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34r Via Luigi Ariosto, 50124 Florence, Italy
055 224158
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • 39
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  • 21
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great food and atmosphere

without a doubt one of our favorite restaurants in Italy. When you come in you get to share a table with other guests, a nice mixture of love caps and tourists. The housewine is great, and all you can drink for 6 euros. The chef changes the menu every day based on what he finds at the local fresh... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 22, 2014
WalterZDC
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Arlington, Virginia
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Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Arlington, Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 via mobile

without a doubt one of our favorite restaurants in Italy. When you come in you get to share a table with other guests, a nice mixture of love caps and tourists. The housewine is great, and all you can drink for 6 euros. The chef changes the menu every day based on what he finds at the local fresh market.... More 

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Florence, Italy
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57 reviews 57 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Hadn't been in a while, and just had the best meal in months!! The restaurant was crowded and noisy, but the simpathy of the staff and the amazing food are worth it. We shared the pasta with white truffle (20€), seasonal, and it is one the best thing's I've ever eaten. perfect, al dente, smooth flavour... then, filetto for me... More 

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New York City, New York
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66 reviews 66 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Our hotel concierge recommended this spot for dinner one night during our honeymoon and it was just what we were looking for. It's not romantic by any means, with its communal tables, frantic energy and bright lights, but the food here was excellent and the unlimited red table wine was a fantastic deal (I think it was 4 euros per... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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77 reviews 77 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Guests are seated at marble-topped tables for six or eight. The menu features seasonal//local foods which tasted like they were prepared by an Italian grandmother. Most of the customers were locals.Very tasty and moderately priced choice.

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13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Love the Bettola! There's always a crowd here and you need to share a table sometimes, but this only adds to its character. Good food but can be noisy and crowded inside.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We absolutely loved this restaurant... so much that we had to return more than once. As Americans, we of course wanted to do things our way by tasting every dish that we ordered. We had a leg of lamb & artichoke salad - of course with a pasta dish the first meal... but when we saw a group eating the... More 

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Moscow
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120 reviews 120 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

If you are not bored with the loud companies this place will offer you the nice and simple traditional tuscan food and atmosphere. As the staff recommendations and you expectation of the taste will be overwhelming

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4 reviews 4 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

A solid trattoria in Oltrarno. Sit outside, and enjoy the friendly waiters, a good mix of Italians and tourists, very reasonable prices, a welcoming corner location.

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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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103 reviews 103 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014 via mobile

This was recommended by lots of locals near our rental apartment in the Oltrano area of Florence far from the maddening tourist crowd. Despite the non-English menu; wait staff were very cordial & bilingual helping us to chose wisely: roasted veal, filet of beef, penne pasta and Vin rosso house @ €4 per person (very good value flavor). Incredible speedy... More 

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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56 reviews 56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This place is where the locals eat. Great value, speedy service and shared tables! A Tuscan experience not to be missed. Make sure you make reservations as this is a most popular place!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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