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Alla Vecchia Bettola

#443 of 2,012 Restaurants in Florence
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34r Via Luigi Ariosto, 50124 Florence, Italy
055 224158
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very good restaurant!

Very good restaurant! Excellent food (the meats are great), very sympathetic service. Affordable prices (not cheap). Ambiance can be better.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Right by the BB that we stayed in. Was crowded every night, but well worth the wait. The staff was friendly & accommodating. The food was the best that we had in Florence. Had the penne pasta & steak. Both were out of this world. We ate at this place several times. Will definitely be back again.

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Southport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

As soon as I went in, I was made to feel very welcome, with the staff speaking full English to you and they were extremely friendly. The menu is in Italian, but if you ask, they'll guide you through it. My Mum (who came with me) is vegetarian, and they have a good selection of vegetarian dishes. (Ask any of... More 

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Newport, Rhode Island
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Average food, at best Rushed, distracted service wines by the glass irritatingly short in quantity outdoor seating adjacent to a very busy and noisy street Attempt to overcharge We have been in Florence for over 2 weeks with 2 more to go. This is at best a three star and, in our experience bears no resemblance to a authentic experience;... More 

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Florence, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This Tuscan restaurant is the real deal. The Florentine steaks are epic. As recent transplants from Canada to the neighbourhood, we've had visitors galore from all over the globe - Vecchia Bettola is our local restaurant of choice when we want to WOW our visitors - and it WOW's every time! The meats are outstanding, the pasta's - amazing, as... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Vecchia Bettola serves up delicious Tuscan food at very reasonable prices. Great staff and ambiance.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Very good restaurant! Excellent food (the meats are great), very sympathetic service. Affordable prices (not cheap). Ambiance can be better.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I love the food at Vecchia Bettola. The penne bettola is so good that you want to lick the plate! They have the best beef filet in town. The beef carpaccio with arugula and parmesan is the best I have ever had. The wait staff are always kind and provide excellent service. The restaurant is lively and fun.

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Whistler, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Well, my title pretty much says it all. This place is a gem! Located slightly off the beaten track, it is a quirky family run place that was chaotic on the busy Saturday night that we went. It was full of locals and although chaotic, service was friendly and the food was prompt. We had a large group of seven... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We found Florence very touristy as we were staying near the duomo but eating over the other side of the river at this gem with all the locals was an absolute highlight. Best Bolognese of the trip and the house wine was wonderful for only 4 euro per person. We dropped in at lunch to make a booking for dinner.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

if u want to eat like the real Italien, choose this place. It does not look much feom outside but this place is as good as it gets. The atmosphere is loud, crazy but still so amazing. And their speciality is the penne bettula. You will come back, u will dream about it and u will try to get that... More 

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Address: 34r Via Luigi Ariosto, 50124 Florence, Italy
Phone Number: 055 224158
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

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  • Address: 34r Via Luigi Ariosto, 50124 Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence
  • Phone Number: 055 224158

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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