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“Florentine” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Florentine Restaurant - CLOSED

Florentine Restaurant
Price range: US$1 - US$20
Cuisines: Italian, American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Groups, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Columbus, Ohio
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24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Florentine”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2013

Frankly, I'm surprised they're still open. My philosophy on Italian cooking goes like this: It better be better than I can do myself. And I can say, with no ego whatsoever, that that's a tall order to fill. "Spaghetti bashing" has become one of our favorite sports. (Good thing Olive Garden isn't up here.)

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1 Thank Susan L
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  • English first
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English first
Columbus, Ohio
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Yummy!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2013

House salad dressing is the best...garlic galore. The rigatoni ala capri is my favorite with extra sauce & well done...cheese a little brown.

Visited November 2012
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1 Thank pete4tennis
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Cleveland, Ohio
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60 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Just ok.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2012 via mobile

Went on a Friday, the place was crowded. The server was nice & accommodating. Food was just OK. The roastbeef was very salty. The chicken parmesan was plain. Decor needed tons of work. Place seems dirty.

    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank kmichellek
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FAIRFIELD
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“great food and service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2012

The meal was delicious and the service was great! Well worth the price. The spaghetti was made on-site and the fish my wife had was outstanding. The desserts were delicious as well.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank ROY C
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Columbus, Ohio
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Old fashioned family favorite”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2012

The Florentine has been one of my favorite restaurants since I was a little girl. Homemade pasta, hearty recipes and generous portions served in a warm (if a bit dated) atmosphere, Florentine has always tasted like home. Their dishes come straight from the oven. The fettuccine alfredo is always melty-gooey and delicious. My favorite dish, the spaghetti ala caruso, is a heaping pile of thick noodles sprinkled with crispy fried chicken livers and topped with melted cheese. Dinners come with a salad and warm bread sticks. I prefer the blue cheese over their house italian dressing (it's a bit tangy for my taste). Florentine also offers a private dining room for rent, which is where we had our wedding rehearsal dinner. Located in the basement of the restaurant, the room includes private restrooms. You can design a menu for your guests and the prices are great! If you live in Columbus or are just visiting, you should give Florentine a shot. Located just near the heart of downtown, the neighborhood isn't the nicest, but don't let it deter you from this gem.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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