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Il Palagio - Four Seasons Hotel

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Borgo Pinti 99, 50121, Florence, Italy
+39 055 26261
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Rating really should be 3.5 stars, not 4. I rounded up since it was a 4 seasons. Gorgeous restaurant at the Four Seasons "palace" in Florence. Service was good and food was very well prepared. We had the tasting menu with a wine pairing. Food and wine was clearly worthy of theMichelin Star. The reason for 3.5 rather than 5... More 

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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The tasting menu was a real delight, full of variety and bursting with delicious flavours. It is very expensive but worth every euro. A truly 1st Class restaurant in a beautiful dining room.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2017

It is the off-season, so the full menu was not available, but select dishes from the Michelin menu were available. While the food was good, it was not uniformly excellent. The pigeon was a highlight, one main course (lamb we believe) was just so-so, one main course (line caught sea bass) was amazing.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

If you are visiting Florence and want a stunning romantic way to round off your weekend then this fits the bill. It has a great piano bar so go early for a drink, they have great cocktails and atmosphere is good. Restaurant is formal so best to be a little dressed, especially ladies!! Food incredible. Wine list was super and... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

I'll be honest, this could easily be a five star review considering the chef's talents here, but I'm urging myself to hold back for the truly special experiences that are out there. The first thing you'll notice when you arrive is the opulent ambience (feels like you're eating in a palace) and the customer service is some of the best... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

I had dinner here several times for business and for pleasure. The location is beautiful and every time I go back it seems getting better. The food is not tha much, compared to the location and elegant and classic Four Season Hotel. I will definetly go back, but not for the food!

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Had a wonderful Christmas Day meal . Great food and service. Beautiful restaurant. Highly recommended. Worthy of ** rating.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

It's a michelin star restaurant and all I expected out of the service was great. Can't say the same for the food. The starter, wine and dessert were all great but the main dish, Pigeon cooked in Pig's bladder which came highly recommended by the restaurant manager was not for my palette. They showed me the cooked pigeon still in... More 

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FSFlorence, Direttore generale at Il Palagio - Four Seasons Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Ms Yoong, We appreciate your time in sharing your feedback and are very sorry to read that you did not enjoy our pigeon dish. It is indeed a hundred-year-old traditional local recipe, where the pigeon is cooked in pig's bladder to preserve all the savours. We understand you may not be used to this presentation and feel sorry that... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

I live in Tuscany and regularly take out-of-town guests to the Four Seasons Hotel for cocktails, as the hotel is located in a former Renaissance palace, and the ambience is, in my opinion, the best in Florence. Given my past experience, the hotel's 5-star rating and the Palagio Restaurant's Michelin star, my expectations were very high for Christmas lunch 2016.... More 

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FSFlorence, Direttore generale at Il Palagio - Four Seasons Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Annpollak, Let me thank you for taking the time to leave a review after dining at Il Palagio restaurant and for your precious words about our Hotel. I am sincerely sorry to read that your experience did not meet the desired expectations. I have personally informed our restaurant manager about your comments so that we may follow up with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

A must try fine dinning experience during our visit.We have enjoyed every detail at our visit.A little reminder,It might be Slightly pricey

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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, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Borgo Pinti 99, 50121, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > San Marco
  • Neighbourhood: San Marco
  • Phone Number: +39 055 26261

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San Marco
The pleasant atmosphere of this residential area, a stone’s throw away from the Duomo of Florence, surprises everyone. A continuous flow of backpacking students provides the tranquil surroundings for the elderly residents who sit in Piazza San Marco to read the daily newspaper. Home to several universities, including the Academy of Fine Arts, San Marco is one of the most vibrant cultural centers in the city. A bridge connecting the modern cultural activity of Florence to its classic art, represented by the everlasting magnificence of the original David, resonates as a symbol of Florence and of Italy as a whole. Get lost in a Neoclassic world, a journey back in time through historic buildings like Spedale degli Innocenti (Hospital of the Innocents), San Marco church, Basilica della Santissima Annunziata, and natural jewels like the Botanical Gardens.
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