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Italian, Mediterranean, Tuscan, Central-Italian
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Reviewed 8 January 2024

PENNE ALLA BETOLLA STAND UP! This place was absolutely the most authentic restaurant I have been to in Firenze. I think I was the only one who didn't speak Italian in the place lol. I was brought here by fellow American who has been living...in Florence for the past 4 years, so I knew it was going to be phenomenal. This was head and shoulders the best Penne Alla Vodka (Penne All Bettola) I have ever had in my life, and I've some great PAV in my day. Coining that acronym haha. I don't even have words to describe how good that PAV was. It was delightful. We also got the Rosbiffe di categoria, which was a thin slice of beef cooked rare. It too, was delightful. But not life changing like the PAV. I didn't get a picture of the meat as I was pretty deep into the 1.5L bottle of house red that they provided so that's on me y'all. It is communal dining so we were sitting at a table with 3 strangers, but as I've said in prior reviews I find this kind of fun. You have the option to engage or not with some randoms. You should talk to strangers though you can learn a lot. It was filled to the brim in there, so make a res if you can. We walked in at 9:15 ish and had about a 20 minute wait. IG @jnov_ Tiktok @jnov__More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 4 January 2024

The best meal we had in Florence and we had some outstanding meals but this was streets ahead. Food was an explosion of Italian flavours starting with a teaser before our meal that was a sliver of a porcini omelette , light in texture, perfect...in flavour and it just got better. This is Italian food as you imagine it should be…flavoursome but simple flavours. Gino eat your heart out.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 26 October 2023

Every dish was absolutely amazing. Good thing we had reservations, as the line was long for hours....even at 10 pm there was still a wait. The wait staff was kind and gracious considering our lack of knowledge of the Italian language....but the food is the...star of the show!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 29 September 2023

Off the beaten path in Florence! Amazing local restaurant with equally amazing food. I learned of this restaurant from a chef I follow on YouTube and it did not disappoint! All of the food we ate was out of this world amazing. If you go,...you have to try their Pastas, unbelievably great!..More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 28 July 2023

We managed to get a table (although inside) by showing up the same evening. The place was great with good service, good and cheap wine, the vodka pasta being the best foodwise. The only minus was that the menu was in Italian why we did...not really understand it and needed to ask about the courses when ordering.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 12 July 2023 via mobile

Remarkable always a favorite and away from most tourists. The Bettola pasta is out of this world. Everything tastes like my nana made it, with love and culinary skill.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 31 May 2023

Vecchia Bettola is a wonderful traditional Italian trattoria. We stumbled upon The restaurant by accident while out walking! The food was absolutely delicious - every dish we ordered tasted like it was made with quality ingredients and the staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful. The...Tiramisu is the best we’ve ever had!More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 6 May 2023

We had lunch here while waiting for our VRBO to be ready. My wife has the penne house specialty. It was delicious. I had the fried rabbit. It was just ok. We had tuscan crostini also. It was good. This place seemed very popular with...the locales. We did not feel compelled to return.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 4 April 2023

So disappointed!!! Crap and good food but we didn’t get any wine glasses and didn’t get to finish the wine and chased us out before we were done… SO DISAPPOINTED

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 10 February 2023 via mobile

We had an excellent dinner here on our first night in Florence! The Florentine steak is an absolute must and you can’t beat the €5 all you can drink house red wine!

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 10 November 2022 via mobile

Came across this restaurant by accident while touring. Very busy with locals at lunch, great charm, they were very kind and helpful given our little Italian. Excellent waiter and menu! Totally enjoyed our delicious meal.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 26 August 2022 via mobile

If you want to have a real taste of Tuscany cousine, this is the place where you have to go. Very good quality/prize ratio. Service and location are quite rustic but it perfectly depicts the environment of the so-called italian osteria. The four stars are...just because they told us they use peanuts oil to cook, which is not typical of Italy, where olive oil is the most used. I assume they made this choice to maintain a low prize despite the current inflationMore

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 30 July 2022 via mobile

Amazing authentic tuscan cuisine and fabulous staff! The place is so lively and friendly. We had amazing steak FIORENTINA

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 5 July 2022 via mobile

Probably one of the best restaurants in Florence. If you want to try an authentic Bistecca Fiorentina, this is the perfect place. Is not the fine dinning ripe of restaurant but the food is amazing, very fast & tasteful. They are extremely busy so reservations...are a must. When I got there for dinner, the restaurant was not open yet but outside was already a big line of people waiting.(Even if you have a reservation, expect to share the table with a stranger because the places are limited)More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 8 June 2022

We returned after twenty years to find this local restaurant still a winner. We originally found it by seeing a long waiting line of locals outside. Locals yes but by chance both times another couple was seated at our table and like 20 years ago...they were form the same city as us. Food, Service and Ambience are great and we ate there 2 or our three nights in Florence.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Alla Vecchia Bettola is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4