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Ristorante L'antica Porta di Levante

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Piazza Vittorio Veneto n. 5 | sulla pianta interattiva e indicato a Firenze anziche a Vicchio, 50039 Vicchio, Italy
055844050
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 115
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 8
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Must go!

Best dinner in Italy for reasonable prices. Entire menu is in Italian, which we could not read, but the waiters were extremely helpful. Had the signature dish of Tuscany and it was excellent. My only regret is not eating there the next night.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 17, 2015
Jeffrey H
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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English first
Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We had pretty high expectations for dinner, and sadly almost everyone (6 of us) did not like their main course. The service and atmosphere were really nice. We had two yummy appetizers (the antipasti platter and the burrata sandwich), then the restaurant bombed out. The truffle pasta was bad - overwhelmed with off-tasting, woody truffles. No one finished it. A... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Best dinner in Italy for reasonable prices. Entire menu is in Italian, which we could not read, but the waiters were extremely helpful. Had the signature dish of Tuscany and it was excellent. My only regret is not eating there the next night.

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We had the honor and pleasure of taking cooking classes with Chef Cristian at the Villa Campestri Olive Oil Resort and it was by coincidence that we came across his restaurant. The ambiance was cozy and very welcoming, with light music playing in the background while we ate dinner. The staff were very friendly and kind to us and helped... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

6 months on and another enjoyable meal at this restaurant and of course a superb wine. Notwithstanding the TripAdvisor list this is the definitely the best independent restaurant in Vicchio as can be seen by the fact that it is usually pretty full even with all its many tables. I have to say that I think the restaurant needs to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Porta di Levante continues to shine as one of the best restaurants in the area and what a wine cellar. Again we have modern Tuscan cuisine evolving and top rate local produce resulting as always with the magic of Christian in the kitchen in the most fantastic dishes. Having had a cooking lesson with Christian at the nearby Villa Campestri... More 

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

On a wet evening in July we had a meal with Italian friends here and the experience was mixed. After the resolution of a booking error we were given a lovely round table in the front room. A glass of white wine was given to us immediately as a welcome drink. Some of the dishes were successful, others had sounded... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We arrived at 8:30 and im still waiting for my food at 10:09 Say no more. Extremely rude staff, when i asked where our food was the waiter didn't even apologised. Absolute shock! Do NOT come here!

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

A great meal in a lovely setting. We managed to get a table outside on the terrace and had their seasonal tasting menu which was really good. The truffle featured very heavily on the menu and was a little over done but the overall quality was really good. The staff are really helpful and the owner selected a fantastic bottle... More 

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Newton Aycliffe, United Kingdom
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132 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Stumbled across this restaurant by accident. Didn't expect such a fantastic restaurant in such an out of the way location. The food was superb and I was extremely delighted at the choice of wine available to compliment the food. Great ambiance with different groups in the room I was in. There was another group of British tourists as well as... More 

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Basingstoke, Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

Doesn't look much from the outside,and isn't in a scenic location, but food and service both very good. Price very acceptable. Menu is in Italian but waiter (owner ?) was very accomodating and translated with reasonably good grace. I know - what should we expect !! Well worth a visit.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Piazza Vittorio Veneto n. 5 | sulla pianta interattiva e indicato a Firenze anziche a Vicchio, 50039 Vicchio, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Vicchio
  • Phone Number: 055844050

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 34
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Doing business, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups

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