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“Don't be fooled by the name!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Golden View Open Bar

Golden View Open Bar
Via de Bardi, 58/r, Florence, Italy
+39 055214502
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Ranked #376 of 1,968 Restaurants in Florence
Price range: $0 - $124
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Buffet, Late Night, Dessert
Tullahoma, Tennessee
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“Don't be fooled by the name!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013 via mobile

I know what you're thinking... 'this place can't be good, it doesn't even have an italian name.' Well you would be wrong. We sat with a view of the Anro river and had a wonderful 4 course meal with good food and service! We especially enjoyed the crustini platter, the wild boar tagliolini, and the creme burlee! The people are wonderful and so is the food!

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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“Great place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013 via mobile

In a tourist trap area, but not a trap. Very good food and atmosphere. Great view too!
We walked from train station over the bridge and back.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Great Place to Splurge”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

When restaurants are pricey, as GVOB is, they invite criticism because people paying top euro expect perfection. Based on the wide variance in ratings for GVOB they clearly need to work on being more consistent. That said, we must have been lucky because our visit to GVOB was one of the highlight meals of our 3 weeks in Italy. From the moment we walked in everything was perfect. Without prior reservations we were seated at a corner table directly on the Arno with outside views on 2 sides, including views of the Ponte Vecchio and the full moon reflecting off the river. Service was professional, friendly and attentive and every course we had was amazing - expertly prepared and presented. This included the beef carpaccio, bruschetta, taleggio cheese with honey and walnuts, Golden View salad, vegetarian risotto, zucchini tagliolini, gnocchi with tomotoes, basil and mozzarella, Florentine steak, and sides of spinach, roasted potatoes, and assorted grilled vegetables. They were out of the wine we ordered so they gave us a similar, more expensive bottle (2 actually) at the price of the bottle we ordered. Yes it was expensive, but we did not regret a single euro.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney
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“Perfect Lioate Lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

On advise from our local guide, we booked a late lunch arriving at 300 in the afternoon. Fantastic Pizza, Pasta, Vino and Espresso. Great outlook to Ponte Vecchio and River. If we had more time, we would go again. A definite place to visit.

  • Visited January 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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“Highly Recommend for something a bit special.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

Currently sitting in the corner table of this beautiful restaurant. A group of six ranging 18-56 years old. Don't get me wrong, it is big and it does have a big menu, but they do well with the multiple options and having travelled with both non pork eaters and vegetarians, we were grateful for some variety. The views are amazing, service friend, cheeky and atmosphere great. Good wine list from many regions and easy to find location on the left bank. Highly recommend. Ask for a table next to the restaurant facing the ponte vecchio on the first floor.
Enjoy!

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