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La Leggenda dei Frati

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Costa San Giorgio 6/A, 50125, Florence, Italy
+39 055 068 0545
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This was my first time in a michelin star restaurant, and it was a great experience! My friends and I came in a lunch time and since there were no many other tables occupied, we got exeptional service and felt so laid back, and relaxed, something I never thought was possible in this kind of restaurant. Although they dont serve... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Food came unintentionally cold. Service is not adequate for 1 star Michelin. Moreover, heating system was not working and it as cold inside. Wine pairing was inadequate for 1 star Michelin.

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1 Thank Luciano T
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the first time I have taken so long between visit and review. The reason being that La Leggenda deserved more of my time than the regular place. We booked a table at 9:30p.m. on my wife's birthday. We decided to walk there (might've been a bad idea, and it is if you're easily tired). After a long climb... More 

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1 Thank Enrique F
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is A very fine Dinning yet not so expensive Michelin Star Restaurant. Of course like always the pick of the dining is the Michelin star plate which was very exquisite and refined. The view from the Terrace was breathtaking. The Chef gave a tour of some original fine art that were situated in the upper rooms of the Villa.

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Thank Denis B
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My partner and I are not wealthy, but life has been good to us, and we’ve saved for a few wonderful meals over the past decade at Michelin-starred restaurants. We also know our way around a modernist kitchen. So, when conference travel took us to Florence, we did our research and looked forward to our visit to La Leggende dei... More 

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1 Thank Barry B
Toronto, Canada
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71 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were served some delicious food, and some very odd food. What we were not served was a coherent tasting menu. It was a sample from the every day menu, often recycling elements from other courses. Dishes were grouped according to wine pairings, resulting in four courses of starches with less than a tablespoon of protein each, two meat dishes... More 

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1 Thank David L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We saved this Michelin starred restaurant for our last dinner in Florence. Since Florence already sets very high standards in dining, we had high expectations... The disapointment was all the bigger. It was really THE worst dinner we ever had in Florence... there was some porc fat that was simply old and bad; there were some lame pasta; the starter... More 

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3 Thank Andreea V
Florence, Italy
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything about this restaurant is wonderful. A beautiful location with a fantastic view of Firenze. The atmosphere was relaxing with ample space between tables. And the food, everything we ordered was incredible, a real culinary experience. We had a great bottle of wine which was suggested to us by the wait staff. The restaurant staff was friendly and attentive and... More 

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Thank chas l
Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

We are in Florence for our anniversary and recommended by a friend of ours we book at this restaurant. The location is in a magical area of ​​Florence, the environment is a warm one! We ordered a tasting menu with wines. Young vibrant staff that are beautifully presented and look after your every need without intruding on your evening. Compliments... More 

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Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

To start, my wife and I emailed the restaurant a week before we came and told them about the things we dont eat. They replied by stating that they will comply with all our dietary restrictions. When we arrived, the staff were very polite and welcoming. They sat us down and started offby giving us lard butter (which we dont... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Costa San Giorgio 6/A, 50125, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Pitti
  • Neighbourhood: Pitti
  • Phone Number: +39 055 068 0545
Description
La Leggenda dei Frati restaurant is located within the museum complex of Villa Bardini in Florence. The 1600s Villa is surrounded by a beautiful garden with agricultural items, ancient olive trees and fruit trees. Here the vegetable garden available to the restaurant, including fountains and waterfalls, a rare example of English style garden, overlooks the city offering an incredible landscape of Florence. In the main porch the elegantly decorated room of the restaurant merges with the cultural side of the museum hosting the works of art of the Galleria Continua of San Gimignano. So the guests will get a complete multi-sensory and cultural experience, emphasizing, together with the excellence of the art, that of the food. The Leggenda dei Frati cooking is innovative, although steeped in the culinary culture of the territory, with particular attention to the research of raw materials and respect for them

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Pitti
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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