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Il Profeta

#404 of 2,070 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighbourhood:
Santa Maria Novella
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Borgo Ognissanti | 93 R, 50123 , Florence, Italy
+39 055 212265
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Today
12:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 12:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We got a recommendation for this restaurant, especially because that the owner is on site and variety of local and special dishes. It was really good experience both the food and the attitude.

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Thank Shlomo B
Moscow, Russia
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was in this restaurant with my girl friend and we wanted to eat something small but the waiter showed us his ignorance. The food was not fresh and too accessoires on the plate , like salad, oranges, etc...instead of the main meal. He tried to sell us more main dishes and mainly expensive dishes. So pity... I would not... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a fantastic meal here, the owner ran through the whole menu explaining everything in detail, we chose their signature pasta dishes, that was the best pasta and sauce I have ever tasted, amazing, couldn't decide on the red wine, so they brought over 3 different wines and I had a little wine tasting, chose my favourite and they... More 

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Thank Peter S
Zurich, Switzerland
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked in spontaneously to get some light food and ordered a fish carpaccio for two, then I asked a waiter what he can recommend with vegetables, not fried , he suggested to try tuscany plate, I trusted him. What we got , it was a lot of salad with oranges and 2 small ps of fish above, instead of... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our top meal on a 14 day tour of Italy. The "John Travolta" pasta is amazing but the entire menu was excellent. We had a big table and everybody ate a variety of items. Nobody found a single thing that they disliked. The owner greets everyone personally and was fantastic. He set the tone for our finest meal... More 

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1 Thank CRCaldwell
Beijing, China
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had dinner at Il Profeta tonight. After traveling for a couple weeks in Malta and Italy now, this was the best dinner we have had by far. Food was absolutely fantastic! We had the lobster pasta and chicken dinners. The service was superb and very helpful with recommendations. From starter to dessert, we were pleasantly surprised! I highly recommend... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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79 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We accepted the suggestion from our concierge to eat dinner at Il Profeta in our first night in Florence and it set the standard high for the rest of the trip. It is a small place, family owned - one of the servers is the owner himself! Staff was super friendly and the owner was our waiter - extremely funny,... More 

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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved our visit to Il Profeta. Great street-side dining and something for everyone. The Tiramisu was delicious.

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Thank WillJones92
The Southwest
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45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

This is the second time my daughter and I ate in this restaurant and it will not be the last. She is studying in Florence and we stumbled upon this place last September and absolutely loved it. We could not remember the name, but managed to find it tonight and we were not disappointed. We had several courses, including a... More 

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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Aside from the food being the best meal I have ever had, the owner who also serves as the maitre de goes out of his way to make every guest feel welcome and ensures they are enjoying their meal. The atmosphere is very intimate and the food is delicious.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$100
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
Monday
12:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
12:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
12:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
Thursday
12:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
Friday
12:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
Saturday
12:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Borgo Ognissanti | 93 R, 50123 , Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Santa Maria Novella
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Maria Novella
  • Phone Number: +39 055 212265

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • 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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