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“Delicious, delightful, dinner” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Pentola dell'Oro

La Pentola dell'Oro
Via di Mezzo 24r | angolo via dei Pepi, Florence, Italy
+39 055 241808
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Ranked #369 of 2,059 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian, Steakhouse
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Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Blacksburg, VA
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8 restaurant reviews
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“Delicious, delightful, dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014 via mobile

Saw a friend's recommendation, saw the reviews, staying a few blocks away so checked it out. REALLY good, really reasonable, very friendly. If we were here longer we'd certainly return. We Had the Ribollita and a veal stew with roasted potatoes and spinach and a bottle of house red (really pretty decent). Not stuffed, but quite satisfied (and ready for a walk before gelato) and for under 40 euro. Hard to beat.

Visited January 2014
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“If you have one meal in Florence...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

... Let it be here!

Tuscan cooking at its best. And without a doubt the best bistecca fiorentina in town.

The restaurant is small and fills quickly but the service is great.

Must-tries include the leek quiche-like pie: La Porrea; any homemade pappardelle pasta dish but particularly if it's made with wild boar (cinghiale); and, of course, the florentine steak.

Desserts are divine but you will need to bring an appetite!

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41 restaurant reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“A superb (huge) new year's menu with lovely food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014 via mobile

Great food with inventive designs like boar with chocolate sauce. The set menu on New Year's Eve was a pleasure to eat (if impossible to finish!).
Worth trying and very efficiently managed an email booking.

Visited December 2013
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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“Si mangia bene!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

Like other reviewers, we were recommended this restaurant by our hotel proprietor (along with another restaurant, whose name I have mercifully forgotten) and ended up at La Pentola after walking out of the first place after having sat there for 20 minutes with no service. La Pentola dell'Oro takes its food seriously: the Tuscan menu has interesting dishes including steaks and wild boar - both highly recommended - and the service is friendly and efficient. Deserts were good; wines were well chosen. We were seated downstairs and our fellow diners were a mixture of locals and tourists. In fact, the following night we returned and were not surprised to see exactly the same set of diners surrounding us as had been there the night before. We smiled at each other: we were all in on the secret. Go there! Si mangia proprio bene!

  • Visited August 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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London
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“Great Tuscan cooking”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

The concierge in our hotel recommended this restaurant to us; otherwise, we never would have found it, as it's tucked away down a rather insalubrious-looking backstreet.

The food was very good and authentically Tuscan: the pici pasta was excellent, as were the desserts. Fairly reasonably priced for the quality, too.

Service was a bit rushed and impersonal, but the waiters were perfectly helpful.

We enjoyed our meal and the whole experience very much!

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