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“Great little restaurant near the duomo but off the beaten track”

Ristorante Brandolino
Ranked #20 of 3,031 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$17 - US$35
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Neighbourhood: San Lorenzo
Description: Inspired by the flavors of Florentine cuisine, as well as that of Tuscany, famous all over the world, Brandolino based his secret of simple and natural ingredients, even if we are poor, local products, which enhance easily the passion of the preparation. The recipes, which proposes, are mainly derived from the most popular dishes from the "Twelve greedy", scions of wealthy Florentines, who lived in the mid-thirteenth century. Cited by great authors such as Dante and Boccaccio, they had gathered in the "Brigade good living", whose sole purpose was to squander the family fortune in riotous living. Apparently they had drawn much of Association in which the poor, as the end goal of their money, and that once achieved, they broke up. The house in which they had headquarters was known as the "Consume". Inspired by this story we want to give everyone the chance to discover the pleasure of food and spend a fun evening. The atmosphere, the quality of food, the culinary skills of our staff will always surprise you for tradition combined with innovation. All this is to rediscover the true pleasures of life.
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped in here for lunch and we couldn't have been happier. Brandolino is a charming restaurant with great service and wonderful food. It was a wonderful respite in a busy city and we just relaxed and enjoyed the wine, pasta and burgers. Highly recommend!

Thank jbrooker98405
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just the meal we were looking for. We each had a glorious bowl of pasta which was perfectly cooked and we'll balanced. We then shared the sirloin with porcini mushrooms. I cannot tell you how nice the food was, and the ambience of the restaurant was fantastic. One of the best meals I've had in Tuscany!!! Highly recommend!

Thank Theo G
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Reviewed September 15, 2018 via mobile

As my wife and I were wandering the streets of Florence, we stumbled upon this place . One of the best dinners we had on our tour of Italy. Al was our server and treated us with nothing but respect and dignity. Made us feel welcomed and comfortable in a foreign place. My wife had the truffled spaghetti and I had one of the best filets I have ever had. Will go back definitely

Thank geregaj
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Reviewed September 14, 2018 via mobile

It is a typical restaurant in Florenze tourist area. Only meat on the menu no fish. If you like fish it is not your place.

Thank Alexey K
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Reviewed September 14, 2018 via mobile

This place is amazing. First of all, it is in a great location, close to the Duomo. The restaurant ambiance is vibrant and lively. The interior has a stunning architectural design. It was a cathedral for an important Tuscan family years and years ago.

The owner(s) and the rest of the team were fantastic!! So passionate about the food, the wine and making sure we had a wonderful experience. Everything was so fresh and delicious.

Our group of 11 loved this place. Thank you so much! The prices were very reasonable... the person who said this is a “tourist trap” knows nothing about dining experiences, and should be embarrassed for saying that.

5 star plus!!!!!!

1  Thank JAL0001
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