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“Superior”

Ristorante L'antica Porta di Levante
Ranked #3 of 30 Restaurants in Vicchio
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $34
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed September 1, 2013

Doesn't look much from the outside,and isn't in a scenic location, but food and service both very good. Price very acceptable. Menu is in Italian but waiter (owner ?) was very accomodating and translated with reasonably good grace. I know - what should we expect !! Well worth a visit.

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Thank NigeH
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Reviewed July 6, 2013

There's not a lot of classy places to eat in Vicchio but this is one. Hidden behind the pleasant but modest façade is an extraordinarily series of spacious and modern rooms. Very welcoming, relaxed. Excellent food. Try steak tartare and bistecca Fiorentina. Even the veggie option looked good. The proprietor looks like Heston Blumenthal.

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Thank CATHERINE C
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Reviewed January 5, 2013

The strong, simple flavours that dominate Tuscan cuisine go large in the Mugello. The rolling, forested hills hereabouts ensure that boar and venison are a big part of the local offerings--accompanied by uber-hearty treats such as potato tortelli with ragu. It's exactly what you need on a cold winter's night after a long walk. And so, on a foggy evening a few days before Christmas, we were happy to find L'antica Porta di Levante in the heart of Vicchio (about an hour from Florence). This boisterous, welcoming and very well run place, which seems able to accommodate scores of groups and couples with ease, has a vast local menu and even vaster wine list. You'll eat well: we had delicious carre di cinghiale (boar steak) braised in Chianti, gnudi (a type of gnocchi) concocted of pumpkin and ricotta and served with shaved Parmesan and balsamic vinegar, good local salumi and excellent tagliata, accompanied by a smooth supertuscan from that huge list. In the summer there's a terrace, but it's a cosy place in the cold months. We were there till midnight among the revellers and felt completely at home.

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Thank nisha09
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Reviewed December 27, 2012

There's alot of seating in this place, but you'd never expect that looking in from the outside. This place changes it's menu every month...which makes sense because of the change of seasons. Their wine menu is vast and very interesting...There is art work everywhere and the service is on point! Simone is a great host! And Christian the Chef aims to please....I had a great time everytime!

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Thank Mary I
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Reviewed August 19, 2012

Awesome service, Awesome food and Awesome people!!!
They speak english too!!! The menu was so interesting that we had to eat there more than once. Simone, was incredible, he knew exactly what we wanted....Then we found out that Dario @ Villa Campestri was his friend! We had a wonderful dinner

Thank Noreen I
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