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“Best meals of our trip to Italy” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Vini e Vecchi Sapori

Vini e Vecchi Sapori
Via Dei Magazzini 3R, 50122 Florence, Italy
+39 055 293045
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Ranked #35 of 1,967 Restaurants in Florence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
stamford CT
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“Best meals of our trip to Italy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

Based on the many excellent reviews, we had made reservations for the second to last night of our trip to Florence and loved our meal so much, we skipped any of the great number of other restaurants and ate here again on our last night. Our server was Fidan, from Kosovo, one of the most friendly and helpful we have ever had, he even joined our table for a few minutes to chat. The fresh mozzarella and prosciutto as appetizer was heavenly, and entrees such as beef stew and pappardelle with duck ragu were sublime. The second night, everything looked good on the menu again and my wife was unable to choose, so Fidan offered to surprise her with dinner; she ended up with an off-menu item, veal saltimbocca, tasted great. The entree prices were most reasonable, 13-18 euro, and wine/beer in the 3 euro range, total meals for our party of three only 80-90 euro, a true bargain for the quality. The restaurant is small (and parties of two get seated with other parties of two at one table) and our reservations were for 9:30 and 9:45 but the tables were worth waiting for. No reason to go anywhere else when in Florence, but call way ahead to get in.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Perth, Australia
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“Not everything good needs to be expensive”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

This place is a well run trattoria by a great family muma is in the kitchen dad at the bar and son running the front of house.We arrived slightly late as we walked past and our table was not ready so we waited outside but tomaso bought us a complimentary glass of prosseco while we were waiting to pass the time.
We were taken to our table i had the duck fettucine which were great my wife had the artichoke salad which she loved
For main i had a pastry encrusted meat dish which was sublime my wife had an egg torta which was amazing
Ferrari food at fiat prices fantastic

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sarasota, Florida
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“Best bite of the trip......”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Thank goodness for our "Foodies Tour" guide. While touring and tasting all wonderful things Florentine, she did us a great favor and got us lunch reservations at Vini E Vecchi Sapori for the following day. We had a little bit of difficulty in finding this tiny spot but our perseverance certainly paid off. We were greeted by name, our table waiting! It is true that you are seated very closely to the others patrons, but the ambiance is so delightful that you feel like family. We had our waiter select several courses among which was the absolute best dish of Florence for me. Try their "Pappardelle al ragu di Anatra-amazingly delicious. Everything was superb and I highly recommend this little cubbyhole of a spot-as is so often the case, the best things come in small packages!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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“Family place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Great restaurant with fresh ingredients and delicious pasta. The beef was also delicious. The family feel of the place was great. Just go to the restroom to go past the mamma cooking and what seem to be her kids in the kitchen laughing away. Great lunch!! Recommended.

Visited June 2013
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“Stop what you’re doing right now and make a reservation”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Fine, this place didn’t pick up my phone calls and only offered a 9:30 pm reservation the next day when I walked by. But it was all worth it in the end! The staff was incredibly personable and friendly, and our food was simply delicious. Yes, it’s a bit cozy with all the tables scrunched together but that’s part of the fun – the place has excellent atmosphere. Would rush to come back on my next trip to Florence.

Visited June 2013
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