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“Breath-Taking Views, Good Food, Poor Service” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Loggia Restaurant

La Loggia Restaurant
Ranked #22 of 51 Restaurants in Fiesole
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: View, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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128 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
“Breath-Taking Views, Good Food, Poor Service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2013

You will not find a restaurant in Florence (well, this is Fiesole) with better views of the city. The food is good but you are really paying for the scenery. And you will pay as this falls into the "if you have to ask, you can't afford it" category.

I have to add that the service was amongst the worst I have encountered in Tuscany. Usually the staff at most establishments are solicitous and capable. Here it was almost as if the customer was a bother. They served one of us the wrong wine(!) and they really and truly ignored us after dessert. I witnessed the staff being rude to another diner ("Your children must eat in the other area!") and I felt embarrassed for that family. However the food and view merit a 4 star rating here which really says much given the poor hospitality.

I would not say this is a MUST but I would say if you are very well-heeled, maybe even a bit spoiled, this is worth a visit.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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MNovella, Direttore at La Loggia Restaurant, responded to this review, 21 August 2013
Dear TheScarlett,
Thank you for taking your time to write a review regarding your experience at Villa San Michele.
We are very sorry to read your comments and we have taken good note of it but it would be very useful to have more specific details. With regards to the children, we have opened this season a new kids club and we do not have any restrictions for children eating in our main restaurant.
Would you like to give us more information regarding your experience, we kindly invite you to send us an email to rsv@villasanmichele.net.

We hope to have the chance to welcoming you again and to make you leave with a better feeling.

Best regards,
Marco Novella
General Manager
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Ormond Beach, Florida, USA
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Beautiful Views”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2013

This restaurant is situated up on the hillside and overlooks Florence. It has absolutely stunning views with outside seating. This restaurant is VERY expensive so know this going in as we did so you don't fall out of your chair with sticker shock. The grounds of the property are beautiful and the service is impeccable. The food is very good but there are much cheaper restaurants in Florence that are less expensive. You go here for the atmosphere and the view.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Beverly Hills, California
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107 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
“A MUST in Florence”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2013

This meal and the whole experience of dining at such a beautiful property was definitely the highlight of our two week vacation in Italy - the location/views are spectacular, the property is gorgeous both inside and out and the service is possibly the best. All we could do was dream about staying here on our next trip to Italy. I recommend arriving early for your reservation as we did so you can have drinks while admiring the views. They set us up at a table on the lawn where we enjoyed Bellinis accompanied by the small plates of appetizers they bring you- olives, the best capers we've ever tried, sun dried tomatoes and other finger foods. The dinner itself was very good - I wouldn't say it ranks with the best I've ever had but it's worth every penny as they will treat you like royalty and you truly cannot replicate the view, the ambience and the entire experience anywhere else in Florence. Really a must do if you're willing to splurge for dinner. Otherwise have dinner in Fiesole and go here for drinks. Either way you will thank me!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank mintchip17
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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58 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Beautiful view of Florence”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2013

We saved this restaurant for our last night in Florence. The hotel has a van which picks you up right in downtown Florence (in front of La Rinascente department store) and wisks you up to the hotel in Fiesole. The views of Florence are beautiful (go just before sunset). The restaurant is pretty pricey, as you would expect from a hotel of this level. It was worth the experience, but do not think I would revisit again since there are better restaurants in Florence.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank SaraMB
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Munich, Germany
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A memorable experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2013

The Villa San Michele in Fiesole is absolutely stunning overlooking Florence.
The entire staff has been very attentive, professional and friendly without being overly formal. Quality of food is impeccable.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Peter1801
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