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Francesco Vini

#117 of 2,053 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Santa Croce
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Borgo De' Greci 7/R | Piazza Dei Peruzzi 8/R, 50122, Florence, Italy
+39 055 218737
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Berlin, Connecticut
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59 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Friendly staff and very good food and wine at reasonable prices. Can't give the place 5 stars because portions are a bit small and some corners of the room were not heated in January.

Thank Ani B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went there for T-bone steak but the portion is too big for one person (minimum 1 kg.) so the waiter recommended me a grilled tenderloin steak served with rocket and cherry tomato. Gotta tell you... best steak ever!!! I could not recommend enough. Everything was so fresh and meat was very well grilled. I cleaned the plate in less than... More 

Thank Saratsanun U
New York City, New York
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This gem was centrally located, but if you aren't in the know, youre missing out! If you're a good patron, you can see this historical foundation dating back 2000+ years! Food was DEVINE! I know its hard to find less than delicious food in Florence, but this is where the locals go and aren't EVER dissappointed!

Thank Allan B
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an apartment in the Santa Croce area just 1/2 block from Francesco Vini and decided to try one night. A distinguished gentleman waited on us. Wish I remembered his name but he was talk with graying hair and spoke very good English. I had braised beef with truffle potatoes and my partner had the chicken - both delicious.... More 

Thank JSHauger
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed our dinner here after having an excellent meal on a previous visit several years ago. Service was friendly and very welcoming. Although December isn't the best month for fresh tomatoes, our caprese was excellent. This may have been the first time the we have had the mozzarella served beside the tomatoes, allowing us to adjust... More 

Thank Ken-Global
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74 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this restaurant as a group prior to making the trip to Rome. Whilst the service was swift, the food wasn't really where Italian food usually is. The food was bland to boring, however the range of wines was impressive. When it came time to pay the waiter advised that we could split the bill & pay separately, however... More 

Thank Anthony C
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have reviewed this great place in the past and upon 'landing' in Florence, went straight there...what has changed? Thank goodness, NOTHING! The bistecca Fiorentina is displayed for all to see and is the best I've had in all of Florence. Cooked just right with truffled mashed potatoes (NOT truffle oil) and a salad big enough for two. Oh,I guess... More 

Thank VinoTurco
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62 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Gnocchi was ok, but I've had better. We had someone who asked for gluten free and her meal came out covered in breadcrumbs. When it came to paying, it all became too hard for the rude and crusty woman behind the register. There are plenty of better places to eat in Florence.

Thank Meegity
Manila, Philippines
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107 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

When in Florence, there must be bistecca ala fiorentina! Tucked in one of the quaint side streets near the Uffizi is this very charming restaurant that displays humongous cuts of beef for the bistecca. We were ushered in and med with such gracious service. The highlight, of course, was the bistecca, done to perfection! Perfectly grilled, very tender, and so... More 

Thank AyiManila
Cranleigh, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016

Good meal in the Tuscan style served with the human touch. I can recommend the risotto and the Montepulciano Dei. Acceptable prices.

Thank Christopher D

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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
$16 - $85
Italian, Mediterranean
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Borgo De' Greci 7/R | Piazza Dei Peruzzi 8/R, 50122, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Santa Croce
  • Neighborhood: Santa Croce
  • Phone Number: +39 055 218737

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Santa Croce

Neighborhood Profile
Santa Croce
Stop and stare at the beauty and symmetry of the Basilica of Santa Croce any time day or night. Unraveling around it are a number of architectural and artistic masterpieces, from the Synagogue to the Central National Library. As a hub for young people, the area gets busy with people who want to have fun: a continuous flow of tourists and locals become animated by songs and dances.
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