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Firenze Ristorante Italiano
Firenze Ristorante Italiano

Firenze Ristorante Italiano Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://firenzerestaurantbellevue.com/
  • Phone: (425) 957-1077
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30AM - 2:00PM.

    Dinner: Daily: 5:00PM - 10:30PM.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: NE 8th St
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Free parking is located just outside the restaurant.
A word from Firenze Ristorante Italiano
Since 1992, Firenze Ristorante has been serving traditional homemade Italian cuisine to diners who quickly become regulars.

The décor is warm and inviting with stucco walls and terracotta floors; starched linens and candlelight. Italian conversations mingle with opera music and the aroma of delicious Italian fare stirs the senses. Whether you’re planning a romantic dinner for two, toasting a business deal, or celebrating with family and friends, Firenze Ristorante is the perfect place to relax and enjoy delicious meals and the finest italian wines.

Owner Salvatore Lembo greets you like an old friend, in traditional Italian fashion. He will often visit tables to chat about the menu or his outstanding wine list, or anything at all.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Diner Reviews
  • "It was strange that all items on their Seafood menu and the Fresh Catch were not available. Could it be because we had Groupon? Food was good, service inadequate. Restaurant was empty except for one group and a couple of tables on the patio."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • " Staff is competent but unfriendly. 'Regulars' are greeted profusely but new customers seem unwelcome. Food is ok but uninspired. Have been here a number of times, always hoping for a change. This was our last visit."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "As always, the food was delicious. I hadn't been to Firenze in a while, and now I'm wondering why I've been away so long! I'll be returning soon."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Very good food, good service. Caesar salad was just ok, charged extra for anchovies in it and not enough dressing, but all else very good."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "The place isn't pretty but the food was good the last few times I was there. I usually have have the clams linguini which is a signature dish and has always been excellent. This time it had just a few clams and the pasta was dry and very over pepperd. My friend had the snapper which was covered in a red sauce and not very good. They may have changed chefs."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "The food was very good, the atmosphere was very elegant and the wait staff were very attentive. "
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "We have been coming here since they opened over 20 years ago and although we have not been there for a number of years this visit proved that they have not missed a beat. Delicious pasta and seafood greeted us during this visit and their New York heritage showed through. A great experience. "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "The meal we had was great. The veal was excellent and was the lamb delicious. The wait staff seem to be a bunch of characters. We had an enjoyable experience."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "This reaturant is a GEM! We love to go to this place for special occasions. Salvatore always greets his guests and the staff make you so comfortable. The food is great and the wine selection is fantastic! WE LOVE IT!!!!"
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Firenze is a neighborhood restaurant we have been frequenting for more than a dozen years. Food is always good and so it is popular. Excellent wine list and interesting specials."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "It was very nice to find a restaurant where I could order a small or a large plate of food. Excellent menu for both pasta and other Italian dishes. Very attentive waiter."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "The food was excellent.The dinner salads were a little on the small side but they made their own ceasar dressing which had a lttle anchovie paste and that was a nice surprise.The halibt was excellent with capers and lemon olive,cooked to perfection.My linguinie had calamari,mussels and clams in a red spicy sauce was execellent.Our waiter was personable,prompt and freindly.This is a step above any other Italian resturant we have gone to.I would rate this a 9 out of 10 for scoring.I would go back when we have some extra money.It is a bit pricey but good Italian food usually is unless your going to the olive garden and this food was definitely worth it."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "I had lunch here with my girlfriend and the food was plentiful and delicious. Quite a gem to be hidden in a shopping center. "
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Awesome lunch with lots of flavor and quite a bit of food!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "I took 4 clients out if dinner last week @ Firenze. The food was great - but they we're out of a lot of items. Only salads were house and Caesar. They also had a great sounding ribeye special - but 2 of us ordered it and was later told they were out. It was a TH night and only about 30 people in the restaurant- so clearly they are not doing a good job with ordering stock. The food we did have was excellent though."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Outstanding and authentic food, and touches like white linen tablecloths add to the elegance"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Only one of the four of us had been there before. Food delicious! We shared a salad and it was split in the kitchen (no charge) - entrees nice size. Service nice. Definitely returning!!!!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Firenze is a very authentic restaurant. I would reccommend a pasta dish, this is what really sets it aprat from the rest. You can really taste the difference in the fresh noodles. It is a little pricey for what you would expect from a restaurant in a strip mall, but for a special occasian place it is not too spendy."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Food was warm and not hot, the linguine was almost room temperature - which is unusual for this restaurant. The food usually comes out steaming hot. Food was very flavorful as always."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "The food here is great Italian food and the service is also very good. The restaurant is small and the tables are close together so don't plan on private conversations or private romantic moments..."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "The restaurant accommodated our group of five with two small children in high chairs. We were the only group of diners with children, but we weren't made to feel unwelcome or uncomfortable. The food was delicious. Service was seamless. In the Pacific Northwest where it's difficult to find a good Italian restaurant, Firenze is the real deal! It reminds me of one of the great little neighborhood places in the Italian Market area of South Philly, but with better ambience. Truly delicious Italian food!