Taverna Pane e Vino, Cortona

27 May

Pane e Vino. Bread and Wine. Food and Italy. Judy and Len. Some things just go together.

So what are these, you ask? Cheese stuffed gnocchi with fresh sautéed artichokes and sun dried tomatoes. And yes, they are as good as they look!


A sampling of bruschetta


and some thinly sliced zucchini with cannellini beans, shaved pecorino and lettuce.


Taverna Pane e Vino is located in Piazza Signorelli in Cortona. The covered entrance (beyond the arched glass door) serves as an open market in the morning which disappears later in the day to become the entrance to this local restaurant at night.


The owner, Arnaldo, and Len talked about a few events they will be hosting this summer.


All is a day’s work!



15 Responses to “Taverna Pane e Vino, Cortona”

  1. Florence C. Connelly May 27, 2013 at 8:04 AM #

    You both look so relaxed alreaady !! Bring menhome some of those gnocchi !! xoxo

    Florence C. Connelly faclarsen@aol.com


  2. Filocia (Phyllis) Poma May 27, 2013 at 8:06 AM #

    Wow you both look wonderful! How do you not gain 25 pounds when you are there?


    • blogginginitaly May 28, 2013 at 6:37 AM #

      Quite simple…the steep streets and hills….and we have lots of stairs in this house. Always exercising whether planned or not!


  3. kathleen(kathy) cori May 27, 2013 at 9:39 AM #

    They all looking so appealing e delizioso! Have a great stay. Hope to be there in october -can’t wait. Have to make a stop at this taverna.


  4. vince May 27, 2013 at 10:29 AM #

    I’m a little concerned about the photo of both of you at the restaurant. No one else seems to be there. The food looks good so I’m going to conclude that you are still on “American” eating time and the real regulars to the restaurant will probably show up about three hours after you’ve left.


    • blogginginitaly May 28, 2013 at 7:08 AM #

      Ok, so it was our first night but not that early! It filled up shortly. In the future, you can assume we are closing the place, not opening it!


  5. Nikitaland May 27, 2013 at 10:31 AM #

    You are making me so hungry now for gnocchi!


    • blogginginitaly May 28, 2013 at 6:38 AM #

      I know…can’t wait to go back for more.


      • Nikitaland May 28, 2013 at 5:42 PM #

        Do you have the recipe for gnocchi’s? If so, send it my way! I am not kidding either! I want to make them.


      • blogginginitaly May 29, 2013 at 2:07 AM #

        Not yet but hoping to get it!


  6. bcapraro@capcapital.com May 27, 2013 at 12:06 PM #

    Looks soooo good…how fun!!!

    Sent from my iPad


  7. Danny Romano May 27, 2013 at 12:23 PM #

    I had my mother read your blog. She loved it.

    Sent from my iPhone


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