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Alla Vecchia Bettola

Viale Vasco Pratolini 3/5/7, 50124, Florence, Italy
+39 055 224158
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“penne al” (19 reviews)
“pasta” (44 reviews)
“rabbit” (11 reviews)
12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Hours
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Viale Vasco Pratolini 3/5/7, 50124, Florence, Italy
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Reviewed 22 December 2012

Last week I took again "penne alla bettola", the first time I took them here it was in spring 2001. They were as good as the first time. Filetto was very good and artichokes salad was delicious. Bettola is just out of the city center,...More

Thank Mauro P
Reviewed 19 December 2012

Restaurant cold and I felt the need to keep my coat on! Appearance of a kitchen as you enter -tables with bench type pews or milking stools, not very comfy! Anti pasti misto comprised of various salami, prosciutto, tapenade on bread and something which reminded...More

Thank Alexandra72
Reviewed 29 November 2012 via mobile

let me make it quick on this review. came here because my hotel conceige said this is where locals eat...ok, average small portion food, MAD salty and average taste. waiters was not friendly and wanted to rush me out...dont go here and waste your time...More

1  Thank Tony L
Reviewed 17 October 2012 via mobile

Great food & wine @ very reasonable prices, knew all about gluten free food as the wife is a coeliac, only stumbled across this place by accident, glad we did

Thank dgosul
Reviewed 16 October 2012

Watched the locals enjoying their midday meal and saw all the tables were full. A waiter, with a smile and menu, quickly found me a space at a large table. I ordered the lamb and it was perfect and artichoke salad fresh. As I was...More

Thank Daisymx
Reviewed 15 October 2012

Went to this restaurant last week heard great things. the food was very good but the service is not worth your time. They forced us to leave before our wine was finished because people were waiting.This was not the normal hospitality we received in every...More

2  Thank Danielle P
Reviewed 13 October 2012

Dinner starts at 8:30 so doesn't open till 8. Small but nice outside seating. Very good service and house wine is brought in a carafe and you are charged by the glass, very nice chianti. I ordered the house sauce on penne for my primo...More

Thank Gordy M
Reviewed 9 October 2012

In Italy fresh, simple and beautifully prepared foods feel standard however sometimes you have a flavour experience that can be considered sensational - Bettola is just that. Set on a busy street in Oltrarno, the 'other' side of the river, this simple, bright enoteca serves...More

Thank AMDaisy
Reviewed 20 September 2012

My husband and I just had lunch at this very authentic and delicious restaurant recommended by a blogger that I often read, Emiko Davies. Our lunch consisted of delicious local cheeses and pears, salami and halved fresh figs, and two house pasta dishes. A friendly...More

Thank amlwx
Reviewed 19 September 2012

The fresh pear and cheese was excellent, as was the steak, and the Penne Alla Bettola! The house wine on the table was just fine, and the staff are adorable. Atmosphere is jolly, and upbeat. Good place!

Thank Ashley M
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Response from Naypat | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
7:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
7:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
7:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
7:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
7:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
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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