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“Rather go to a Michelin star restaurant ”
Review of Locale

Locale
Ranked #496 of 2,984 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Neighbourhood: Duomo
Restaurant details
Neighbourhood: Duomo
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Visit a Michelin star restaurant. You’ll eat and drink better, with professional service. And you’ll pay the same price. Disappointing.

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Reviewed 4 April 2018

Ate here twice ,once with friends and then a meal with family. The setting is fantastic. ..it looks nothing from the street and a little run down...BUT once through the door you are transported back in time . There is a sumptuous bar area with seating just for chats and drinks etc....then further into the building the restaurant seating area with tables and booths....it's fantastically designed given it's such an old building. There is also cellar rooms which are ancient and converted into private dining rooms...take the short free tour.

The food is very good..a bit nuvo cuisine.....ish. ..we had a meal and two bottles of wine and the bill came to €550 for 4 people. This place isn't cheap...but it's never empty..and you should always book.

Overall, 4 stars..not 5 as the prices v portion sizes are high..but if you want a special eatery go for it.

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1  Thank James B
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

We booked a table 2 hours before arriving but when we arrived they did not have our reservation! The manager was not apologetic and we seemed more of inconvenience! Food was ok! Starter of scallops was immense but cannelloni was nothing special. My partner had the pork which was really good! There are a lot of gimmicks which are great. Service was very quick, which made it feel like they were trying to get rid of you. Overall I was left feeling underwhelmed after an expensive dinner.

Thank Jenny H
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

Great place for a drink and better for drinks and dinner. The setting is unique in that an interior wall is covered in succulents. The drink selection has something for everyone. The bartender was amazing and a master of his craft. The drinks we had cost around $14-$15 euros apiece and were well worth it. We noticed some locals did sit in the bar area for drinks and snacks but it never felt overcrowded. For dinner we had the tasting menu and had cocktails paired with each course. Examples of items include pear and thistle, sweet bread ragout and pasta, venison, and veal and bone marrow. Delicious food with great service. Cocktails were presented with frozen smoked tea ice balls, some with micro greens in a small clothespin, frozen chocolate on ice cubes, cold ice brewed at the table, and on ice in a glass pipe. Amazing flavors to pair with our dinner choices. Some reviews may say that Locale is overpriced, but for the quality, quantity, service, and experience it is well worth the price.

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2  Thank buffgray
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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

So, on the advice of a small bar owner in Pienza, I booked LOCALE. I have to say that I was hesitant as I have a difficult husband as far as restaurant choices are concerned. THIS PLACE WAS AWESOME! The ambiance, the music, the lighting, the personnel and above everything THE FOOD!!!! Where is their star?
What an absolute pleasure to have been there..... a highly recommended place to visit. Complimenti complimenti complimenti

1  Thank LuganoBlonde
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