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Alla Vecchia Bettola

34r Via Luigi Ariosto, 50124 Florence, Italy
055 224158
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Ranked #455 of 1,949 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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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Santa Fe, NM
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW 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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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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Surrey
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11 reviews 11 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

There is a real buzz in this place - lots of italians, families, couples all sharing tables and enjoying their time together. The place is charming with lovely tiles on the walls and the food portions were huge! All the menu was in Italian and we were the only foreigners in there the night we went which was just great... More

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London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Enjoyed a terrific meal here with friends. Got the full course meals with traditional white bean soup, the pasta dish(we ordered a second helping to split among us, hence 'a la crack' and finally polished off some Italian Ribs. The ribs were unexpectedly good (no sauce, cooked jjuusstt right!). Highly recommend restaurant away from Florence tourist centre, other side of... More

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Florence, Italy
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36 reviews 36 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

very busy, very italian - very good. the filetto was tender and perfect, and the fagioli all'ucceletto absolutely perfect. the penne de la casa are stunning! house wine - 4 euro p person, drink as much as you like. super nice!!

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Manila
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

This restaurant came highly recommended by a friend who had stayed in the Tasso Hostel next door. We couldn't order the bistecca since we were only two, so we had the pasta bettola and the risotto with artichokes as well as the artichoke salad and the antipasti platter. The pasta bettola is a cream tomato vodka pasta which is perfectly... More

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bologna
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44 reviews 44 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

The food is very good, prices are on the high side, but the real positive surprise is the internal design and furniture: nice, cozy and warm. The 'fiorentina' is extremely good, the bread is wonderful. The wine of the house is absolutely acceptable.

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