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Il Cavaliere @ Villa Olmi

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Via Degli Olmi 4/8, 50012, Bagno a Ripoli, Italy
+39 055 637710
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2014

Stayed at Villa Olmi a few weeks ago and tried the Il Cavaliere one night - completely disastrous choice. Bread basket bordering on stale as noted by others is a sign they don't care what you think. Tuscan bread soup was a sodden mess of tomato sauce and sour bread - my mistake for ordering it. Ravioli was just not... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2013

We ended up eating not once, but twice in the Villa Olmi while staying there for dinner. The food is authentic Tuscan cooking and was delicious - 2 of our best meals that we had on a recent trip to Rome and Florence. The pasta is fresh and home made, meats and cheese high quality and very friendly service which... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2013

Food very mixed. I had delicious ravioli starter but my partners potato fish soup was not great. The consistency was way too thick. My main of john dory was good but his sirloin was dissapointing.the service s what truly le them down here. Sullen and unfriendly. Wouldn't go back again.

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1 Thank meloc1972
Vero Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2012

We really didn't choose the Villa because of the restaurant, but the food and service was excellent. We sampled a number of different dishes over several nights and they were all beautifully prepared and very tasty. Our favorite was the pork loin we had on our last night!

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Neerpelt, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2012

The chef cooks at a very high level. It's a bit overlooked because it's part of a hotel, but if you are in the neighborhood you should really visit Il Cavaliere.

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1 Thank Marc H
Antwerp, Belgium
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2012

Service was ok, and if you want to eat outside near Florence, this must be one of the most quiet locations because it is located in a large domain. But the food wasn't impressive, certainly not taken the higher price level into account.

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Thank DVG59
Los Angeles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2012

We decided to have dinner at the hotel on our first night, simply because we were tired after the drive from Rome. In fact, the chef produced some of the best food of our trip. It was so good that we decided to eat there again on our last night, rather than to try a new restaurant.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2012

I was so lucky to have my wedding reception at the Villa Olmi, which isn't quite eating in the restaurant, but we did have a taster meal here before. Both meals were fantastic! Definitely worth trying!

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Thank Sarah_Loves_Trips
Southern Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2012

A delicious, gourmet meal and five star service. The staff was fast and friendly, and the food was presented beautifully with highest quality ingredients for a total dining experience.

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Thank Mary L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2012

Beautifully and elegantly presented food with equally superb flavours. I am vegetarian, my husband not so. We were both catered for admirably. The service was impeccable. This was fine dining. We dined here on two separate occasions.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$39 - $158
Cuisine
Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Degli Olmi 4/8, 50012, Bagno a Ripoli, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Bagno a Ripoli
  • Phone Number: +39 055 637710

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