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Natalino è una storia che va avanti dal 1880. Mai scontata e mai uguale. Ereditata da 20 anni dalla famiglia Mazzanti, che conserva le ricette della tradizione e ogni giorno porta in tavola i piatti di una volta. Il ristorante è uno dei più antichi di Borgo Albizi, nel centro storico di Firenze. E si trova laddove prima c'era una chiesa sconsacrata. Di cui ancora rimangono piccole e preziosissime testimonianze: diversi affreschi e alcuni capitelli antichi. Tra il pavimento in cotto fiorentino e il soffitto a volte è custodito un vero e proprio scrigno. Grandi tavolate conviviali in legno, sormontate da un tovagliato bianco, si alternano a tavoli più piccoli e riservati. Mentre d'estate il locale si apre all'esterno, sulla piazzetta, con la possibilità di mangiare in uno degli angoli più antichi e pieni di storia di Firenze: un crocevia tra i monumenti più visitati, da Santa Croce a piazza della Signoria.

Dagli antipasti ai dolci, da Natalino il menu parla toscano. Crostini e antipasti misti sono un punto fermo della carta. Dove, a seconda delle stagioni, i funghi lasciano il posto ai carciofi e viceversa. Qui la infatti la stagionalità delle materie prime è un altro ingrediente essenziale. I primi sono un tripudio di paste tipiche: pappardelle, pici e ravioli. Da assaggiare i fiocchini di pere, gorgonzola e pecorino: un piatto della casa. Mentre i secondi sono un elenco di portate della tradizione: l'anatra alla vernaccia, la bistecca, l'ossobuco, la scaloppina, la tagliata e il pollo fritto con le patate. Non mancano le proposte di pesce, come l'inzimino di polpo e carciofi. Si passa poi ai dessert: tutti prodotti in casa, dalla brigata di Natalino. Come il tiramisù, la cheesecake e la torta al cioccolato quasi sempre disponibili. Immancabili i vini, sia rossi che bianchi. Tante le etichette toscane e un'ampia selezione dei migliori vitigni d'Italia.

Scritto da Carmela Adinolfi

Classe 1989. Giornalista professionista dal 2017, collabora con La Repubblica dalla redazione di Firenze. Lavora come freelance occupandosi di food, attualità e società.

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Il ristorante è uno dei più antichi di Borgo Albizi, nel centro storico di Firenze. E si trova laddove prima c'era una chiesa sconsacrata. Di cui ancora rimangono piccole e preziosissime testimonianze.

Restaurant menu

  • Average price €35 Special request

The chef recommends...

Ribollita
€10
Fiocchini di pere, gorgonzola e pecorino
€11
Paccheri salsiccia e cavolo nero
€12

Ratings & Reviews

Excellent
9.1/10
based on 576 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after making a reservation on TheFork can leave a review.
Quality of food :9.2/10
Service :9.2/10
Setting :8.8/10
  1. Carl  T.
    Carl T.
    • 2 reviews
    8.5/10

    A busy restaurant, as many locals as tourists. Quick and efficient service from Dandy. Very good restaurant for beef steak, as you would expect in this city.

  2. Mary D.
    Mary D.
    • one review
    10/10

    Wonderful waitress, delicious food! Atmosphere is charming.

  3. Mario M.
    Mario M.
    • one review
    8/10

    Ottima cucina

  4. Ramona C.
    Ramona C.
    • one review
    9/10

    We came here on a recommendation from our niece. It was an easy stroll from our hotel. The staff was very attentive, and spoke perfect English while helping us with our selections. They have a rather extensive wine list, with many available either by the glass or by the bottle. We began with the pistachio pesto ravioli, which were delicious. Our main reason, however, for choosing this restaurant was for the Florentine T-Bone. If you prefer your steaks prepared medium or medium well, this is not the place for you. Although the steak was large enough for 2, it was cooked to medium rare, despite our request for medium well. Once we had eaten a little, our waiter offered to cook it a little more, which was much more acceptable for my husband. Looking around, some of the other dishes looked good.

  5. Laura R.
    Laura R.
    • one review
    10/10

    We made a reservation ahead at the recommendation of our hotel. The food was delicious and our waitress was very attentive. Wine was great and they had simple mixed drinks as well.

  6. Trevor  C.
    Trevor C.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    The best little restaurant. Food was amazing and service was very personal. Great outside seating.

