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Il Barretto

#197 of 2,002 Restaurants in Florence
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Via del Parione, 50/r, 50123 Florence, Italy
+39 055294122
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 83
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent food and service

Went for a weekday lunch, restaurant was quiet but we thought that both the food and service were excellent. We had the prawns and anchovies to start and the lobster pasta and sea bass for mains. Mostly based on the waiters recommendations and all were very good. We drank wine by the glass and all... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
djsea
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Singapore, Singapore
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Singapore, Singapore
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Went for a weekday lunch, restaurant was quiet but we thought that both the food and service were excellent. We had the prawns and anchovies to start and the lobster pasta and sea bass for mains. Mostly based on the waiters recommendations and all were very good. We drank wine by the glass and all the servings were generous. This... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

What a fabulous restaurant. Three of our party ordered lobster pasta & the fourth had steak. Also had salad, caprese salad& asparagus with parmigiana. Homemade bread. Everything was delicious & service was impeccable. If your in Florence try it, it's well worth it.

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Illinois
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80 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We enjoyed our whole fish here, served tableside, as well as the bread basket of home made breads and our anchovy appetizer. David, our waiter, was very attentive and friendly. The atmosphere is upscale but considering all the competition in Florence we felt the prices here are high.

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Naples, Italy
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Excellent dinner. Prior to arriving I made a reservation through TripAdvisor. Glad I did. I saw others waiting. Staff was accommodating without being overly friendly. The food. Oh, the food. Steak tartare to start. Veal chop stuffed with spinach served with pan juices. Yum. Go there. You won't be disappointed.

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Mosman, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

A friend and i decided whilst walking past to have dinner at Il Barretto and we are so glad we did. The wait staff are unique and such characters, the owner is very familiar and just an all round lovely guy. The characters eating in the restaurant, locals and tourists alike, were extremely entertaining. Not to mention the beautiful Italian... More 

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Bristol
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

The restaurant is very well decorated and looks recently done, the food was good quality and well presented there was a party of 7-8 from the USA and 4 couples in the restaurant and he spent as much time as possible entertaining them and seemed a little impatient with anyone else, this just wasn't our opinion, It was his too... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Florence is full of great restaurants. This is certainly one of them. Small restaurant near the center of Florence excels at great service and exquisite food. We had the lobster spaghetti and it was outstanding, perfectly seasoned and perfectly cooked lobster. Best of all it was reasonably priced. A definite return for us the next we are in Florence.

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london
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We had an excellent late lunch at this beautiful and elegant restaurant dating from 1959. Staff were excellent and kind and food was good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

It was a very nice evening with great salad, pasta and wine that matches perfectly to each course. Service was exellent. A bit expensive but worth every penny!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Small cosy upmarket restaurant supported by well heeled locals. Always a good sign. Plenty of noise encouraged by effervescent hostess. Food was excellent and worth the wait - but somewhat expensive. A sea bass for two, beautifully cooked, was over €100. But every dish worked really well. The goodies kept arriving throughout the evening including complementary mozzarella to share, chocolate... More 

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Address: Via del Parione, 50/r, 50123 Florence, Italy
Phone Number: +39 055294122
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence
Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, Continental

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via del Parione, 50/r, 50123 Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence
  • Phone Number: +39 055294122

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, Continental

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic

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