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“Fantastico!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Restaurante Il Latini

Restaurante Il Latini
Ranked #396 of 2,660 Restaurants in Florence
Price range: US$25 - US$100
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Digital Payments, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighbourhood: Duomo
Description: Around the tables of "Il Latini" friendships are interwoven, all the world's languages are spoken, fervent discussions are held and everyone tastes food that has the flavour of the old times past. Il Latini means tradition: a means of discovering Tuscany and its people. The kitchen is where the best products of Tuscany's countryside are turned into the dishes typical of the tuscan tradition. Il Latini's kitchen was originally the kitchen of Narciso's wife, who used to take the dishes from her home to the cellars in Palazzo Rucellai where tables were set. Sora Maria's cooking was made of ingredients and flavours typical of tuscan cuisine, simple and genuine food that nowadays are still a characteristic of the restaurant. The flood in Florence did not spare the tavern, which continued nevertheless to serve warm dishes Florentine citizens among the muddy streets.
2 reviews
“Fantastico!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2013 via mobile

We didn't come at busiest hours that we did not have to wait for tables. Although menu was in Italian, the waiter's English is reasonable for the ordering process. Remarkably the roasted beef we ordered was in a beautifully pinky color with crispy skin. The homemade wine was good, and sparking wine for dessert was another surprise for us. Finally the price was also a satisfactory.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2013

This restaurant came highly recommended, and did not disappoint. We were able to enjoy a great, long lunch on a rainy Saturday while in Florence. There was no English menu, however there was English-speaking wait staff eager to help. The table wine was great, and it was nice to only pay for as much as you drink instead of having to decide between a full bottle or just glass by glass. Can be difficult to find this restaurant, as it is a bit off the beaten path, but this adds to the charm. Great atmosphere in the restaurant, crowded with locals. Felt very comfortable having the wait staff recommend items for us to try instead of having to come up with our own ideas.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“This place has everything.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2013

Visited a. Couple of years back. Brilliant, atmosphere, food, wine and staff.

This is where Florence goes to eat.

Great place. Will always visit when touring Tuscany

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Corfu, Greece
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“Authentic food in the heart of Florence!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2013 via mobile

What a nice surprise! I had the best roasted rabbit ever right in the heart of Firenze! The service is very good and the staff sooo nice! I try to avoid tourist traps and I was very happy to find Il Latini. Real food and not a tourist in sight that I could tell. Menu in Italian but I am sure available in English. I will go back!

Visited November 2013
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City Of Brussels
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“Great food, expect the unexpected!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2013 via mobile

My boyfriend and I happened to stumble upon this restaurant for dinner not knowing what to expect. We got a table almost immediately (no reservations). It was a peculiar dining experience but a positive one. First and foremost, the food is excellent!!
What to expect: there is no menu but our server was friendly and patience with us to tell us what's available as we go from course to course to course. Italians start with appetizer, primi (soup or pasta), secondi (usually involves meat and side order of vegetables) and finally dolce (desserts and/or expresso). Sure, we had no idea what the prices of the food we were ordering but the food was so delicious that it outweighs it all.
If you're really tight on money, I probably wouldn't suggest it. And if you have somewhere to be after dinner, ask for the bill earlier than usual. Go with the flow and expect the unexpected, you will have a great time here!

Visited October 2013
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