Florentine Restaurant

★★★★☆
  • 907 W Broad St

    Columbus, OH 43222

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  • 614-228-2262

About Florentine Restaurant

Hours
Mon. - Thu. 11am - 9pm;Fri. 11am - 10pm;Sat. 4pm - 10pm;Sun. CLOSED
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Love, love, love this place. Met a few of my friends and had lunch here during rush hour. I ord)ered the house salad and it was the best salad ever. You should also try the picnic salad. It is the best ever (it is enough for two) plus

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★★★★★

Love, love, love this place. Met a few of my friends and had lunch here during rush hour. I ord)ered the house salad and it was the best salad ever. You should also try the picnic salad. It is the best ever (it is enough for two) plus

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My husband and I went to dinner at the Florentine last year around the time of my birthday. I had told my husband that this place was really good and that we should go together some time. When we finally sat down the waitress took our

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★★★★★

My husband and I went to dinner at the Florentine last year around the time of my birthday. I had told my husband that this place was really good and that we should go together some time. When we finally sat down the waitress took our

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My husbands Birthday is Feb. 17th ,the same as mine! We decided to go out to eat at the Florentine and was very Happy with The Service from our Waitress Dotty! She was on the ball!!! Plus the Food was delicious! And the price was great

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★★★★★

My husbands Birthday is Feb. 17th ,the same as mine! We decided to go out to eat at the Florentine and was very Happy with The Service from our Waitress Dotty! She was on the ball!!! Plus the Food was delicious! And the price was great

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I was there with my girlfriend and our daughter having dinner with family before we drove back down to florida the next day. After dinner we go outside to find our car had been broken into from the parking lot our stereo, cds and expensive shoes were stolen. When we made the staff aware of what had happened they told their security guard who talked very briefly with my girlfriend and then walked away and never came back for a report or anything. The staff didnt have anything to say about the incident at all. We were even parked in a lighted area. They do have security but of no use as when he was told that i was inside he said "I Know" and never came to find me. Avoid

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★☆☆☆☆

I was there with my girlfriend and our daughter having dinner with family before we drove back down to florida the next day. After dinner we go outside to find our car had been broken into from the parking lot our stereo, cds and expensive shoes were stolen. When we made the staff aware of what had happened they told their security guard who talked very briefly with my girlfriend and then walked away and never came back for a report or anything. The staff didnt have anything to say about the incident at all. We were even parked in a lighted area. They do have security but of no use as when he was told that i was inside he said "I Know" and never came to find me. Avoid

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I went here on a date, and after moving from an over lit table we settled in for a great dinner. I had the Chicken Paramigiana and my date had the Chicken Marsala.

Both were excellent tasting but my date mentioned that she was expecting some pasta or rice with her Chicken Marsala. It was basically a chicken breast in a sauce with nothing to grab the sauce with once the chicken breast was consumed.

I felt my Chicken Paramigiana was quite tastey, but the pasta sauce was not as good as the homemade pasta sauce my lovely date made me just a week earlier. Hers was the best I've ever had.

Nevertheless, we enjoyed our date, liked the atmosphere, and felt we were eating a truly authentic Italian meal.

I would definately go back!

I hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

Good eats,
Redrover01

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★★★★☆

I went here on a date, and after moving from an over lit table we settled in for a great dinner. I had the Chicken Paramigiana and my date had the Chicken Marsala.

Both were excellent tasting but my date mentioned that she was expecting some pasta or rice with her Chicken Marsala. It was basically a chicken breast in a sauce with nothing to grab the sauce with once the chicken breast was consumed.

I felt my Chicken Paramigiana was quite tastey, but the pasta sauce was not as good as the homemade pasta sauce my lovely date made me just a week earlier. Hers was the best I've ever had.

Nevertheless, we enjoyed our date, liked the atmosphere, and felt we were eating a truly authentic Italian meal.

I would definately go back!

I hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

Good eats,
Redrover01

Pros: Freshly prepared, great taste, good portion sizes

Cons: Location, dated interior, slow service, bad bread sticks

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When you walk into the Florentine, you immediately feel at home. The staff is very friendly. Makes you feel like they want you there let chicken Parmesan is some of the best in the city I truly like the Florentine for its food value and friendly staff they make their pasta their on-site their Italian dressing is their own recipe and is my favorite dressing Ever

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★★★★★

When you walk into the Florentine, you immediately feel at home. The staff is very friendly. Makes you feel like they want you there let chicken Parmesan is some of the best in the city I truly like the Florentine for its food value and friendly staff they make their pasta their on-site their Italian dressing is their own recipe and is my favorite dressing Ever

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Tucked in to the Franklinton near west side lies the home of truly great Italian food. The Florentine has been a favorite of mine and my family for as long as I can remember. In fact, I cut my teeth on their breadsticks! Go safe and get Spaghetti, or sample any of the other wonderful items off their menu. A decent wine list compliments the meal and their desserts are well worth saving room for. If I could, I would give the Florentine 10 stars!

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★★★★★

Tucked in to the Franklinton near west side lies the home of truly great Italian food. The Florentine has been a favorite of mine and my family for as long as I can remember. In fact, I cut my teeth on their breadsticks! Go safe and get Spaghetti, or sample any of the other wonderful items off their menu. A decent wine list compliments the meal and their desserts are well worth saving room for. If I could, I would give the Florentine 10 stars!

Pros: Too many to list!

Cons: Seating can sometimes go quick, but the service and food make up for any wait.

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Everytime we go there, it's always crowded due to the affordable prices and family oriented environment . The food is absolutely Italian bliss.Simply delicious !

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★★★☆☆

Everytime we go there, it's always crowded due to the affordable prices and family oriented environment . The food is absolutely Italian bliss.Simply delicious !

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If you are looking for great Italian food and service. You gotta try Florentines.... It's perfect for every occasion, and a great atmosphere.

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★★★★★

If you are looking for great Italian food and service. You gotta try Florentines.... It's perfect for every occasion, and a great atmosphere.

Pros: excellent service and food

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Lighten up! If you are a suburban yutz who has to have all the pretentiousness of Bravo or even the Olive Garden, stay the heck away!!! Let the rest of us who know and enjoy good Italian food go there without your whines and attitudes. This place is great! The food is REAL folks! They make the stuff there, not in some commissary, frozen and trucked in. That RAGU comment I read is just all wrong!!! (Have you even been to Italy, Mr. Expert on Ragu?) The house salad is "fine". Yes, it is the one thing that could use a little more attention but other than that, it's about as comfortable as going to grandma's house. (But not like that time you went to grandmas and broke her lamp.) I've always had very good service and yes, the staff is a bit young. So what! They are usually light hearted about being so busy and if you're not one who suffers from an anger management problem you could probably enjoy the banter with them. So in my book, this is the best place to eat in Columbus. It's not fast food, it's good Italian-American fare that isn't all jazzed up with gimmick ingredients and flashy names just to get you to stuff it in your gut and empty your wallet. The prices are VERY reasonable and if you had half a brain you'd get in your car and drive there right now! (Unless it's now Sunday, because they are CLOSED!) If not, go wait in line at your Macaroni Grill for an hour just to be seated for that canned food (although that bread they have is killer, I hate to say). I'll be at Florentine's!

