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Il Rifugio

Via Vincenzo Salaiola 305, 50053 Empoli, Italy
+39 0571 589451
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good46%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
2 weeks ago
“Excelent dinner!”
29 Jul 2015
“Hidden gem”
Closed Now
All hours
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Via Vincenzo Salaiola 305, 50053 Empoli, Italy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good pizza, the service was very kind with us, very recommendable to have a good dinner with a magnific Toscana contry views from its terrace. Be careful with road to get it, it's quite close!

Thank David G
Reviewed 29 July 2015

It's not so easy to find, but worth searching for. Friendly staff, stunning view and great food made by cooks that love their job. And soooo cheap. Also good to visit a second time. :)

Thank Koen T
Reviewed 3 December 2014

cè soltanto una cosa negativo del rifugio !!!!! bisogno pronotare con una settimane di anticipo, non cè mai posto..... buon segno però. There is only one thing negative about this resurant !!!!! you have to book a table about a week before because it is...More

Thank diadi56
Reviewed 2 November 2014

This is a very popular place so it's a good idea to book-you can sit either outside or inside . We booked too late to get a table outdoors. The restaurant is on the "main" road" in a very small village in the countryside about...More

Thank S H
Reviewed 21 August 2014

Decided to make an adventure of finding a restaurant and came upon this after travelling on the byroads of Tuscany. When we arrived at this un-presuming venue we where shocked to see the car park stuffed and no space, same as for the restaurant. So,...More

Thank Oliver848
Reviewed 4 May 2013

Got there thanks to TA, 15 mins drive from Empoli, Garmin overshoots for 100 ms - its on yellow house beside the road with Casa del Popolo sign. Week-days open at evenings only. Excellent choice of pizzas, which re very good, and meat we ordered...More

1  Thank AndersUA
Reviewed 15 April 2013

The best food i ate in my entire life!! best starters, best pasta, best pizza, best desserts best coffee!and best value for money (all these 50 euro two people but i think we ate for four!! )!great staff And Mandalena (our waitress) was so helpful...More

Thank Katerina_Dandali
Reviewed 6 October 2012

We went there several times. Great and fresh food (try their starters!!), home wine, you can take away the pizza, English-speaking personnel. It's so fantastic that pre-booking of the table is highly recommended. And when you find the house, drive downstairs, the restaurant's entrance is...More

Thank KlaraRomanova
Reviewed 30 August 2012

With charming views from a Tuscan hillside, a simple menu cooked fabulously well and incredibly friendly staff this is an ideal evening out whilst on holiday with one's family or a deux. The restaurant is small and well off the beaten track and it is...More

Thank Paul C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$18 - US$29
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
19:30 - 23:30
19:30 - 23:30
19:30 - 23:30
19:30 - 23:30
19:30 - 23:30
19:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Vincenzo Salaiola 305, 50053 Empoli, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Empoli
  • Phone Number: +39 0571 589451
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