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“Delicious Tapas and Entrees”
Review of Il Vivandiere

Il Vivandiere
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Ranked #64 of 3,031 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 17 - US$ 29
Neighbourhood: Santa Croce
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Neighbourhood: Santa Croce
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Had dinner here and found the food to be delicious. We tried several of the tapas and found them to be very delicious. One could make a meal out of just ordering tapas. They also have a good selection of wines. For our entrees we ordered the lasgna and their raviola filled with ricotta and a distinct but not overwhelming orange flavor. Both were excellent tasting. As many of the previous reviewers have already indicated, this is a great place for dinner in Firenze. It does get busy, though, so you should make reservations which can be done online.

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Ilaria T, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Il Vivandiere, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2017

Thank you so much!! Yes, it's better to make reservation because the restaurant is small and there are few tables aivalable... thank you for having reminded!

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Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

We booked this based on Trip Advisor reviews, looking for a reasonable priced dinner. We were not disappointed! The house Sangiovese was very nice and the servers were friendly and responsive. My wife and I started with fried zucchini flowers and fried olives, both delicious. Then, the Rucola salad, and braised boar and lasagna for dinner. The boar was over cooked and a little dry but otherwise everything was excellent. The sbriciolona for desert was absolutely fantastic! This has been our best meal in Italy so far. If I were back in Florence, I’d come again.

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Ilaria T, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Il Vivandiere, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2017

Dear Jr B thank you so much for your review. We are sorry if the boar wasn't perfect but we are very happy to know that you enjoyed anyway the food and the service. We wait for you again, see you soon!

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Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

Booked this for dinner on the basis that it was the current number one on Trip Advisor in Florence. The food was excellent and the staff were very friendly and professional - if a little stretched. We had a carafe of the house red a very drinkable red at 12 euro for 750ml. To eat I had the meat balls followed by the pasta with wild boar ragu both big on flavour and nicely presented and in reasonable quantities. My wife had the fried courgette (zucchini) flowers and the pork in lard with honey and walnut sauce. We shared a salad between us. All the food was nicely presented and flavoursome. The restaurant is good but misses some of the nice touches some others offer but was a all in all a very fine meal. Would I go again: without hesitation. Oh and the bill for all of this - a very reasonable 50 euros.

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Ilaria T, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Il Vivandiere, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2017

Thank you so much!! We wait for you again!

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Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

If you want to get away from food for tourists and really have a great culinary experience this is where you need to go. Great wine, wonderful authentic products, and a cozy environment.
One of the best.

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Ilaria T, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Il Vivandiere, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2017

Thank you so much Marta!

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Reviewed 26 September 2017

Easily missed place up small street off Santa Croce.
Don't expect extravagant fine dining here but the rustic almost basic nature creates a genuine atmosphere aided by very friendly, helpful staff, unlike many readily available tourist traps.
Some might find the menu a little limited but the Wild Boar, Tapas, daily specials are all of a high standard, all washed down with red wines from the barrel and the bill was also very reasonable.
Reservations are recommended in this small establishment, as a busy Friday evening so potential punters turned away in droves!

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Ilaria T, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Il Vivandiere, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2017

Thank you Harrydlab!! We are happy that your experience at Il Vivandiere was so nice. See you soon again!

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