We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Alla Vecchia Bettola

#284 of 2,069 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighbourhoods
Neighbourhoods
Get directions
Viale Vasco Pratolini 3/5/7, 50124, Florence, Italy
+39 055 224158
Website
Today
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

698 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 206: English reviews
Oakland, CA
Level Contributor
20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2011

Great food, classice Italian bistro, great waiters

Helpful?
Thank MadDog5x5
Scituate,Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 October 2011

Lovely local restaurant with good food and fun family style feel. We ate there a few times.Tthe Penne Pasta is really good and they have good inexpensive house red wine which they will provide in a Chianti style bottle and charge you by consumption-not by the glass. Friendly place and convenient to the hotel.

Helpful?
Thank Farrell H
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
76 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2011

This place is out of the way for most tourists -- across f rom Piazza Tasso in Oltrarno. We have an apartment at Porta Romana so it was a pleasant km walk for us straight there. We went on a Tuesday night and the place was full with people waiting outside by 8:30. Definitely make a reservation. Tables are shared... More 

Helpful?
Thank Janettravels44
Greensboro, North Carolina
Level Contributor
24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2011

TIP: BE SURE TO MAKE A RESERVATION! A great place to get food that that's always fresh. Yes, the waiters can be a little grumpy, but they stay very busy and warm up if you give them a smile and try to be polite. Overall I like the coziness and familiarity of this place. And sharing tables? Not as awful... More 

Helpful?
Thank traveller_ellen
Irvine, California
Level Contributor
64 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2011

We were reccomended to this restaurant by Alice the owner of the Riva Lofts hotel and were really not dissapointed. I guess it was e best culinay experience on our 2 week trip to Italy & Paris, which speaks to e fact that either we have very low expectations or this is really a good place to have dinner. We... More 

Helpful?
Thank Jpug70
watford herts
Level Contributor
25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2011

The best of three places we visited in Florence. Waiter was very helpful in describing the dishes and acted as though he was enjoying his job, which made it enjoyable for us. The restaurant was being used by may locals wo acted like they were regular visitors.

Helpful?
Thank robin48
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Level Contributor
245 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2011

Eat and feel like a local. Eat and drink like a local. Don't miss the opportunity to have a real tuscany cuisine.

Helpful?
Thank GianOnTour
Arlington, Vermont
Level Contributor
164 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2010

So it's a bit remote but the food and staff make up for the distance. This is where my Italian friends dine. I hate to divulge their secrets, but it's well worth while to try this local gem.

Helpful?
1 Thank Kevin M
Chicago/Lake Geneva
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2010

We went there with a 13 year old, and we all enjoyed it. There was good "comfort food" and more sophisticated items as well. Staff was very pleasant and helpful. Would definitely go back.

Helpful?
1 Thank bellab65
Maryland
1 review
Reviewed 10 July 2010

This is NOT your tourist trap. We were told to go to this restaurant by an American who had been living in Florence for 20 years. We walked to this restaurant (a long walk) but it was so worth it. The best meal I ate in Italy for sure! We met the nicest people and drank wine and talked for... More 

Helpful?
Thank GMDMaryland

Travellers who viewed Alla Vecchia Bettola also viewed

Florence, Province of Florence
Florence, Province of Florence
 
Florence, Province of Florence
 

Been to Alla Vecchia Bettola? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
Saturday
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

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Alla Vecchia Bettola and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from Alla Vecchia Bettola staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?