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Alla Vecchia Bettola

#281 of 2,069 Restaurants in Florence
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Viale Vasco Pratolini 3/5/7, 50124, Florence, Italy
+39 055 224158
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
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19:30 - 22:30
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

We came here on the recommendation of our B&B hosts as a traditional Italian restaurant. We loved it. The menu is all in Italian (no English) but the owner/waiter patiently translated each dish for us even though the place was super busy. We had the artichoke salad, the beef and mushroom pasta and the beef stew. Two of us shared... More 

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New York, NY
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Had a great dinner at Vecchia Bettola. Had read reviews here and elsewhere, and also asked concierge about it and he recommended it also. Was not disappointed. Very homey and authentic, and casual fun place. Seated at large table with others if there is room at the table. Food was wonderful. We each had a pasta and then had the... More 

Thank almesq
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

This place was recommended to us by two different friends who live in the area. Their delicious house pasta is only a great start leading up to the magnificent Florentina steak they prepare. Coupled with bottomless house wine and shared tables, this place is the perfect spot to start you evening in Florence.

Thank Saed A
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Went there for dinner with my wife and sister. The vibe of this place is unforgettable! Food was great! Service perfect ... we could not wipe the smiles of our faces watching how the waiters had fun doing everything they did. We highly recommend visiting this restaurant!

Thank Tomek W
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016

Long tables are shared among other patrons if your group doesn't fill it up. Excellent Florentine food. Italian menu (no English).

Thank JuniperusC
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Make a reservation, grab a translator app, drink the house wine, and enjoy Florence like you wouldn't believe. Best food of our two week, multi city trip in Italy

Thank Chance B
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110 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016

This place has charm, authenticity and incredibly good food. Its superb. Lunch or dinner. Menu changes daily, everything is exceptionally good. I came back multiple times, it was that great Truly Exceptional

Thank easytopleasetravelle
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81 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016

Good food. Good atmosphere. Good service. One of the few restaurants that we ate in that had more locals than tourists! Worth a stop if you are staying in the area.

Thank CM Family
Toronto, Canada
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89 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

Recommended by friends and quite out of the way (long walk) from the tourist areas. Great dinner (I had rabbit). Service wasn't the greatest and the waiter was a bit surly (I think because we do not speak italian). Outdoor seating was very crowded but all in all a very good dinner.

Thank Suzanne V
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Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Beautifully simple Italian food, cooked perfectly and with an ever-changing menu. The highlight of our visits was the Fiorentina T-bone steak; it really was the best beef I've ever eaten, anywhere. Don't waste any more time reading this, get down there and tuck in!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Viale Vasco Pratolini 3/5/7, 50124, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence
  • Phone Number: +39 055 224158

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