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Trattoria Armando

#254 of 2,069 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Santa Maria Novella
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Via Borgognissanti 140/R, 50123 , Florence, Italy
+39 055 217263
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Mon - Sat 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Sydney, Australia
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39 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On a recommendation- we came to this place, the service was COMPLETELY NON EXISTENT, plenty of attitude, but no service, when we did get some attention (mind you the restaurant was empty) food was not what you would call value for money, the olive oil served was empty, some side dishes were missing, servings were very small, a disappointment- however,... More 

Thank Al_Dand
Ottawa, Canada
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had dinner last night at the trattoria Armando and it was a great dining experience that we will never forget. The waiters were friendly and so nice! The meal started with a small welcome dish from the kitchen. A simple tomato soup with bread and topped with basil. It was so simple but unbelievably delicious! I ordered the boar... More 

Thank FranknWank
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best meal we had in Florence. Service was excellent. Location very easy to find and food was outstanding

Thank Sally G
Croydon, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Trattoria Armando is in a quiet side street, 5 mins walk from the station and a couple minute walk from the banks of the Arno. We visited on a Wednesday evening in mid-March, We didn't have a reservation and on arrival could see that a number of tables were already in use by both locals and tourists. We were found... More 

Thank Cocogirl59
Udine, Italy
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed March 9, 2017

I have been there with a few friends on a Saturday night. We were immediately seated to our table . I liked the atmosphere of an old Trattoria with charm. The menu has many typical Tuscan dishes, but also some favorite Italians. The trippa was excellent and so was the rabbit and the mixed fried veg and meat. There are... More 

Thank AleDiRaf
Novi Ligure, Italy
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109 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed February 20, 2017 via mobile

The "bistecca alla fiorentina " is perfect, loved by all, even non-enthusiasts of beef. The antipasto of Carpaccio di bolliti is highly recommended. Good selection of reasonably priced Bolgheri to finish a perfect experience at a perfect price

1 Thank Michael P
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87 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed February 3, 2017 via mobile

We had a relaxing evening here with colleagues from all over the world. Our Italian host recommended some dishes and everything was very good snd tasty. Especially steak was soft and melted in a mouth. Nice service.

Thank 161kirsin
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed January 30, 2017 via mobile

We were recommended to try this place by a barman at a local bar and it was a lovely meal. The tomato and bread soup was lovely as was the homemade pasta. The place is very traditional and you are provided a warm welcome and even a grappa when you leave. As a note they speak Chinese and English if... More 

Thank Daniel B
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65 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed December 23, 2016

It had the appearance of a local restaurant. Everybody knows everybody, so familiarity was an Italian trait. The staff is nice, you feel part of the family. The food is very good.

Thank danapoe
Brisbane, Australia
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52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed December 4, 2016

We stumbled across this delightful restaurant when looking for a place for dinner late one night near the main train station. We were incredibly happy to find it because their food was exceptional, and the staff were very friendly and helpful. Would highly recommend.

Thank Theo_and_Fiona

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$38 - $65
Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Borgognissanti 140/R, 50123 , Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Santa Maria Novella
  • Neighborhood: Santa Maria Novella
  • Phone Number: +39 055 217263
Typical family run florentine trattoria from 1957. Menu is seasonal with home made pasta and desserts and traditional flavours. Ambience is simply elegant with informal and attentive service.

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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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