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Osteria Il Buongustai

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Duomo
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Via de Cerchi, 15r, Florence, Italy
+39 055 291304
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08:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 16:00
Sat 08:00 - 23:00
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Grosseto,Italy
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I must rethink my opinion of this place. I have eaten here before and reviewed it positively on Trip Advisor, once making it my go-to recommendation for Florence. However today I had possibly the worst restaurant experience of my traveling years. The way the hostess neither takes reservation nor takes the name of the parties in line makes it impossible... More 

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Thank Daniel F
Lausanne, Switzerland
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went for a nearby Geocache and by chance discovered this tiny Osteria. Reception wasn't the warmest you'd imagine but the simple dishes they served were extremely tasteful. Prices are very reasonable. Very nice Tiramisu as well...

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Thank Martin D
Chubbuck, Idaho
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A local recommended as to this restaurant. We were not disappointed and we can truly say that it has been the best local restaurant that we've tried in Florence. Their food was delicious, yet very reasonably priced.

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Thank oliveribarra23
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I would recommend this place. It's a nice little place with a florentine feel. We went and it was filled with locals. The food was tasty and not over priced. Desserts made fresh and the tirimisu was goood! I had the Spinach and Cheese gnocchi and it was good! A nice little find. If you want to eat at a... More 

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Thank Manj A
Townsville, Australia
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

This tiny little place serves the yummiest food, we had bruschetta, pasta and the Tiramisu is to die for.

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Thank Patricia M
Vermont
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112 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

Excellent homemade food. Lasagna was amazing. The women cooking and serving seemed to know everyone there. Didn't matter that we were tourists, they were super nice and accommodating. It's very small, Only 12 or so tables. By the time we left the line was out the door. The food here is delicious! So happy we found this place!

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Sydney
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Quick and efficient homely cooking. Good menu and moderately priced. Veal chop with roast potatoes was very good and this restaurant has a good atmosphere and always busy. Location is very good.

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2 Thank JGMSYDNEY
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We stumbled across this place by chance as we took to side streets to avoid the crowds and we kept coming back for more. True home made food served in the tiny premises provided for almost surreal experience. The home made apple pie was so good it gave my wife teary eyes as it reminded her of her grandmother. We... More 

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Thank Marek T
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Mom and I came to Florence to celebrate our 30th and 60th birthdays. We were looking for a great place in Florence to eat, and found this little gem. This place is super affordable and probably the best food we had during our entire trip of Italy. We ended up going back there 3 times we loved it so much.... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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72 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We stopped in here for lunch while we were in Florence and ordered a Capocollo Sandwich and Farfalle Pesto pasta dish. The meat in the sandwich was excellent, however as is rather common in Tuscany, the bread was dry and tough. The pasta however, was excellent. I'd easily recommend coming here for pasta, if you're looking for a sandwich in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 15
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 16:00
Thursday
08:00 - 16:00
Friday
08:00 - 16:00
Saturday
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via de Cerchi, 15r, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Duomo
  • Neighbourhood: Duomo
  • Phone Number: +39 055 291304

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Staying in Duomo

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Duomo
Florentia, as it was called by Latins, is permeated by an eternal beauty spread in all corners of the city. The historic center is characterized by the immensity of the Duomo, able to transport tourists into the brightest age of Florence: the Renaissance. Who does not know the Brunelleschi Dome, San Giovanni Baptistery and the Giotto’s Campanile? Everything is enclosed here and it would be easy to imagine the city as it was in ancient times, with maids walking in the main square and horses carrying coaches. Nowadays, roads are busy with street artists. Rustic Tuscan bakeries give way to fashion shops; just stop for a few minutes in the middle of Piazza della Repubblica to enjoy the colors and sweet melody of the carousel that will bring back great memories from anyone’s childhood.
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