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Il Latini

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Il Latini Review

It may be the noisiest, most crowded trattoria in Florence, but it's also one of the most fun. The genial host, Torello ("little bull") Latini, presides over his four big dining rooms, and somehow it feels as if you're dining in his home. Ample portions of ribollita prepare the palate for the hearty meat dishes that follow. Both Florentines and tourists alike tuck into the agnello fritto (fried lamb) with aplomb. There's almost always a wait, even with a reservation.

    Restaurant Details

  • Credit cards accepted.
  • Closed Mon. and 15 days at Christmas.
Updated: 12-04-2013

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    Open mind open food!

    This place is a true gem! Have been too a number of restaurants on this trip and this was one of the standouts. Like most places the food was simple and down too earth. There was no need for a menu, we went with the waiters set menu. They are more than happy to change options around. For 50 euro(incl tip) each we had 5 courses and half a ltr of wine!!!! We shared a table for 6 with 3 others and enjoyed a great night-being willing to do this will add to the experience!!! If you only have one night and want something differant to the normal quite dining experience you got to give il latini a go!!!

    by Mickmc, 9/17/09
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    family style

    Upscale family style best descibes this Florentine 'must do'. Food is terrific but the ambiance and service are better (yummy and fun). Let the waiter tell you what you want for dinner. Trust me...trust him!!! Family's vintage is in a bottle table-side...enjoy it!

    by trizzo, 5/18/09
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    A Must-do while in Florence

    Just back from a month long trip to Italy which included 5 days in Florence. If you only have time for one dinner, it absolutely must be at Il Latini. Enjoyed by locals and tourists, the food is authentic and plentiful, the atmosphere is fun and just all around a great night out! Amazingly enough prices are also very fair (about EU 50 per person including house wine). Try to get a reservation but if you can't, take your chances as they will try to get you in. Can't recommend this place enough!!!

    by sundogcat, 11/28/07
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    A must go

    My family has been going to this resturant for years. It is one of the best places to dine in florence. I 1st went there when i was 11 and most recently at 25. I recomend getting reservations at one of the 2 settings. The waiters are great and the food is better. I have eaten there 4 different trips so it is a must go. They can accomedate big parties or you can meet new people. Its like eating in the owners house. he is great takes care of you and welcomes you like family. Its like 40 a person but that includes the whole gambit.

    by Vidmon, 4/27/07

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