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.

Il Profeta

#363 of 2,064 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Santa Maria Novella
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Borgo Ognissanti | 93 R, 50123 , Florence, Italy
+39 055 212265
12:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
Closed now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 12:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

866 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 591: English reviews
The Southwest
Level Contributor
45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the second time my daughter and I ate in this restaurant and it will not be the last. She is studying in Florence and we stumbled upon this place last September and absolutely loved it. We could not remember the name, but managed to find it tonight and we were not disappointed. We had several courses, including a... More 

Thank dghg
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Aside from the food being the best meal I have ever had, the owner who also serves as the maitre de goes out of his way to make every guest feel welcome and ensures they are enjoying their meal. The atmosphere is very intimate and the food is delicious.

Thank Adam M
Level Contributor
33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

You will find precise and highly refined Tuscan cooking here. Each dish was beautifully prepared with deep rich flavors. Service was excellent. Prices are higher than at other restaurants but the quality of the food reflects this.

Thank Finetraveller
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

The restaurant is very nice indeed, excellent location, lovely rooms that are well designed and well appointed. I was even allowed to check in early which was greatly appreciated. Hope to see you again. I really suggest to all friends all people must taste your food once a life

Thank AlexSamba
Level Contributor
20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

We stumbled on this place on Borgo Ognissanti after a long, grueling, 11-hour bus tour of Tuscany. Surely we deserved a nice meal near our hotel to recover from the day's touristic exertions. So we entered "Il Profeta" and were warmly greeted and ushered to a table. Out English-fluent waiter, while slightly overbearing, did a good job of introducing us... More 

Thank David H
Vancouver, Canada
Level Contributor
545 reviews
340 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 246 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

We love the Borgo Oggnisanti area and to be introduced to this restaurant by the St. Regis concierge who helped us with reservations was also really nice. Mr. Claudio Pieri is the family ownership (his uncle founded restaurant). This is an upscale family style restaurant (oxymoron) which harks back to the mid-20th Century. Try the Banto Il Profeta, a homemade... More 

Thank LHOVancouver
Level Contributor
33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Superb restaurant! Greeted warmly by the owner (Momma) who immediately seated us and brought water to the table. Waiter was excellent and asked where we're from and switched to excellent English the rest of the meal. Great explanation of the dishes convincing me to try the boar and polenta. He was right! Chianti suggestion superb. Ladies had gnocchi, ravioli and... More 

Thank Thomas F
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

If you are in Florence, then you must make a reservation and have a meal here. I can't say enough marvelous things about this restaurant. We were in Italy for 13 days including Rome, Amalfi Coast and Venice. This restaurant, by far, was our best dining experience.

Thank sixpakabz1
Timonium, Maryland
Level Contributor
121 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

This was a high point. The meal was great and the owner was a hoot. He enjoyed interacting with his customers.

Thank Autoxer48
Level Contributor
16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Wonderful . Perfect service. We did not have a reservation.They found room for us. Busy wonderful family atmosphere. Owners present and proud of their business of 37 years. Would not hesitate to return again and again

Thank mvfan

Travellers who viewed Il Profeta also viewed

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

Been to Il Profeta? 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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Borgo Ognissanti | 93 R, 50123 , Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Santa Maria Novella
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Maria Novella
  • Phone Number: +39 055 212265

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Il Profeta and other visitors
4 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (4)

Questions? Get answers from Il Profeta 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?

Staying in Santa Maria Novella

Neighbourhood Profile
Santa Maria Novella
Santa Maria Novella train station welcomes the majority of the people arriving in Florence, which might explain the hectic pace. Commuters and tourists come across the constant hustle and bustle of the station before exiting, taking a few steps and stopping amazed in Piazza di Santa Maria Novella. It is impossible not to admire the the square, housing one of the most charming basilicas in Florence. The area has plenty of local spots to taste Tuscan specialties, but don’t stop in the main streets alone; the narrower side streets always ensure satisfaction. The huge Parco Delle Cascine provides a solution to the need for a green area as well as a historic welcome in the form of a bronze statue of King Vittorio Emanuele II riding a horse.
Explore this neighbourhood