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“I'd rather starve than eat here!” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Bar La Borsa

Bar La Borsa
Via Por S Mria 55/R, Florence, Italy
00 39 055 216109
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Ranked #1,523 of 1,873 Restaurants in Florence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
Makati, Philippines
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5 restaurant reviews
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“I'd rather starve than eat here!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

This is the worst restaurant in our entire stay in Italy. The bread tastes like paper. Risotto was so bland and dry. Lasagna was soggy and had no taste. Service was like the food ... terrible. To top it off, our bill was not cheap. Walk a few minutes down to other restaurants not located near the Piazza.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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“A complete rip off”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

We only went for a drink here and should have known better - should have stuck to our principles that any place where the staff won't let you read the menu in peace without hassling you to go in is a bad sign. Only go here if you have very deep pockets and don't mind paying 8.8 Euros for a diet coke. A complete rip off.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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“Not worth it”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012 via mobile

Florence has a lot of good places to eat, and this probably not one them. Average at best. I would recommend trying your luck somewhere else.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Do not waste your money at this restaurant!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

Location is good, food is absolutely a tourist rip off. This is the worst restaurant
We've eaten at in Italy.

Ordered salad that had canned corn, pasta that was worse than microwaved and was charged €4.80 for a bottle of
Tap water! We usually do not give restaurants a bad review, but we felt
Completely ripped off here.

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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“A big scam! Stay away!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

This place is absolutely not worthwhile. It is in a nice location, which makes it the ideal tourist trap.

The food was horrible. The pasta we got, we have made much better ourselves. The pizza tasted exactly like very cheap frozen pizza bought in a supermarket, maybe a little bit worse.

The absolutely worst though was the price - 8.8 Euros for a glass of pepsi? It doesn´t say anything about this in the menu, so of course we should have realised this.. Stay away.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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