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Loc. Montagnana V.P. Montespertoli | via Volterrana Nord 175, 50020 Montespertoli, Italy
+39 (0)571 671132
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
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English first
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

This is a small restaurant that more than exceeded our expectations in every way. As most others have said, the Florentine steak was to die for. We've never tasted anything quite like it before nor since. We did try it elsewhere after our visit lo II Focolare but there was never any comparison. Pastas were also excellent. Try the fried... More 

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North Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Our meal, and I am sorry we only went once, was the best meal we ate in all of Italy. The portions are perfectly sized, the variety is broad, the wine is plentiful and the owners provide fantastic service. THIS IS WHERE THE LOCALS GO TO EAT.

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Clarksville
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We had the penne with meat and mushrooms and penne with ricotta cheese and spinach and they were both excellent. The house wine was was very good and reasonably priced. The restaurant is very easy to find and located on the main road. The server spoke good English and treated us very well. Everything was served quickly and hot. Would... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Exceptional food. The tagliatelle with pork meat sauce was one of the best pastas I've ever had. Huge portion for a starter as well. Great wine and a very genuine man who waited on us. His English was broken but good enough for us to communicate without any troubles. The Steak Florentine was excellent, but in my mind the pasta... More 

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Newbury Park, California, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Recommended by the host of the villa we were staying out, but family members with us had also been to Il Focolare before. We were traveling with 9 so we were able to get a good try of many of the things on the menu, including veal, pastas, pigeon, fried squash blossoms, etc. None of the dishes disappointed, including the... More 

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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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57 reviews 57 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Absolutly wonderful. Great staff, excellant food, Great service. They even took us into the kitchen to show us the entrees and how they were prepared. If you are in the area, this place is a "Must Visit"!!!

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Cincinnati
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61 reviews 61 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

The food here was average and a bit pricey. Small menu selection and portions. Unfortunately we were not impressed with this restaurant and would not recommend it.

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Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

Very welcoming, willing to explain dishes. Very lively. Everything our group ordered, from the veal to the pasta, to the steak was superb.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

One of the best steaks I've ever had and the wine Campogiovanni from small vineyard called San Felice was perfect! and the desserts..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Been there 3 times during a week stay close by. And we tried everything on the menu. The food is excellent no matter what you get! Highly recommended.

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Address: Loc. Montagnana V.P. Montespertoli | via Volterrana Nord 175, 50020 Montespertoli, Italy
Phone Number: +39 (0)571 671132
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Montespertoli
Cuisine: Italian

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