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Il Barretto

Via del Parione, 50/r, 50123 Florence, Italy
+39 055294122
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Ranked #449 of 1,971 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Stockholm, Sweden
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Florence and I am not easy to please when it comes to food. This place have a very nice atmosphere and the food and service is excellent.

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Amsterdam
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This is the kind of restaurant i love to find on holiday. The kind of place that the locals are queuing for, where everyone is greeted with a warm welcome (regulars get kisses). We went by this restaurant a few times as we loved the street its on and ate at two other amazing places just up the street. Every... More

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Kuwait
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116 reviews 116 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We loved the food in this restaurant, everything was beautifully prepared and presented, from the first courses such as tuna tartare, platters of cheese, baked eggplant etc, to the fish we ordered and the desserts. Our waiter was friendly and efficient. Our only gripe was the slightly misleading pricing such as, if you wanted say, sea bass, the price was... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This restaurant has a great atmosphere that welcomes people of all ages. The food is very good, especially the scorpion fish we ordered, which was exceptional. The pasta my guest ordered was over salted for her taste, although many would have been of this opinion. As for the wine list, I found it to be limited. The food was brought... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We dined at Il Barreto on the advise of the front desk of our hotel. This was great advice as we had a great meal! The Florentine t-bone was one of the top 5 steaks I have eaten anywhere. The service was very good and the atmosphere was very enjoyable (quiet, elegant, romantic). The meal was expensive, but half of... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Wonderful food and ambiency. Sea food are the best. Expensive but worth any single euro. Ask for a start with baby octopussy.

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Red Bank, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

The folks in charge seem to favor "regulars"......miserable service, and very expensive, could not offset generally ok but not outstanding food. In addition ,management believes that playing disco and Sinatra music at sonic levels was consistent with fine dining. Really a joke. Stay away, there re better values in Florence. Jack/ New Jersey

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Singapore, Singapore
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109 reviews 109 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014 via mobile

I'd passed this restaurant before but they were full the night I wanted to dine. I had lunch there a couple of days later & had the place to myself. Food was exquisite - shavings of ham & parmigiano with tomatoes simply dressed; angel hair pasta with a sauce of tiny clams; beef tartare prepared table side. I'd like to... More

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Top Contributor
151 reviews 151 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

We found it by chance. Small luxury restaurant with the spirit of old times. No crowds, not overbooked. Perfect service, friendly waiters. Really tasty food. Next evening we went again. Again it was perfect.

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nyc
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

My friend recommended this restaurant because she travels to Florence 4 times a year (and my friend has GREAT taste!) Yes it's tucked away on a lovely street (via del Parione) but easy to find. The restaurant is intimate with a lovely feeling of being on a boat.. the service is sublime and the menu is diversified enough for everyone.... More

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