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June 26, 2012
Pleasant Grove, Utah
September 15, 2008
by Liam Hetherington
Manchester, United Kingdom
August 11, 2008
From journal A Steak to the Art
Valley Cottage, New York
September 29, 2006
From journal Firenze in 4 months
New Jersey, New Jersey
September 7, 2005
From journal Honeymoon in Italy
Brighton, United Kingdom
December 1, 2004
Once inside, sit down at communal tables and ask for the fixed price menu(veggies a la carte), and enjoy a massive traditional Tuscan feast. This is a family business, with food from the family's own farm.
They're very friendly, especially when I explained the purpose of the trip (ie to eat in his restaurant!), which secured yet more wine. It appears a little lavish, but with super-cheap airfares from the UK, why not?
From journal Eating in Florence
October 31, 2001
It's clear that this restaurant has developed quite a following. If you arrive between 8 and 9pm expect to wait outside, but don't be completely dismayed; the line moves rather quickly. They seat guests family style, so if you are a party of two you can expect to share a table with at least one other couple, but that only adds to the fun. On our first visit we sat next to two American college students; on the second night we shared a table with a local couple, and the company each night was very enjoyable.
The fixed price bottomless house wine is probably a good value if you want to drink a lot, but we asked for a wine list on our second visit and got a good bottle of Chianti at a very reasonable price.
On our first visit, we ordered all the courses, beginning with a generous plate of proscuitto. By the time it came to order the main course, we were already too full. So for our next visit we fasted most of the day in anticipation of the house special, bisteca. This is an enormous Tuscan steak, and if you like steak, this is as good as it gets. It was simply the best I've ever had. We politely declined all attempts at appetizers and ordered just the bisteca and gli spinaci, knowing full well that we couldn't handle any more than that.
The owner is so nice here, bringing you little dessert treats and a shot of amaretto to dip them in (on the house), even though you're too full and say, "No, grazie." My girlfriend and I will fondly remember dining at il Latini for years to come, and when we return to Florence I'm certain that we'll go there again.
Our 1-10 ratings:
Ken: Food - 9 Service - 9 Atmosphere - 8
Chris: Food - 9 Service - 8 Atmosphere - 9.
From journal Florence in October
Scarsdale, New York
July 12, 2001
Don't make reservations, just get there about 7:15. They open at 7:30. Until they open, you can watch the staff dining through the windows. When you come in, they assign you to long family-style tables, where you meet people from all over the world.
No menus - just whatever's fresh that day. A big jug of chianti on the table, not excellent wine, but lots of fun, and bottomless at that.
Food's great, the experience is even greater. Don't miss it on your next trip.
From journal Florence and Tuscany - a Vacation to remember!
Little Rock,, Arkansas
December 5, 2000
From journal The heart of Tuscany