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Al Tranvai

#320 of 2,071 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
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Santo Spirito / San Frediano
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Piazza Tasso 14r, Florence, Italy
+39 055 225197
19:10 - 22:45
12:15 - 14:30
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Mon - Sat 19:10 - 22:45
Tue - Sat 12:15 - 14:30
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The warmest welcome, and brownie points for using any Italian you can muster. Tiny, quirky place set up to resemble a tram (almost as small and narrow: seats only 24) Food is seasonal, local and thoughtful. Loved the polenta with the transparent slice of lard, the fried squash flowers; the panacotta is suitably wobbly and the forest fruit version was... More 

Thank Braveheart365
Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 January 2017

A very small neighborhood place serving up very good traditional cuisine. This place seems always full so best to have a booking. We myself, wife and 17 year old daughter) were treated in a very friendly way and enjoyed an excellent lunch. Not a cheap place but the quality of the preparations made it for sure a great value.

Thank melspring1
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

It was very full (6th Jan, Epiphany, we needed to book) and we were tucked in the back room between the entrance and the kitchen. However, food was great! Good size portions, good value (especially the wine), and a fantastic atmosphere. We will definitely return!

Thank Salilah
Milan, Italy
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89 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Great traditional food revisited, very tasty and rich. My favourite shrimps and beans salad, very rich starter. Then don't miss traditional Lampredotto or stir fried kidneys, sound awful but it's delicious. A lot of stuff can be made gluten free, so what more? Enjoy

Thank Bruno F
Barcelona, Spain
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291 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Very good local food in a small & cozy environment in Sanfrediano, a bit off the beaten path but still at walking distance from tourist areas. Friendly service, but very slow, don't come if you are in a rush. All local dishes, well done but perhaps a bit too expensive given the home-y environment. The "vino della casa" is all... More 

Thank Reviewer71
New York
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151 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016

We arrived here during a rain storm knowing nothing about it, except that it was close and it was dry inside. What a pleasure then to have such a good meal: very good cured meats (Toscano antipasto), good primi, and then an excellent parmigiano di melanzane. The interior is charming: like the interior of a tram. Very good efficient service.... More 

Thank GiuseppeNYC
Pebble Beach, California
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127 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

We were brought here by long time Florentine friends for a genuine locals experience. (Although it appears that some tourists have found the place, no doubt thanks to people like me who write about it, shame on me). But it is out of the tourist area, there is little English spoken, the food was hearty and excellent. The wine comes... More 

Thank PebbleBCritic
London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

What a great restaurant! Arrive early because it fills up quick and is small. I had the pork fillet and my wife had the pork meatballs. Both were amazing. We had a bottle of wine, bruschetta and tiramisu. All freshly made and absolutely delicious. Great find.

Thank Brenton P
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016

This is a small, family operated restaurant as others have confirmed, featuring well-made traditional Italian food and catering pre-dominantly to locals. In other words, if you seek an authentic Italian dining experience, this is your spot. The house red is very palatable, the ribolita excellent, the desserts satisfying, and the prices very reasonable considering the portions. It definitively has atmosphere,... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2016

We ate here 4 times in our 10 days in Florence its still as it was when first came here 15 years ago! inside like an old Tram with hearty Florentine dishes good house wine they give yo a bottle and you pay for what you drink.I really liked all the dishe and deserts but have to say fav was... More 

Thank Chailey L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
19:10 - 22:45
19:10 - 22:45
12:15 - 14:30
19:10 - 22:45
12:15 - 14:30
19:10 - 22:45
12:15 - 14:30
19:10 - 22:45
12:15 - 14:30
19:10 - 22:45
12:15 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza Tasso 14r, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Santo Spirito / San Frediano
  • Neighbourhood: Santo Spirito / San Frediano
  • Phone Number: +39 055 225197

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Santo Spirito / San Frediano
A warm evening with a cocktail in your hand and great company is the ideal way to experience Piazza Santo Spirito; the area is busiest at sunset for happy hour. Visitors cannot hide their astonishment sitting on the staircase under the Basilica of Santo Spirito, and they cannot help but stare at the architectural masterpieces like Bianca Cappello House, Fontana dello Sprone and San Frediano in Cestello and Santa Maria delle Carmine churches. Tourists and Florentines alike join up in the area between Santo Spirito and San Frediano, connecting the Tuscan soul to the international spirit permeating the city.
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