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“Perfect meal” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Trattoria il Contadino

Trattoria il Contadino
Via Palazzuolo 69-71r, 50123 Florence, Italy
+39 055 238 2673
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Ranked #113 of 2,059 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $17
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Brighton UK
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“Perfect meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

We went late in the evening and i was worried that they wouldnt be able to fit us in after seeing the queue outside.Fortunately we didnt have to wait more than 5 minutes.Once inside there was a nice atmosphere,there were not printed menus but the waitor gave a very detailed explanation on what was on offer in very good english.Food was excellent,i had the traditional toscan vegetable soup while my partner had the fettuchini with wildbore sauce witch was fantastic.For secondi i had the wild bore stew witxh was also very good.Outstanding value,we paid around E13 each for two generous courses including side dish,water bread and wine.Also no cover charge.Worth going back to Florence for meals like that,we tried going on a different day but unfortunately was closed.

  • 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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11 restaurant reviews
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“Not bad but not as good a reviews”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

We had this restaurant recommended and as it was literally down the street we went there. You would struggle to find a place that was a more traditional family type place. The people were pleasant but not overly friendly ... The food choices were quite good, but it was a no frills and very basic home cooking meal.

Not sure if I would rave about it, the food was basic and a little bland, not sure about the true flavors of Italy mentioned in other reviews. It was not a bad meal but not anything special, which I was disappointed about as it got a real wrap. There was no from of presentation which I wasn't fussy about, just food on a plate. It was good value but having said that you got what you paid for.
I would not go back again, and if people are expecting something really special they will be disappointed, but make up your own mind.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Trezzano sul Naviglio, Italy
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“A must in Florence !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013 via mobile

Wanna eat delicious food without spending a fortune?
This place is for u!
First course, second course + side, water (add 1 euro if u want wine) = 12.50 euros

The food we had was great! A typical tuscan first course( ribollita) and hot pasta. Then sward fish with spinach and for me, since I'm vegan, the waiter - after asking if I could have 2 sides instead of the second course - brought me 3 different sides. All tasty and bet abundant !
We left the place completely full and satisfied !

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Barnaul, Russia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Perfetto!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

Wonderful trattoria, simple and very tasty food. Family atmosphere and friendly people working in this trattoria create a very good impression. I visited a lot of different restaurants and cafes, but this is the most favorite.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Temora
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“True Italian cuisine”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013 via mobile

Thankyou trip advisor for taking us to this amazing Resturant. True to form is is a no frills Resturant but we joined the queue and after a short wait were taken next door to a room separate from the main Resturant. The menu was recited to us in broken English, but the staff were very patient and attentive, then the drinks arrived then the glorious food. We had the minestrone soup and I had sword fish with woodforde tomatoes and my wife had wrapped beef with a salad. The portion sizes allowed for sweets and we both devoured the strawberries and whipped cream. Hmmmmmmmmm! If your in Florence do your self a favour and get into the trattoria il contadino. No frills, very noisy, but great food and service!

Visited June 2013
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