We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Il Barretto

#210 of 1,878 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
Via del Parione, 50/r, 50123 Florence, Italy
+39 055294122
Website
Add hours for Il Barretto and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 116 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 77
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
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
Entertainment!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 9, 2015
NicinSyd
,
Mosman, Australia
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
Add Photo Write a Review

116 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Mosman, Australia
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Bristol
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
london
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Edinburgh
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Superb food, great wine, wonderful discrete service, intimate setting, a classy but informal experience. Prawns with white truffle was brilliant. The whole team - hostess, owner, chefs were great - warm and welcoming.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Our last night in the lovely city of Florence was spent at II Barretto, New Years Eve. It was a fabulous dining experience from start to finish. The food was delicious, the service was superb and the ambiance was perfect. I would highly recommend this wonderful restaurant. It was a lovely end to a visit that will long be remembered!... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Fantastic place filled with locals. Elim is the hostess and she will make sure your needs are met and your palate amazed. We are going back a second night!!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dubrovnik, Croatia
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I got reccomendation of this restaurant from my hotel I stayed in Florence and I am sooo glad I came in as I got two beautiful friends for life! I was amazed with friendliness of the staff and management of the restaurant! Ilhame, hostess of the restaurant is heart of the place...Thank you for warm welcome, it made me feel... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Il Barretto also viewed

Florence, Province of Florence
Florence, Province of Florence
 
Florence, Province of Florence
Florence, Province of Florence
 

Been to Il Barretto? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

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: Romantic, Special occasions

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Il Barretto staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?