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“OMG - Perfect Steak”
Review of Il Focolare

Il Focolare
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed August 21, 2012

Small, local owned and patroned - spectacular food, especially the steak. They are closed in August -

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Reviewed July 18, 2012

Stay at Montegufoni, just a few kilometres away, and be sure to dine at Il Focolare. Order the steak - it's what they are famous for and deservedly so.

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Reviewed July 11, 2012

Il Focolare was delightful and delicious! We went for the famous Florentine beefsteak and it did not disappoint! Grilled perfectly and individually hand carved tableside. Entire meal was excellent! Highly recommend IL Focolare!

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Reviewed July 5, 2012

You want to try Tuscan steaks? Come to Il Focolare; the steaks are about 2-3 inches thick - salty on the outside and juicy and rare on the inside. Best I've eaten - EVER!

1  Thank DCtraveler3749
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Reviewed June 17, 2012

One of only two restaurants in this tiny village, we visited at Sunday lunchtime having been recommended.

The thing it is known for is the Bistecca alla Fiorentina and it is indeed fantastic - sold at around a kilogram (with bone) is it not to be taken lightly or alone, but the quality of the meat is excellent, as is the cooking - only to be taken rare, or it spoils the purpose of the dish. My partners dish of veal scallop was ok, not great, but her dessert of chocolate and pear cake was absolutely great - light and obviously made with very good chocolate. House wine was great too.

Prices are not bad, but the Bistecca adds a significant amount to the bill

Worth travelling for...but stick to the beef

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