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“No touristy thrills over here”

San Michele all'arco
Ranked #534 of 2,872 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighbourhood: Duomo
Reviewed 17 October 2013

Excelent Restaurant with food bio from their own farm. Attentious service, and you get a real taste of Tuscany. Prices are fair. Excelent wine from their own winery (several grapes and mixes). The Olive oil is superb including their own 'Laudemio'. Worth a meal.

Thank Monterosa51
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

Forget everything you know about pastas. This is a unique experience, with all ingredients fresh from the owners farm. We met the pasta chef at his shop on Via Dei Rustici earlier in the day and he recommended the ristorante. The spaghetti was unique; the fettuccine with pesto was divine. The wines are also from the farm and are a bargain for a tasting of selections by the glass. Save room for the fig and almond torte with a glass of their vinsanto dessert wine. Heaven. Lorenzo was our host and was patient with all all our questions. Highly Recommended.

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Thank Edward H
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Reviewed 1 July 2013

We came here in June, after reading the positive reviews, but were extremely disappointed by the food and shocked by the prices. Although attractive, this place is very pretentious as it serves very ordinary food, claiming it is all locally produced. It might well be but a burger is still a burger whatever cow it comes from and certainly not worth the price. What was most scandalous were the portions of the side dishes (the mixed grilled vegetables were literally three transparent slices). We would never come back here, as there are dozens af other places in Florence where you can eat much better for half the price.

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2  Thank Korab09
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Reviewed 22 June 2013

This restaurant is well worth a visit. It boasts locally produced produce - everything from the fabulous Pasta, deliciously tasty beef and pork from their own farm, and their full bodies Chianti! Don't underestimate just how good this restaurant is. Well located, great food, great wine, great service - all reasonably priced. Try it, and guess what, you'll be saying "I can't wait to go back".

Thank PatMMornington
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Reviewed 2 June 2013

We had lunch at San Michele for no other reason than it looked a pleasant place to eat. The restaurant it was explained is an offshoot of an organic farming enterprise. Lunch consisted of deep fried sardines and courgette flowers with home made bread and wine, we returned in the evening for an equally excellent dinner. I would wholeheartedly recommend San Michele particularly if you are waited upon by the same two enthusiastic young waitresses we had.

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Thank James R
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