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Alla Vecchia Bettola

#294 of 2,134 Restaurants in Florence
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34r Via Luigi Ariosto, 50124, Florence, Italy
055 224158
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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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
A bit uncomfortable, but the food is good

The food is good - you can't miss the "penne alla bettola" made with tomato, cream and vodka, which is their signature receipt - and not really expensive. The restaurant itself is pretty small and your often have to share your table with other clients. It can be a nice way to chat with new... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 16, 2015
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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26 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

The food is good - you can't miss the "penne alla bettola" made with tomato, cream and vodka, which is their signature receipt - and not really expensive. The restaurant itself is pretty small and your often have to share your table with other clients. It can be a nice way to chat with new people, but sometimes they put... More 

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Thank Gekomi
Syracuse, New York, United States
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179 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

We stopped here for lunch after a long walk through the Oltrarno and were not disappointed. The atmosphere is very casual and reflects what used to be called a "dining tavern:" a few tables on the sidewalk outside and tables and chairs inside with a small bar. Don't worry if you are seated with other people at a large table.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Loved this place and the marble tables. Went here a few times and the menu was always changing with some great choices suh as the tagliolini con funghi porcini. My boyfriend loved the carpaccio.

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Thank Melissa I
Lancashire
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60 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

We were recommended this place which is in Oltrarno area of Florence where Florentines live and work. It's local, full of character and we walked in to book staff were preparing mountains of vegetables, so food is fresh! Booking is advisable; this is a popular place. You sit at tables of either 4 or 6. This is not the place... More 

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Thank Gill H
North West England, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

The interior is comfortable and welcoming. The food is tastey, traditional Tuscan dishes; however I think their prices are a bit too high for what you get.

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Thank Terri G
Shanghai, China
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Every time I dine here it's a pleasure for my stomach. Massi and his team will serve you the best meal in town, fresh ham, delicious pasta, juicy meet, the best fruit and desert.

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Thank elenaweng
Mechanicsville, Virginia
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

This restaurant was recommended to us by a person in our apartment building. We ate dinner there our first night in Florence and two more times. The food was excellent, the wine great and the staff made us feel welcome, which is why we returned. You sit at a table with other dinners and enjoy the food, drink and atmosphere.... More 

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Thank William B
Saint Louis, Missouri
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88 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

We ate here our first night in Florence. It's a noisy, crowded place, and our reservation was waiting for us. They started the meal with complimentary aperitivo (think it was a liver bruscetta that no one liked particularly), but it was a nice touch for such an informal place. The rest of the food was delicious! I ordered carpaccio that... More 

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Kings Beach
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Fun, very casual, and a great value. Try the specials. We sat with two other couples whom we did not know and everyone was very pleased with their meal.

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Greer, South Carolina
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225 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

We walked to this restaurant from the Hotel Torre de Bellosguardo. They serve the restaurants food every night in the hotel. We were pleasantly surprised when the wait staff offered to translate the menu. They were all very helpful. We had a nice meal and enjoyed the atmosphere. The roasted rabbit was very tasty.

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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, Mediterranean, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?