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“Great pizza, great service”
Review of Al Vecchio Carlino

Al Vecchio Carlino
Ranked #1,059 of 2,711 Restaurants in Florence
Price range: US$20 - US$47
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighbourhood: Santa Maria Novella
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great pizza, great service”
Reviewed 6 August 2014

I led a group of high school students to Florence in June 2014. We arrived after midnight on a Thursday, and the hotel owner called Al Vecchio Carlino to ask if they could stay open late and feed 20 hungry kids!. Not only did they open their doors to us and fire up the ovens, but the pizza was delicious. They gave us four different options and each kid got his own personal pizza. The pizza was affordable and delicious, the staff was accommodating, and the atmosphere was perfect. They got us out of a real jam and it was one of our best meals!

Visited June 2014
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Korean first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
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English first
Moss, Norway
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32 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Worst winelist in Italy”
Reviewed 28 February 2014

Really bad wine! Food was ok, bistecca fiorentina was not cut into very good pieces, so some only had fat and tendons while others got the meat. Also far to little food for four people. My first visit but another guest had been there many times before and said thath new owners have ruined the place.

  • Visited February 2014
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Rueil-Malmaison, France
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Very pleasant place”
Reviewed 19 November 2013 via mobile

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.

Visited November 2013
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County Dublin, Ireland
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60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Not worth the stop...”
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.

  • Visited August 2013
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Pinot Chardonnay disguised as Prosecco”
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 :-(

  • Visited August 2013
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