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Il Barretto

#291 of 2,023 Restaurants in Florence
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Via del Parione, 50/r, 50123 Florence, Italy
+39 055294122
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Good for:
Romance
Special occasions

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  • 64
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 3
    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
Most recent review
Fantastic dinner

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
Kari P
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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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54 reviews 54 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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 

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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.

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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 

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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!!

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3 restaurant reviews
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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 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

They definitely favour locals. We came in early and was given a seat opposite the kitchen in an empty restaurant! The hostess was rude and unattentive - compared to other high end restaurants in Florence the quality of the food wasn't good enough for the price. Never again.

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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

My hotel (st regis) recommended Barretto and it was a great suggestion. The service here was amazing. I ordered a bottle of Tignanello and the server actually introduced me to a lower priced better wine which was fanstastic. I wish I could remember the name. It was an excellent meal and I would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone... More 

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Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Noticed this adorable restaurant walking along Via Parione on our way back to our vacation apartment. The next night we made a reservation. An attractive woman greeted us and asked which table we would prefer, a courtesy I found unusually appealing. It turns out this attractive woman named Elam waits on all the tables at Il Barretto. Presented with the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Amazing Restaurant, Excellent Service, Beautiful Atmosphere and Awesome Music! The recommendations of the hostess were spot on. Recommend to anyone.

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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: Romance, Special occasions

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?