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★★★★★

Lighten up! If you are a suburban yutz who has to have all the pretentiousness of Bravo or even the Olive Garden, stay the heck away!!! Let the rest of us who know and enjoy good Italian food go there without your whines and attitudes. This place is great! The food is REAL folks! They make the stuff there, not in some commissary, frozen and trucked in. That RAGU comment I read is just all wrong!!! (Have you even been to Italy, Mr. Expert on Ragu?) The house salad is "fine". Yes, it is the one thing that could use a little more attention but other than that, it's about as comfortable as going to grandma's house. (But not like that time you went to grandmas and broke her lamp.) I've always had very good service and yes, the staff is a bit young. So what! They are usually light hearted about being so busy and if you're not one who suffers from an anger management problem you could probably enjoy the banter with them. So in my book, this is the best place to eat in Columbus. It's not fast food, it's good Italian-American fare that isn't all jazzed up with gimmick ingredients and flashy names just to get you to stuff it in your gut and empty your wallet. The prices are VERY reasonable and if you had half a brain you'd get in your car and drive there right now! (Unless it's now Sunday, because they are CLOSED!) If not, go wait in line at your Macaroni Grill for an hour just to be seated for that canned food (although that bread they have is killer, I hate to say). I'll be at Florentine's!

Pros: Location, parking, price, quality food, can take the kids there and make a mess

Cons: None

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We waited a long time to get any water or drinks. After that the service was decent. I thought the food was good but nothing too exciting. I would rather go to Villa Nova.

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★★★☆☆

We waited a long time to get any water or drinks. After that the service was decent. I thought the food was good but nothing too exciting. I would rather go to Villa Nova.

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If you're looking for a relaxing, family-style Italian restaurant - try the Florentine. I went, reluctantly, with my family for my Mother's birthday. The atmosphere is very casual, but the old school charm is still evident. The food is good, homemade Italian-American. I had the eggplant baked in spaghetti and mushrooms, and it was fabulous. The sauce is rich and hearty, the pasta is fresh and flavorful. Everything that was served at our table was very good - veal parmesan, fettucini alfredo, spaghetti with meatballs. The salad plates were chilled and the house dressing is very good, but no tomatoes served on the salad.

Most of the wait staff is young - i.e. inexperienced, but their attitude was fine. The location isn't the greatest, but adds to the overall ambience. We will definitely dine there again!

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★★★★★

If you're looking for a relaxing, family-style Italian restaurant - try the Florentine. I went, reluctantly, with my family for my Mother's birthday. The atmosphere is very casual, but the old school charm is still evident. The food is good, homemade Italian-American. I had the eggplant baked in spaghetti and mushrooms, and it was fabulous. The sauce is rich and hearty, the pasta is fresh and flavorful. Everything that was served at our table was very good - veal parmesan, fettucini alfredo, spaghetti with meatballs. The salad plates were chilled and the house dressing is very good, but no tomatoes served on the salad.

Most of the wait staff is young - i.e. inexperienced, but their attitude was fine. The location isn't the greatest, but adds to the overall ambience. We will definitely dine there again!

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I have read some of the other reviews for Florentine, and I have to say, "lighten up, people". This is just an old-school, family owned Italian restaurant, the type that used to flourish in our city. It's not Olive Garden, Bravo or Bucca di Beppo folks, the spaghetti is homemade, the wine list is limited, the service is either Dot (good) or sassy (most of the rest of the wait staff). I feel like I'm going back in time 40 years every time I enter the front door...and am surprised that Dean and Frank aren't sitting at a table.

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★★★★★

I have read some of the other reviews for Florentine, and I have to say, "lighten up, people". This is just an old-school, family owned Italian restaurant, the type that used to flourish in our city. It's not Olive Garden, Bravo or Bucca di Beppo folks, the spaghetti is homemade, the wine list is limited, the service is either Dot (good) or sassy (most of the rest of the wait staff). I feel like I'm going back in time 40 years every time I enter the front door...and am surprised that Dean and Frank aren't sitting at a table.

Pros: Good spaghetti, Retro atmosphere, Lots of seating

Cons: sassy staff, limited wine list

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Those who compare this to Italian restaurants like G.Michael's, or LaTavola are missing the point. This is an Italian-American restaurant in the old tradition. Actually, the spaghetti is homemade, the sauce has a bit of spice, but is essentially fresh-tasting. The service is hit and miss, but some of the servers are wonderful. This is the place to go if you are feeding a crowd, and while the wine list isn't extensive, it is reasonably priced. Try not to be so stuffy when you go, and have fun.

