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“A Unique Experience”

Restaurante Il Latini
Ranked #411 of 2,722 Restaurants in Florence
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Duomo
Description: Around the tables of "Il Latini" friendships are interwoven, all the world's languages are spoken, fervent discussions are held and everyone tastes food that has the flavour of the old times past. Il Latini means tradition: a means of discovering Tuscany and its people. The kitchen is where the best products of Tuscany's countryside are turned into the dishes typical of the tuscan tradition. Il Latini's kitchen was originally the kitchen of Narciso's wife, who used to take the dishes from her home to the cellars in Palazzo Rucellai where tables were set. Sora Maria's cooking was made of ingredients and flavours typical of tuscan cuisine, simple and genuine food that nowadays are still a characteristic of the restaurant. The flood in Florence did not spare the tavern, which continued nevertheless to serve warm dishes Florentine citizens among the muddy streets.
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“A Unique Experience”
Reviewed March 30, 2013

Il Latini was indeed unique for me; never have I seen hundreds of people waiting to be let in at their 7:30Pm opening time with reservations. A big place there is almost a stadium atmosphere to it. Nonetheless the service was pleasant and helpful enough if not initally hurried to get orders. Food is good though hardly exceptionable and prices fair. The ambience is unremarkable!

  • Visited March 2013
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“Meat eaters!”
Reviewed March 29, 2013

I wanted a Fiorentina and I got it here. Not the cheapest meat in the city (50 E pr kg compared to 35-45 E other places), but what a spirit. Our local friends booked a table in advance, so we did not have to wait. We ordered antipasti and a 1,3 kg fiorentina with salad for two. We almost died of the amount of food we got. What helped was the vinsanti and limoncella after the food. We got really "cool" waiter - short and bold with dead serious face. If you meet him in a dark street, you'll give him all your belongings without him asking. But what a nice fella he was :) 10 points to the professional meat eatery and meat eaters :)

  • Visited March 2013
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“OMG so much food!!!!”
Reviewed March 28, 2013

really a memorable experience, great food, fun service and OMG so much fantastic food...the meats & cheese, the barley salad, the gnocchi with rabbit and the Meats...Tbone, Pork, Lamd and chicken were so great...a really great time and they even accomodated our 2 vegetarians...make reservations otherwise you wait!

  • Visited March 2013
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“Amazing Bistecca Alla Fiorentina”
Reviewed March 25, 2013

Very memorable dinner in Florence! The food and the staff are excellent. If you're a steak eater, make sure to get the Bistecca Alla Fiorentina.

  • Visited February 2013
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“Simple, Delicious Food with Fun Atmosphere”
Reviewed March 24, 2013 via mobile

Very simple and delicious food.  Lots and lots of food.  Start off with 1 liter of wine on your table which is replaced as much as you'd like. No menus -- they just bring out food! (and keep bringing it out!)

Appetizers include prosuitto, Florence crostini -- chicken livers, polenta with mushrooms, barley and cold veg salad. Then they bring out all kinds of meat and amazing potatoes -- soft in the middle and crunchy on the outside -- with spinach.  Dessert was traditional cookies with sweet wine to dunk and limoncello.  After dinner the owner comes and writes up your bill depending on what you ate. We paid 50 Euro each and were very full and happy.

It was absolutely packed when we went but the atmosphere is very fun and feels like a community. Would definitely go back!  

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