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“Just the job!”
Review of Del Fagioli

Del Fagioli
Ranked #108 of 2,703 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Santa Croce
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Just the job!”
Reviewed November 4, 2013

We were staying in an apartment over the road, and this restaurant had been recommeded to us by the owners. We were not disappointed! Great ambiance, atomosphere, food, wine and beer. Our lunch was a homely experience, where the brothers who run it made time to help me add to my very limited Italian vocabulary.
We chose traditional food, mine was zuppa tortelli di zucca and my husband chose the traditional and very filling soup.
Definitely somewhere to revisit as soon as we can!

  • Visited September 2013
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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549 reviews
348 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
“Home cooking by Nonna?”
Reviewed November 2, 2013 via mobile

The day we had lunch here, a national holiday, they were doing a landslide business in bistecca Fiorentina but the daily specials seemed to me to be more interesting. My partner got a steak, a filet, that was nicely red in the center and grilled on the outside and was fine, but I chose the daily special, "Involtini Gigi" and those in Gigi's family are lucky. It was a thin slice of beef, rolled around proscuitto, artichoke heart and carrot, browned and cooked until fork tender, served in a light but rich tomato sauce along with boiled potatoes. This was superb home cooking. My partner's spinach sauteed with garlic was delicious as well. We ate here six years ago and had a wonderful lunch and dinner and I would say they have remained consistently very good and is great value. I would certainly say it is a spot you shouldn't miss in Florence.

Visited November 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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154 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Outstanding and charming”
Reviewed October 28, 2013 via mobile

Perfect for a leisurely lunch after a morning at the ufizzi. We arrived on the dot of 12.30 when it opened and the owner came over and took his time explaining the menu to us. Very Tuscan food with the best roasted rabbit I have ever had. I can still taste it. We went on a Thursday and that is rabbit day and it is obviously very popular as all the locals were ordering it. We also had a fillet steak that was so tender and tasty the best that any of us had in Florence and we eat steak once a day every day for 5 days Or at least one of our family did and we then we all HAD to try it.
We so wanted to come back but ran out of time on our last day.
Lunch was not to busy but reservations seem to be recommended for the evening

Visited October 2013
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Palmetto, Florida
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117 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“By any other name”
Reviewed October 26, 2013

This restaurant "Il Fagioli" has a rating in Tripadvisor near 60 in the city of Florence. The "Ristorante del Fagioli" has a rating of 235 in Tripadvisor. They are the same restaurant with the same address!

The bottom line is that it is a very good Tuscan restaurant, where reservations are usually necessary.

Our pasta dishes were very fresh and full of flavor, the rabbit and veal chop were were grilled well and tasty. The meat wasn't dry, but the veal chop was a little small for the price and could have been cooked less.

The service was good and restaurant was quaint, but a little crowded.

  • Visited October 2013
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Stamford, Connecticut
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60 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Best recommendation we received!”
Reviewed October 20, 2013

One of our neighbors in Santa Croce recommended this restaurant and we were so pleased. You must make a reservation because it is popular with the locals as well as tourists. The food is Tuscan and outstanding. The house wine was delicious. Pasta incredible. We can not say enough about the food. The atmosphere is so welcoming. No one rushed us, even though there was a crowd waiting for tables. Il Fagioli takes great pride in its food and service and rightly so.

  • Visited October 2013
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