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Alla Vecchia Bettola

#265 of 1,980 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
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34r Via Luigi Ariosto, 50124, Florence, Italy
055 224158
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Brisbane, Australia
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had lunch here, anti pasti - the one with figs is especially good, followed by several pasta, the restaurant;s signature dish was delicious. We went on to have Liver, Fish, Pigeon, Pork with Figs and Chicken salad, all were delicious. We sat outside and were not bothered by the traffic. Wait staff were very helpful, excellent service.

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Seattle, Washington
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123 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

In a touristy city like Florence, it can be challenging to find local, authentic experiences. Its a bit of a walk after you cross the Arno, but the journey is worth it. We dined for lunch and everyone else in the restaurant was Italian. We were with friends so we had our own table, but most groups were sharing. We... More 

Thank seattlecook
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great authentic restaurant and I highly recommend it. The food was awesome and kids had perfect half portions. The house wine is 4 euros per person for as much as you want during the meal. I shall try to be helpful by just listing the reasons you may choose not to go. 1) you share tables with... More 

Thank Maiden
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been living in Firenze for almost four years now. Alla Vecchio Bettola is one of our absolute favorite restaurants. Always a lot of Italians, fantastic food, nice people and a good location. Typical Italian food. Always top homemade quality. We always bring friends visiting and they are never disappointed. My favorite dish is the Penne ala Bettola. Superb.... More 

Thank IvarLine
New York City, New York
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were fortunate to get a reservation at La Vecchia Bettola at the last minute. It was a beautiful night, and we sat outside, at family style tables. The pasta to begin was very good, but the Florentine steak for which they are famous was fabulous. We sat next to businessmen who were in Florence for men's fashion week--so fun... More 

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Treviso, Italy
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69 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Take the time to give a call for reservation because is always full and not so big to make sure you will get a table! the Restaurant team is very friendly and the atmosphere is also very smart and warm. we tasted different menu and everything was very good! we discover that the "pasta alla vodka" is one of their... More 

Thank monica g
New York City, New York
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65 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

Order the Penne alla Vecchia, the unlimited wine and the Florentine steak. For dessert the apple tart. Just go and do it, you'll thank me. Real great local Florence spot. Can't miss.

Thank bphisher
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

This place is like having dinner at home. Communal tables ...fresh food and tons of laughter. Pear and Parmesan is a must!

Thank Naypat
Bursa, Turkey
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

This restaurant is my favorite one out of ALL Florence Restaurants. I have been to Florence more than 5 times already and I can eat here 3 nights in a row. (Which I did) The place is cozy (It is small but you are OK to share the table with other people ) reservations are highly recommended. I love the... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

The place was crowded with locals, in a city taken by tourists. I was pleasantly surprised by the entrées and 'secondi piatto', a tuscanny pork chop. Highly recommend it.

Thank Renato K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
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
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34r Via Luigi Ariosto, 50124, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence
  • Phone Number: 055 224158

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