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Il Focolare

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Loc. Montagnana V.P. Montespertoli | via Volterrana Nord 175, 50020 Montespertoli, Italy
+39 (0)571 671132
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lovely restaurant, if a little inconsistent

We ate here twice while staying at Castello Montegufoni. On both occasions the food was great, but a little inconsistent. On the first occasion I ordered an insalata mista and received a bowl of iceberg lettuce. On the second occasion it did not order it, but the table next to us did and they got a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
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Sydney
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We ate here twice while staying at Castello Montegufoni. On both occasions the food was great, but a little inconsistent. On the first occasion I ordered an insalata mista and received a bowl of iceberg lettuce. On the second occasion it did not order it, but the table next to us did and they got a lovely mixed salad with... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Everyone knows the Italian cuisine is great, this restaurant takes this statement to the next level. Try the fiorentina steak - one of the best steaks I ever had. Worth the ride and for digestion one can take the short walk up to a romantic little castle.

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Paris
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Il Focolare is known for their regional beef sold by the kilo. My friends had it the week before and raved about it. The table next to ours consisted of 12 guys who looked like they had just played Soccer and they were all devouring their beef! We 3 had rabbit and veal limone which were wonderful too Sit outside... More 

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Geel, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Very good bistecca alla fiorentina And torta con mele e cioccolato Very nIce place to have an evening dinner

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Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

awesome food. pasta, steak, veal, zucchini flowers, ham and cheese starter, salad, house wine, coffee and dessert are all wonderful.

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Rome, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Wow -- our host, Nicola, at Podere le Rondini, made dinner restaurants for us at this wonderful restaurant. We had the Florentine steak and words can't describe it! We had 7 people in our party and we shared 2 or 3 steaks.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Friendly staff, amazing food and fantastic location, just on top of a hill with a great view of the Tuscan countryside. Definitely the best Fiorentina steak I've ever eaten in my life, as well as tasty starters, traditional appetisers and homemade desserts. Worth a mention also an impressive wine selection. Absolutely worth the trip if you happen to be around... More 

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Florence, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Great country restaurant, has a 50 years history, very simple but great tasting recipes! Shame for the prices which are a bit steep for the location and the type of food, but all in all 4 stars are well deserved!

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

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