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Il Profeta

#323 of 2,032 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Santa Maria Novella
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Borgo Ognissanti | 93 R, 50123 , Florence, Italy
+39 055 212265
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

Thank Thomas F
New York City, New York
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank sixpakabz1
Timonium, Maryland
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121 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Autoxer48
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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

Thank mvfan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
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 

Thank Tgus14
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

Upon arriving at the restaurant with a reservation made, we were served by a waiter (not knowing he is the owner of the restaurant). We came just for the 'famous dish' and the rest of the dishes are recommended by him. We are very pleased with his humble, funny, and friendly attitude. I specificly told him we will be sharing... More 

Thank Ramayani
New York City, New York
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73 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

Have been coming to this place since 1982 and it's consistently great. While it caters to an English-speaking crowd (which ordinarily would be a death knell for most places), the food is consistently wonderful and the Tiramisu is out of this world delicious. The owner is there to ensure the service and the food are good and he constantly walks... More 

Thank Stan P
Seattle, WA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

We have been here twice now as we had absolutely had to return there the second time we visited Florence! This time it was Martin that excelled as our waiter and he did not disappoint us! The first time in I ordered the veal and this time I ordered from the renaissance menu and what a treat it was! Both... More 

Thank Rikki666
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

We went to Il Profeta on a recommendation and it did not disappoint. The atmosphere is friendly and warm. Carlos, the owner made us feel like old friends and family. The food was delicious. The service was attentive but not intrusive. Lots of laughs with Carlos. All in all, a terrific experience.

Thank glenn k
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016 via mobile

This is a small restaurant off the center of Florence. As we entered, the host was so welcoming and cheerful. The waiters are so welcoming as long as one likes the food. The price is high if one orders their special dishes(three times the regular ones!). We ordered two special pastas, one was very tasty and the other was too... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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