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This was our second trip to Florence and our second stay at the Astoria. Service is exceptional at this hotel particularly behind the reception desk in the form of Marco and Sabine, but also the door staff, the porters, maids, and bar staff amongst whom Emilio is outstanding. We discovered on this trip that the best food we had eaten in Florence was right on our doorstep, at "La Tavernetta", serving traditional food, good almost beyond belief such as "hot tripe and white beans", rustic soup, wild boar, and the eponymous florentine beefsteak. The wine selection is good and reasonably priced, " El Primitivo" was the perfect accompaniment. Staff in the restaurant was also extremely and impressively attentive. Not surprising that this stylish hotel is close to being awarded its fifth star.