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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” (45 reviews)
“rabbit” (11 reviews)
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Viale Vasco Pratolini 3/5/7, 50124, Florence, Italy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

lovely place, but average food - nothing special-- more of a local hang out, very noisy, - was very close to our apt, average prices for the area, but pretty average, overall,compared to other restaurants we visited--but if you like high energy places, and a...More

Thank three2match
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As excellent as most meats are here, especially the Fiorentina steak and the veal chops, all grilled as ordered and beautifully seared on the surfaces, I regret that in our experience the pastas served as first courses were not up to what other similar trattorias...More

Thank kaibab1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You know how when you walk into a busy restaurant and you have to stand around awkwardly waiting quite a bit for the busy waiters to notice you? I’m very happy to say I did not experience that here. Even though the place was very...More

Thank Alysontay
Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

Fabulous old fashioned Tuscan restaurant perfectly done. Communal tables, noisy like a volcano but with that much energy. Delicious pasta, best broccoli ever and a huge tender filet that beats most others. €4 all you can drink red wine encourages moderation. Better to order another....More

Thank wsdoyle
Reviewed 10 May 2018

A real mix of locals and tourists in this 'out of the way' restaurant. I arrived late just before the kitchen was closing, but I only wanted to snack on a few items (like tagliere or similar) while I relaxed from a day of exploring...More

Thank Gary R
Reviewed 9 May 2018

This place is hectic! Our hotel recommended it. While it's a true Tuscan experience as some have described it be prepared for a few things. We had a reservation at 8.30 pm after a long busy day we wanted to sit down and have a...More

Thank jazzyart
Reviewed 24 April 2018

If you want to eat at a place where the locals go then Alla Vecchia Bettola is it. The tables are communal so you eat with other diners. The food is tasty and the house wine is there on the table, you pour for yourself...More

Thank wintertime23
Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

Easily the best meal of my life! Very authentic food and experience. Call to make a reservation, they speak English!

Thank Olivia O
Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

Everything was perfect! The waiters very polite, the food excellent and the atmospfere cozy and relaxed.

Thank Delia B
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Very old school restaurant. Very active and you sit at long tables with others (unless you are a very large party!). The food was outstanding and the wine was very high quality at low prices. They may have the best Florentine steak in the city,...More

Thank Ross M
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Dana T
22 September 2016|
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Response from Naypat | Reviewed this property |
It's best to make the reservation once you get there
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13 February 2015|
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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, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
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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