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“And we've been actually been robbed in the discotheque !”
Review of Otel Variete

Otel Variete
Ranked #1,179 of 2,703 Restaurants in Florence
Price range: $17 - $45
Cuisines: Italian, International
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Drinks, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Cash Only, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Restaurant, disco club, concert and show hall. This is Otel Varieté, a place that has made in the versatility its strength. Located in south of Florence, a few kilometers far from the city center. It's the perfect place in which to spend a unique evening: not only a simple disco even a after dinner, but also an ideal meeting place to grab a drink, have dinner during a show and celebrate a special event.
Epinal, France
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“And we've been actually been robbed in the discotheque !”
Reviewed January 27, 2014

A sort of cabaret including dinner and show on New Year's Eve. Well, the meal was okay, not so fancy, but okay;the show: not so typical of a cabaret. 4 singers/dancers, among whom a woman literally screaming in her mike;one female singer poorly trying to imitate Lady Gaga;4 teenagers street dancing..in a cabaret!?Only two good performers using flame pots and juggling while dancing, that was impressive, and a rather good "Michael Jackson", apart from these about 10 people, nothing else, no feathers and hardly any rhinestone.Right after the show, all the tables and seats were quickly removed (the place was opening for outsiders who had reserved booths) and those who payed 130€ each for the meal, the show & disco..had nowhere to sit,nothing was planned. Then, our stuffs disappeared.. a brand new jacket (worth 129 €).. I'm really disgusted. "Bodyguards" took me to a stool near the toilets (!!) probably thinking "that old fool is a pain in the neck with her jacket" !.. I complained while still in the disco, and sent 2 mails ..and, believe it or not, not even a mail of excuse from the club ! DON'T GO, and if you do, DON'T LEAVE YOUR COATS EVEN INSIDE A BOOTH !! They'll probably disappear, and it's not a magical trick !

  • Visited December 2013
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English first
Atlanta, Georgia
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58 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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“Go For the Food, Stay For the Show”
Reviewed August 3, 2013

Otel Variete is a fun, hip place to go that many outside of Florence don't know about. This was definitely one of the highlights of my trip. The place has a stylish cabaret vibe. The food is great, as is service. And it is all about entertainment. There is a large, grand stage which might feature dancing girls or an illusionist or classical musicians or a DJ - that is really part of the fun. The tasting menu is the way to go, if you are open to trying most anything Italian. After dinner, you can stay for dancing and partying, too. The lights change, the music rises, and people let lose (in a chic, sophisticated Italian way). Don't miss it.

  • Visited September 2012
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Dallas, Texas
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“Trendy Restaurant Theater...Must Go!”
Reviewed November 23, 2012

If you want to experience some trendy, local flavor, you have to check out Otel. It was recommended by a restauranteur in Rome as a Florence hot spot. This place is ultra chic and huge (not quaint and homey). It is Florence meets Paris meets Vegas. It is a restaurant that includes a cabaret style show (music, dancing, singing), and then turns into a disco/club around 1am. Service was EXCELLENT. Food was FANTASTIC (great pizza). Shockingly affordable (benefits of trying the local /non-touristy experience). We had a 3 course meal, bottle of wine, and two drinks plus an awesome show for about 100 euro. If you are up to partying, hang around after your meal to dance and parlay with the trendiest locals.

Note: We are the first English review! So definitely a local hot spot.

  • Visited November 2012
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