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Il Profeta

#275 of 1,976 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighborhood:
Santa Maria Novella
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Borgo Ognissanti | 93 R, 50123 , Florence, Italy
055.212265
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the best meals I have ever had in my life, if not THEE BEST. The service couldn't have been better. I highly recommend this to anyone visiting in the area. You will leave COMPLETELY SATISFIED

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Thank Christopher D
New York City, New York
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49 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic homemade classic Italian food. Our waiter was superb, extremely funny and he knew the menu inside and out. He translated every dish that we were not familiar with or that did not have a description in English. They are famous for their steaks topped with lard instead of butter, but the steaks were just good not great. Their traditional... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a terrible meal in a different restaurant the night before so were really keeping our fingers crossed for something special on this particular evening. We were the first to arrive at the restaurant but it soon filled up. The maitre'd Martin explained the entire menu for us and described the house specialities giving us options of how we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I cannot gush about this place enough. It was recommended by one of our tour guides after we said we wanted a local place to eat. From the moment we sat down, we were glad we listened. The staff was incredible. They gave us free tastes and they were so kind especially since our Italian was so limited. They went... More 

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Jericho, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am sure to visit Il Profeta each time I am in Florence. This time I had the pleasure of bringing my entire family including children and grandchildren. Claudio is a fabulous host, taking the time to explain each dish and offering suggestions The menu is extensive and the food delicious and reasonably priced

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was one of the best dishes we had in Italy. I never write any reviews but had to write one for this place because it derserves five stars. The owner is the sweetest man who spoiled us with amazing food. Highly highly recommend!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Another smaller restaurant we visit when we come to Florence and we have never been disappointed. On this last occasion, the owner went out of his way to make sure our meal was perfect and allowed us to try some samplings of dishes we had not ordered plus some of the most amazing olive oil I have ever tasted. Always... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The concierge at our hotel hooked us up - he said "it's a nice little restaurant, you'll like it." OK fine, figured we'd get a nice meal and that's that. That's the understatement of our entire trip to Italy. There are a ton of amazing restaurants but Il Profeta takes the cake hands down. From the moment we walked in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a small resturant with amazingly great food and service. From the moment you enter, you are greeted and treated as if you are family. The service is second to none and the food is even better. The risotto and the pear ravioli are amazing. If you want a 5 star meal with service to match- this is your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a great night. Excellent meal- great food with some of the best service I have had in a long time. The house sauce is the best! And tiramisu! And wine! You get the picture...

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$100
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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: 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

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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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