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Il Profeta

#376 of 2,061 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighborhood:
Santa Maria Novella
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Borgo Ognissanti | 93 R, 50123 , Florence, Italy
+39 055 212265
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Today
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Aside from the food being the best meal I have ever had, the owner who also serves as the maitre de goes out of his way to make every guest feel welcome and ensures they are enjoying their meal. The atmosphere is very intimate and the food is delicious.

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Thank Adam M
Canada
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You will find precise and highly refined Tuscan cooking here. Each dish was beautifully prepared with deep rich flavors. Service was excellent. Prices are higher than at other restaurants but the quality of the food reflects this.

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Thank Finetraveller
Cambodia
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13 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is very nice indeed, excellent location, lovely rooms that are well designed and well appointed. I was even allowed to check in early which was greatly appreciated. Hope to see you again. I really suggest to all friends all people must taste your food once a life

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017

We stumbled on this place on Borgo Ognissanti after a long, grueling, 11-hour bus tour of Tuscany. Surely we deserved a nice meal near our hotel to recover from the day's touristic exertions. So we entered "Il Profeta" and were warmly greeted and ushered to a table. Out English-fluent waiter, while slightly overbearing, did a good job of introducing us... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

We love the Borgo Oggnisanti area and to be introduced to this restaurant by the St. Regis concierge who helped us with reservations was also really nice. Mr. Claudio Pieri is the family ownership (his uncle founded restaurant). This is an upscale family style restaurant (oxymoron) which harks back to the mid-20th Century. Try the Banto Il Profeta, a homemade... More 

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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2016 via mobile

Superb restaurant! Greeted warmly by the owner (Momma) who immediately seated us and brought water to the table. Waiter was excellent and asked where we're from and switched to excellent English the rest of the meal. Great explanation of the dishes convincing me to try the boar and polenta. He was right! Chianti suggestion superb. Ladies had gnocchi, ravioli and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016

If you are in Florence, then you must make a reservation and have a meal here. I can't say enough marvelous things about this restaurant. We were in Italy for 13 days including Rome, Amalfi Coast and Venice. This restaurant, by far, was our best dining experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016

This was a high point. The meal was great and the owner was a hoot. He enjoyed interacting with his customers.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

Wonderful . Perfect service. We did not have a reservation.They found room for us. Busy wonderful family atmosphere. Owners present and proud of their business of 37 years. Would not hesitate to return again and again

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

This may be a strong boast but I truly had a fantastic meal there. I was part of a Tauck tour and one of our dinners was at Il Profeta. The owner greeted us, explain ended the menu and made recommendations. From there you sit back and enjoy. We were a table of 9 and everyone had different dinners and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$100
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Borgo Ognissanti | 93 R, 50123 , Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Santa Maria Novella
  • Neighborhood: Santa Maria Novella
  • Phone Number: +39 055 212265

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Staying in Santa Maria Novella

Neighborhood Profile
Santa Maria Novella
Santa Maria Novella train station welcomes the majority of the people arriving in Florence, which might explain the hectic pace. Commuters and tourists come across the constant hustle and bustle of the station before exiting, taking a few steps and stopping amazed in Piazza di Santa Maria Novella. It is impossible not to admire the the square, housing one of the most charming basilicas in Florence. The area has plenty of local spots to taste Tuscan specialties, but don’t stop in the main streets alone; the narrower side streets always ensure satisfaction. The huge Parco Delle Cascine provides a solution to the need for a green area as well as a historic welcome in the form of a bronze statue of King Vittorio Emanuele II riding a horse.
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