Firenze Ristorante Italiano

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309 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian

Firenze Ristorante Italiano in Bellevue, Washington specializes in serving traditional Italian cuisine. The restaurant offers a cozy ambience with candlelit tables and soft opera music playing in the background.



Firenze Ristorante Italiano serves lunch and dinner and offers a variety of appetizers, salads, pasta, meats, seafood and vegetables on the menu. Entree selections at the restaurant include stuffed chicken breast, grilled quail, grilled lamb chops, spaghetti carbonara, ravioli aurora and tortellini alla panna. In addition to the food selection, Firenze Ristorante Italiano also offers an extensive selection of wine and champagne available by the glass, half bottle or full bottle.

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What 309 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.4
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.3
Value
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipSeattleCindy
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Loved our experience as our first meal out of COVID! Sat on patio which was lovely - however, is adjacent to strip mall/ parking lot so may not be as desirable if it were super busy. Food was amazing and service so courteous, personal and professional!

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vipNancyD
San Francisco
71 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

The food was excellent. This was our first time do it as we
Just moved here. We will be back.

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vipjohnl
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Family donner

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shellyluvs
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and delicious food! Even the gluten free pasta was perfectly prepared!

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JimfromSammamish
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food. We will be back

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vipFavourite1
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have been eating here for years. We love coming here. We love watching Salvatore run the place, there is always multiple menu items I need to decide between, the wine is good, the service is excellent. If it's a special occasion, it feels special. If it's a bite after a movie, it's perfect. Never a bad evening here.

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RayR
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and atmosphere were outstanding....highly recommend this restaurant...Thank you again!

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getITright
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place is outstanding. Outstanding service, ambiance, food. Everything. This is our go-to celebration/special occasion spot.

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MaxB
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Firenze is one of my favorite local, family run Bellevue restaurants. It never dissapoints.

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MitchR
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server looked like he loved his job! His service was effortless, precise. The food was wonderful!

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FoodIsMyHeaven
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Firenze Ristorante Italiano continues to be the hidden gem of the Eastside.
Forget the pomp and high-rises to the West - If you want delicious authentic Italian, come to Salvatore Lembo’s Firenze and take an epicurean journey back to Tuscany.
Test your sommelier senses and treat yourself to the breadth of their imported, old-country Italian wines.

I HIGHLY recommend their Tortelinni alla Panna for an richly divine experience.

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vipHoward
Los Angeles
46 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Had the Osso-bucco lamb shank last night...OMG was that good. This place isn’t the fanciest place to dine but if you are looking for a nice little neighborhood Italian restaurant where the food is really good and the price is right, this is it.

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JRnFam
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

All was charming and nice with exception of food delivery to table which had 2 errors.

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NoaR
New England
7 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Food was tasty, service was nice, and it is conveniently located next to Regal cinema.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place with excellent food and home welcomeness.

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TomA
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

I have tried many of their items and liked them all but their Bistecca is awesome and what I always order! Reminds me of Florence!

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vipDianeP
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and delicious food cooked to perfection.

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vipLisa
Seattle
23 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is such a sweet spot with incredible food. The service is spectacular. Really a perfect place!

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deejay
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

We went to Firenze for an early dinner for New Years Eve. Our reservation was for 7pm, we arrived and were seated promptly. We were out of there before 8. We felt totally pressured to eat fast and get the heck out of there so the next people could get our table. The service was prompt, but perhaps a bit too prompt!! Our server offered us bread when we sat down and then we were charged $3 for it. (would have been nice to know there was a charge). The food was ok. We love Italian food and this was just pretty good, nicely prepared but not a lot of flavor. We probably will not go back.

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MazyarK
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience4

Excellent menu, real Italian food, probably the best in Bellevue area. Service was a bit off, usually it is not like that. I think it was because restaurant was crowded in new year eve.

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vipNewtoTX
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience2

$25 wine corkage fee is a bit much and not worth it. Service was slow and not great as there were numerous mistakes made. Food was nothing special so do not recommend this place.

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vipLinneaS
Portland
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very friendly staff and great service. The food was very tasty and would definitely recommend.

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LindaC
Portland
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Service was terrible - felt like wait staff catered to those who looked like "regulars" at this restaurant. Food was good but not great for the price.

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vipJason
Seattle
31 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

I hope dinner is better than lunch as the only edible item was the bread. We expected much better based on other reviews so maybe it was a bad day for them.

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vipPNWmama
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Fun, convivial atmosphere - feels like you're in a large dining room of a home. Really warm and intimate, but not cheesy or kitschy. The food is pretty good too (their Bolognese and quail are 👍).

