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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: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, 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
great

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
Lorna1970e
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Singapore, Singapore
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Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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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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116 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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8 helpful votes 8 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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10 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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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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12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
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4 helpful votes 4 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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30 helpful votes 30 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • 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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