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“Seriously good food!”

Restaurant La Pentola Dell'Oro
Ranked #367 of 2,679 Restaurants in Florence
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Santa Croce
South Carolina
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Seriously good food!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2014

Despite hours of pouring over Trip Advisor for restaurant recommendations in Rome, Siena, and Florence, our overall favorite was this one, recommended by our hotel. I was a bit leery when we entered by way of the kitchen; however, settled into the downstairs dining room, I felt the coziness of an historic inn. The menu was quite varied and our server patiently explained the menu and special selections. Both our entrees were excellent and the house wine was very good. My two regrets are 1)that we didn't order the steak florentine [one was searing in the frypan as we were leaving and it looked and smelled amazing] and 2)that we didn't cancel our reservations elsewhere the next night and return to La Pentola dell'Ora.

  • Visited May 2014
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Austin, Texas
1 review
“KLEm”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2014 via mobile

The food was outstanding! We didn't have a reservation but were there when it opened, so they were able to accommodate us. The service was wonderful. Don't miss eating here. The tortelli de patate with a mushroom/sausage sauce was one of the best stuffed pastas I have ever eaten.

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Parkersburg
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Fun atmosphere and great service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2014

We ate here twice and enjoyed both meals very much. The waiter (Manuel) was very personable and helped us with our selections; the results were wonderful. Both evenings were great nights out in Florence, thanks to Manuel and to the food. The prices were reasonable and the portions were generous. Some restaurants leave you feeling cheated-either due to cost or to portion size, but this place left us satisfied on both counts. Highly recommended.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Charles H
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Italian at its best”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2014 via mobile

If you want to take a bit of a risk and go authentic Italian this is the place for you. We had done a number of the busy places on the high street. All of which were fine but missing that something special. We dicided to take a risk and go off the beaten track. We can't speak a word of Italian and as the menu had no English it was difficult. The staff spent time with us and made a number of recommendations. We were not disappointed. Very reasonable price. Highly recommended.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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133 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“quiet, basement dining room entered via kitchen”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2014

We had been recommended to try this place by my daughter's Bologna school staff, and the food was good, but overall, not fabulous... and isn't that what one should strive for? The food was creative in concept, while familiar, and the staff was inviting.

One odd dish was a pasta course based upon sweet foods, like nuts, honey, etc. without a savory focus. We've been to just such a meal before, but the waiter warned my wife of potential sweet palate overload and disappointment, and that happened...

I had a house pasta with rabbit that was good, and we had a liver pate wrapped in bacon and crostini to start. All good, not memorable.

  • Visited March 2014
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