Great waiter from Egypt. Gracious, attentive, personable.
Great WIFI and service
Burger was fantastic.
Great meal and a great way to slow down and relax.
When spending €17 for a foh'kin mojito, I expect it to be either:
a) Properly done and tasty!
b) Super loaded with rum/alcohol
c) Gargantuan (size-wise)
d) Laced with some sort of illegal drug
Alas, size was average (no complains there, I am not a fan of those buckets with 10 straws)... so I had high expectations upon the first sip. Instead it left me empty and very sad, as if I had just listened to Adele's entire first album.
The mint wasn't crushed but used as a garnish.... sugar was minimal (and completely dissolved).... drink was weak and watered down. Mojito fail.
Hard Rock saved itself from a two star review because our server Loreto was a cool dude, the interior design is beautiful, and they stay open for Super Bowl ('merica... phu¢k yeah!).
Pretty much the only people who come here are homesick American students or expats and tourists/locals who want some sort of American experience. It's a pretty cool place, just wish the drinks lived up to its name.
My next mission here is to eat my weight in food - I heard their portions are massive. Will report back!
PS: the drink wasn't roofied.
I know, I know.. I'm in Italy so what the heck was I doing eating at the Hard Rock?!
Well, after 2+ weeks in Italy I really needed something besides Italian food and Italy is not known for having a variety of ethnic restaurants so this was pretty much it in terms of a reprieve from Italian food.
So going into the HR with somewhat low expectations as the food has always been kinda mediocre at the US venues I've tired. I don't know if it was that I was just so happy to have something non-Italian or that the American food here just tasted better but I have to say the burgers here were delicious! I got the buffalo burger which was super tasty and cooked perfectly. My friend got chicken wings that she really liked.
Service was also pretty good -- our waiter was super funny and friendly. We were checked on several times by a variety of people and didn't lack for much. Yes, the ambiance was mostly tourists but it still had a fun rock n roll vibe and they were playing foo Fighters videos on the big screen so how can you complain about that? ;)
Stop on over and take a seat. Listen to ZZ Top and rock while chilling to some old rock n roll. We had the Chocolate cake and pulled pork. Great start to walk around Florence. From there we got some great advise as to where to go.
For your standard American-in-Italy experience, the Hard Rock Cafe is about as stereotypical as it gets. Great music, funky ambiance, American style food... it's all here.
This is in a great neighborhood, right around the corner from the Duomo. That makes it a wonderful place to pop in if you haven't got any great recommendations or just want a quick taste of home.
Friends and ordered the nachos as a sharing plate, and we were a little concerned about the price. But then this plate, big enough to carry a whole roast chicken, turned up, and our doubts were completely assuaged. It was nothing gourmet, but it was tasty, with lots of salsa and sour cream to go along. Definitely a pleasant surprise, and well worth the money.
Overall, if you're a Hard Rock fan, this isn't one to miss, and either way, it made me feel a little bit at home in a foreign country, which is always good to me.
Omg, it was so great to eat something else instead of pasta or pizza. We had the nachos which was huge, a Caesar salad and mushroom Swiss burger. I also had a piña colada and CL had some chambord drink. The burger came out way too rare for me so I let the waiter know. He brought me another burger which was well done. The food was good but overpriced just like all the other Hard Rocks. We were stuffed and couldn't finish our food. Service was good overall.
Hard rock cafe has been open for over a year now and inside it is absolutely gorgeous, they have tried to keep the original theater vibe going while still making it a venue for live music and great drinks and food. While I would have preferred that the theater would have stayed I have been here a few times.
I always get the nachos since in Florence, it is practically impossible to get good nachos (makes sense..we're in Italy) and they are good. I give them three stars because well, it's expensive. I don't really want to spend 16 euros for a burger and fries, it's not like it's made with truffle, and 3 or 4 for a soft drink. That being said a few times a year is all you really need.
On another note we did happen to go during their anniversary when they offered their legendary burger for only 71 cents! despite this huge discount with two soft drinks and a shared dessert, we still spent close to 17 euros between two of us. If you are visiting Florence, eat Italian food and don't come here. But if you are craving something from home and you are living here, by all means, enjoy yourself.
Overall this is one of the best Hard Rock Cafes I have ever been to. The local for this venue is fantastic, it is located in a converted movie theater in Piazza della Repubblica.
