About us

About us

A family story

Cortona is a town and comune in the province of Arezzo, in Tuscany, Italy. It is the main cultural and artistic center of the Val di Chiana after Arezzo.

We are in 1950, post-war period when poverty and misery are very present in Italy. This is also the year my parents got married in the village church. Shortly after the wedding they decided to leave Cortona, to settle in France. Having no connections in this country, by luck they met a large landowner. He hired them to take care of its land …

In 1989, I decided to stand on my own feet by purchasing the Pizzeria as you know it today. Called at the time Pizzeria 1550, I decided to rename it « La Cortona  » in honor of my parents and my childhood town …