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“Phenomenal!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Il Portale

Il Portale
Via Luigi Alamanni, 29/r | Via Alamanni 27r/29r, 50123 Florence, Italy
055-212992
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Ranked #253 of 1,948 restaurants in Florence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night
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“Phenomenal!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013 via mobile

Right by the train station but don't let that discourage you. We have been in Italy for two weeks and it was the best food we've had so far. Simply a great meal!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Brisbane
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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Wide range on menu. Good food.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013 via mobile

Popped into this restaurant as our hotel on same street. Menu at door for preview. At time of arriving the restaurant was about half full 5.30pm buzzing with conversation and happy faces. Menu has broad selection. Two floor staff seemed rushed but provided prompt service. Spoke English, which made for easy ordering. Requested soup, pizza and a gnocchi. Food of good quality. Bill tallied correctly! Say this as have read a lot about tourists being ripped off / overcharged. Thanked floor staff on leaving. I would eat here again and recommend to other trip advisor readers.

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Helsinki, Finland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Good restaurant favored by the locals”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

Typical Italian menu, lots of choices whether you're looking for the basic pasta/pizza or soups, steaks, fish, vegetable dishes. Also a very good wine selection.

Visited December 2012
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Good food, nice interior, service could be more pleasant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

Close to our hotel (Embassy) and the station, open Sunday and we were hungry so we walked in. The Chinese waiter was pleasant and tried his few words of French on my wife though I spoke Italian to him. The Italian waiter was friendly. Food was surprisingly good and good value, house wine was ok but nothing to write home about, dessert (torta della nonna and torta alle pere e noci) was delicious and the limoncello was outstanding. We had three waiters dealing with us but the woman who gave us the check was curt and dumped the change unceremoneously in front of me. Nobody said arriverderci. But we'd go back anyhow because the food seemed worth the minor annoyance. Maybe that woman had a bad hair day. In addition, the place is relatively inexpensive compared to fancier restaurants.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Superb and authentic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012 via mobile

Friendly and attentive staff, great pasta and risotto, amazing pizza and beautifully cooked chicken. Huge meals, had no room for desert ( a shame as it sounded great), pasta 1st courses big enough to be a meal in itself! Good selection of local wines, and a lovely setting. Great coffee to finish the evening. Very reasonably priced- well worth every cent!

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