The food is fantastic, and honestly, it has the best American food in Florence. Hands down. The waiters and waitresses have personality and a great sense of humor.
The drink menu is great, and includes some good margaritas
I liked this place so much that I have my group's Christmas party here and it turned out fantastically. Great job Hard Rock!
Great atmosphere and a huge menu but prices are way too high for the quality of the food unless of course you get the nachos, then you're set.
Yes, I love Italian food but my boyfriend and I were craving for a hamburger and we prefer a real American burger (big, fat and juicy). 2 Yelpers from Amsterdam told me that the burgers of Hard Rock Cafe are very good so we decided to try out.
HRC is very touristic but the atmosphere is very good and I was glad they have airconditioning (it was 38 degrees Celsius that day..). Staff was very nice and friendly. They are friendly in the American way (because HRC is an American franchise) but have the Italian charming too. That is a very nice combination and not only for the women ;-). We took the Hickory BBQ Bacon Burger with BBQ sauce, caramelized onions, crispy bacon and cheddar cheese....My Yelp friends from Amsterdam are right. This is a really delicious burger. The meat was very juicy and those caramelized onions and crispy bacons...Yummie! The french fries are good too and the strawberry milkshake...I was forgotten that I was in Italy and though I was in the USA:-). The portions are very big so I didn't go to the gelateria after the lunch. The decor is very cool with a stage and you can make pictures of that. So grab your guitar and act like a real rockstar!
Now I regret that I write this review because it is lunch time now and I am craving for a Hickory BBQ Bacon Burger...
I know I'm committing some kind of Italian dining out faux pas, but no one else was open by the time we arrived in Firenze and we got snubbed at a few other places, and kids were starving, so I convinced the family to eat here. Great memories of other Hard Rock establishments, so why not? They did not disappoint. We were seated immediately and had a great dinner that everyone enjoyed. The service was excellent and the mixed drinks and bir were just what we needed. Thumbs up Hard Rock Cafe!
If there is a Hard Rock café in the city that we are visiting then we absolutely have to go. We get a shot glass in every locale that we visit. So, we had to come to the one in Florence while we were there. The location of this Hard Rock is pretty good. It's right off a big Piazza. When we went it was pretty packed and the funny thing was that it didn't seem like it was just tourists. It actually looked like locals went there too. Usually, you just see tourists in the Hard Rock - probably because its kinda kitschy. We sat at the bar when we went there and ordered a bottle of wine and nachos. Yeah, we're those people. It was good. As expected. It's the same food at every location and the food is not the reason to go there. They do have good drinks, though. The bartenders were really nice and very attentive. We had a good time there and got our shot glass - what more could you ask for?
Food was good. Service was not bad. The thing that ruined our visit was guys walking around trying to sell you things right there at the table and beggars walking up harassing you for money. I would expect the staff to do something about this issue. Of all HRs I've ever been to, this is the first I have been harassed at one time.
Fantastico! We have been ending up here every night while in Florence. And it has been exciting each night. Then again, our wedding party can run over 10 strong and the lot of us are very friendly.
The staff is extremely attentive and knowledgeable of the area. Drinks are expensive but that comes with the night life territory.
Their music choice is usually soft/cry rock but they will take requests for better music. It is the normal Hard Rock Cafe affair if you are American... but in Italy. What more could you want?
Come out and have a crazy good time.
I had been in Florence for almost 3 weeks and was craving nachos like woah, so my cousin and I decided to head out to the Hard Rock for a drink and some non-Italian food. It certainly hit the spot, the bartender was friendly, we had some tropically-tasty drinks, and my cousin purchased a souvenir glass. Felt like we were in a weird, warped version of the US for about an hour. Then we headed home and downed a bunch of grappa. Ole!
Exactly what you expect from a Hard Rock. Great food and great service. We had a great waiter and an even better busboy(not sure what his job description is) named Francesco. He talked to us for quite a while and made some wonderful suggestions. He told us to take the #6 bus up to Piazzale Michelangelo for a breathtaking view of Florence and he wasn't kidding! It was unbelievable! He also told us for the best pizza in Florence to go to O Vesuvio. That too was great! OK...this is becoming a Francesco review and not a Hard Rock one! Sorry!
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