Lasagna to die for...love this place as a neighborhood gem.
3/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
We love this restaurant! It's close to home and is a real gem! As we entered we were greeted with a "Happy Anniversary" and after we settled into our cozy table our gracious server also wished us "Happy Anniversary". The food is consistently delicious and the service is impeccable!
3/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food, good portions.
Great food, good portions. They accommodated our early arrival without a problem. Our server, Petra, was awesome as well.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
it was one of the nicest dining
it was one of the nicest dining experances that we had ,and we didn,t have to travel that far i am sorry we didn,t find this place sooner, We live in San Marcos and we will return.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Went there for Easter dinner.
Went there for Easter dinner. Wasn't crowded as I suspect most people go out for brunch. I had scallops and shrimp over risotto.....perfectly done scallops and nice juicy shrimp. Best risotto I've ever had...creamy and perfectly cooked....just a tiny bite to it. Also had caesar salad equally good,just right amount of dressing. Portions were big enough to have the next night at home. Service was quick and attentive. Will definitely go back.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
I was unimpressed by the seating
I was unimpressed by the seating arrangement. Restaurant was not full. All parties were squished into one corner.
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Just to good
Not only a locals favorite, it is one of north county best.easy parking. Eat at the bar and take I throtle action. Priced lower than you would think.
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
better than average food
Our birthday celebration was wonderful. Osso bucco, chicken Vesuvio and a couple of raviolis were to write home about- large portions that everyone enjoyed. Really well-made dinners and very good service. Good timing on the courses, attentive yet unobtrusive wait staff. We ate outside, which I think is really nice. It was not noisy outside, and not all that crowded on the Friday night we visited. Everyone enjoyed the dinner. Not sure why Firenze has some hit n miss reviews for service etc. Perhaps there were training issues. We recommend for celebrations or other (not inexpensive) meal. It looked like the bar was very popular.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food and wine. Service is good but can be slow at times.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very pleasant experience....first
Very pleasant experience....first time at this restaurant, we will come back again!
5/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Really great lunch
We had a very nice lunch here. We had Caesar Salads and the Cannelloni. Both were excellent. The house wines were very good too. Then we shared dessert, Tortufu (?) Chocolate gelato with a pink center covered in chocolate, excellent. We dined at 3pm so we were the only ones there, so very quiet. We will certainly return again.
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is our favorite restaurant
We are never disappointed when we go here, everything is always great (food, service, ambiance).
5/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a great time at this
We had a great time at this restaurant. The out door music was so great and the bottle of wine was perfect. Everyone enjoyed their food. The waitress was very busy but we had such a nice time. My children enjoyed the desert so much.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very enjoyable experience...we
Very enjoyable experience...we will go back again!
6/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
wonderful outdoor dining
beautiful night and wonderful Italian food. Everyone in our group was happy with their food choice. Our waiter Gary was there when we needed him but not when we didn't. I have never had a bad experience dining here. Highly recommend it.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time being there I took
First time being there I took my girlfriend on a date. Risky I know, but reading some of the reviews and testimonies on their site, as well as Google, gave me enough assurance to take her there. The service was great. Every time our cups were empty, they would refill it. The food was awesome. Nothing super spectacular, but it is well worth the money. The only real issue I had were a few young waiters who liked glancing at my girlfriend from time to time. I caught one looking and after the incident he would no longer look me in the eye when he came to the table. A little unprofessional. So if you get jealous easy, you may want to think twice before coming here. Other than that, everything was awesome! Plan to go again soon.
7/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
When 4 of us arrived for a
When 4 of us arrived for a 7:00 p.m. reservation, they said they did not have my name for a reservation, but would be glad to seat us anyway.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
I took a party of 14 here
I took a party of 14 here for a festive celebration in the garden and it was a perfect experience. The staff went all out to give us a private area, attentive and knowledgeable service and was willing to customize dishes as needed. There was a soft ensemble playing without amplificaion - beautiful and rare - and so appreciated. The food was marvelous and the service splendid. This is, indeed, a very special restaurant that we will return to often and with gratitude.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Comfortable setting, excellect
Comfortable setting, excellect dishes, friendly service. They mix to create a restaurant that we choose several times a month.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've dinned at Firenze Trattoria a number of times now, and my overall experience has been consistently great. I eat a gluten-free diet, so eating at an Italian restaurant is rarely my first choice. I find that the folks at Firenze are alway eager to accommodate my dietary idiosyncrasies, and any pasta dish on the menu can easily be substituted with a gluten-free pasta alternative, and still be just as delicious. The outdoor seating area is beautiful and enjoyable.
7/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Was a perfect dessert choice for a Sunday evening Birthday.
The Blood Orange sherbet was amazing as was the chocolate coated gelato and sherbet dessert!
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is excellent east coast style Italian... Veal, Pastas, etc....
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice ambiance, good food and great service. Couldn't be better.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have enjoyed Firenze for
We have enjoyed Firenze for years, the service is impeccable, we're always impressed by the great food and the ambiance is warm and lovely.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a very enjoyable evening....
We had a very enjoyable evening.....we'll definately go back again and bring our friends!
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is a very fine restaurant
This is a very fine restaurant and the food and service were excellent. We were celebrating my son's birthday and it was a wonderful experience.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Italian by Urban Spoon
Had a very pleasant meal w/my Aunt & Uncle. They hadn't been there in years and were pleasantly surprised. The food was excellently, swiftly prepared and the service was very attentive. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who yearns for a good meal in a pleasant atmosphere.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
high end Italian
The dishes are unique twists on Italian cuisine. Food is tasty, attractively presented and the portions are respectable.
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
They've Still Got It
We dine at Firenze more frequently than any other restaurant. The food is very tasty with excellent ingredients. There's more than enough to chose from on the menu plus a few interesting specials every time. So, when we bring the whole family everyone is pleased. The service is very friendly and accommodating especially as staff members have been there a long time. We'll just keep going back.
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was fantastic. The ambience was soothing and romantic. The service was friendly and attentive. What more can you ask? Two thumbs up!!
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is one of the best meals
This is one of the best meals I've ever had. The waiter was right of his assessment of the menus and my taste. The experience was amazing and I will definitely go back.
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Mark and his staff did an outstanding job for us. We had a special request due to a dietary restriction that was handled perfectly.
This is one of our "Go To" restaurants for outstanding overall experience.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our first time at Firenze Trattoria - we thoroughly enjoyed our dinning - it reminded us of when we were in Venice - food was excellent - service was good but lacked on the return of the waiter after our food was served..... we wanted additional drinks an kept asking for our waiter but he didn't return for quite some time. that would be our only issue.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Firenze's is the best
What a neighborhood gem, have never had a bad experience here, service is outstanding and food is the best.
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Took my daughter for her 21st. We got there before reservation & it took a while for someone to greet us. That was the only downer. After that it was all good & the staff was very solicitous. Food was terrific & wine selection was extensive. They also brought a tirimasu.
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM