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“Excellent and boldly different cuisine”
Review of Oliviero

Oliviero
Ranked #224 of 2,926 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $47 - $83
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Pitti
Reviewed October 16, 2012

Don't come expecting the usual pasta-pizza and insalatas joints that are teeming in the touristy parts of The city. This is an Art Deco style, fine dining establishment, frequented by well dressed locals and endorsed by Tuscan fine restaurants, Michelin and others. The atmosphere is dreary, to say the least, and the decor is long in the tooth. But when it comes to food and service - this is the place! Fills up after 8.30 in the evenings. Bookings recommended.
Starters: The Quail roasterd in lard with a paprika sauce and the beef carpaccio with pickled pearl onion and mini gherkins was wonderful - expertly different in taste and presentation. We had the linguine with beef ragout and Parmesan from the secondi, again excellent. The fillets of pan seared cod with a spiced tomato sauce just hit the spot. The wine was a Michele Satta Bolgheri (Tuscany), 2008, velvety and fruity. For desert the Bavarian creme in saffron served Demi glacé with blackberry sauce and marcsopone stuffed biscotti. Prices for two - around 120 euros including wine and taxes.

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Reviewed September 30, 2012

The Oliviero was directly behind our hotel the NH Porta Rossa. Reservations are necessary to secure a table as it is very popular. Two types of cuisine are offered - traditional and contemporary and the service is exceptional with the waiters being both discreet and attentive. The wine list provides excellent selection at various prices.

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Reviewed September 24, 2012

The food service was wonderful. The food was above average, but not fantastic. The prices were slightly high for the food. Very nice wine recommendations

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Reviewed September 22, 2012

Went here on a Friday night and we had the Tuscan tasting menu. At 55 euros per person it included antipasto, 2 types of pasta n florentine steak all ended by an amazing dessert. It was great value for such wonderful food. I highly recommend their menu as they offer both traditional cuisine and contemporary cuisine. All the food was presented in just the right timing and the portions were just right too. We were there at 7:30 when they opened and by the time we left the restaurant was nearly full. A truly delicious meal.

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Reviewed September 15, 2012

We loved the look of this place, having seen it as a highly recommended resturant and near to where we were at the time we were hungry. However we went there after 10.30 pm and although the service was excellent. We found (in comparison to the high standards seen elsewhere) the food was bland and over priced. Although the ambiance was excellent, we were there in the summer and found it ashame not to sit outside as the rooms were very warm.

Thank Nikki L
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