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“Eclectic”
Review of Acqua Al 2

Acqua Al 2
Ranked #222 of 2,876 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Duomo
Reviewed July 10, 2014

Small, intimate restaurant where you are seated with other diners. The staff recommended the sampler dishes which were fantastic for the 3 of us. Our apartment hostess highly rated this place and we definitely agree. As all restaurants go in florence, its a little pricey.

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Thank rashby123
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Reviewed July 6, 2014

Acqua al 2 in Washington, DC is one of my favorite restaurants in that city. With their superb food, I expected the original in Florence to be just as good, if not better. We ordered salads, the pasta sampler and the dessert sampler. Over all, the food and service were all average. The one outstanding item was the house wine. I would not go back as it was nothing special.

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Thank Anne K
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Reviewed July 6, 2014

While our meal was very delicious we found the atmosphere very gimmicky. Clearly they are not that fussed with tourists and the waitress was quite condescending. There are plenty of other very lovely restaurants that I would try before this one again.

Thank Fifi1959
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Reviewed July 1, 2014

My husband and I went to Acqua after I had a great experience there a few years earlier. However, upon being seated, we quickly realized this would not be repeated. After waiting a few minutes beyond our reservation time, we were seated in what might be the tightest corner table setting in the house. We had to move the table out and put it back in place just to sit down. This also left us within elbow room of both tables on each side of us, basically joining their dinner conversations. While both parties were very gracious and friendly, it was very uncomfortable.

After waiting over 10 minutes, a waitress finally attended to our table for drinks, order, etc. We were underwhelmed with the pasta dish recommended to us by the waitress, and the house specialty, balsamic steak, was not as advertised. While the sauce was fantastic, the steak was not.

To top it off, the hostess asked us, as well as the tables next to us, if we would mind "wrapping up" our meal because others were waiting to be seated. We were all astounded. I can't say that I've ever been to a restaurant where the patrons were encouraged to leave. It was truly a a service failure on all parts.

To sum it up, there are just way too many other restaurants in Florence to find amazing food and experiences than to waste your time in Acqua. Just skip it.

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Reviewed June 30, 2014

A friend told us to come here for the pasta tasting - 5 mini-dishes of different pastas for a moderate price of about 12 Euro - and we were highly satisfied with the recommendation. Although these were not the most sophisticated pastas of the menu (containing dozens of different pastas) each was delicious and along with a plate of desert tasting comprised a very good lunch.

A couple who just went out complained to us about the poor service but luckily we arrived just after the lunch rush hour and did not encounter that experience.

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Thank Itzik_Greenvald
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