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★★★★☆

Those who compare this to Italian restaurants like G.Michael's, or LaTavola are missing the point. This is an Italian-American restaurant in the old tradition. Actually, the spaghetti is homemade, the sauce has a bit of spice, but is essentially fresh-tasting. The service is hit and miss, but some of the servers are wonderful. This is the place to go if you are feeding a crowd, and while the wine list isn't extensive, it is reasonably priced. Try not to be so stuffy when you go, and have fun.

Pros: Great salad dressing, Good pasta, sauce, Ample parking

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I dined at the florentine on the adive of a co-worker and was stunned that they found this place good. I've come to the conclusion that people in Columbus mistake quantity for quality. If they pay more than $8 for a entree, it's bad food. You get what you pay for, and this place is proof. not only is the sauce smack of Ragu, but the service was very slow. Truly bad food! Don't go!

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★☆☆☆☆

I dined at the florentine on the adive of a co-worker and was stunned that they found this place good. I've come to the conclusion that people in Columbus mistake quantity for quality. If they pay more than $8 for a entree, it's bad food. You get what you pay for, and this place is proof. not only is the sauce smack of Ragu, but the service was very slow. Truly bad food! Don't go!

Pros: None

Cons: , Slow service

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The Florentine is a true classic. The building is beautiful, the food is excellent, the service wonderful. Granted it is not a chain yuppy resturant like Bucca Di Beppo, or G. Michaels, but the food and service is not to be compared with resturants like that. Their stuff is homade, not a frozen dinner wannabe like Bravo's. If you don't like class, and sophistication then don't go to the Florentine.

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★★★★★

The Florentine is a true classic. The building is beautiful, the food is excellent, the service wonderful. Granted it is not a chain yuppy resturant like Bucca Di Beppo, or G. Michaels, but the food and service is not to be compared with resturants like that. Their stuff is homade, not a frozen dinner wannabe like Bravo's. If you don't like class, and sophistication then don't go to the Florentine.

Pros: Everthing, House salad dressing

Cons: Very busy on weekends, limited parking

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Food was ok at best. This is certainly not an upscale restaurant. Its very old school spaghetti with possibly a home made sauce, in a very old building. The wine list is pretty much non existant and the food just isn't very good if you like to dine at fine restaurants. If you do decide to go lock up your car its not in a very good neighborhood.

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★★☆☆☆

Food was ok at best. This is certainly not an upscale restaurant. Its very old school spaghetti with possibly a home made sauce, in a very old building. The wine list is pretty much non existant and the food just isn't very good if you like to dine at fine restaurants. If you do decide to go lock up your car its not in a very good neighborhood.

Pros: price

Cons: run down, frozen food, no wine list

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Food is consistently wonderful. Been going there since the early 50s. No fly by night restaurant, it has kept its place in family. Reasonable prices, large proportions. Best spaghetti noodles in town. Sauce is heavy on garlic, yum, and rich in taste. Cozy and homey environment. Better come early on weekends, it is packed. Staff is excellent.

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★★★★★

Food is consistently wonderful. Been going there since the early 50s. No fly by night restaurant, it has kept its place in family. Reasonable prices, large proportions. Best spaghetti noodles in town. Sauce is heavy on garlic, yum, and rich in taste. Cozy and homey environment. Better come early on weekends, it is packed. Staff is excellent.

Pros: protected parking, great prices, large and varied menu

Cons: needs larger lobby

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A really fancy place, circa 1970. This is due mainly to the Mediterranean art on the walls: painstakingly rendered bowls of fruit; the sea, as viewed through wooden frames made to resemble windows. The restaurant is…

 

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