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vipAllan
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience3

We’ve been coming and loving Firenze for years and routinely get greeted with hugs by the owner. The real reason for all the mixed reviews is that the food and service used to be consistently great but that is no longer the case. It is now VERY hit and miss and even when they are ‘on’ the food is not what it used to be. They’ve lost many key long time employees from the front of the house and obviously from the back of the house as well. Dishes that were perfect and identical year after year are now just ok. They take reservations via open Table but don’t pay any attention to them. If they have space it is fine but when they are busy a confirmed reservation means nothing. I’m afraid Salvatore, the gregarious owner, is paying a bit too much attention to socializing and eating/drinking at his restaurant than he is to making sure things are good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great small cozy establishment. Restaurant was very busy, but our server was able to provide friendly, sincere service. Food was ready quickly (almost too quick). Would definitely go back.

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JerryS
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

We were seated in about fifteen minutes after arriving, after finally being noticed by the staff. A family that came in shortly after we did left after no one noticed there were customers in the foyer. The service was very good, but the food was slow in coming, we heard a “get your orders in soon because the kitchen has a long list” from one of the staff. My order arrived wrong but our waitress noticed it immediately and brought the missing items. The food was good, none of us (4) were unhappy with our selections. If we have dinner in the area again we will probably consider returning to the restaurant.

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vipBighawkfan
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience1

I can honestly say it was the worst meal from salad to entree that I have ever experienced in a restaurant. The worst ever!!! I am baffled by the high rating. Must be a bunch of old farts that have no taste buds anymore. And the kicker.... it’s not that cheap!

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vipJOSEPH
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Booked table for 5 but were asked to squeeze 5 on table for 4. Really loved food here. Owner is great guy. Had to wait extra 20 minutes to get check paid after giving waitress our credit cards. Food very good so will return.

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MichaelH
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

All in our party thoroughly enjoyed the dinner at Firenze. The waitress was a real peach and made us smile. The food on offer for SRW was a good value and was very tasty. We all agreed we would go back again. The pizza coming out sure looked good.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

started off poor, ended great. There was no host . We arrived 4 min early . We then waited a total of 18 min at front desk without acknowledgement. After the first 10 min, not seeing an employee in sight, we sought out the restroom. There was one table awaiting service. When we returned, a server then greeted the table of guests yet continued to ignore us for 8 minutes more. We located some menus and found the seattle restaurant week menu as well at the host stand. Had we been more familiar with the area, I’d have gone elsewhere at this point.

The waiter eventually seated us and left menus without the restaurant week offerings and took ours.. I asked for ours back stating that they had the restaurant week menu in them. He was surprised , “ oh, they were inside”? I felt that it was the intention to not advertise restaurant week or provide offerings unless specifically asked.

The restaurant filled up after that. We did wait for another table to be greeted, seated, and served drinks well before we were offered an order. We were never offered beverages or bread. Yet, from there , things are good. Friendly service, great food. Reasonable wait times. We had to ask for plates to share or appetizer.

They had only one visible front end employee. He worked hard and was friendly. Food was fabulous!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The menu had great selections but the words were small and in italics therefore hard to read in dim lighting's. Overall, I will highly recommend this place for wine selection and Italian food

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CarolynA
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Authentic Italian, good service & welcoming informative staff

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience5

Firenze is our neighborhood favorite. As always tonight the food was fabulous. But the service tonight was deplorable. We sat for almost half an hour before even getting menus, another 20 to order, and another 15 to get our drinks. I have never had an experience like this at Firenze. Staff just kept walking by our table.

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vipeatouteverynight
Seattle
24 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience2

Solid, traditional Italian restaurant. Good variety of pasta dishes and good wine list at reasonable prices.

Would be good for families.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience2

Food was okay... it took 30 minutes to get our check though and they weren’t even busy. It’s almost like they wanted us to stay and spend more money because they walked by multiple times. Wouldn’t go back due to service and subpar food. Also ambiance was okay but definitely an older place

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RichardC
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall5Food3Service4Ambience2

This is one of the of the nicest Italian places in our area. We discovered it after returning from The Italy and Florence itself and wanted Italian food that was authentic....we found it here. Wonderful family owned place with excellent food without driving into Seattle.

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Foodtripper
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Ok ambiance inside and on the terrace for a strip shopping area. Tasty salads, pizzas and pastas. We enjoyed the prawns in red pepper wine sauce, salmon with lemon and capers and bone in pork chop Marsala. Good wine list, but server forgot our son’s ice tea. When we asked he was a bit brusque telling us they were brewing it. Could’ve told us that up front I felt. This was our second visit and we’ll probably return.

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Bug1209
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

This restaurant is a neighborhood gem! Excellent food, celebrated a birthday with the excellent chicken Gorgonzola. Always a treat!

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Firenze Ristorante Italiano does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Firenze Ristorante Italiano is rated 4.5 stars by 309 OpenTable diners.

Firenze Ristorante Italiano does offer gift cards which you can purchase here http://firenzerestaurantbellevue.com/.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.