are offered to you by the Castelli family are ali to be tasted with the awesome red and white wines that you can choose tram a very good and wide range.