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“Best Italian meals here during our trip!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Trattoria dall Oste
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Ranked #43 of 2,660 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $19 - $65
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Italian, Mediterranean, Grill
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Good for: Romantic, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Santa Maria Novella
Description: An Osteria should not be missed to let people appreciate Tuscan cooking, specialty REAL FLORENTINE STEAK. 'Trattoria dall oste is located just near the Dominican Church of Santa Maria Novella and the Central Railway Station. When at the Trattoria , customers are surrounded by a modern atmosphere matching with old pieces of furniture, which convey a sense of comfort, peace and hospitality.
Singapore, Singapore
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“Best Italian meals here during our trip!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2013

My boyfriend and I loved the food here so much that we visited this place TWICE - and we only spent 2 nights in Florence! It's super warm inside (much needed break from the cold outside) and the service was extremely attentive and efficient.

We had their vongole, carbonara, ravioli, mushroom zuppa and of course, their signature Florentine bistecca. The latter was absolutely fab - a must-try! Rich and buttery compared to US/Oz steak that's rather gamey with a slightly 'metallic' taste. The rest were also superb (the vongole... whoaaa!) but what we appreciated most were the portions - they were huge compared to other meals we had throughout Italy.

When we ordered the zuppa, I actually muttered that my boyfriend and I would be sharing it. I really didn't think the waiter would catch it, and I didn't read into it at all.

However, when they served us, we were surprised there were two bowls, one for each of us. I was about to open my mouth to say "We didn't order two portions" but the waitress kinda read my mind and said "This is one portion to share." Before this, I hadn't experienced such good service, even back home... sweet!

On our second and final visit, the manager (I'm assuming so) gave us a little treat - some packed biscotti. He didn't explain or say anything, but he wasn't doing the same for other tables so I guess it must've been a thank-you thing. I thought it was really nice of him!

Prices here are standard and reasonable, like 10 euros for pasta, 20+ euros for the bistecca. You basically pay normal prices for above average food and service so why not give this place a go if you're in the area?

Visited March 2013
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“Grear find!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2013

Excellent food, very good service and reasonably priced for Florence. We went there on recommendation of hotel concierge and were very pleased.

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Adelaide, Australia
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“Bellisama !!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2013

We went to this resturant 3out of our 4 nights in Florence. Steak,Chicken in Mozzarella,Osso Bucco and the vegetablrs were stunning.
The staff were professional yet very friendly.
On the Saturday night there was a line up of people waiting for a table. The staff remembered us each return and greeted us as if they were genuinely
glad to see us, we felt special at this beautiful resturant in Friendly Florence !!!

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“Good food and cheerful service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2013

This restaurant was very reasonably priced by Florentine standards and was very handy for our hotel (Embassy). We had the special offer menu - starter, main, wine and water for about 16 euros per person. The food was good, the portions generous and the staff helpful.

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“Prety damn good!!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2013 via mobile

Not the best but damn good- minestrone soup is wonderful and fresh:-) steak was cooked great and chicken dish was also yummy! The server was helpful and wine, tasty. Went twice

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