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L'e Maiala

#232 of 2,062 Restaurants in Florence
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Via Poliziano, 7R, 50129, Florence, Italy
+39 055 487590
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19:30 - 23:00
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:30 - 15:00
Wed - Fri 19:30 - 22:30
Sat 19:30 - 23:00
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

My girlfriend and I went here after another pizza restaurant was full, and it was probably better than the pizza place anyway. Really nice decor in a room which would probably only sit about 30 customers. A place where the locals eat. The main waiter was brilliant! Everything you could ask for- explained some of the dishes and what they... More 

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Thank Cambyccts
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

Had dinner twice in June. Great atmosphere and the owner/waiter helped make this an entertaining evening. The decor is attractive. The food is authentic Tuscan cuisine (as far as I can tell). Everything was well presented and very tasty. loved the bruschetta. The price is very reasonable considering the quality, and the house wine is good value. Nice gesture on... More 

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Thank alasdair l
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

Well priced menu with friendly prompt service. Tasty, well prepared food, in an eccentric but rather charming atmosphere. Everything we had was cooked well. Slightly outside the tourist area, with lots of locals eating here. We'd happily have gone back again, but they were closing for the summer holidays - shame!

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Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

After dodging tourist traps and overpriced places, we took a risk and walked through the door of this funky place. While everyone else was Italian, the owner did a nice job of helping us through the process in English. We ordered a litre of house wine and shared a misto e formaggi platter, a to die for gnocchi with ground... More 

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Thank Anthony C
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

Despite other reviews, this restaurant is not suitable for vegetarians. It is nicely decorated and quirky and the service was really nice and personal. The food was really nice but there was slim pickins for my wife who does not eat meat. If you like meat, you'll be well taken care of. If not, I'd go elsewhere.

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Thank Foodfan1980
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016 via mobile

If you're a lover of pork, this is really "hog heaven". Pork is THE meat on the menu and offered in so many variations at unbelievably attract prices. Located in a residential neighborhood just off Piazza Liberta. Decor is all pig cartoon and simple benches and table. Nothing pretentious; just great food at a reasonable price served very quickly by... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016 via mobile

We just left. It was fantastic. Spent all day on a Gate 1 tour bus from Venice with stops in Pisa and a winery along the way. We were very tired and very hungry. The 4 of us walked the 3 blocks from hotel and collapsed into our seats. Ordered a liter of house red, it was good and we... More 

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Thank Philip B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2015 via mobile

Came here via Trip Advisor and was not disappoint. The wine was tasty and only 6 euro. Will not disappoint if you like pork. Chocolate cake is a must!

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Thank ChrisPowell86
Florence, Italy
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71 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2015

It is not just the food in this place but the whole experience. The place is really well decorated(you love or hate it) it’s quite small and therefore intimate. The food is local, so expect to see lots of pasta, meat and pork on the menu. Steaks, roasts and stews all very delicious. The food was really tasty. If you... More 

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Thank Stephan B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2015 via mobile

Our friends brought us here and the food was really local and tasty. The owner is really friendly and we had a really good wine. There is not to much choose in the menu, but this is the price that you have to pay if you are looking for fresh food. The environment it's really funny and original. It worth... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 26
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
12:30 - 15:00
Tuesday
12:30 - 15:00
Wednesday
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:30
Thursday
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:30
Friday
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:30
Saturday
19:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Poliziano, 7R, 50129, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence
  • Phone Number: +39 055 487590

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