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“Summer's 21st Birthday Celebration”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Il Profeta

Il Profeta
Ranked #450 of 2,676 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$1 - US$100
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighbourhood: Santa Maria Novella
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3 reviews
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“Summer's 21st Birthday Celebration”
Reviewed 1 May 2014

Claudio,
There are no words to describe the Culinary experience you and your staff gave us!!! Everything from the Valle Del Sogno 2010, to the Wild Boar for Max, to Summers Tiramisu birthday dessert were impeccable. This was by far our best dinning experience in Italy and if we return to Florence we will make it a point to come back.

  • Visited April 2014
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New Haven, Connecticut
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“Honeymoon Grand Finale”
Reviewed 29 April 2014 via mobile

Quite possibly the best dining experience I or my wife have ever had. Our waiter took the time to explain the menu and the house specialties, all of which were made to perfection and lived up to the hype. What really made our night was the owner, Claudio, who upon overhearing that it was our honeymoon from our conversation with the neighboring table, proceeded to compliment us with prosecco, other house specialty samples, and their homemade limoncello for us and everyone at the surrounding tables for a toast.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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“Classic Tuscan treasure”
Reviewed 27 April 2014 via mobile

The food here is extraordinary, even if mildly overpriced. The atmosphere is great and the service is very personal. We had a great time trying types of Italian cuisine we had never ventured. It was recommended to us by many sites and locals and I would like to recommend it as well. Bon apetit!

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Annapolis, Maryland
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“Very expensive but tasty food and contrived service”
Reviewed 25 April 2014

After such great reviews we were excited to dine at Il Profeta but left annoyed and disappointed even though majority of the food was well executed and tasty. We were seated in the back room, which is not as attractive as the main dining room, and suffered thru the "scripted" presentation from the waiter...who said the same exact thing to the tables seated on either side of us regarding the menu and the story of John Travolta loving the 29Euro pasta on the menu so much that he licked the plate. Word for word the same in all cases. This is also the first time we have ever been denied a wine list by the waiter...he told us "I cannot give you the list until I know what you are having and then I will tell you what to drink".

Honestly, we are world travelers and foodies and this is the first time we have ever encountered this type of behavior. Maybe lost in translation? On a positive note, my husband had the sea bass which was spectacular and pricey...my food was not so great pasta primavera and another course of asparagus with parmesan.

Location very convenient to the Westin and St. Regis hotels and I think 75% of the guests in the restaurant were sent by concierge at hotels...

Avoid being seated in the back room and you may have a better experience and a different waiter.

  • Visited April 2014
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Newtown, Pennsylvania
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“Best restaurant in Firenze”
Reviewed 17 April 2014

After living in Florence and studying food and wine at Apicius International school of hospitality .. I can honestly say the best italian food in Florence I have ever had. A wonderful experience, the owner makes you feel like family. Him and his wife both work there and will cater to your every need!

The meal is absolutely beautiful and the price is very reasonable for how well they treat you and how wonderful the food tastes!

I would recommend this place to anyone who lives in Florence or is visiting!

  • Visited May 2013
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