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“Excellent service and great food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Solo toscano

Solo toscano
Piazza Del Mercato Centrale, 22 Rosso, Florence, Italy
055291541
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Ranked #388 of 1,866 restaurants in Florence
Price range: $28 - $48
Cuisines: Italian, Steakhouse, Vegetarian, Winery
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
Brisbane, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Excellent service and great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

We had a really good experience here. Francesco the head waiter made us feel very welcome and gave us very good suggestions for food and wine (try the house Chianti - it's very good). The service was very attentive and the food was excellent (the T-Bone steak is really good, but so BIG). The cost was reasonable E70 for two including wine and free chilled spring water and complementary digestive). We are considering going back tomorrow night!

Visited May 2013
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
Dusseldorf, Germany
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Very good Tuscan food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

it has been a very pleasent surprise, very nice service and very good dinner from antipasto to pasta and ended up with meat, everything was delicius , very good tortelli di patate with bolognese sauce and gnudi.
very good price for the good quality

  • Visited May 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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Florence, Italy
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3 reviews 3 reviews
“Love and care go into this Tuscan cuisine.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

One can tell from the fresh flavors that Chef Gennaro Napolitano really cares about using local, seasonal and organic ingredients as much as possible. There are even several Slow Food Presidia products featured on the menu. The atmosphere is contemporary, yet cozy and the wait staff are all helpful and friendly. This is a place you'll see both tourists and locals and is an easy find, being centrally located near the Mercato Centrale. The gnudi (spinach dumplings) were the best I've ever tasted - incredibly flavorful and the Peposo ( beef slow-cooked in black pepper and wine, served over polenta) was also perfectly tender and absolutely delicious. YUM!

On another occasion, I took a group of 44 in and it was handled smoothly and efficiently with no compromise to the food quality. Of 5 group restaurant meals, this was the only one that spurred a standing ovation for the chef.

  • Visited April 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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Rome, Italy
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Verdy Good value and very good food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012 via mobile

We went eating in this reasturant as other more populare were packed and with long waiting list. It has been a very good choice we had excellent ham, ribollita and gnudi a glass od very good chianti coffee for 60 euro in 4 i would certainly recommend it.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Woodbridge, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Good service, but, sadly, below par food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012 via mobile

This place, facing the old food market, has a pleasant atmosphere and the service was efficient and friendly. I suspect that normally the food is as good. But on this occasion I have to say that the wild boar ragu with pasta was sub standard. The meat was tough and contained several inedible lumps of gristle. Two of our party ordered the same dish and had the same experience, so it wasn't a one off. Having said that, the ribolita was good, as was the penne al pomodoro.
Other reviews are probably more representative of the norm, however we are not overly fussy diners and it's hard to understand how lumps of gristle can end up being served to a paying customer in a well-run restaurant.
The wine also is expensive, as there did not appear to be any well-priced vino della casa.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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