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Trattoria del Carmine

$$ - $$$
Santo Spirito / San Frediano
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Piazza del Carmine 18r, Florence, Italy
+39 055 218601
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:30
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Hillsdale, New Jersey
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122 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place is pretty expensive for what it is but after a long day on the south side of he river it was nice to find a place to sit outside and have a meal. This place is not for foreign tourists so if you need an English menu or an English speaking waiter go elsewhere. Also their is nothing... More 

Thank NorthernNJTraveller
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate lunch outside. No English menu and the waiter was very impatient. And the food is so bad while we have to eat them on the dirty desk! We don't know why there are so many people eating there. We will never go there again! It is not very friendly to tourists! And it is not cheap at all!... More 

Thank Rui M
Gothenburg, Sweden
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93 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is very traditional tuscan cooking in its positive sense. we have been going here for 22 years, same guys running the show and you must admire how they can keep a consistent high standard for such a long time.

Thank Flemming N
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friends also recommended this place and we had a terrific dinner, good local wine. Bustling place, full of locals.

Thank Martell S
Zurich, Switzerland
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422 reviews
341 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Some tourists do come here, but it's off the beaten track & to me it seemed like we were the only foreigners in the whole establishment! Not that mattered in the slightest..English was spoken & everyone was friendly a helpful! A curious looking vegetable in the inevitable attractive glass case at the entry turned out to be the rarely offered... More 

1 Thank John N
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

The food was good, but the service terrible. No one asked us to helpt with the italian menu, even when I googled the words and asked the waiter, he was acting like I was an idiot. The waiter slapped the food on the table, spoke no word with us, no smile, nothing. We didnt feel welcome at ALL, never ever... More 

1 Thank bibi878
Milan, Italy
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90 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

This a trattoria that serves excellent food and traditional old dishes that have disappeared from the menu of most restaurants. The service, the food, and the ambiance are authentic and reliable, as is witnessed by the great number of locals who attend the place. We go there whenever we are in Florence and have never been disappointed;o n the contrary,... More 

Thank Roberto-Santo
Los Angeles, California
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66 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

I was invited here by a friend (local). He is a regular. We had two courses, and a dolce, starting with a ragu, on to bistecca fiorentina, an a cioccolata. All done to perfection. The SanFreddiano area is a bit hip nowadays, but this is a traditional trattoria, not a boutique shop. Wonderful experience.

Thank ashalat
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74 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Had a lovely traditional meal here, busy place with great atmosphere. Lots of locals and some tourists. For a place in the middle of Firenze I thought it was reasonable. Le torta Della Nonna was great

Thank Rosariobs
Sydney, Australia
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201 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016

Food was OK ... and I get it is off the tourist route ..... but really .... it would take ? half an hour to translate the menu into ? English .... There were enough English speaking people there on New Year Eve, to make it worthwhile. The waiter spoke English and could translate ... but all takes time !!... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza del Carmine 18r, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Santo Spirito / San Frediano
  • Neighbourhood: Santo Spirito / San Frediano
  • Phone Number: +39 055 218601

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Santo Spirito / San Frediano
A warm evening with a cocktail in your hand and great company is the ideal way to experience Piazza Santo Spirito; the area is busiest at sunset for happy hour. Visitors cannot hide their astonishment sitting on the staircase under the Basilica of Santo Spirito, and they cannot help but stare at the architectural masterpieces like Bianca Cappello House, Fontana dello Sprone and San Frediano in Cestello and Santa Maria delle Carmine churches. Tourists and Florentines alike join up in the area between Santo Spirito and San Frediano, connecting the Tuscan soul to the international spirit permeating the city.
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