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Trattoria del Carmine

$$ - $$$
Santo Spirito / San Frediano
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Piazza del Carmine 18r, Florence, Italy
+39 055 218601
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Zurich, Switzerland
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414 reviews
333 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2017

Some tourists do come here, but it's off the beaten track & to me it seemed like we were the only foreigners in the whole establishment! Not that mattered in the slightest..English was spoken & everyone was friendly a helpful! A curious looking vegetable in the inevitable attractive glass case at the entry turned out to be the rarely offered... More 

Thank John N
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017 via mobile

The food was good, but the service terrible. No one asked us to helpt with the italian menu, even when I googled the words and asked the waiter, he was acting like I was an idiot. The waiter slapped the food on the table, spoke no word with us, no smile, nothing. We didnt feel welcome at ALL, never ever... More 

Thank bibi878
Milan, Italy
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90 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2017

This a trattoria that serves excellent food and traditional old dishes that have disappeared from the menu of most restaurants. The service, the food, and the ambiance are authentic and reliable, as is witnessed by the great number of locals who attend the place. We go there whenever we are in Florence and have never been disappointed;o n the contrary,... More 

Thank Roberto-Santo
Los Angeles, California
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64 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017

I was invited here by a friend (local). He is a regular. We had two courses, and a dolce, starting with a ragu, on to bistecca fiorentina, an a cioccolata. All done to perfection. The SanFreddiano area is a bit hip nowadays, but this is a traditional trattoria, not a boutique shop. Wonderful experience.

Thank ashalat
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74 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2017 via mobile

Had a lovely traditional meal here, busy place with great atmosphere. Lots of locals and some tourists. For a place in the middle of Firenze I thought it was reasonable. Le torta Della Nonna was great

Thank Rosariobs
Sydney, Australia
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194 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016

Food was OK ... and I get it is off the tourist route ..... but really .... it would take ? half an hour to translate the menu into ? English .... There were enough English speaking people there on New Year Eve, to make it worthwhile. The waiter spoke English and could translate ... but all takes time !!... More 

Thank Almostgreynomad
Ealing, England, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016

the food was OK, the wine was indifferent. Sadly the welcome and service were a serious disappointment, we were completely taken aback when we were asked to leave as soon as we had finished our food. We had a full glass of wine remaining so we move to the cold outside. I won't be back

Thank ealingann
Westchester County, New York
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74 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

Come and be surrounded by the chatter of Florentine locals. I was brought here by a friend who lives in Naples, he has continuously been returning to this restaurant for years. Nice assortment of menu, and you can tell the food is homemade and fresh. Fresh pasta with pesto was excellent, as was the ravioli dish. The panna cotta is... More 

Thank Alex D
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

We stopped here for lunch when we were unable to get straight into the nearby Brancacci Chapel at Santa Maria del Carmine. Sitting outside, the street was quiet. We had salad with artichokes - refreshing, fresh, and full of flavour. Quick friendly service.

Thank WestofEnglandTed
Essex, Connecticut
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29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

Make a reservation to assure your spot at this terrific family run restaurant. The risotto was perfect and the Florentine steak was incredible.

Thank WarmHen

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza del Carmine 18r, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Santo Spirito / San Frediano
  • Neighborhood: Santo Spirito / San Frediano
  • Phone Number: +39 055 218601

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Santo Spirito / San Frediano
A warm evening with a cocktail in your hand and great company is the ideal way to experience Piazza Santo Spirito; the area is busiest at sunset for happy hour. Visitors cannot hide their astonishment sitting on the staircase under the Basilica of Santo Spirito, and they cannot help but stare at the architectural masterpieces like Bianca Cappello House, Fontana dello Sprone and San Frediano in Cestello and Santa Maria delle Carmine churches. Tourists and Florentines alike join up in the area between Santo Spirito and San Frediano, connecting the Tuscan soul to the international spirit permeating the city.
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