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#295 of 2,070 Restaurants in Florence
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Santa Maria Novella
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Via Alamanni, 29R, 50123, Florence, Italy
+39 055 212992
11:30 - 23:00
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Bolton, England
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54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant was close to our hotel. It was recommended and we received a 10% discount. The menu is extensive but you really should try the tagliata - a twist on a regional speciality. It was stunning! Mum had the pistachio creme brulee (Italian equivalent dish). It was sublime. service excellent. Recommended

Thank clairegallie
Metro Manila, Philippines
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The foods are great! Service is awesome! Part of it is wine recommendation of Bolgherese which is 4.1 in our wine app! Overall rating...highly recommended!

Thank jaguarpam
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very pleasant surprise in this Trattoria close to Firenze (Florence), Italy that served up Bistecca alla Fiorentina. On the bone aged steak cooked to medium rare is a must for the discerning meat lover. For me it had to be washed down with Chianti. Perfecto...

Thank k9team
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Found this little gem by chance, walked in off the street to be made very welcome from the staff. The local cuisine was amazing, clearly use fresh ingredients and really took pride in what they were serving. Our waiter Beppe was first class, true professional who has worked in some leading restaurants around the world. Went out of his way... More 

Thank Kelly L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The concierge at our hotel suggested this local restaurant. Food was delicious, plentiful and reasonably priced. Staff was friendly, helpful and patient with us (2 non-Italian speaking visitors to Florence). We highly recommend it!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Saw reports and as it was next door to hotel tried it. The food is excellent quality at a fair price, the house wine likewise was very drinkable and reasonably priced. The downside is the service lots of staff but difficult to get one to serve you, culminated in the last night when they lost our order completely. It was... More 

Thank j0hnnyd
Belfast, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Lovely genuine Italian near station. A three course meal with house wine for 2 worked out at 60 euro. Lots of locals eating there so always a good sign. If your hotel is near you can also order pizza for take away.

Thank Arlene S
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

On our first and second visit everything went smoothly. The set menu is very value for money and sweets are a bit pricey. We noticed that we got better service when ordering higher priced meals.

Thank dankarfran
1 review
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Ooh la la! A moment on my lips lasted forever. So tender and juicy and probably a once in a lifetime experience. Mmmmm

Thank jimsfuentebella
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Meet & greet was very welcoming. A very good atmosphere & venue. Toscana chicken liver pate starter was superb. Spaghetti, meatballs & salad was Italian. Superb. With 2 litres of house wine, what a great second evening. JMc

Thank Jmc454

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$54
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Alamanni, 29R, 50123, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Santa Maria Novella
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Maria Novella
  • Phone Number: +39 055 212992

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Santa Maria Novella
Santa Maria Novella train station welcomes the majority of the people arriving in Florence, which might explain the hectic pace. Commuters and tourists come across the constant hustle and bustle of the station before exiting, taking a few steps and stopping amazed in Piazza di Santa Maria Novella. It is impossible not to admire the the square, housing one of the most charming basilicas in Florence. The area has plenty of local spots to taste Tuscan specialties, but don’t stop in the main streets alone; the narrower side streets always ensure satisfaction. The huge Parco Delle Cascine provides a solution to the need for a green area as well as a historic welcome in the form of a bronze statue of King Vittorio Emanuele II riding a horse.
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