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Restaurante Il Latini

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Via Dei Palchetti 6/r, 50123, Florence, Italy
+39 055 210916
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12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Typical canteen itaiana. Place lively and cheerful. No place for those who do not like noise. Waiters serve promptly but always gay fashion and talking loudly. The food is very good and the portions are plentiful. Excellent program.

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Thank Jose Guilherme N
Stockholm, Sweden
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a place frequented by both locals and tourists. The food is good but the atmosphere is very rushed. Everyone is running, plates are thrown on the table. This is regardelss of if you are local or tourist so thats more of the style. The food served is rustic tuscan style and the prices are fairly good. Not your... More 

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a must restaurant if you want to have a good meat meal. There roast beef is outstanding and everything in the restaurant seems to come from the family farms including the wines - the red was very good too. It is a family affairs with the owners in attendance but had been there for years. You can queue... More 

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Thank Helen D
Los Angeles - Buenos Aires
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My family of 4 dinned there yesterday, and after several prior visits the quality vs there charge for the all you can eat meal have really declined(quality) and increased(charge). We paid 240 euros for 2 adults and 2 kids - by far one of the worst meals we had in Florence. Soup was luke warm, streak was extra fatty, beans... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited this restaurant twice before in the past 10 years. The first time we went, we absolutely loved it. We were served family style at a large table and sat with other patrons from all over the world. It was so good and so fun. The next time we visited Florence and went to Il Latini, the food wasn't... More 

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Thank michflab
Florence, Italy
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We read about this restaurant in a book while we were in Rome a couple weeks earlier. It is noted as one of the best dining experiences in Florence. I could not agree more. It's family style dining where they pre-plan the menu for you (if you're a control freak you may not enjoy this) and then the plates just... More 

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Lugano, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I simply love this restaurant. Be sure to reserve because the word is out and you will find an international crowd outside waiting for a place. That's because the food is awesome, abundant and the service is personal and fun.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We unfortunately had our worst meal of a two week Italy trip at this restaurant. They do an expensive all you can eat menu. The price wasn't terrible but we had seven people and four picky eaters. So it didn't work well for us. From the moment we turned it down the staffs attitude changed. They treated us as second... More 

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Thank Wade W
Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family were once #1 fans of Il Latini... sadly, as often happens when the offspring of the original owner take over, things are changing and not for the better. No longer can you just talk to the waiter and decide what to order, or leave it up to them (as we often love to do). Nope, you get handed... More 

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Wells, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our hotel pre-booked a table for us at 7:30 on a Saturday evening. When we arrived there was a host of other guests milling around the entrance hoping to get in. We sat with a couple from Philadelphia who were welcome guides to the event to follow. Our charismatic host made sure we chose well from the menu, portions very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$25 - $100
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, Barbecue, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Digital Payments, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Dei Palchetti 6/r, 50123, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Duomo
  • Neighborhood: Duomo
  • Phone Number: +39 055 210916
Description
Around the tables of "Il Latini" friendships are interwoven, all the world's languages are spoken, fervent discussions are held and everyone tastes food that has the flavour of the old times past. Il Latini means tradition: a means of discovering Tuscany and its people. The kitchen is where the best products of Tuscany's countryside are turned into the dishes typical of the tuscan tradition. Il Latini's kitchen was originally the kitchen of Narciso's wife, who used to take the dishes from her home to the cellars in Palazzo Rucellai where tables were set. Sora Maria's cooking was made of ingredients and flavours typical of tuscan cuisine, simple and genuine food that nowadays are still a characteristic of the restaurant. The flood in Florence did not spare the tavern, which continued nevertheless to serve warm dishes Florentine citizens among the muddy streets.

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Duomo
Florentia, as it was called by Latins, is permeated by an eternal beauty spread in all corners of the city. The historic center is characterized by the immensity of the Duomo, able to transport tourists into the brightest age of Florence: the Renaissance. Who does not know the Brunelleschi Dome, San Giovanni Baptistery and the Giotto’s Campanile? Everything is enclosed here and it would be easy to imagine the city as it was in ancient times, with maids walking in the main square and horses carrying coaches. Nowadays, roads are busy with street artists. Rustic Tuscan bakeries give way to fashion shops; just stop for a few minutes in the middle of Piazza della Repubblica to enjoy the colors and sweet melody of the carousel that will bring back great memories from anyone’s childhood.
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