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Osteria I Riffaioli

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Italian, Pasta, Wine Bar
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Via del Ponte alle Riffe 2-4/R, 50133 Florence, Italy
+39 055 508 8070
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12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Chef Andrea Siviero selects the typical products for his dishes in small...
Chef Andrea Siviero selects the typical products for his dishes in small farms of Tuscany (and not only). The menu of Riffaioli changes with the seasons and in a family atmosphere we can rediscover the traditional flavors of the traditional Italian dishes. Here you can also find: an evolving Wine List, homemade cakes, vegetarian and gluten-free dishes. Reservations are recommended. Personalized dinners by reservation. Theme nights and tastings. Recommended to "Osterie d'Italia" SLOW FOOD and on many other guides.
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  • 111
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
I was a local many years ago. I went as a tourist and I was VERY happy. Strongly suggested

In the too touristic dining panorama of Florence, this place is one nice exception. It's out of the beaten paths ( i.e. you're 30min walking from the very center), it's rustic and proposes simple food. But for someone living in other countries (like us these days), this is the kind of place you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 9, 2015
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Boise, Idaho
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80 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

In the too touristic dining panorama of Florence, this place is one nice exception. It's out of the beaten paths ( i.e. you're 30min walking from the very center), it's rustic and proposes simple food. But for someone living in other countries (like us these days), this is the kind of place you expect in Tuscany. And their menu has... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

I discovered this place, just down the street from my air bnb, b/c it had good reviews on yelp. Oh my, if you are a foodie and into great local food done simply and very very well, I could not recommend this place more. The food is ultra fresh, inspired by seasonality, and perfectly cooked. I went two nights in... More 

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Rome, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We've been to I Riffaioli many times for lunch over the past few years, and found it an excellent alternative to the crowds and prices of the centro storico, but had never tried it at night. Though there were not many of us in their small diningroom, we had to wait quite a while, but our patience was richly rewarded... More 

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Florence, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

I was dying for a traditional Tuscan meal and this restaurant hit the spot, and then some. I have been looking forward to trying this place out for years, and am delighted that they now are open for dinner. The restaurant is very cute and charming. The staff is very knowledgeable and friendly. Food is prepared fresh daily and we... More 

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Bammental, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

this is ur second visist here after some years, well first time was better thaìen the second, perhaps our expectation were wrong. An average tuscan dinner, we had a galss of house wine and it was very good., we'll give then another chance when we get back to Florence.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

I have dined at this restaurant during my recent visit to Florence. I was referred there by my cousin and I had checked Trip Advisor as I always do! Service and food were outstanding! It s a very small place so it is run by a family and service is very friendly. My partner and I have celiac disease and... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

We stayed near this restaurant and the owner of our apartment recommended the place. We arrived a bit early 7:30 but were welcomed by the owners. We had no Italian and they had a small amount of English but together we managed a great Risotto - vegetable for my wife and off the bone prosciutto for me. Before that the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

Prices are definitely above its worth. A certain "easy going" attitude covers a certain lack of professionalism, but the service charge and the possibly illegal "coperto" charge are asked anyway in the bill...

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2011

We love this place, and have been here multiple times since moving to Florence. The food is genuine, and the owner/chef spends most of his time traveling the region to pick out the best ingredients. We love the fish, the first courses, and their orange or strawberry tiramisu. They are open only for lunch, Monday to Saturday. Sometimes on Friday... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via del Ponte alle Riffe 2-4/R, 50133 Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence
  • Phone Number: +39 055 508 8070

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 28 - 45
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pasta, Wine Bar

Description

Chef Andrea Siviero selects the typical products for his dishes in small farms of Tuscany (and not only). The menu of Riffaioli changes with the seasons and in a family atmosphere we can rediscover the traditional flavors of the traditional Italian dishes. Here you can also find: an evolving Wine List, homemade cakes, vegetarian and gluten-free dishes. Reservations are recommended. Personalized dinners by reservation. Theme nights and tastings. Recommended to "Osterie d'Italia" SLOW FOOD and on many other guides.
Open Hours
Monday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?