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Francesco Vini

#243 of 2,008 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighborhood:
Santa Croce
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Borgo Dei Greci 7/R | Piazza Dei Peruzzi 8/R, 50122 Florence, Italy
0039 055 218737
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food and atmosphere

This restaurant is casual and friendly. The lasagna is the best I have had. Prompt friendly service at a reasonable price.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is casual and friendly. The lasagna is the best I have had. Prompt friendly service at a reasonable price.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

We ordered pastas. You can get better in USA. the pizza kitchen closed early. We made the mistake of ordering bruschetta. We got some cut up tomatoes on lightly toasted appetizer bread; you can get better in my house; we had to add balsamic vinegar ourselves to salvage the taste. The food we had in other restaurants and in other... More 

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Rocky River, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We were on a day trip to Florence on an unseasonably hot day. Leaving Santa Croce we were looking for a restaurant with air conditioning and found Francesco Vini - what a lucky choice. First, the waiter who seated us, seeing that I was fairly melting from the heat, seated us next to the AC unit. Second, the menu offered... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Was advised by our tour guide to try the risotto with truffle and pears. Simple put it is the best. It had and earthy taste with the truffles than the creaminess of the risotto and finished with the sweetness of the pear. Delicious

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

It was late on a Friday evening when my husband found this wonderful restaurant sitting down a semi-lit street. The five of us chose to sit inside, however it was perfect with the floor to ceiling doors open. Our waiter was wonderful, charming and very attentive. The food excellent! My sometimes picky son loved his Pollo stuffed with cheese and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I ve been hear many times and was disappointed once by the pizza it was thicker than usual and the sauce was not as good. The other times I ve been it was delicious.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We ordered pasta with various seefood and it was absolutely wonderful. Very fresh ingredients and perfect taste!! When you add great service we higly reccomend to visit when in Florence. Very good value for money.

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Carmel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

3 out of 4 dishes great. Eggs Benedict sauce was watery but with lots of spinach. Salads and prosciutto very good. Girls charmed by waiter!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

My wife and I found this restaurant by walking up the quiet street behind the restaurant and we went no further, choosing to sit at one of the eight or nine tables that were set up on that street. (The restaurant is better known for the main entrance on Borgo Dei Greci). Ambiance was great, waiter was outstanding and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Visited with family twice over 4 days. Consistently warm welcome,excellent service and superb Italian food. Good range of wines to accompany food with appropriate advice. Waiter Paulo first class professional. I can whole heartedly recommend this restaurant.

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Additional Information about Francesco Vini

Address: Borgo Dei Greci 7/R | Piazza Dei Peruzzi 8/R, 50122 Florence, Italy
Phone Number: 0039 055 218737
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Santa Croce
Average Prices: USD 91
Cuisine: Italian, Steakhouse, Pizza, Pasta

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Borgo Dei Greci 7/R | Piazza Dei Peruzzi 8/R, 50122 Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Santa Croce
  • Neighborhood: Santa Croce
  • Phone Number: 0039 055 218737

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 91
  • Cuisine: Italian, Steakhouse, Pizza, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine, Romantic

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Stop and stare at the beauty and symmetry of the Basilica of Santa Croce any time day or night. Unraveling around it are a number of architectural and artistic masterpieces, from the Synagogue to the Central National Library. As a hub for young people, the area gets busy with people who want to have fun: a continuous flow of tourists and locals become animated by songs and dances.
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