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“Great food with room to grow on service” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Ristorante Il Salviatino

Ristorante Il Salviatino
Via del Salviatino, 21, 50137 Fiesole, Italy
+39 055 9041111
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Ranked #21 of 44 Restaurants in Fiesole
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Sydney, Australia
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65 reviews 65 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
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“Great food with room to grow on service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

The food here is really beautiful and the produce is top notch. The chef fedinitely knows what he is doing, however the service is inconsistent. Sometimes it was amazing, but other times we did not get attention for 20 - 30 minutes becasue the restaurant was busy. I would like to mention Lino who is an excellent staff member and should teach the others what service should be like.

Visited July 2013
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
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English first
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Excellent food - beautiful setting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013 via mobile

We ate here twice during our stay at the hotel and it was excellent both times. The truffle spaghetti carbonara was superb and so was the steak. They have a small buffet of deserts which was good but the gelato was the best. The view out over Florence is lovely as the sun sets. Waiters were all very attentive and well trained. My only reservation was that the menu is quite small although they do have specials each day (make sure they are offered to you!).

  • Visited August 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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London, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“The restaurant was a welcome reprieve from overall experience at hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

The restaurant was a welcome reprieve from overall experience at hotel. Food quality high and service orverall from the experienced staff was excellent.

Visited September 2012
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Not enough staff. Food not good enough at all.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013 via mobile

The staff are lovely but there simply aren't enough of them in the restaurant

For an hotel this expensive, there should be. Little things do not have finesse, ie- the yoghurt, jams, ice creams factory bought. The shampoo etc in bathrooms also not nice and generic

It just doesn't have the details it should

As said, staff very nice! Really very nice! Just very overpriced.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Stunning”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

We ate three times at Il Salaviatino and the standard was extraordinarily high, with an excellent choice of wines, the gardens are stunning to walk afterwards.

Visited June 2013
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