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Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Barbecue, Tuscan, Central-Italian
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Reviewed 5 October 2019 via mobile

I have been coming to this place on both business and pleasure trips for about 16 years now and have been remiss in not reviewing it. Just ate there 2 nights this week while staying nearby with my wife and realized I needed to let...everyone know about it. The town of Montelupo is about a 15 minute train ride west of Florence and adjoins the much smaller village of Capraia where we stay when visiting the Florence area. Osteria del Sole is probably best known for their steaks and they have everything from a fantastic filet to the biggest Porterhouse I have ever seen. The giant Porterhouse requires at least 2 to eat it and they bring it to your table for approval. It hangs off the platter and is really impressive. The meat is incredible quantity and grilled with only olive oil and salt, in the “Bistecca alla Firenze” fashion and you’ll wonder why you ever do it any other way. Great selection of local wines by the bottle or the glass, but AVOID the red table wine that is sitting in the traditional wrapped Chianti-looking bottle on the table. Bitter tasting and the ONLY thing that is not terrific about this place. Look for the bald waiter named “Salvo” and ask to be seated at one of his tables. Great waiter and we really enjoyed his attentive service. Phone +39 0571 51130 E-mail anticaosteriadelsole@gmail.comMore

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 1 July 2019 via mobile

Amazing food. Just perfect! It seems all the locals eat here too A beautiful ambiance of Italian voices with no gobshite Americans to spoil the serenity. Cost around €65 for several pasta and pizza courses plus 4 lagers and and 2 glasses of wine.

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed 17 April 2019

Antica Osteria del Sole is a nice and great family owned restaurant in Montelupo Fiorentino near to Florence, Italy. Excellent welcome with personalized service directly from the owners and chefs, the most DELICIOUS FOOD that exceeds all your expectations !!!.

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed 6 February 2019 via mobile

We were driving from Florence to Pisa and were hungry so made a stop in this town and ate here. It was busy with locals and the food was great and very authentic. Have the aubergine pasta if you go!

Date of visit: February 2019
Reviewed 30 June 2018

A nice local place with a good selection of food and wine. The prices are a bit more than we expected but the dishes were very good. Sit outside and enjoy the ambience of a small street in this classic Italian village.

Date of visit: June 2018
Reviewed 21 June 2018

Recommended (justifiably) by the hotel we were staying at, not that busy on a weekday evening so we were able to sit outside and watch the world go buy. Lovely meal, for me the highlight was a fabulous Bisteca Fiorentina, cooked to perfection once I'd...persuaded the waiter that not all Brits want their steak well done. Good service, didn't feel rushed, reasonably priced.More

Date of visit: June 2018
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

We sat on their pretty terrace where they prepared a pretty table for us. We ordered drinks and they brought a bread basket. After a 20 minute wait they brought us our drinks. Luckily we had a full bread basket because we waited over an...hour for the food. One of the orders was completely wrong and when we asked to have what we originally ordered we were informed that it would take another 20 minutes. The food was very good though the salad had no dressing and there was none available on the table. We decided not to wait for desserts or coffee as we had already spent 2 hours at the restaurant. The waiter arrived with the bill and limoncello to say sorry for the delay. The restaurant has a lot to offer if they could improve the service !More

Date of visit: August 2016
Reviewed 1 April 2015

Don't be put off by the café style looks of the interior as this was an excellent restaurant and it serves great food. Fantastic pasta, great house wine and a really good steak. Prices were fair and reasonable for Tuscany. A good find and would...definitely recommend.More

Date of visit: March 2015
Reviewed 1 August 2014

My husband and I spent our last night in Tuscany celebrating our 30th anniversary. The little town of Montelupo was very near where we were staying in Tuscany, so our host recommended we go here for dinner. The outdoor seating was maybe not as nice...as some we had experienced while in Italy, but one of the nicest in Montelupo. The food was good, but maybe not quite as good as the prices would lead you to believe. The staff spoke limited English, but our waiter was friendly and helpful. I would say, if you find yourself in Montelupo, eat here. But don't make a special trip to Montelupo to eat here.More

Date of visit: July 2014
Reviewed 11 January 2014

We went like two days ago with my wife, the environment was so good and the waiters was very gentle with us. The price is good. It was very clean and homemade inside! We're planning to go again in Florence and in this excellent place.

Date of visit: January 2014
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Antica Osteria del Sole is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4