Tel: 39 055 221 122
Concierge.com's insider take:
Housed in a stylishly converted cinema building, the Universale is located just out of the center of town in the Oltrarno district. A big, flashy, multipurpose entertainment venue done out in an eclectic, retro style, it centers on a huge oval bar and a sweeping double staircase that wouldn't look out of place on an ocean liner. Downstairs, there's a giant video screen and club area, while diners at one of the two restaurants on the upper level can watch the action from the tables on the balustrade. Universale attracts a more figlio di papà (spoiled rich kid) crowd than its main rival Tenax, which is for hard-line clubbers of all persuasions and income brackets.
Closed June to September, Wednesday through Sunday.