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Osteria I Riffaioli

#464 of 2,049 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
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Via del Ponte Alle Riffe 2/4/R, 50133, Florence, Italy
+39 055 508 8070
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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San Francisco, CA
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63 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2016

Thanks to other reviews, we sought out this ristorante which was just a short walk from our apt. Although there was no English spoken and the menu entirely in Italian, we were able to figure out what we wanted and were not disappointed. The tagliatelle with duck and speck was perfect, as with the eggplant pesto pasta and penne. Each... More 

Thank muhlberg
Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

I ate here without a reservation and was welcomed with open arms by a very colourful lady. I ordered a tagliatelle with Speck and Zucchini Flowers which was amazing. Relatively pricey, but quality ingredients and good cooking. €14 with €2 cover charge.

Thank Jason L
Karaj, Tehran, Iran
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2016 via mobile

The lady barely spoke English, and we couldn't understand a word of the menu. Therefore we just ordered two pastas with pesto and tomatoe sauce. Each 10 and 12 euros. We didn't ask for water and bread but they gave us when we arrived and had to pay 6 euros for them. Good food but bad customer service.

Thank hadi0261
Andrea S, Proprietario at Osteria I Riffaioli, responded to this review
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Dia retta ma se vengo io nel suo"bel paese" a mangiare pensa che trovi qualcuno che si sforza di capire... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2016

I have been visiting Italy for 20 years (and lived here for 3) but this is the first restaurant I have found at reasonable prices that combines an intimate, family feeling, incredible quality and wonderful originality. One of the best restaurants I have ever eaten in anywhere in the world. I went with two Italians and they agreed - amazing!

Thank just_me_314
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2016 via mobile

We came here to have dinner. Great little place, very cosy. Not turistic place. Stuff was very friendly and helpful. Food was very good and house wine too! Would recommend this place to anyone and will defenetly come here again!

Thank Carina I
El Paso, Texas
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577 reviews
322 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 248 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

We were recommended to come here by a friend. On a Sunday night, they were open and almost all the tables were filled by 9 p.m. We are one of the few tables that was not reserved. We tried a total of 3 different dishes: a pasta with tomatoes and cheese, a pasta with pork meat, and another pasta with... More 

Thank Hsphoser36
Andrea S, Proprietario at Osteria I Riffaioli, responded to this review
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la ringrazio molto del suo giudizio anche perchè quelli fatti dai turisti per mio conto valgono doppio a buon intenditore... More 

Boise, Idaho
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100 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2015

In the too touristic dining panorama of Florence, this place is one nice exception. It's out of the beaten paths ( i.e. you're 30min walking from the very center), it's rustic and proposes simple food. But for someone living in other countries (like us these days), this is the kind of place you expect in Tuscany. And their menu has... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2015

I discovered this place, just down the street from my air bnb, b/c it had good reviews on yelp. Oh my, if you are a foodie and into great local food done simply and very very well, I could not recommend this place more. The food is ultra fresh, inspired by seasonality, and perfectly cooked. I went two nights in... More 

Thank Stacey A
Rome, Italy
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2014

We've been to I Riffaioli many times for lunch over the past few years, and found it an excellent alternative to the crowds and prices of the centro storico, but had never tried it at night. Though there were not many of us in their small diningroom, we had to wait quite a while, but our patience was richly rewarded... More 

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Florence, Italy
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156 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2014

I was dying for a traditional Tuscan meal and this restaurant hit the spot, and then some. I have been looking forward to trying this place out for years, and am delighted that they now are open for dinner. The restaurant is very cute and charming. The staff is very knowledgeable and friendly. Food is prepared fresh daily and we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$27 - $43
Italian, Mediterranean, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via del Ponte Alle Riffe 2/4/R, 50133, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence
  • Phone Number: +39 055 508 8070
Chef Andrea Siviero selects the typical products for his dishes in small farms of Tuscany (and not only). The menu of Riffaioli changes with the seasons and in a family atmosphere we can rediscover the traditional flavors of the traditional Italian dishes. Here you can also find: an evolving Wine List, homemade cakes, vegetarian and gluten-free dishes.

Reservations are recommended. Personalized dinners by reservation. Theme nights and tastings.

Recommended to "Osterie d'Italia" SLOW FOOD and on many other guides.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?