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La Leggenda dei Frati

Costa San Giorgio 6/A, 50125, Florence, Italy
+39 055 068 0545
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good15%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“tasting menu” (12 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (6 reviews)
“beef cheeks” (5 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Costa San Giorgio 6/A, 50125, Florence, Italy
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Reviewed 26 November 2018

We enjoyed a divine meal at La Legend dei Frati. The food, service and atmosphere was exquisite. We chose a 5 course tasting menu and it did not disappoint. Our dietary requirements were catered for without hesitation and with care. A complete doing experience!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank daxb108
Reviewed 11 November 2018 via mobile

I read recent reviews that used the word "bland" and I sadly ignored them. Perhaps it isn't fair that I've eaten at only @Michelin star restaurants in France and Italty. Do not waste an afternoon or evening here. I ordered the 9 course tasting menu...More

Date of visit: November 2018
3  Thank spindrmathis
Reviewed 11 November 2018 via mobile

Our friend Ryan recommended this place and it did not disappoint. The tables are perfectly spaced so as to allow each party privacy. The servers are attentive and accommodating. Chef Felipo came out to greet us and welcome us. Jensen the general manager answered our...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Jacquie V
Reviewed 17 October 2018

Had high hopes for this place but was disappointed. Had notified the chef four-days in advance of a food allergy of one of our party. Rather than having something to offer to accommodate, the Chef just told us which item they could have - a...More

Date of visit: October 2018
2  Thank carltonvespachris71
Reviewed 15 October 2018

The first warning is that you shouldn’t walk there – it’s up to the hill and you need to climb there for about 20 min. So the taxi is the best option. It’s in a very nice location at villa Bardini with the beautiful view...More

Date of visit: September 2018
2  Thank mmav
Reviewed 3 October 2018

I had an amazing experience at La Leggenda dei Frati last night (Oct. 2). First, they take reservations for 1 person and serve the tasting menu for 1 person, not usual at all in my solo experience. The food was extremely good, the only suggestion...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

The service is on point with the cost of the meal. We were impressed that the chef came out to greet us and take our order. The food was unique and interesting but not a good as expected considering the cost. However, the liver pate...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Diana12smith
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

Came here with my wife for our last night in Florence. The chef came out to introduce himself and take our order which helped us feel welcome and made us comfortable. We do not drink alcohol but got the 9 course tasting menu. The service...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Lefteris K
Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

Not easy to find. Personal introduction from Phillipe the chef to introduce the menu and ask about our preferences. Spectacular view over Florence from the balcony above the restaurant after dark 9 course tasting menu. 8 courses were beautifully crafted dishes with salad and herbs...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank hem0116
Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

Take a taxi (if you can get one - not always easy in the evening in Florence) because it is a 5-10 minute walk up hill from the Ponte Vecchio. The staff were very welcoming and the dinner was served in a friendly way on...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank MDH19VS
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$70 - US$120
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, View
Open Hours
19:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 14:00
19:30 - 22:00
19:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 14:00
19:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 14:00
19:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 14:00
19:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Costa San Giorgio 6/A, 50125, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > San Niccolo
  • Neighbourhood: San Niccolo
  • Phone Number: +39 055 068 0545
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La Leggenda dei Frati restaurant is located within the museum complex of Villa Bardini in Florence. The 1600s Villa is surrounded by a beautiful garden with agricultural items, ancient olive trees and fruit trees. Here the vegetable garden available to the restaurant, including fountains and waterfalls, a rare example of English style garden, overlooks the city offering an incredible landscape of Florence. In the main porch the elegantly decorated room of the restaurant merges with the cultural side of the museum hosting the works of art of the Galleria Continua of San Gimignano. So the guests will get a complete multi-sensory and cultural experience, emphasizing, together with the excellence of the art, that of the food. The Leggenda dei Frati cooking is innovative, although steeped in the culinary culture of the territory, with particular attention to the research of raw materials and respect for them
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