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Il Cavaliere @ Villa Olmi

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Via Degli Olmi 4/8, 50012, Bagno a Ripoli, Italy
+39 055 637710
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

This restaurant has it all: great food, service, and a very old world and romantic ambiance. It is located a short taxi ride outside of Florence in historic Bagno di Ripoli. The homemade pasta was incredible, the wine list good, the desserts spectacular! Plus the (included for hotel guests) breakfast buffet was also very good with lots of variety, hot... More 

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Houston, United States
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59 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

The Villa Olmi Firenze restaurant is one of the few villa ones near Florence that is open in the off season, and that offers great breakfast, lunch and dinner. We ate there twice during our stay and enjoyed the staff and excellent service(Matteo is wonderful!), and the chef prepares exceptional home made pasta and other meat and fish/seafood dishes. We... More 

1 Thank Deborah W
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

We were staying at Villa Olmi and decided to try their restaurant. It was exceptional. From the moment we walked in to a warm greeting to the last bites of dessert, we were glad to have made the decision to eat here. The staff was very knowledgeable and helpful. My husband had the salmon and I had the Mediterranean Sea... More 

1 Thank teresitta1018
Reading, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

I was staying at this hotel and we decided to eat in the main restaurant on our last night. We sat outside which was lovely, ( although be warned there were mosquitos) the view was gorgeous as the moon came up. I had fish which was beautifully cooked and my friend had the duck- also very tasty. We shared two... More 

1 Thank Pilchjnr
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Il Cavaliere is a decent restaurant with a respectably limited menu. Try the vast Tuscan steak cooked rare (for 2 persons or more) for a very pleasant experience full of flavour. Service is very good and being Tuscany, expect a very good wine list.

1 Thank hardstaff2015
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

Given that the restaurant opened at 7.30pm, we were surprised when we booked that we could only get a table for 8.15pm especially as hanging around the reception area of the hotel, you could see the restaurant was fairly empty. Once seated, the food was ordered and when it eventually came it was beautifully presented and gorgeous tasting. The kids... More 

1 Thank Joely S
Melbourne, Fl
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108 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2015

We were staying at the beautiful villa Olli hotel and decided to have dinner in the restaurant. We walked in and were asked if we had a reservation to an empty restaurant. We were told it would be 45minutes for a table. Being a restaurant owner myself if I couldn't handle 3 tables at once I would be terribly embarrassed.... More 

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Los Angeles, CA
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015

Villa Olmi is an exquisite hotel on the outskirts of Florence-- it feels like a country house, but is very convenient to Florence with excellent parking if you're driving. Parking in Florence is expensive and driving in Firenze is a nightmare (think "tickets" because you accidentally turned onto a street in the restricted zone). The hotel is also only a... More 

2 Thank olympicrange
Potterspury, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015

The resteraunt, like the rest of the hotel is absolutely lovely. It is a really romantic, beautiful spot for dinner. The menu is a decent size, with about 7 items in each section (Starters, first courses, second courses and desserts.) There were few meals I could eat as a vegetarian; however, this is normal and I settled on the asparagus... More 

Thank Amy T
Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2014

We stayed at the hotel Villa Omli and naturally tried their restaurant. The food is amazing and tasty. The ingredients are fresh from the hotel garden and attention to details is amazing. Loved papa al pomodoro, chickpea soup on the appetizer list was really amazing too. We tried various places during our stay, but I think the food at Il... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$39 - US$158
Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Degli Olmi 4/8, 50012, Bagno a Ripoli, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Bagno a Ripoli
  • Phone Number: +39 055 637710

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