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“O My Stars!”
Review of Acqua Al 2

Acqua Al 2
Ranked #403 of 2,907 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Duomo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed the Salad and Pasta sampler. That includes three different salads and five different pastas. Wine selection was ideal and the food was so fresh, not overly spiced and completely delicious.
We can’t wait to return.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went based on recommendations from two friends. Restaurant was busy and somewhat loud. Agree with some other reviewers that the blueberry steak sounds strange, but it was my favorite dish, and I would go there again to get it. Menu has MANY different pasta and steak choices, and there is a pasta sampler (for multiple people) and a steak sampler (for one person). No English menu and not much patience from our server while we were trying to translate menu. A tip we figured out from website – there is a sister restaurant in Washington DC (background explained on the website), and the menu for it (obviously in English) is identical or almost identical. While not uncommon in Italy for people’s food to come at different times, some of us were finished before others in our party of five were served. I recommend nevertheless – just be prepared for some quirks.

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Thank Connjr
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Acqua Al 2 after having it recommended by 2 people. We had a 7:30 reservation and upon walking in it appeared that we were a major inconvenience to the staff. We weren’t greeted in anyway just pointed in the direction of the waiter to follow. We followed him but he was apparently too busy serving food to seat us so we just stood there while we waited for someone to show us where our table was. Finally a waitress yelled from behind a table where she was taking an order that she would be with us in one minute. So, we continued to stand there in the middle of the restaurant. She came over and showed us our table. At this point still no one had even said “hello” or “Buona Sera” to us. After sitting down menus were basically thrown on the table and she walked away. At this point we were considering walking out but thought we may not find an open table at another restaurant easily at this point. So, we just tried to make the best of it. We ate, the food was ok but may have tasted better if I could’ve washed the bitterness of the rude staff out of my mouth. At the end of the meal the manager or owner just walked by, put the check on the table without even a thank you for coming or asking how dinner was. We paid and left. We were in complete shock at how we had been treated and I must say this is not how we have been treated at any other restaurant in Italy. Normally, the staff are extremely friendly and helpful. We have found the Italian people to be wonderful. I don’t understand how a restaurant can be run like this in a country so we’ll know for its hospitality.

Thank M2947GOlisab
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were a party of two and each ordered the pasta sampler of 5 types of pasta. They came one at a time, giving just enough timeto enjoy each one while, it was hot. We really enjoyed the bow tie pasta with pumpkin, and the pasta with spinache and pine nuts. The other three were good as well, the he first two stood out.

We sharedd the meat sampler and were really glad we shared. It was plenty of food, including two types of steak (balsalmic reduction and a blueberry reduction). There was also a pepper corn steak. All 3 were very tender and perfectly done.

We chose the house red one, a good table wine.

The Tiramasu was excellent. again, we share one.

The whole meal was very good. While we never felt pressured to finish, we did feel a bit like we were in an American restaurant, as the plates came fast and frequently.

Thank Shmave
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Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

The food was amazing!!! I had the Blueberry steak which is a must if you go here,and also the Vodka Macaroni. I know blueberry steak sounds odd,but it’s by far my favorite meat dish I’ve had in Italy.The service wasn’t very tourist friendly and it wasn’t suited for a group of 5 people. Our experience could have been different thought because it was Valentine’s Day,and we were a group of 5 on a day when restaurants expect couples. It’s a very authentic Italian restaurant with an awesome atmosphere! We also got an appetizer for free.

Thank Donna M
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