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“Florence Favorite”
Review of Al Vecchio Carlino

Al Vecchio Carlino
Ranked #1,324 of 2,824 Restaurants in Florence
Price range: US$20 - US$47
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Santa Maria Novella
Reviewed 24 January 2013

A bit off the beaten path but relatively close to our hotel, this restaurant was a great find. It was so good in fact, that we returned 3 times during our 5 day stay.

It's a typical trattoria mostly full of locals with quite an extensive menu. We tried couple of the pizzas, the seafood pasta, the mushroom linguini, the florentine steak, and event he burger (after a week in Italy my brother need a break from Italian fare) and everything was amazing. I'm still craving the Battistuta pizza. With starters, main, wine and a couple of shared desserts, every night came out to about 20 euros a person. Great value for the quality.

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Reviewed 12 January 2013

We were staying at the Hotel Michelangelo. After a long day of touring, the 9 of us wanted a place to eat near the Hotel. As noted in the other TripAdvisor Reviews, the food was great. However, the Owner wouldn't refund the cost of a 20 Euro bottle of wine that tasted like water. Shame on him. Even the Waiter agreed and came back to the table and couldn't look us in the eyes for the rest of the meal. What a damper on the evening. If an owner can't follow basic courtesies in running a restaurant and stand behind his product, how do you trust happens back in the kitchen?

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Reviewed 27 December 2012 via mobile

Found this place 5 years ago. Still the same top quality and great service. Definitely worth trying it!
Very good pizza and pasta,also the Fiorentina Bisteck.

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Reviewed 17 July 2012

We were initially reluctant to try the restaurant, suspecting that it had only been recommended to us based on its close proximities to our hotel. However, we were pleasantly surprised when we discovered excellent food at great value. I would recommend the seafood dishes- we had a mare caldo and grilled squid, and they were both excellent. The service was excellent too, very prompt and surprisingly the best we've experienced so far. Our waiter was serving dozens of tables across two rooms by himself, yet he was very attentive to what everyone needed and worked efficiently. Overall, it was an excellent experience, and the restaurant comes highly recommended.

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Thank tat1500
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Reviewed 12 June 2012

This restaurant is located within a 5 minute walk from the Hotel AC Firenze. After a horrible experience the previous night at another local restaurant "Salotta del Gusto" I have to admit that we were a little gun shy with trying something new. As soon as we walked into Al Vecchio Carlino we were escorted around the take out counter to the dining room and we immediately felt right at home. The menu was written in both Italian and English and was both extensive and very reasonable. The friendly waitress was great as was the fresh seafood, pasta and pizza. The house wine was sold by the carafe and was fabulous as well as well priced. All in all a very good family style restaurant that is a welcome treat to hungry and thirsty travelers. AAA+++

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Thank jpete
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