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“Awesome dining experience” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Reggia degli Etruschi

La Reggia degli Etruschi
Via S. Francesco 18, 50014 Fiesole, Italy
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Ranked #1 of 43 Restaurants in Fiesole
Price range: $40 - $73
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Located on one of the most panoramic terraces of Fiesole, La Reggia degli Etruschi (once a monastery and later a tearoom) is today one of the most exclusive restaurants in the city with a breathtaking view over Florence and its monuments.
Boston
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Awesome dining experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

When we finally arrived at the restaurant after the heart stopping drive our GPS sent us on, we were greeted with 2 complimentary glasses of prosecco and some delicious bruschetta. We wanted to try the infamous Florentine steak and weren't disappointed. Our amazing waiter said it was for '2" , but it could have fed a small village. We chose grilled vegetables on the side and it was one of the best meals we have ever eaten! The wine, appetizer and service were all excellent. The view of Florence must be wonderful, but we were too late to catch it. Next time...

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Wonderful food in classic Tuscan hillside”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

The view from the hillside at Fiesole overlooks all of Florence and is straight out of the classic postcards of Tuscany pack. The lunch matched the view. My 5cm thick fillet of beef was so tender it almost melted. Ttuscan red wine went extremely well with all the food. Definitely worth a visit then you can walk off the lunch with a brisk walk around the hills or laze on the 2000 year old terraces of the old roman amphitheatre nearby.

  • 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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Ostersund, Sweden
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Impolite”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

We were here to eat lunch and we wanted to sit in the sun close to the Faboulus view. But we were told that the tables there were for four people. He showed us a Table in the shadow in the middle of the terras. There was Only 2 tables occupied but he didn't let us sit in the sun with the best view like the other people did. Was it because we were 2 elderly women ? We left the restaurant without eating.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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“Special Dining Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

We visited Fiesole in mid April and went primarily for the panorama hilltop views of Florence. As part of our adventure we literally stumbled across La Reggia restaurant before catching the bus back to Florence. After asking to see the menu (as we were in the mood for beef), we decided to stay for dinner. From the moment we were seated at a table with some of the most breathtaking views in Italy, the complimentary gastronomic surprises began including an aperitif, bruschetta and later some dessert wine. The presentation, taste, and quality of our beef and dessert of panna cotta was truly exceptional. But probably the most amazing part of our best dining experience EVER, was the genuine joy and pleasure the owners took in our enjoyment of their food and hospitality.

  • 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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“Perfect night!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013 via mobile

La Reggia is a wonderful place. I was there in late march with my wife. It truly was one of our best ever dining experiences and we have been to some amazing places. First of all, be prepared for the hike to the restaurant, but it is worth it. The view is breathtaking, overlooking Florence. Both the manager and his father (Mario and Leonardo I believe)guided us through of meal. They helped us match great wine with with amazing food. The Beef Carpaccio, Pasta, Steaks, Roasted Potatoes, and dessert were all to die for. if you are in Florence for a couple days, you must go. You will not regret it. Wonderful people, wonderful view,and wonderful food.

Visited March 2013
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