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Ristorante Il Barone di Porta Romana

#407 of 2,069 Restaurants in Florence
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Via Romana 123 R, 50125, Florence, Italy
+39 055 233 5132
11:55 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:00
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Tue - Sun 11:55 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:00
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 13 October 2016

We had a good meal here our last night in Italy. The waiter brought out an amuse bouche to start the meal that was amazing. I'm vegan and had the risotto which was quite good. Their wine pours are quite generous! All of the food came out really fast, though. I would've liked more time in between courses.

Thank Joelle B
Annapolis, Maryland
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Close to my lodging, I walked in and was directed to a table. the menu turned out to be vegetarian. As a carnivore, I stilled decided to stay. i had the torre di melanzane e jalapena. It was delicious. I topped it off with a vegan chocolate creme with fresh fruit dessert, also incredible. The staff could't have been more... More 

Thank bignas
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016

On our first night, we walked about 5 minutes to the best meal we have had on our 3-week trip at Il Barone di Porta Romana. We picked Vegan because one of our daughters is vegetarian. The rest of our family is NOT vegetarian and we were a bit nervous about this option. To our family’s delight, the meal was... More 

Thank Elizabeth_Mulmur
Basel, Switzerland
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Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Worst pasta ever. Super hard (and I love all dente), with a crazy mix of herbs that tasted bitter. We left the dishes untouched but nobody cared to ask why.

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Estero, Florida
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 July 2016

This restaurant is a must visit for delicious, healthy and beautifully presented vegetarian food. I stumbled across this charming neighborhood restaurant while getting "lost" in beautiful Florence. The service was excellent, the ambiance warm and welcoming, and the food delicious. I am not a vegetarian and yet I loved their food and ate here many times during my stay. It... More 

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Bologna, Italy
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112 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

As another review says, they really care about the food - really true - and also the service. Welcome Spumante and amuse bouche. Menu a bit 'technical' could read easier, and seems to be in a rather non-vegan leather cover. But the choices were nice, they vary regularly (this is our 4th visit this year) and the food is very... More 

Thank Frostietheboarder
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

We noticed the Trip Advisor stamp of approval only after stopping in here for a quick lunch but what a fascinating, unique and flavourful meal. You're in the hands of people who think and care deeply about food - it's source, its presentation, its flavours and health impact. We really enjoyed the meal, interacting with our host and (briefly -... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 1 June 2016

Very interesting vegetarian (and vegan) meals. Possibly slightly overpriced. The desserts we had were both average.

Thank DiegoNinja
San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

I was looking forward to lots of vegan choices and a great vegan meal. It was an easy 3/4 mile walk from my hotel on the other side of the river. The restaurant has front and back dining rooms. I was in the slightly larger back room. Half the menu is vegan (clearly marked) but my risotto was just OK,... More 

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Reviewed 14 March 2016

I highly recommend this restaurant to those who follow a plant-based / vegan diet but also to those who do not and might have some prejudices in this regard. The food is good, and the recipes are simple and very well presented. I like the fact that they use season vegetables, and I'm already looking forward going there again trying... 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 16 - USD 21
Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:55 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:00
11:55 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:00
11:55 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:00
11:55 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:00
11:55 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:00
11:55 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Romana 123 R, 50125, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Pitti
  • Neighbourhood: Pitti
  • Phone Number: +39 055 233 5132
Il BARONE – Vegan restaurant A restaurant with no sign and without business cards
In 1980, Luciano Salucci, the current owner, opens Il Barone di Porta Romana, with a goal that goes far beyond the management of a commercial activity, but rather the realization of a genuine living room, a “branch” of his own house, where he could share a gastronomic journey with his guests through local and surrounding countries specialties. This journey of culinary delights started many years ago with zuppa lombarda, transmitted to the Florentines during the Renaissance from the comacini stonecutters, introducing specialties from countries far away as well as local ones, with interesting references about their origins and nutritious values. Today, this tasting tour took us to a gastronomic world where nature, with its simplicity, is the chef of the kitchen imposing the exclusive use of the fruits that the earth can provide, without the use of any animal products. The delightful combinations and the careful presentation of the dishes, with vegetables from Km 0 and with other high in value nutritious products coming from other countries, have determined the success of this intimate restaurant. In the Menu we find quinoa, “chisiya mama” that in the quechua language means “mother of all seeds”, an amazing gluten free dish, source of numerous vegetal proteins; the chia seeds (also gluten free) that in the Maya language means power, beneficent plant rich in vitamins, containing omega 3, vegetal antioxidants fibers and the capacity to absorb water, thus indicated for the cleanse of the intestine, the Amaranto (gluten free) with an increased fiber content. Sweets and bread are also a homemade delicacy. In this atmosphere, decorated with antique furniture, you will find wrought iron, paintings illuminated by dim candles, scents and flavors that can satisfy not only those who follow a vegan diet. The Menu features a selection of dishes that are changed frequently, in addition the tasting menu at € 17.50, has several courses that will invite you try the best specialties. The drinks menu is also assorted, with a biological tendency and a choice of wines with no added sulfites. The inside garden, situated under the trees from the Boboli garden, completes the scenario of this charming meeting point.
The restaurant is open only during evenings based on reservations only.
The kitchen closes at 10.30 pm Closed Mondays and Tuesdays

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Staying in Pitti

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Pitti is a neighborhood characterized by art and history. Renaissance architecture such as Pitti Palace, which houses five museums alone, introduces visitors to the green lungs of spectacular Boboli Gardens. Any visitor can wander through statues, fountains, and panoramic viewpoints. Around the garden, treasures like the Museum of Natural History of the Specola and Villa Bardini guide guests through Florence as the cradle of the Renaissance. End the day with an aperitif in Piazza della Passera or the more romantic Forte di Belvedere, which offers an amazing panoramic view of the entire city.
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