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Alla Vecchia Bettola

Viale Vasco Pratolini 3/5/7, 50124, Florence, Italy
+39 055 224158
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Viale Vasco Pratolini 3/5/7, 50124, Florence, Italy
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant makes me feel like I’m home! Since the second you got in the staff is super nice and kind, the food is out of this world. I’ll eat here everyday of the week if I could. Just delish

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank catalinab374
Reviewed November 22, 2018

Our B& B host recommended this, and it was so fun! We arrived at 7:30 pm on a weeknight to find it nearly full already. We shared a table with 2 other separate couples from the UK, and had interesting dinner conversations on and off....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank stork90
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Really good food, we tried specialities we had never eaten before. Very friendly service, and good prices.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Click_and_run
Reviewed October 12, 2018 via mobile

Neighbourhood restaurant- really good food, house chianti is good and ridiculously cheap. We tried almost everything, and let the waiter choose - very good move! It is so reasonable that we were shocked (but in a good way). Get there early as it is extremely...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank MGFothergill1252
Reviewed October 7, 2018

A great find where the locals go to eat. The place was packed and they were able to accommodate us without a reservation. You share a table with other people but that is very nice to meet the locals and see what they eat. The...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Niel S
Reviewed September 26, 2018 via mobile

Ate here on our first evening in Florence at the recommendation of our host. Fabulous food served with good humour in a restaurant that is clearly always extremely busy...for good reason. We were local but I would suggest that it’s worth the hike across the...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Alisong963
Reviewed September 14, 2018

This is by far the best food in Florence! The Penne Alla Bettola is unlike anything else, you cannot miss out on this dish! The staff is incredibly friendly and hospitable; they went above and beyond to make sure we were well taken care of....More

Date of visit: March 2018
3  Thank ErinReneStalvey
Reviewed August 13, 2018

We were steered to this place by our bed and breakfast host and the Florentine steak did not disappoint! The side dishes to go with it were also superb!

Date of visit: May 2018
1  Thank Bill M
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Great friendly staff, delicious food, local neighborhood feel, away from the maddening crowded side of the Duomo on the Oltroarno. Very lively noisy and so much always!

Date of visit: April 2018
1  Thank sereia8
Reviewed July 25, 2018

This is a wonderful restaurant, with the most authentic Florentine food I know. The waiters are great, the atmosphere is lively (sometimes too much so), but above all the food is always excellent and sometimes spectacular. Especially good: crostini; seconds, especially arista and carpaccio; apple...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Glenn M
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September 10, 2018|
Response from NMCate |
Do not know. Kind of doubt it.
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September 22, 2016|
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Response from Naypat | Reviewed this property |
It's best to make the reservation once you get there
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February 13, 2015|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Viale Vasco Pratolini 3/5/7, 50124, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence
  • Phone Number: +39 055 224158
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