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Il Vinaino

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Neighbourhood:
Santa Maria Novella
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Via Palazzuolo 124r, 50123, Florence, Italy
+39 055 292287
Today
11:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 21:30
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Milan, Italy
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134 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

May be not famous like the other in via de neri but may satisfy your appetite with different types of schiacciata .few chairs so ideal for a spuntino while walking .

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Thank Davide D
Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

This was our last evening after traveling for 3 weeks in Tuscany and we wanted something special. We were delighted, not only by our waiter but also the food. The food and wine was excellent. Definitely recommended!!!

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Thank Nicole C
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Like many others on this page, my girlfriend and I came to Florence to enjoy Tuscany's cultural and gastronomical heritage. Whereas the former is rather easy to come by, the latter proved rather tricky as we tried to avoid cheap tourist traps and not to strain our budget. Until then we had made only the greatest of experiences with restaurant... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

We found this restaurant on a list of the "best" affordable restaurants in Florence, published in The Guardian. Well. Wrong. The pasta was below average, and the mixed salad we ordered, although made of fresh ingredients, was just sad pieces of veg with no dressing or effort of any kind put in. As a vegetarian who generally likes eating pieces... More 

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Almaty, Kazakhstan
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244 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

I ordered bistecca florentina and it was delicious and juicy. The place is a bit more expensive than other places that serve steaks but the quality is really outstanding. I highly recommend visiting the place after a tiring day of shopping.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

A typical tuscan wine house with a good meal deal for a dinner... We had 3 small dishes and 1/2 a bottle of wine each for like €13. Not all of us enjoyed the food but my dishes were certainly some of the best food I've had in Italy. Not huge of portion sizes but tasty... You could imagine paying... More 

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Long Valley, NJ
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

We came here for lunch at the suggestion of our Airbnb host. We were looking for sandwiches but this place was more typical tuscan cuisine. The food was good certainly locals frequent it. Inside was nothing fancy, locally rustic is a good description. Price wise not much cheaper than other nearby alternatives.

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Thank SteveCap
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

The only reason I came here was because my father didn't want to walk too far in the heat to the trattoria I was going to take him to. We ordered a meal and the pasta dishes were fairly solid, nothing to write home about. We had some house wine... now this is where it gets very dodgy. We presumed... More 

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Thank Luke S
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

We got sucked in by the tourist menu for 13 euro. You get what you pay for. The sign outside said that the risotto of the day was asparagus. We were served mushroom risotto (I don't like mushrooms and would have ordered the pasta choice). One daughter ordered the pasta and it was the strangest presentation I have ever seen.... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

Surprised that the hosts treated us really well despite us clearly not being locals, and explaining the menu patiently in English (very few in Italy do this). Food was extremely good, and so was the wine. A must visit if you are in Florence a couple of days. This is walking distance from the SM Novella station.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 21:30
Monday
11:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 21:30
Thursday
11:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 21:30
Friday
11:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 21:30
Saturday
11:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Palazzuolo 124r, 50123, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Santa Maria Novella
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Maria Novella
  • Phone Number: +39 055 292287

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Neighbourhood Profile
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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