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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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  • 99
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 3
    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
Great restaurant in Vicchio

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
slmarder
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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169 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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

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 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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107 reviews 107 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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Rye
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

There's not a lot of classy places to eat in Vicchio but this is one. Hidden behind the pleasant but modest façade is an extraordinarily series of spacious and modern rooms. Very welcoming, relaxed. Excellent food. Try steak tartare and bistecca Fiorentina. Even the veggie option looked good. The proprietor looks like Heston Blumenthal.

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London, United Kingdom
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37 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

The strong, simple flavours that dominate Tuscan cuisine go large in the Mugello. The rolling, forested hills hereabouts ensure that boar and venison are a big part of the local offerings--accompanied by uber-hearty treats such as potato tortelli with ragu. It's exactly what you need on a cold winter's night after a long walk. And so, on a foggy evening... More 

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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: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Families with children, Doing business, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine

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