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“The best budget restaurant in Florence” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Vini e Vecchi Sapori

Vini e Vecchi Sapori
Ranked #40 of 2,660 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Uffizi
Milan, Italy
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“The best budget restaurant in Florence”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2012

Very tiny place, booking required. Extremely friendly service by Tommaso and his father Mario. The mother is in the kitchen and cooks in the most fantastic way. Her melanzana alla parmigiana is the best I ever had, like her ossobuco, fresh pasta with mushrooms or zuccini flowers and safron. The rasberry tiramisu hoem made by Tommaso is something to taste.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Best dining experience in Italy”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2012 via mobile

After two weeks in Italy I have to say this was the best all-around dining experience of our trip. Tiny place. You need to have reservations.

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Ham Lake
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fantastic Meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2012 via mobile

A family run top value for your dollar meal. Very pleasant atmosphere with genuine Italian food served the way your grandmother would.

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new york
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“It was fine”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2012

Good price point but food was variable. It was not bad at all but was not the best we have eaten at so I am not sure how it is #4. Tomato and mozzarella salad was very good, artichoke salad was fair. Pappardelle with duck was excellent, fettuccine with porcini mushrooms was fair to poor. Osso bouco was fair to poor,very greasy and not fall off the bone tender as it should have been. Dinner for 2 with wine was 65 euro so not a bad price point and the waiter was very nice but there is better food in Florence.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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“Excellent food, great value, advance booking needed, even for lunch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2012

I researched this place n tried 2 days advanced to book, for some reason no one answered, n then it's Sunday which is they off day, then I called Monday for dinner, of coz thy r fully booked, so. Decide to do lunch the following day, at 12:30.

The place is vet small, about 20 seating max, it has that warm family restaurant feeling. The menu is n Italian, hand written, there is one young guy serving the whole place, he will come to explain the menu in English if u ask. It's interesting on the menu t says, "no pizza, no ice," and another something i didn't understand... This reminds me of a article once read before about Italian restaurant, it says In a real good Italian restaurant, it won't have both pasta n pizza.

We ordered a beef carpaccio n a mix salad, the beef carpaccio is not exactly what I expected, the beef is not raw, at least it's not completely raw, it's more like the processed beef, the salad is standard salad, no surprise. But, the pasta n veal we had is amazing, the tagliatelle with duck is delicious n still makes my mouth watering now when thing of it, n the veal is so tender n juicy, but only two small slices, with marinated garlic- I don't know how they can make garlic so delicious...

There are some photos of Madonna on the wall, the young guy told me she was here in 2005, n some other photos, maybe Italian celebrities that I'm not familiar with...the table next to us said they tried to come here for three times n finally just made it too... The phone ws ringing all the time during lunch, There r mix of local regular customers n tourist whom is enthusiastic about local eats-like us, this is a very interesting place to visit while u r in Florence.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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