  7. Mathieu V.
    Mathieu V.
    • 10 reviews
    7/10

    Good diner overall. However, not aligned with the rating (above 9)... so slightly disappointed vs expectations. The staff was welcoming and the atmosphere very typical. So overall a good time with the family... but only okay-ish (not outstanding).

  8. Robert K.
    Robert K.
    • 5 reviews
    10/10

    Food, wine, and dessert was all wonderful. Great place for lunch.

  9. Lynn H.
    Lynn H.
    • one review
    10/10

    Love this restaurant - we ate 2x in a 4 day stay Wonderful service, and fabulous food

  10. Chris M.
    Chris M.
    • one review
    10/10

    Wonderful, friendly service, excellent wines for a fair price (below US for comparable), exceptional foods including appetizers,second courses and main course (large filet mignon at prices well below US). Natalino is a special place run by an excellent family. You will enjoy the experience.

  11. Ruth  D.
    Ruth D.
    • one review
    10/10

    The excellent reviews were correct! This lovely little restaurant was great. The food was some of the best we’ve had in Italy and the service second to none.

  12. Miklos V.
    Miklos V.
    • 2 reviews
    9.5/10

    Good, atmospheric lunch.

  13. Elizabeth H.
    Elizabeth H.
    • one review
    10/10

    Very nice local restaurant. Greeted promptly with friendly stafff. Excellent service, Nice atmosphere and food. Very enjoyable evening and experience here. Would highly recommend for nice casual family dinner out.

  14. John v.
    John v.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    A restaurant that for us, has the best food in Florence. We have travelled here many times and regret that we did not find it sooner. It was late and we had a light dinner of pasta with meat sauce, caprese salad, and a dinner salad that we shared. As simple as the meal was, it still exceeded our expectations and we look forward to trying the other items as well. The staff was very accommodating and gracious without pretensions. Highly recommended.

  15. Robert F.
    Robert F.
    • one review
    9/10

    I made reservations online and upon arrival was greeted by a very friendly staff member. We were asked if we wanted to sit inside or out and received a nice table outside. The waiter was very patient, professional and attentive..but not overly so. We enjoyed a steak, good bottle of super Tuscan wine and both were excellent. The Panacotta was Devine.

  16. RICHARD P.
    RICHARD P.
    • 10 reviews
    9.5/10

    Place was fantastic! Gabriella and Alessandro were both awesome. Definitely go there!

  17. Melissa H.
    Melissa H.
    • one review
    10/10

    Favorite meal whilst in Florence!! Amazing food and friendly staff. Definitely recommend.

  18. Sabrina H.
    Sabrina H.
    • one review
    9/10

    Excellent staff and amazing, delicious food. Slightly too much overhead moisture spray above the outside tables, but overall excellent. Many thanks!

  19. Leah m.
    Leah m.
    • one review
    6.5/10

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  20. Shanice A.
    Shanice A.
    • one review
    7.5/10

    The pasta is really goooood!!!!! The ambience can be better, I was sitting inside you can maybe dim the lights to make it more moody. I’ll give pasta 5 stars and ambience 3

More information

Opening time

Pranzo: dallunedi alla domenica dalle 12:00 alle 15:00

Cena: dal lunedi alla domenica dalle 19:00 alle 23:00

How to get to the restaurant

Borgo degli Albizi, 17, I-50122, Florence, Italy

Public transport

Autobus 14 23

About the restaurant

PARTICOLARE - In pieno centro storico a Firenze, si trova il Ristorante Natalino. Unico nella sua particolarità, dentro una chiesa sconsacrata di cui ancora porta e conserva con gelosia capitelli e affreschi. Un luogo dove si riscopre il piacere di stare a tavola, quel banchettare tra ottimo cibo e un bicchiere di buon vino, come quello toscano, per brindare ai piaceri della vita.

LE PORTATE - Dalla cucina escono i piatti della cara tradizione fiorentina, dove non manca la bistecca fiorentina, la pasta fresca, la carne con i porcini e il coniglio, specialità della casa.

CANTINA - Il locale propone selezioni di vini toscani e non solo, in una ricca carta dei vini.

Features

Barbecue, , Good for a business lunch, Good for groups, Romantic, Christmas, Christmas and New Year, , TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, Valentine's Day

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