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Alla Vecchia Bettola

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34r Via Luigi Ariosto, 50124 Florence, Italy
055 224158
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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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
GREAT EXPERIENCE

You will find the italian essence in this place. I had a wonderful lamb filled with artichokes. It was divine. The waiters offer you the dishes of the day and are.very professional. We certainly will be back.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
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Brasilia, DF
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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Brasilia, DF
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60 reviews 60 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

You will find the italian essence in this place. I had a wonderful lamb filled with artichokes. It was divine. The waiters offer you the dishes of the day and are.very professional. We certainly will be back.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

just for this restaurant. The ambiance and the pasta ! I strongly recommend this place. Urgently do rush in !

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Simple delicious fresh and well cooked food! Nothing fancy nothing complicate only typical Italian and florentine food. Super tiramisu. The prices are a little bit up but it is ok! Genuine food and tasteful the owners are super!

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Wonderful local eatery with a buzzy atmosphere. We shared a table with two other groups of diners. The menu is only in Italian but fellow diners and waiters are very happy to help. Their crostini is to die for as are the pasta. We had the table wine which comes in a 1.5 l bottle and you drink as much... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Our hotel booked this restaurant after we asked for a non-tourist place for a traditional dinner. They made a booking and that might be the best way to do it as I suspect getting in is tricky. We shared a tale with another family which was great and before you know it you are all talking and eating and that... More 

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Maldon, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Fast and friendly service with plates of wonderful local food. Shortest but most effective wine list - a bottle of red on each table! Puddings were especially delicious

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Florence, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Very typical Florentine restaurant, you are likely to eat with other people at the same table. You can find all the specialities from Florence, such as Ribollita or Lampredotto (a very rare dish to find in restaurants). Great quality and nice wine list, a bit on the expensive side.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

La Vecchia Bettola is an authentic Tuscan trattoria with all you can dream of: exceptional cold cuts (finocchiona, prosciutto,...) and good bread, traditional and flavoury antipasti, exquisite pasta and soft and delicious fiorentina. The atmosphere is genuinely Tuscan, with long tables that you share with whoever comes in - mostly locals, which is always a guarantee... Highly recommended and well... More 

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RogerND
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We were among mostly Italians. The atmosphere was buzzing with the satisfaction of a delicious meal. Pasta was delicious. We had the bettola pasta & a sausage with cream sauce pasta. Tiramisu was delicious. You will need a reservation for sure. Please be advised -- check your bill before paying. We were originally overcharged by about €15. They corrected it... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We visited this restaurant on Saturday. It was our best meal in Firenze. Classic Tuscan food. The rabbit rolled with salami was superb as was the chicory salad. The meat pasta was also fantastic. Would suggest booking as we arrived at around 9.30 and the place was totally full. They made space for us though. The wine was also amazing... More 

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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, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?