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“Wonderful anniversary dinner”

Il Palagio - Four Seasons Hotel
Ranked #78 of 2,926 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighbourhood: San Marco
Reviewed 21 March 2018

We had one of our best Michelin starred dining experiences when we visited Il Palagio for our wedding anniversary.

The restaurant is in the Four Seasons hotel which is on the edge of central Florence so you may need to get a taxi depending on where you are staying. However the building itself which I think is a restored former convent is very interesting and has clearly had a huge amount of money spent on it. There is a very smart but comfortable hotel bar where we had a drink before dinner.

From the moment we arrived at the hotel, from the doormen who opened the taxi doors, the bar manager who swept our coats off to the restaurant and the restaurant staff we had probably the best combination of super efficient but genuinely friendly service I have experienced.

The restaurant is quite formal but not stuffy and would be lovely in summer I would imagine. We had chosen Il Palagio in part because they had a proper five course vegetarian tasting menu which is not always usual in Italy. The food, especially the vegetarian menu, was excellent with unusual and interesting dishes that didn't just rely on expensive ingredients such as truffle. (The bread and olive oil is also very special and is treated with great reverence). The portions are not huge so we were able to manage the extra anniversary desert they surprised us with, though were defeated by the petit fours.

There is a suggested wine pairing for each course but we restricted ourselves to a couple of glasses each suggested by the sommelier. The wine is expensive, the food reasonable value (though still expensive!) for the quality and the overall experience.

Oh and we got an extra cake to take away.

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FSFlorence, Direttore at Il Palagio - Four Seasons Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2018

Dear Andrew,

First of all, thank you for choosing Il Palagio restaurant to celebrate an important event as your anniversary, and for this very beautiful and detailed review of your experience with us.

We are always proud to hear feedback regarding our genuine cuisine which we deliver with love and passion. One of our challenges is to be able to match and exceed the guest expectations using the best ingredients sourced from Italian artisan producers. The decision to include a full vegetarian tasting menu comes from the willing to meet our guests requests, and we usually change the dishes every two weeks in order to use always seasonal and fresh ingredients.

We are even happy to read that our staff was able to deliver a clear service in order to make your visit the most memorable one.

I'm looking forward to your next visit I send you my best regards.

Vito Mollica
Executive Chef and Director of F&B

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Reviewed 18 February 2018

In a very dramatic setting in the middle of the holidays, the dinning room decor made dinner a little more special.Heads up that it isn't in the center of town, had to take a taxi to get there but well worth it. Seating with a evening view of the gardens and the entire service team to ourselves for the first 45 minutes lol our meal was quite memorable. Classic yet slightly modern dishes, great classic and modern cocktail menu as well. Knowledgeable service, took the 35 euro coffee to get the whole show - not worth it. Would highly recommend and definitely return.

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Reviewed 21 January 2018

Food were excellent and also service. Price is very reasonable for a Michelin star restaurant in a 5 star hotel. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

The dinner we had was very nice. The dishes were tasty, the service was very polite, cheerful and ready to suggest you a good wine.

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Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

Great location in the beautiful 4 Seasons Hotel. The evening had all that I expect from michelin star restaurant. Great service, food and wineparing. A bit to pricy looking at some of the alternatives in the city.

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