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“Just average”

Ristorante La Speranza
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Colorado
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69 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Just average”
Reviewed October 29, 2013

This is interesting in that it is out in the country side and specializes is roasted meats. We were excited about going there because this is something that the Tuscans do well. It was a packed restaurant on the night we ate there and it was a Thursday !! We ordered and with the order came the disappointment. Wow...with all the hype we expected big things. It was just a very average ordinary meal. Not especially reasonably priced, but not expensive either. Simply put it was average. Not up to our "speranza" ( Italian for hope or expectations) Not worth another visit.

  • Visited September 2013
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Caister-on-Sea, England, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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“A real treat for steak lovers!”
Reviewed October 22, 2013

This is a great restaurant to visit if you like steak. The place is largely frequented by locals, always a good sign, and the staff are very friendly and helpful. We wanted to try the Bistecca Fiorentina and, as they are so big, asked for it to be shared between two of us, which they were quite happy to do - and it was fantastic! There are other steaks and meals available too, and you can see the wood-fired grill as you walk in.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Mick B
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Caister-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Best Bistecca Fiorentina in the world!”
Reviewed October 6, 2013

This restaurant specialises in the local speciality - Bistecca alla Fiorentina and they really are the best! Owner and staff very friendly and helpful.

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Thank Christina B
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Siena, Italy
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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“A Super Routier”
Reviewed July 26, 2013

A road-side stop (with attached bar and cafe) with suprisingly good food, especially the steaks, chops and ribs on the wood-fire grill. If you go for the wonderful fiorentina T-bone, plan on sharing or ask for a doggy-bag: it's huge! Packaged pasta but the sauces are fresh and good. The atmosphere is pleasant, and the place is always crowded and cheerful. At lunchtime, it's a main lorry stop which tells you what you want to know about its solid quality and fair prices. Dinner brings in the local people.

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank judithweingarten
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Florence, Italy
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“delicious fiorentina”
Reviewed August 11, 2012

This is one of my favorite restaurants for fiorentina steak (I'm an Italian guy living in chianti): word of a serious meat lover! The ambient is really low key and genuine, nothing fancy at all, if you have a snobby girlfriend don't take her there (only if she's a meat lover she would appreciate)... the meat and sausages are great and cooked on a wood-flame grill, the wine selection doesn't consist of any pretentious name but the wine is good and not expensive at all.
Highly recommended

  • Visited May 2012
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