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Il Porcospino

12 R Piazza Madonna degli Aldobrandini 11, 50123, Florence, Italy
+39 055 217700
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good24%
  • Average9%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible9%
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“pasta” (64 reviews)
“minestrone” (5 reviews)
“steak” (27 reviews)
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Steakhouse, Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
12 R Piazza Madonna degli Aldobrandini 11, 50123, Florence, Italy
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Reviewed 31 March 2013

Our time spent in 'Il Porcospino' in 2007 remained vivid in our minds due to the excellent entertainment by the waiters - headed by, the now infamous, Franco. Then, weary from a day exploring the city, Franco enticed us in, on agreement we wouldn't be...More

1  Thank Jan V
Reviewed 17 March 2013 via mobile

And i would gladly return. Missed the Franco act this time but got a great meal and wonderful service. We had pinot grigios- and a mushroom crostado plate. Along with the pictured peposo and seafood spaghetti. Both were wonderful. And a cafelatte. Total ?53,30. We...More

3  Thank gynechiatrist
Reviewed 14 March 2013

We happened to find this trattoria by chance while purusing the Central Market area. We couldn't belive that are porcupines in Italy - but there are. They were just opening up for lunch. We were the only patrons at the time. The food was heavenly...More

1  Thank rainbo69
Reviewed 5 March 2013

Waiters made this a wonderful experience! Excellent food but the humor and charm made the evening more special.

1  Thank TangleTraveler
Reviewed 26 February 2013

A supberb trattoria with great staff and service and excellent food at reasonable prices. Well worth a visit. The wild boar pasta was very tasty.

1  Thank cotland
Reviewed 23 February 2013

The Trattoria Il Porcospino is easy to find when you are in the vicinity of San Lorenzo in Florence. It's just around the back directly across from the Capelle Medicee. Like many large restaurants in Italian cities, the small dining room at the front is...More

2  Thank redeco
Reviewed 23 February 2013

We went to this nice trattoria because for carnival most of the others were closed! It turned out that was a famous trattoria and the service was really good! We hate a giant fiorentina steak with grilled vegetables, desserts and nice wine. I also forgot...More

1  Thank Francesco F
Reviewed 19 February 2013

Late in the afternoon we were ambling around the streets looking where to eat in the evening. We noticed Il Porcospino and looked through the door. A waiter, who we now know to be Franco, approached us and our the chat immediately moved to football....More

1  Thank BigT49
Reviewed 17 February 2013

We stumbled upon this restaurant while we were looking for the Duomo. One of the servers (who we got to know very well, his name is Franco and he was the best) began bantering with us about where we were from, so we decided to...More

1  Thank Samantha M
Reviewed 12 January 2013

We ate here just after arriving in Florence via train at the recommendation of our hotel staff. We were delighted by the staff, service, affordable and delicious food. The friendly staff really made this a great dining experience!

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San Lorenzo
San Lorenzo’s lively merchants shout out from behind
stalls with an array of products in one of the most
traditional neighborhoods in Florence. Different
ethnic groups join together in the large outdoor
market of San Lorenzo and in the Central Market, a
vast multi-floored building. Visitors are bound to
fall in love with this area and in particular, with
its variety of food, especially those focusing on
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 23:30
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18:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 R Piazza Madonna degli Aldobrandini 11, 50123, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > San Lorenzo
  • Neighbourhood: San Lorenzo
  • Phone Number: +39 055 217700
  • E-mail
The flavors and aromas are those of true Tuscan tradition that goes with the Ligurian cuisine, area of origin of the owner of the premises: the magnificent Tuscan starters, pasta with pesto and tomato soups and baby food purely exquisite typical Tuscan and Florentine steak, Osso Buco, fried meat and vegetables until the tripe. Last but not least, are the fresh fish dishes.
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