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "i had a nice evening at firenze. the servid was great, and the food is well prepared. i would return there for an italian food dinner."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "We had a 7:00PM res. we arrived five min. early. We were immediately seated at he worst table in the place. (There were at least three better options open at the time). Clearly, a reservation will not assure a good table. Bread and water arrived quickly and the waiter arrived to take our order within five minutes. So far, so good. Our wine order took about fifteen minutes to show up, but perhaps the bar was very busy. The place was quite well attended. The time was now about 7:20. Our food finally arrived after 8:30. The food saved the evening. Great carbonara and lamb chops! Terrible service!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "This is one of those little places that from the outside you wouldn't look at twice. It's located in a mall.strip mall right next to a frozen yogurt, cupcakes, a major pharmacy chain and a movie theater. But once you step in, it feels very authentic. The vibe is great for an italian place. The non-italian waiters due their best to provide a geunuin experience without going overboard on the "ciao" and "grazie". The food was a little disappointing to be honest. For the price, I expected better. The fod isn't bad, mind you. But it's not fresh-made pasta and the ingredients on the seafood pasta I had were frozen. The "regular" portions are large enough for a hungry person or for two to share. Overall, the taste was very good and I would return."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Great food, extensive wine list. Accepts both Groupon and Passport/Prime cards."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Great authentic Italian, a bit pricey but worth it for an occasion "
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "A really nice Valentine's dinner! One of our favorite restaurants!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Great Food. Serice was slow, however it was Valentine's Day"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Pasta is outstanding! This is at least the third time we've eaten here. The first time we ordered steak and it was amazing. The second time we ordered the same and while it was good, not great. But, this last time our group ordered all pasta dishes and they were extraordinary across the board. We ate at Firenze for lunch and Montalcino for dinner (and La Vite e Bella recently for lunch). Firenze was hands down the superior of the three with La Vite e Bella trailing the other two by a large margin."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "One of my favorite restaurants out here for going on 15 years. Always delicious."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "Firenze Ristorante is a very good Italian restaurant in the Crossroads Mall complex. The menu offers a wide variety of fresh pasta and non-pasta items, a nice wine selection and delicious desserts. The wait staff is friendly and helpful. The inside of the restaurant has a nice rustic Italian decor. Prices are very good and they accept the Passport Card. "
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "I had read mixed reviews about Firenze. I was happily surprised by the excellent food and really good service. I had the clam linguine and my husband had a pasta with pancetta (I can't recall the name) and they were both delicious. What I liked in particular was the option of a small or regular portion. For me, the small was perfect (what a true portion size should be), so I ate the whole thing without feeling overly full (or guilty). We would definitely return to this restaurant. My only advice is don't go here if you are in a hurry. Or if you have to be somewhere - then allow extra time. They take their time, but not in a way that's bad..."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "My husband and I love this place. For the food but also for the ambiance. The waiters are all very nice. Yesterday we had the calamari as an entree and then II had the linguine Vongole and my husband had the Veal Picatta. The Linguine Vongole is the right combination of butter and chili flakes. The Picatta sauce is wonderful. Both are really tasty and sure bets. The Tiramisu was perfect to finish this wonderful meal. Wine wise we went for the special Tuscany wine that they recommended. It was a very light and easy to drink wine."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "The restaurant was not busy and yet we waited over 20 minutes to receive our bill! The food was good but would not go back because of the service."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "Excellent service! They welcome you like family and cook everything to perfection. And they have a great wine list, including many select fine wines from Italy. Truly authentic and tasty. A great spot to have a quiet dinner."
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "We made a reservation for 8pm, and at 8:30 we were still waiting for a table. We are trying to make a 9:30 movie and ended up leaving without ever getting seated because we couldn't wait any longer. I am not sure why they take reservations if they do not want to honor the reservation times. The food is not amazing enough to offset the poor service."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "We were looking forward to a nice evening out, unfortunately we were disappointed. Both ordered pasta dishes which were gloppy and nothing special. We could have made this same meal at home in under 30 minutes. Service was inattentive, for example it took quite a while to have water glasses refilled. Did enjoy a lovely glass of wine. Also, the owner(?) kept looking down his nose while surveying the restaurant and appeared annoyed that people weren't finishing more quickly. For an $80 dinner, I prefer not to feel rushed. The final straw was when the server returned after running our credit card and simply tossed the folio onto the table without a word. We won't be back."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "We love this restaurant. It is our special go-to restaurant for special occasions. Salvatore is such a great owner and greets all his guests. We love table #8, tho this time it was not available, we had table #1 which was just as great! Thank you!"
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "Food was incredible, but the service was lacking, we felt we were forgotten about a lot. As a former server I feel horrible writing that, but for the cost of food, we waited forever for everything."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "The experience started bad as they were not prepared when we arrived and were very short with us and tried to stick us Iat a table. For 4 when we had a reservation for 5. After that was resolved we had a wonderful evening and the food was the best ITalian I have had since I left the Chicago area years ago. Deserts were fantastic."
    Dined on 12/21/2013