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Piazza del Carmine 18r, Florence, Italy
055-218 601
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions

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  • 83
    Excellent
  • 89
    Very good
  • 37
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 20
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A traditional trattoria

A simple old fashioned trattoria - just like the one I first visited nearly 60 years ago (maybe it was this one?). Simple freshly cooked food, good wine, and not expensive. Bello!

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 7, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

A simple old fashioned trattoria - just like the one I first visited nearly 60 years ago (maybe it was this one?). Simple freshly cooked food, good wine, and not expensive. Bello!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

One of a few restaurants recommend by a local Italien friend, this place turned out to be simply fantastic! Authentic Florentine trattoria with wonderful food. Went there for lunch and liked it so much went there for dinner a few days later. The best meals we had during our one week stay. Ordered from the menu of the day. Pastas,... More 

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san diego
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Sure the waiters are surly and sour, but who really cares?They don't seem to be hurting for business and probably don't want the place overrun by tourists, which is exactly why we went there as do many others. It's not a fancy or expensive restaurant. It's just simply and well prepared food, nothing to get worked up about if you... More 

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

First, a waiter asked us to "wait one minute" and simply forgot us. After 10 minutes, another waiter guided us to a table. After that, our main courses took quite a long time to be served (+/- 45 minutes). The food was ok. The caprese salad was very fresh but my veal seemed to be a burger.

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Melbourne
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 via mobile

Unfortunately the waiters didn't seem to want serve us - not only did they throw the cutlery at us but forgot the salad we ordered. We couldn't eat fast enough to leave...food was ok but service definately needs improving.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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251 reviews 251 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

This is slightly off the beaten track, but loved by the knowledgeable. Had a fantastic lunch, and the best of all an amazing dessert. Chocolate and hazelnuts on a dish similar to creme brulee. Absolutely tremendous. Staff very helpful. Very close to being best Italian meal we have had.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We have returned to this restaurant every year and find it to be genuinely great food. wWhen we first went the waiter did not speak English but now do have some. two years ago we got talking to an Italian- American couple (on honeymoon) who had been told to seek the restaurant out so a good indicator of the quality... More 

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Brookline, New Hampshire
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111 reviews 111 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

You can't beat the food here---really awesome but you have to be ready to put up with some sourpuss and cranky old servers. Everything we asked for (more water, Olive oil----a taxi afterwards) was just too much trouble ----and we even told them we'd been SENT there by a friend of the owner. When they realized we had 5 in... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I have been here before with family when in Florence, and we went back again this summer when we returned to the city. We booked a table in advance, which was a good thing as it was a Saturday night and the place was packed. Our group ordered predominantly from the extensive "dishes of the day"- tagliatelle al pesto, insalata... More 

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Potomac, Maryland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We went on recommendation of someone at our hotel. We sat outside and it was a very low-key, good food restaurant.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Piazza del Carmine 18r, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence
  • Phone Number: 055-218 601

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions

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