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La Leggenda dei Frati

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Costa San Giorgio 6/A, 50125, Florence, Italy
+39 055 0680545
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Malibu, California, United States
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513 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Group of four and we went with the Chef's prix fixe dinner of 7 or 8 courses. Somewhere along the line I lost track. Modern interior with stunning views of Florence. The food was delicious as was the service and presentation. go with the flow and whatever they are bringing out is going to be wonderful.

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Thank Thomas S
Tokyo, Japan
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115 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

The restaurant is only a way street so the car has to go through a long way to get to this restaurant that locates up in the hills. We sat outside in the big terrance which surrounded by beautiful greens. The night view was amazing. You see the whole Firene river. The food was great, can't say amazing but I... More 

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New York City, New York
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260 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

This is a chic, modern restaurant perched on the (very steep) hill that you need to climb to get here, just on the other side of the Ponte Vecchio. The hill climb is killer but worth the views on the terrace and the excellent food. It's also a more residential area so you get to see a different side of... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

The setting is beautiful. The chef was very amicable; walked around to the table at the beginning. As the meal went on, we felt we were treated differently and less-important than the other customers because we were American. Our table was rarely attended-to, the wait staff blatantly ignored us. The food, however, was good. Would not go back here or... More 

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Thank Michael R
Manila, Philippines
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

I had a long, wonderful 8 course degustation lunch here on a Sunday a few weeks ago. Its in an elegant villa on top of a hill overlooking a breathtaking view of Florence. Its well worth the walk. Impeccable service but the best thing was the food. What a sublime experience. I can see why the restaurant is considered one... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

We went there for dinner last Saturday and it was already challenging to find the location. Once we succeeded we found the place quite nice, well maintained and liked the modern architectural elements inside this old palazzo building. Wonderful terrace ... must be lovely on warm summer evenings. The menu was promising and we decided to go for a 3... More 

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1 Thank Julia U
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

The food is an absolute stand out. Best gnocchi we've ever had (served with a beautiful duck). Rare beef with coffee and passion fruit sauce was the fish of the night. Beautiful secluded view of Florence away from the throngs of tourist. Best night out in Italy we've had thus far. Sure there were some minor coordination anomalies with the... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016

This restaurant is in a fabulous setting and features a warm welcome from Fillipo Saporito, whose spirit shines through the meticulously balanced and artistically flavoured food. The tasting menu was a constant journey of delights and an adventure of tastes, varying from the subtle to the intense. Each dish brought a smile. The service was exemplary and the whole evening... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016

Just had a most fantastic night out. I appreciate the previous review, however... To put it in perspective...we just had an amazing evening, experience and meal and the bill was 330 euros for 4 people, including service, and we all left full as well as being given a tour of a museum and shown the most spectacular view of Florence.... More 

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Siena, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016

So let's get one thing straight. If you're not used to high-end restaurants and going for a special occasion, this might be a real treat and an eye-opener. If you've been to plenty of places like this, then, well, it's like most other places. Some highs some lows. However, for a place that seems to be aiming for one of... More 

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Costa San Giorgio 6/A, 50125, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Pitti
  • Neighbourhood: Pitti
  • Phone Number: +39 055 0680545
Description
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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Pitti
Pitti is a neighborhood characterized by art and history. Renaissance architecture such as Pitti Palace, which houses five museums alone, introduces visitors to the green lungs of spectacular Boboli Gardens. Any visitor can wander through statues, fountains, and panoramic viewpoints. Around the garden, treasures like the Museum of Natural History of the Specola and Villa Bardini guide guests through Florence as the cradle of the Renaissance. End the day with an aperitif in Piazza della Passera or the more romantic Forte di Belvedere, which offers an amazing panoramic view of the entire city.
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