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Trattoria Armando

#273 of 2,061 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Santa Maria Novella
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Via Borgognissanti 140/R, 50123 , Florence, Italy
+39 055 217263
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
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Mon - Sat 19:00 - 22:30
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
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Novi Ligure, Italy
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107 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The "bistecca alla fiorentina " is perfect, loved by all, even non-enthusiasts of beef. The antipasto of Carpaccio di bolliti is highly recommended. Good selection of reasonably priced Bolgheri to finish a perfect experience at a perfect price

Thank Michael P
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63 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a relaxing evening here with colleagues from all over the world. Our Italian host recommended some dishes and everything was very good snd tasty. Especially steak was soft and melted in a mouth. Nice service.

Thank 161kirsin
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were recommended to try this place by a barman at a local bar and it was a lovely meal. The tomato and bread soup was lovely as was the homemade pasta. The place is very traditional and you are provided a warm welcome and even a grappa when you leave. As a note they speak Chinese and English if... More 

Thank Daniel B
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65 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

It had the appearance of a local restaurant. Everybody knows everybody, so familiarity was an Italian trait. The staff is nice, you feel part of the family. The food is very good.

Thank danapoe
Brisbane, Australia
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

We stumbled across this delightful restaurant when looking for a place for dinner late one night near the main train station. We were incredibly happy to find it because their food was exceptional, and the staff were very friendly and helpful. Would highly recommend.

Thank Theo_and_Fiona
Seattle, Washington
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119 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

Armando's attracted with a pleasant Italian menu and walls festooned with publicity shots of ballet, symphony and opera stars. Few if any tourists other than ourselves. Service was fine and attentive, but food was ordinary. Judging from the local crowd, it probably is OK, but there are better in the neighborhood.

Thank Fletch W
Panama City, Panama
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

We came here for the highest recommendations of trip advisor. We had a carpaccio and was sub par, then a ravioli and the veal meat balls. Both were good but when I was about to finish the meatballs I found a hair on them. Actually thy ruined the food. Don't go, there are much better and clean restaurants in Florence.

Thank MarioPTY
Savigliano, Italy
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Owner and the waiter were very nice and helpful in suggesting/recommending wine or specialties. Small restaurant but very nice and quiet. Food is amazing and made fresh after you order. I got pappardelle al cinghiale and was amazing, worth to try! Didn't have space for dessert but the list on the menu was tempting!

Thank cristinagrande83
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Worth to visit again during my stay in Firenze. The very first meal i finished and cleaned all up since arrived in Italy 5 days ago!!

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Gladstone, Missouri
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108 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

This was just around the corner from the apartment that we rented while in Florence. We came here on our last night. They do not open until 7:15 or 7:30pm so we were waiting when they opened. (Americans like to eat earlier and we had an early start the next morning.) I had vegetarian lasagna and it was delicious! It... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 37 - USD 64
Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
19:00 - 22:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Borgognissanti 140/R, 50123 , Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Santa Maria Novella
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Maria Novella
  • Phone Number: +39 055 217263
Typical family run florentine trattoria from 1957. Menu is seasonal with home made pasta and desserts and traditional flavours. Ambience is simply elegant with informal and attentive service.

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Santa Maria Novella
Santa Maria Novella train station welcomes the majority of the people arriving in Florence, which might explain the hectic pace. Commuters and tourists come across the constant hustle and bustle of the station before exiting, taking a few steps and stopping amazed in Piazza di Santa Maria Novella. It is impossible not to admire the the square, housing one of the most charming basilicas in Florence. The area has plenty of local spots to taste Tuscan specialties, but don’t stop in the main streets alone; the narrower side streets always ensure satisfaction. The huge Parco Delle Cascine provides a solution to the need for a green area as well as a historic welcome in the form of a bronze statue of King Vittorio Emanuele II riding a horse.
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