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“Great food, lovely atmosphere, good service” 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 #14 of 1,943 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
Villecchia, Liguria, Italy
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Great food, lovely atmosphere, good service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013 via mobile

Booked this small restaurant for lunch as we know it is always busy, as was the case this time. It is a small family run restaurant hidden unless you know where to go and well worth hunting down. So many people turned away, although a few managed to get a table by chance. The food was delicious, great antipasti, lovely meat course beautifully cooked. We were able to translate most of the menu but the waiter was more than willing to help with this if required, his English is excellent. We have visited this restaurant before and will I am sure return again as the food has always been delicious and well within our pockets.

Visited December 2013
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Tenafly, New Jersey
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Our favorite restaurant in Florence!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

We ate dinner here twice and loved it. Since some tables are communal, we ate with a British couple one night and a Chinese couple the second night. The daily menu was explained clearly by the waiter. The food was outstanding. The family that runs this restaurant obviously cares a lot about making their clientele happy. I felt as though I had been included in a special, convivial gathering of people who love good food.

  • Visited November 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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Columbia, Maryland
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7 restaurant reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

We shared a table with an American couple when we dined at this restaurant and we had a great time there. The food is great, the recommendations from the waiter are great, and the service is fantastic. The dinner menu is limited but all dishes were high quality. They really care about their customers and they serve fresh and tasty food. We highly recommend this restaurant. Need to make reservation well in advance.

  • Visited November 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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Swansea, United Kingdom
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“Delicious food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

Recently spent 3 nights in Florence as my husband and son were taking part in the Florence Marathon. Chose to eat at Vini e Vecci Sapori following excellent reviews on Tripadvisor. Made the booking through our hotel in September as we did not want to be disappointed- lots of people were turned away! It was fantastic from the minute we stepped into the restaurant until we left 2 hours later.
I can recommend the Proscutto with buffalo mozarella to begin, followed by pappardelle with duck ragu which was divine! My husband said the stew was fab as was the pork chop and the Tiramisu to follow.
Its a family run business with a really nice atmosphere. The waiter who wears glasses is the son, he was very friendly and helpful in translating the menu. Excellent service, divine food at a reasonable price. Can't fault it!

  • Visited November 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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Athens, Greece
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“The Best Italian Food I have ever eaten!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

There are no worlds to describe this sensational trattoria.
It is so small like a little grocerry shop with salami and meet hanging around the place.
If you have not book a table-be prepared to sit with other people- there is no way you can find one every time you visit the restaurant.
There is no catalogue,no romantic atmosphere just harmony of senses and suit joy of food.
Try the raviolli and all the pasta and leave room for the dessert cheesecake or even better tiramisu with real beans of coffee.
This is a family oriented place with mother and father in the cooking department and the son as your host.
I ami gining a 5/5 without any doubt.
A visit to this place is a must and do not consider the money is ver reasonable priced too.

  • Visited February 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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