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“Very pleasant place”
Review of Al Vecchio Carlino

Al Vecchio Carlino
Ranked #1,434 of 2,850 Restaurants in Florence
Price range: US$20 - US$47
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Santa Maria Novella
Reviewed 19 November 2013

You can have an excellent, large, meal plus beverages for around 16€ which in my experience is a very good value. Menu is basic but quality is there. The owners and waitress do not speak anything but Italian yet their candid empathy shows. The place is much appreciated by locals however the place never gets cramped or noisy because tables are at reasonable distance from each other.

Thank gastoon
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Reviewed 28 August 2013 via mobile

We decided to stay close to the hotel and get a pizza for dinner and were recommended this restaurant by the hotel. The service was poor and the pizza was nothing special. There are many better places to chose from so if you must walk a little more...just do it.

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Thank Pamela C
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Reviewed 28 August 2013 via mobile

Staff friendly, food mediocre, bitten by Mosquitos in garden, think they thought we were stupid tourists hid the label with a wine cooler. Il personale cordiale, cibo mediocre, morso da zanzare in giardino, credo che pensavano che fossimo turisti stupidi nascose l'etichetta con un dispositivo di raffreddamento del vino. Would not come back here or recomend to anyone else :-(

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Thank Manodeldios
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Reviewed 19 June 2013

We were looking for a good, traditional but casual Italian restaurant in Florence that was not overpriced. Al Vecchio Carlino fit this description exactly. There was a fair amount of business the night we went there, but we were the only non-locals. We ordered spaghetti ragout carne and linguine with white calm sauce. Both entrees were excellent. Our waiter did a fine job of being attentive without interfering with our meal or conversation. The cost was very reasonable for dinner in Italy. Overall, we could not have asked for a better casual dining experience.

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Thank gfgissel
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Reviewed 25 May 2013

The unusual heavy rain brought us to this quaint Italian restaurant on the outskirts of downtown Florence. It was recommended by the AC Marriott Hotel. It was a good decision to eat here.

Ambiance - Simple, unassuming, but family style restaurant/pizzeria. Medium size eatery with three different dining rooms.

Food - A diverse menu of pastas primarily featuring seafood and pizza. We selected the pasta tutto mare (seafood in pasta), a pizza and a spaghetti ragu paired with a bottle of Castigioni chianti. All of our meals tasted excellent; especially my seafood pasta that had the most seafood I have ever experienced in this personal favorite. I highly suggest this dish.

Service - The restaurant only had one server and it was packed while we were there, but she did a wonderful job. Note to management - get more servers! Even thought the restaurant was very busy, we waited no more than 20 minutes for our food to arrive. Compliments to server and chefs!

Cost to food value - Very good. The bottle of chianti was very good for only $12 Euro. Entire bill was $47 Euro with tip for three people. This is good for Italy.

Summary - You can't go wrong eating here. Good food, service and value for your Euro. Easy walk from the AC Marriott. Bon apetite! Ciao.

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