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Restaurante Il Latini

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Via Palchetti 6/r, 50123, Florence, Italy
+39 055 210916
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12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Digital Payments, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Description: Around the tables of "Il Latini" friendships are interwoven, all...
Around the tables of "Il Latini" friendships are interwoven, all the world's languages are spoken, fervent discussions are held and everyone tastes food that has the flavour of the old times past. Il Latini means tradition: a means of discovering Tuscany and its people. The kitchen is where the best products of Tuscany's countryside are turned into the dishes typical of the tuscan tradition. Il Latini's kitchen was originally the kitchen of Narciso's wife, who used to take the dishes from her home to the cellars in Palazzo Rucellai where tables were set. Sora Maria's cooking was made of ingredients and flavours typical of tuscan cuisine, simple and genuine food that nowadays are still a characteristic of the restaurant. The flood in Florence did not spare the tavern, which continued nevertheless to serve warm dishes Florentine citizens among the muddy streets.
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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So many people but somehow the service was efficient and quick. A bit of advice, when ordering request a bit of everything or just ask the waiter to bring what he suggest. Our party ordered the Florentine steak and while other tables sampled lots of different dishes we were limited to just 1, I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
mkh2016
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Hartwell, Georgia
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I have eaten some very good steaks from different parts of the world, this however has been the best by a long way, it had lovely chagrill flavour and unique salty taste. A little rarer then I would usually go for but it didn't matter. It does come out on its own which is plenty as It is quite a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I absolutely loved this place! The food was amazing and the service was pretty fast. It is also really cheap!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Florence and I always come here when in Florence. The place is super busy, super packed with a loud, beer hall vibe. If you are a picky eater and want everything "your way" and on the side, don't come here...this is not that kind of place. Here, you sit down and just... More 

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Hartwell, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

So many people but somehow the service was efficient and quick. A bit of advice, when ordering request a bit of everything or just ask the waiter to bring what he suggest. Our party ordered the Florentine steak and while other tables sampled lots of different dishes we were limited to just 1, I would like to go back and... More 

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Thank mkh2016
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Used to be a simple florentine trattoria specialized in steaks. It's still a nice place but way too much dedicated to tourist. Ordinary quality of food, service is not offered by florentines but foreign waiters. Still worth a stop if u have time.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first stop on Italy. Loved the atmosphere. Great house wine and great steak. We came back twice during out week in Florence. Can't wait to try it again!

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Thank Torasorus
Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is amazing! It's unlikely anything I've ever experienced before, and I will definitely go back every time I'm in Florence. If you decide to go, don't be intimidated by the big crowd that gathers outside the doors before they open. They offer reservations, but you don't need one. If you don't have a reservation, you will still be... More 

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Thank Zach W
Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have eaten here repeatedly over the last thirty years, and it is always our best evening in Florence! Don't listen to the naysayers; they want your place in line. We dined with two other couples, one from Orange County, California, and they other from Lincolnshire, England, and it couldn't have been more fun. The best bet is the Fiorintina,... More 

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Thank Mary S
Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an enormous steak - split between three of us....we had the waiter recommended appetizer which was an assortment of....meat. It was a lot of meat.

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Thank RA_FrequentTraveler
Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went there couple of times the athmospheare is nice and the food very good, expecially the fiorentina steak, normal price for florence, is quite crowd during weekends so better make a reservation in adavance

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Palchetti 6/r, 50123, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Duomo
  • Neighborhood: Duomo
  • Phone Number: +39 055 210916

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Cuisine: Italian, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children

Description

Around the tables of "Il Latini" friendships are interwoven, all the world's languages are spoken, fervent discussions are held and everyone tastes food that has the flavour of the old times past. Il Latini means tradition: a means of discovering Tuscany and its people. The kitchen is where the best products of Tuscany's countryside are turned into the dishes typical of the tuscan tradition. Il Latini's kitchen was originally the kitchen of Narciso's wife, who used to take the dishes from her home to the cellars in Palazzo Rucellai where tables were set. Sora Maria's cooking was made of ingredients and flavours typical of tuscan cuisine, simple and genuine food that nowadays are still a characteristic of the restaurant. The flood in Florence did not spare the tavern, which continued nevertheless to serve warm dishes Florentine citizens among the muddy streets.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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Duomo
Florentia, as it was called by Latins, is permeated by an eternal beauty spread in all corners of the city. The historic center is characterized by the immensity of the Duomo, able to transport tourists into the brightest age of Florence: the Renaissance. Who does not know the Brunelleschi Dome, San Giovanni Baptistery and the Giotto’s Campanile? Everything is enclosed here and it would be easy to imagine the city as it was in ancient times, with maids walking in the main square and horses carrying coaches. Nowadays, roads are busy with street artists. Rustic Tuscan bakeries give way to fashion shops; just stop for a few minutes in the middle of Piazza della Repubblica to enjoy the colors and sweet melody of the carousel that will bring back great memories from anyone’s childhood.
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