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Il Profeta

#286 of 2,024 Restaurants in Florence
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Borgo Ognissanti | 93 R, 50123 Florence, Italy
055.212265
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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 45
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  • 30
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  • 22
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good food and great service!

Service with jokes and a smile. This is what you will get here. The food is also very good and all plates we tried were good. I recommend the stuffed ravioli with pear, quite nice. The owner (I forgot his name) attended to us personally while his wife helped with the service along with few others... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Dammam, Saudi Arabia
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Dammam, Saudi Arabia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Service with jokes and a smile. This is what you will get here. The food is also very good and all plates we tried were good. I recommend the stuffed ravioli with pear, quite nice. The owner (I forgot his name) attended to us personally while his wife helped with the service along with few others. I liked this family... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Il Profeta is a restaurant that prides itself on quality service and food, and it goes a long way! The entire staff was extremely friendly and attentive, and made great recommendations. Do yourself a favor and try the house specialty pasta

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Watertown, New York
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3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

I just read a few of the reviews of the Il Profeta, and concur with most! I looked it up, as I am going to recommend it to some new friends who will be visiting Firenze (Florence) soon! We have been to Firenze many times, and ALWAYS eat at this great restaurant. Claudio and mostly long time staff do a... More 

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New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Do not get fooled by the Michelin guide stickers at the window of the restaurant! As soon as we entered the owner, a middle aged blond women looked at a us from far away and snobbed obviously in an unwelcoming way. The atmosphere is kind of too quiet and heavy. while the waiter was nice he gave us really a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

From the moment we arrived the service could not have been more attentive and professional. The choice of menu with Tuscan specialties (all beautifully explained) was amazing. Very hard to choose! The recommended white wine was perfect to go with our selection of fish and chicken. The sea bass was de-boned and prepared at the table (expertly) and tasted fabulous.... More 

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Austin, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 via mobile

Our tour guide suggested we go to Il Profeta and we were not disappointed. The salad, pasta, and dessert all outstanding. Tiramasu is a must for dessert. Our waiter, Martin from Albania spoke great English and was very helpful with our dinner suggestions. The owner came out to chat with us. All the staff was most courteous and attentive. Would... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We went here on our first night in Florence on the recommendation of a friend. The food was absolutely astounding and the service great. It is a tightly packed place with a feeling of everyone having a grand time.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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73 reviews 73 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I first started going to Il Profeta in 1987--when the restaurant was owned and operated by Franco. I stumbled across the restaurant by accident....I was staying at the Hotel Executive and looking for a nearby laundry and dry cleaners in the Borgo Ognisanti. I found the dry cleaners without a problem and I noticed a restaurant down the street----just a... More 

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Upper Saddle River
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Had a great dinner last week at Il Profeta with my daughter who is studying abroad in Florence. The owner and his wife treat you like family from the moment you walk in the door. We had two of their signature dishes - the "John Travolta" special which is rigatoni with a secret family sauce and spaghetti in a parmesan... More 

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82 reviews 82 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The concierge of the hotel recommended this restaurant. The service is very good. They all speak English, the restaurant has a good wine list but the food was lousy. I asked for local antipasto and everything was fried. I had an nhoque that had a lot of fat. I couldn’t sleep well that night. This is a typical busy tourist... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Borgo Ognissanti | 93 R, 50123 Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence
  • Phone Number: 055.212265

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 100
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?