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“great food and service” 5 of 5 stars
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Florentine Restaurant
907 W Broad St, Columbus, OH 43222-1420
614-228-2262
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Ranked #249 of 1,994 Restaurants in Columbus
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations
FAIRFIELD
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“great food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

The meal was delicious and the service was great! Well worth the price. The spaghetti was made on-site and the fish my wife had was outstanding. The desserts were delicious as well.

  • 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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Columbus, Ohio
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Old fashioned family favorite”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

The Florentine has been one of my favorite restaurants since I was a little girl. Homemade pasta, hearty recipes and generous portions served in a warm (if a bit dated) atmosphere, Florentine has always tasted like home. Their dishes come straight from the oven. The fettuccine alfredo is always melty-gooey and delicious. My favorite dish, the spaghetti ala caruso, is a heaping pile of thick noodles sprinkled with crispy fried chicken livers and topped with melted cheese. Dinners come with a salad and warm bread sticks. I prefer the blue cheese over their house italian dressing (it's a bit tangy for my taste). Florentine also offers a private dining room for rent, which is where we had our wedding rehearsal dinner. Located in the basement of the restaurant, the room includes private restrooms. You can design a menu for your guests and the prices are great! If you live in Columbus or are just visiting, you should give Florentine a shot. Located just near the heart of downtown, the neighborhood isn't the nicest, but don't let it deter you from this gem.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Columbus
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64 reviews 64 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Expensive way to celebrate my retirement”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

Good food but it takes a chunk out of the bank account when you are going to be on a fixed income. According to their radio ads they are great, and they are good, but they don't mention how expensive their prices are when you go there.

Visited June 2012
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Worthington, Ohio
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117 reviews 117 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“A Family Favorite”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

The Florentine Restaurant is located just a short distance from downtown Columbus, in the Franklinton area, is a great Italian restaurant that has been in the same location for more than 40 years.Excellent homemade pasta and sauce and well known for their delicious house italian dressing.Not much has changed over the years even some of the wait staff is still there from my teenage years. Very affordable and a great atmosphere for the entire family.Always a satisfying experience.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Portsmouth, OH
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43 reviews 43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Great local Italian family restaurant!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

Florentine is just a few blocks from downtown Columbus and is very popular with locals. My husband and I actually ate here for the first time on our honeymoon almost 44 years ago. I don't think the interior has changed any since 1968 but that is part of the charm. The entire staff is very friendly and helpful. The prices are very reasonable and the food is wonderful! They have a great homemade Italian salad dressing and when i asked our server (Jessica) what was in it, she said she wasn't allowed to say. I had Fettuccini Alfredo and it was fantastic.
The pasta is all homemade and terrific. Highly recommend this restaurant!

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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