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Alla Vecchia Bettola

Viale Vasco Pratolini 3/5/7, 50124, Florence, Italy
+39 055 224158
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“pasta” (44 reviews)
“rabbit” (11 reviews)
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Viale Vasco Pratolini 3/5/7, 50124, Florence, Italy
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

As excellent as most meats are here, especially the Fiorentina steak and the veal chops, all grilled as ordered and beautifully seared on the surfaces, I regret that in our experience the pastas served as first courses were not up to what other similar trattorias...More

Thank kaibab1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You know how when you walk into a busy restaurant and you have to stand around awkwardly waiting quite a bit for the busy waiters to notice you? I’m very happy to say I did not experience that here. Even though the place was very...More

Thank Alysontay
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous old fashioned Tuscan restaurant perfectly done. Communal tables, noisy like a volcano but with that much energy. Delicious pasta, best broccoli ever and a huge tender filet that beats most others. €4 all you can drink red wine encourages moderation. Better to order another....More

Thank wsdoyle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A real mix of locals and tourists in this 'out of the way' restaurant. I arrived late just before the kitchen was closing, but I only wanted to snack on a few items (like tagliere or similar) while I relaxed from a day of exploring...More

Thank Gary R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is hectic! Our hotel recommended it. While it's a true Tuscan experience as some have described it be prepared for a few things. We had a reservation at 8.30 pm after a long busy day we wanted to sit down and have a...More

Thank jazzyart
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you want to eat at a place where the locals go then Alla Vecchia Bettola is it. The tables are communal so you eat with other diners. The food is tasty and the house wine is there on the table, you pour for yourself...More

Thank wintertime23
Reviewed April 20, 2018 via mobile

Easily the best meal of my life! Very authentic food and experience. Call to make a reservation, they speak English!

Thank Olivia O
Reviewed April 13, 2018 via mobile

Everything was perfect! The waiters very polite, the food excellent and the atmospfere cozy and relaxed.

Thank Delia B
Reviewed April 2, 2018

Very old school restaurant. Very active and you sit at long tables with others (unless you are a very large party!). The food was outstanding and the wine was very high quality at low prices. They may have the best Florentine steak in the city,...More

Thank Ross M
Reviewed April 2, 2018

It was a good sign that almost everyone there were locals, and even with a reservation, you have to wait some time to get seated. It was pandemonium, with people squeezing past you, trying to get a table. The space is cozy and small, and...More

Thank Genevieve G
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Dana T
September 22, 2016|
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Response from Naypat | Reviewed this property |
It's best to make the reservation once you get there
Tawni P
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
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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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