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“Amazing meal in Florence!”
Review of Il Barretto

Il Barretto
Ranked #153 of 2,978 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$70 - US$106
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Duomo
Reviewed 4 April 2018

This restaurant was recommended to us by Hotel Lungarno in Florence, and it did not disappoint! The ambiance, the service and the food were incredible! This is a small, quaint, cozy establishment that has refined its offerings to perfection. We asked for their recommendations, and each suggestion, from the wine selection to the food we paired it with, was delicious! They were extremely helpful with our questions and made us feel very welcome. We started with several shared appetizers, the freshly chopped artichoke with parmesan cheese, the buffalo mozzarella with fresh tomatoes, and the eggplant parmigiana...each were wonderful! We also enjoyed the pear pasta with gorgonzola and pecorino sauce, the veal cutlet with ham and cheese Romana style, and the daily fish special which was a salt incrusted sea bass prepared for two.....every dish was absolutely amazing! And to top it off, we enjoyed three spectacular desserts! I cannot say enough about the gracious hospitality they extended and the incredible meal we enjoyed. This one is a must!

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Thank lsydow
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Highly recommended by the St Regis, the Barrett’s lived up to the reputation.

We asked for a upscale restaurant for our last night in Florence and the St Regis sent us to a lady named Elim at Barretto. Elim is a one hard working manager who hustles to get everyone taken care of with great food and great service.

Amazing just to watch.

Go here, slow down and enjoy.

Thank Mark H
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

Highly recommended by the concierge at out hotel. Recommended for a cozy setting with great seafood. The setting reminds me of classic upscale restaurants of the past and food is excellent. The tempura cod was crunchy and flavorful and the spaghetti with Sicilian prawns was tremendous. The service was top notch and the prices were reasonable. Definitely see why Il Barreto is highly recommended.

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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Found this very elegant place while walking to our apartment down the lovely del Parione. Had our first dinner while in Florence, decided to treat the family to the Florentine Steak and my wife and daughter claimed it was the best steak they ever tasted. Service was very responsive and attentive. We loved it so much we went back for our final meal in Florence.

1  Thank Mark K
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Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

Out hotel recommended Bartetto to us and our family had an excellent dinner...including food, wine, and definitely service. This is a small restaurant, so you will most likely need a reservation. We had pasta, chicken and steak for dinner. The steak is very good...and very large. We had Ilan as our waitress and she us extremely nice and helpful. We asked a lot of questions trying to better understand the food, the courses and the culture, and we very much enjoyed and appreciated all the information she shared. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Oakie56
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