Eating on the patio of the restaurant Via Napoli gave us an authentic Italian experience. It was less crowded than the noisy indoor dining. When the Medieval Cortona Flag dance began and we couldn’t see the young male performers. Our waiter pointed in their direction “but of course, go”, basically he could wait to take our order.
All the staff were warm, friendly and accommodating. It was so much like being in Italy. We were happy we shared the Chicken Parmesan and the salad. It was just the right portion for the two of us with no leftovers.
Amusingly our visit to France for dinner found the staff very authentically French.