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“Great Restaurant”
Review of Le Cave di Maiano

Le Cave di Maiano
Ranked #7 of 52 Restaurants in Fiesole
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Good for: Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, View
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Wroclaw, Poland
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great Restaurant”
Reviewed 6 June 2013

Food delicious, service mediocre, the damage that we are only one day in Fiesole I would gladly go back

  • Visited May 2013
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“The Perfect Experience”
Reviewed 27 May 2013

The Cave di Maiano is the place in Florence to go for a special meal. Florentines go there for their special occasions. The cab-drive adds to the sense of occasion and expectation. It really is in the countryside - but only a short distance from Florence. This is a restaurant for all seasons. I have been here for lunch in biting cold winter and had dinner during the summer, sitting out on the terrace. Every time, in all seasons, it has been perfection. After Sunday lunch on one Spring day, we walked the hill track behind the restaurant. Magic! Bring walking shoes!

The food here is classic, old-fashioned, reliable Florentine cooking. However, this is not about the food - it is about the whole experience. The service is brilliant - no other word to describe it. The waiters here are the nicest people one can meet. There is a certain glamour to this restaurant - I do not know why. It all starts when you walk in, see the lovely flowers and receive a warm welcome. After that it is just complete perfection. All I know is that I could not visit Florence without eating here. This is without doubt my favourite restaurant in Italy. Florentines rightly love it and treasure it. Hopefully you will too.

  • Visited April 2013
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Frederick, Maryland
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36 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Perfecto in Firenze!”
Reviewed 14 May 2013 via mobile

This was the best meal we had during our stay in the Florence area by far! It is on a hillside in Fiesole with an Italian only menu but the staff was fantastic recommending dishes. We had the prosciutto with fried dough, gnocchi with sausage and truffles, balsamic glazed filet and the zuccotta, all were amazing. With all that and a bottle of wine it was very reasonably priced. If we go back to the area we won't miss it.

  • Visited May 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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“Wonderful Place”
Reviewed 26 March 2013

I stayed at the Fattoria di Maiano and walked up to here on a rainy night to have dinner. The staff were so friendly and attentive. The food was AMAZING!

When we arrived completely soaking wet, they offered us some nice warm apperitif's to cheers us up, and a free glass of proscecco which was such a lovely added touch.

The portion size was very large, but the food was absolutely delicious. We're going back to stay at the Fattoria di Maiano, and we will most definitely be visiting the Cave di Maiano again.

  • Visited October 2012
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Schweinfurt, Germany
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16 reviews
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“Great food and family friendly”
Reviewed 31 January 2013 via mobile

We went here as our last dinner before leaving florence. It was a cab ride from down town but totally worth it with the kids. The food was great and we had a great time talking with the waiters. They loved our kids (3 and 8 months)and we didn't have any problems even though we stayed until 11pm!

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