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“Pleasant surprise! Wonderful meal! Felt like Family!”
Review of Il Falcone

Il Falcone
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Il Falcone was recommended by our hotel Borgo Villa Castelletti as one of several we could choose for a good meal. Kind and friendly family establishment so local and traditional no multi-lingual menus are used. This was as perfect as could be for us. Our server helped us understand the offerings of the evening and also graciously agreed to allow us to enjoy a very special Brolio we had collected earlier on our travels in Tuscany during our meal. All our selections were familiar, but still prepared with a unique style that really set Il Falcone apart from the dozens of other restaurants we'd dined in the previous 20 days we'd been in Italy. And I must mention the Bistecca we decided on. A wonderful T-bone of 1.2 kilos, seared just to rare over a wood fired grill to be shared between us two, from the Italian equivalent of Prime Beef (which I'll say exceeded ANY piece of prime beef I've ever enjoyed stateside!) To top the night off, we were offered and chose the house seasonal special dolce. A ultra moist cake infused with whole, ripe Sangiovese grapes, baked to perfection, served with a side glass of Vinsanto in which to dip accompanying biscotti!! We were visiting Tuscany at just the time of the fall harvest and this last little piece of culinary magic really made the journey worthwhile. Incredible! Finally as we were preparing to depart, our gentleman server offered us a short visit to the kitchen and to meet the chef! Forgive me that I don't remember this kind and humble lady's name, but she could have been Mama to most all the staff. We did have quite a language barrier, but that didn't seem to matter. Gratitude, thanks and appreciation can be, and was expressed between us as people of different heritage. She knew we loved her special Sangiovese cake. She moved a large portion of the cake and a bunch of grapes to garnish to a fresh plate just so I could photograph her presenting this dish - her smile, and gentle manner spoke to us in the universal language of kindness. After a traditional Italian exchange of embrace and kiss to each cheek, we took our leave. Grazie to all of Il Falcone!! An amazing evening never to be forgotten!

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Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

By far our best meal in Italy! Absolutely superb food, hospitality and authenticity. The artichokes were spectacular and the beef was the best any of us have ever had: a family run restaurant that is a must visit for any trip to Tuscany and Florence!

Thank Elizabeth3145
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Reviewed 10 August 2015 via mobile

We were recommended here by a member of staff from our hotel,,he,booked,that'd arranged transport, we,we're not disappointed . The service was excellent, one waiter spoke English which helped
It's however we had fun communicating with the owner and his wife in our broken Italian and their broken English, we tried some real Tuscan dishes all were delicious. Great wine too.

Thank Kelly B
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Reviewed 21 December 2014

Very cosy place in the center of Poggio a Caiano. Quality of food is top. Very friendly people. No terrace , but food is delicious. Also the wines are great!

Thank JeffreyDR
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Reviewed 22 November 2014

I'm a picky eater and they made something specifically to my liking. It was great. Our service was good, nice wine bottle choices/prices, and they accommodated my food request.

Plus, they opened at 7:30pm. Good for those of us outside of our time zones.

A+

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    • Food
Thank SusanP5175
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