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Alla Vecchia Bettola

#264 of 2,085 Restaurants in Florence
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Viale Vasco Pratolini 3/5/7, 50124, Florence, Italy
+39 055 224158
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
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Tue - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
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Limassol, Cyprus
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3 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great place to taste and enjoy the real Tuscan cuisine! Nice unpretentious restaurant, delicious meals (to begin with "Penne alla Bettola"), big selection of wines, but try their house wine - you will not be disappointed! Incredibly sympatic and well-trained staff, ready to help you with the choice of food for any taste! Make your reservation in advance as the... More 

Thank marishantal
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is not a tourist restaurant, it is a bustling local restaurant which a few tourists stumble into or have been recommended to visit, lucky them. We went on the recommendation of some fellow diners the night before and had the best meal of our stay in Florence. We were plonked on the end of a table with other diners... More 

Thank timother2017
Leeds, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We turned up at 9.30 pm on a Friday night as Sister in Law had arrived late due to plane delay .No booking ( we were extremely lucky they were so generous and let us in). A genuine local Italian restaurant just a short walk out of the Florence centre. Waiting staff helped us out big time with translation. Lovely... More 

Thank John N
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Get out of all that tourist's restaurants at the city center and get the authentic food from Firenze. Everything tastes so good. The pasta is amazing, the house wine is great and the prices are fair.

Thank Gabriela K
Bangkok, Thailand
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636 reviews
504 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very local. Full of local rather than tourists. No formality here but just enjoy your meal. The fiorentina steak was splendid. Not those kind of tender steak but somewhat meaty and juicy which is full of flavour. The best bit was the burnt skin. Love it.

Thank KwinAun
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71 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Outside of the immediate tourist trap that is the centre of Florence and by the city gates Alla Vecchia Bettola is a must do local restaurant. Alla Vecchia Bettola is local and rustic, not bling or polished, therefore don't go dressed to kill expecting 5 stars. Go expecting an amazing local Italian restaurant that's frequented by locals because of its... More 

Thank Darren F
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food is really good. Don't forget you HAVE to book before going, otherwise there is no way, it is always full. They have multiple services, and you can feel it a little with how fast they are. But the waiters are always in a good mood, joyfull and nice, and the food is just amazing.

Thank Marie B
Vancouver, Canada
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137 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017

The experience started Saturday morning looking for breakfast. They smiled and did not open until the evening but were doing prepwork. We were directed to the local bar for breakfast (They were correct!). A few days later the evening meal was had and the next night again as there were many options to consider. I don't know how they come... More 

Thank westcoastfoodee
Mirano, Italy
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

the place is rustic elegance in a toscany way. Its that kind of place were they has passion for cooking and love to make people happy with there food,and they really did..the fried small artichokes was the best i ever tasted. the crostini with chicken-liver was amazing and the top of the meal the beefsteak Fiorentina was perfekt it just... More 

1 Thank QuartoDAltinoKarin
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Almost 30 years ago, my father and my sister met a couple in this restaurant when my sister asked what it was that the woman across from them was eating. It was, simply, a slice of toasted bread upon which she rubbed a raw garlic clove and them added some olive oil. The woman offered to share her bread with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Viale Vasco Pratolini 3/5/7, 50124, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence
  • Phone Number: +39 055 224158

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?