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Trattoria Ruggero

#130 of 2,055 Restaurants in Florence
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Via Senese 89r, Florence, Italy
(055) 220 542
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Doing business
Local cuisine
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Classic Tuscan Food

We visited this trattoria twice during our stay in Florence. First time we walked in at 7:00pm and in shaky Italian there seemed to be an issue! They changed to good English and we found out that they were fully booked between 8:00-10:00. There is not a lot that side of the river so I pleaded... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
Ferdie2012
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Bristol, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We visited this trattoria twice during our stay in Florence. First time we walked in at 7:00pm and in shaky Italian there seemed to be an issue! They changed to good English and we found out that they were fully booked between 8:00-10:00. There is not a lot that side of the river so I pleaded hunger and and they... More 

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Florence, Toscana, Italy
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Once again , we were delighted by the Tuscan cuisine of Ruggero. Impeccable service (but familiar as well) - homemade dishes to die for, we always share the various pappa al pomodoro, ribollita, carrettiera...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I'm florentine, But I live in Milan and this is one of my favorite restaurant in the city. Great food,good ingredients, expert and funny waiters,simple place. Good relation quality-price. If you want to taste the real florentine kitchen, this is the place to be

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LaPorte, Indiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

After getting over our jet lag, my husband and I walked down to Trattoria Ruggero at the recommendation of the host at our bed and breakfast. What a delightful experience! The veal chop was by far the best I have enjoyed, and I have dined all over Europe and grew up going to the best restaurants in New York. This... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

This place is at its best when there are fresh mushrooms available- I have never eaten a better porcini salad. Yum... Great service and a kind atmosphere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

It's quite a hike from the tourist side of the Arno. But the white truffle pasta and the farinata con cavalo nero were worth the trek in the rain. Don't miss this.

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omahhung
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11 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We are endlessly grateful to the friend who sent us to da Ruggero -- otherwise we'd never have found it in its unlikely location on the road out of town. Then we saw how many people raved about this place. It's the food you dream of discovering. Simply. Perfect. Essential Tuscan food. The room is warm and welcoming, too. OK... More 

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This gets as close to my grandmothers cooking as I could wish for. Perfectly executed Florentine cuisine in the traditional style. Everything in harmony. If you weren't brought up in the 50s and 60s by an inspired professional cook, it might not be to your liking.

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Ate here twice, I'm in the restaurant business and this place nails it. Service, food and ambiance. I recommend making reservations. You can "sneak" in early without one.

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116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We headed to this restaurant, a bit outside of the centre of Firenze, because of its good reviews and recommendation by Lonely Planet. Even though the restaurant was empty, we were seated next to the toilet. No English menu's available but the friendly waiter translated most of the dishes for us. Only a few minutes after ordering we already got... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Senese 89r, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence
  • Phone Number: (055) 220 542

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget

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