We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Don't be fooled by the name!”

Golden View Open Bar
Ranked #282 of 2,761 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $95
Cuisines: Italian
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Buffet, Delivery, Reservations
Neighborhood: Pitti
Tullahoma, Tennessee
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Don't be fooled by the name!”
Reviewed January 25, 2013 via mobile

I know what you're thinking... 'this place can't be good, it doesn't even have an italian name.' Well you would be wrong. We sat with a view of the Anro river and had a wonderful 4 course meal with good food and service! We especially enjoyed the crustini platter, the wild boar tagliolini, and the creme burlee! The people are wonderful and so is the food!

Helpful?
Thank seanmcahill
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

2,081 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    997
    647
    240
    106
    91
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Czech first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Slovak first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Level 6 Contributor
781 reviews
550 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 314 helpful votes
“Great place”
Reviewed January 9, 2013 via mobile

In a tourist trap area, but not a trap. Very good food and atmosphere. Great view too!
We walked from train station over the bridge and back.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank BethlehemPaUSA
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Northern VA
Level 5 Contributor
34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Great Place to Splurge”
Reviewed January 7, 2013

When restaurants are pricey, as GVOB is, they invite criticism because people paying top euro expect perfection. Based on the wide variance in ratings for GVOB they clearly need to work on being more consistent. That said, we must have been lucky because our visit to GVOB was one of the highlight meals of our 3 weeks in Italy. From the moment we walked in everything was perfect. Without prior reservations we were seated at a corner table directly on the Arno with outside views on 2 sides, including views of the Ponte Vecchio and the full moon reflecting off the river. Service was professional, friendly and attentive and every course we had was amazing - expertly prepared and presented. This included the beef carpaccio, bruschetta, taleggio cheese with honey and walnuts, Golden View salad, vegetarian risotto, zucchini tagliolini, gnocchi with tomotoes, basil and mozzarella, Florentine steak, and sides of spinach, roasted potatoes, and assorted grilled vegetables. They were out of the wine we ordered so they gave us a similar, more expensive bottle (2 actually) at the price of the bottle we ordered. Yes it was expensive, but we did not regret a single euro.

  • Visited October 2012
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank RHCompound
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Sydney
Level 6 Contributor
127 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Perfect Lioate Lunch”
Reviewed January 7, 2013

On advise from our local guide, we booked a late lunch arriving at 300 in the afternoon. Fantastic Pizza, Pasta, Vino and Espresso. Great outlook to Ponte Vecchio and River. If we had more time, we would go again. A definite place to visit.

  • Visited January 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank OceanAnt
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Highly Recommend for something a bit special.”
Reviewed January 7, 2013

Currently sitting in the corner table of this beautiful restaurant. A group of six ranging 18-56 years old. Don't get me wrong, it is big and it does have a big menu, but they do well with the multiple options and having travelled with both non pork eaters and vegetarians, we were grateful for some variety. The views are amazing, service friend, cheeky and atmosphere great. Good wine list from many regions and easy to find location on the left bank. Highly recommend. Ask for a table next to the restaurant facing the ponte vecchio on the first floor.
Enjoy!

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank Jeshe3
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Golden View Open Bar also viewed

Florence, Province of Florence
Florence, Province of Florence
 
Florence, Province of Florence
Florence, Province of Florence
 
Florence, Province of Florence
 

Been to Golden View Open Bar? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing