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Al Vecchio Carlino

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Santa Maria Novella
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Viale Fratelli Rosselli 17R, 50144, Florence, Italy
+39 055 353678
12:00 - 01:00
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 01:00
Sat - Sun 19:00 - 01:00
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Excellent fucille and god chianti reserv wine. The service was good and the outside room os very nice.

Watsonville, California
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2016

My husband and I went here for our first dinner in Florence. We both ordered pizzas and hey were really big. But we somehow finished both of our pizzas. I did not enjoy the pizza as much as my husband did. But overall it was a very nice atmosphere and good service.

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New Delhi, India
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225 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2016

You cannot go to this pizza place near Stazione Leopolda and not want to go back. The food, the casual ambience and personal service with fabulous prices, makes this place extremely inviting-once you go inside. Apparently, the place had gone down in quality but there are no signs of that. Delicious. Very warm interiors though simple. Must order their house... More 

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52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2015 via mobile

We asked our hotel for a recommendation for a pizza restaurant and they sent us to Al Vecchio Carlino. It was a great suggestion - the best pizza in Florence according to the hotel desk clerk. He may be right! The pizza was excellent, the place was very busy but the service was good and the prices can't be beat.... More 

Thank vacationer12389
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63 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2015 via mobile

Good food, fast and good service. Good menu with plenty of variety. Pappardelle al cinghiale & vulcan pizza are great options. So good that I ate here twice in 24hours. Recommended at a good price

Thank Lorenzo W
Perth, Australia
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2015 via mobile

Had a late lunch here on a rainy day. The waitress was very friendly and helpful in explaining the menu and helping us decide. The food tasted great too that we left a tip on the table before we left. We also asked for a doggy bag and the waitress even helped us pack the food. There seems to be... More 

Thank Miguel S
Chicago, Illinois
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79 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2015

I was staying at a local business hotel and the staff recommended this restaurant for dinner. I arrived just after 7 PM on a Saturday and the place was nearly empty. I was a single female alone. The staff told me they could not seat me becuase they were full even though most tables were empty (of course, it was... More 

Thank intnltrvlr
Limoges, France
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92 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2015

I had lunch with some colleagues during a meeting day and I was not disappointed : several large rooms, good service and excellent food. I had some pasta, which was wonderfully "al dente", foreigners pay attention :-) and a gorgeous dessert : a vanilla ice "brick" covered with liquid chocolate and cacao (wow !). Atmosphere is familiar, the typical italian... More 

Thank Sara G
Moscow, Russia
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2014 via mobile

Found that place with the mighty help of Lady Fortune, but was surprised by that cafe. It looks quite modest and once you enter you dive in such a homie atmosphere. The meal is delicious - pizza and especially seafood. Mussels seem to be as fresh as on a seashore, and as tasty, too! Service is good, you are always... More 

Thank Ivan K
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2014

We went here for dinner one night. The restaurant was busy but overall very nice. Our food was very good, particularly pizza! But I think it would have been amazing if we went on a week night instead of the weekend.

Thank 258KastenF

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 47
Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
19:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
19:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Viale Fratelli Rosselli 17R, 50144, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Santa Maria Novella
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Maria Novella
  • Phone Number: +39 055 353678

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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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