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Oct 3, 2010 07:44 PM

Budget dinners in Florence?

Hi, we're first-time visitors to Italy, 4 adults and a kid. What are good budget options for dinner in Florence? Vini e Vecchi Sapori is on my list, but what else should I be looking at? Any help would be much appreciated! :)

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  1. There's plenty of budget trattorias. One of my favorites was Il Contadino near Santa Maria Novella.

    The set meal (lunch and dinner I believe) is about 11 euros a person. And you can add a carafe of wine for a euro, I think.

    1. Absolutely Vini e Vecchi Sapori, Fuori Porta is quite reasonable as well....Marione is another cheapy. La Casalinga although the quality can be very good and miss at other times....

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      1. re: LotsC

        Nerbone in the Mercato Centrale of course. Try Pallotino for a saitsfying meal at low price. Also agree on Contadino and Casalinga. Good inexpensive lunch at Le Mossacce and at Caffe Italiano on via Condotta 56r

        1. re: CJT

          Warning about Caffe Italiano - although still delicious they have cancelled their 5.90 euro lunch special and it is no longer exactly cheap.

          Also try Trattoria Anita on Via Venegia behind the Palazzo Vecchio. - I think a two course lunch is about 8 euro.