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Alla Vecchia Bettola

34r Via Luigi Ariosto, 50124 Florence, Italy
055 224158
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Ranked #401 of 1,976 Restaurants in Florence
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Tbilisi, Georgia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Came here for dinner with a local friends. This place is dreat!!!!! We sampled the homemade pasta ,it was as amazing as I hoped for. All of us got pasta and salads to share, complimentary bread and butter and pizza bread - absolutely delicious! Fiorentina and artisan beer they were both delicious! Tiramissu IS SUPER-testy. The food is delicious and... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

My wife and I visited this restaurant on the first night of our honeymoon and we were treated to a true Tuscan feast. Full of locals, this restaurant is a real winner. It was a Wednesday night and full to the brim by 8pm. The menu was in Italian but the waiter took the time to explain each dish in... More

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30 reviews 30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We had an amazing lunch here. The service was good too. No tourists here, just locals. The antipasto was amazing. Fresh figs were to die for! We had two different pastas for main which were absolutely amazing. The house special penne & the mushroom pasta. Highly recommend trying here!

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Toronto, Canada
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106 reviews 106 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Read that this place might be one of the last true florentine trattorias in the city and that it may have originated the penne with vodka sauce. They are also the owners of Nerbone at the central market. The food here was really good, and unlimited wine for 5 euros is always fun.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This place does not get any more authentic. It is an absolute must for anyone visiting florence...I would recommend to anyone. Quality and flavor of their dishes is top notch. It is often filled with locals which adds to the character of the place.

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Palm Springs, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

You will be cramped for space, it's in the market, but it's also a great place for a simple lunch. The pork sandwich was flavorful, as was all of the other food we ate. We thought food in the market was generally better looking than much of the food in neighboring places.

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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This restaurant stands out among the (mostly mediocre) places we ate while in Italy for 2 weeks. It was a recommendation from a local resident and did not disappoint. The Pasta Bettolo was especially delicious. Atmosphere was lively and friendly and the place was filled with locals and regulars.

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Dublin
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I have eaten here twice, both in a fairly large group. The first time it was a set meal and everything was fantastic. The second time was a little disappointing. I ordered the chicken and it was very bad cuts. The crostini misti were great and this was the reason a friend chose this restaurant. The rest of the party... More

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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

My wife and I had the most amazing evening at this restaurant last night. We got there at about 8pm and the place was completely packed. The waiter asked if we had a reservation and when we told him we didn't he said it would be impossible to seat us. We put on our best puppy dog eyes and told... More

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Stamford, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This meal was my favorite experience in Florence. It was packed with local families and regulars. People were sat family style so we were sitting next to strangers. They were all lovely and helped us decide what to order. Wine was sat in the middle of every table and everyone was sharing. Everything we tried was of top quality and... More

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