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Mar 27, 2013 11:19 AM

Avoid Quattro Leone in Oltrano

If you are thinking of going to this restaurant - I have one word for you - DON'T. We love the Piazza where this restaurant is located. We actually usually stay steps away in an apartment when we come to Florence. Last time we were in Florence we ate at QL but thought it was only good but not great. We couldn't remember exactly what had occurred but we remembered the staff as vaguely unpleasant. Because of both of these memories we didn't plan a meal there. However, since they were right there and because they had fried artichokes in season, I decided to give them one more chance. I stopped by to ask for an order of artichokes. They were so nasty - pointing me towards the bar across the street in a really unpleasant way. Life is too short to eat in a mediocre place when there is so much great food in Florence and nice people, especially in this neighborhood. We will post our reviews when we get back, but this just couldn't wait.

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  1. I went to Florence 6 years ago and this restaurant was recommended by our Hotel Owner. It was our least favorite restaurant on our trip and we will always remember the name because the food in Florence was so good, even the little tourist traps so it was disappointing that this place that was recommended by a local was not good. Thanks for the trip down memory lane!