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Il Rifugio

Via Vincenzo Salaiola 305, 50053 Empoli, Italy
+39 0571 589451
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good43%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“pizza” (4 reviews)
“refugio” (2 reviews)
“road” (3 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Via Vincenzo Salaiola 305, 50053 Empoli, Italy
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

In San miniato for just a week and luckily came across this place after arriving late on on our first night. We all wanted pizza and this place did the best freshest made in front of you pizza I have ever tried. Wasn't only the...More

Thank laurgem1
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

Staying nearby in the Relais Pugliano, we stumbled a bit by accident on the Refugio on a Saturday evening . But what a place it turned out to be! We were lucky we were somewhat early at 1930 which is also opening time, and had...More

Thank 31Tripper40
Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

Friendly service. Visited after airbnb host recommended. We were not disappointed. Indoor and outdoor seating. Menu options include traditional italian, some dishes with fun twist for example tirama-sushi...INSPIRED! Pleasantly surprised to see vegan options. Very accomodating to English speakers. Prices very good.

Thank Escape324421
Reviewed 22 October 2017

What a great place to have dinner. Both the pizzas and the menus (including the vegetarian ones) are excellent! This is a place not to be missed when you are in the area. The service is good and relaxed. For children they make smaller portions...More

Thank Leon B
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

We went there several times. Great and fresh food (try their starters!!), home wine, you can take away the pizza, English-speaking personnel. It's so fantastic that pre-booking of the table is highly recommended. And when you find the house, drive downstairs, the restaurant's entrance is...More

Thank Giorgio G
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Very good pizza, the service was very kind with us, very recommendable to have a good dinner with a magnific Toscana contry views from its terrace. Be careful with road to get it, it's quite close!

Thank David G
Reviewed 29 July 2015

It's not so easy to find, but worth searching for. Friendly staff, stunning view and great food made by cooks that love their job. And soooo cheap. Also good to visit a second time. :)

Thank Koen T
Reviewed 3 December 2014

cè soltanto una cosa negativo del rifugio !!!!! bisogno pronotare con una settimane di anticipo, non cè mai posto..... buon segno però. There is only one thing negative about this resurant !!!!! you have to book a table about a week before because it is...More

Thank diadi56
Reviewed 2 November 2014

This is a very popular place so it's a good idea to book-you can sit either outside or inside . We booked too late to get a table outdoors. The restaurant is on the "main" road" in a very small village in the countryside about...More

Thank S H
Reviewed 21 August 2014

Decided to make an adventure of finding a restaurant and came upon this after travelling on the byroads of Tuscany. When we arrived at this un-presuming venue we where shocked to see the car park stuffed and no space, same as for the restaurant. So,...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 18 - US$ 29
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
7:30 PM - 11:30 PM
7:30 PM - 11:30 PM
7:30 PM - 11:30 PM
7:30 PM - 11:30 PM
7:30 PM - 11:30 PM
7:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Vincenzo Salaiola 305, 50053 Empoli, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Empoli
  • Phone Number: +39 0571 589451
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