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Zio Gigi

#150 of 2,053 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighbourhood:
Duomo
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Via Folco Portinari 7-r, 50122, Florence, Italy
+39 055 215584
Today
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed airbnbjust round the corner from this great Osteria. Our hosts recommeneed it so we booked for our last night in Florence. Again, its just behind the Duomo tucked away in a quiet street, look out for the green neon sign on the corner. Had 2 very good veal dishes and some very passable house white wine.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We haven't even started our meal and i have to rate this restaurant 5 star. It's just off the beaten track, full of locals and very reasonably priced. The waitress is very friendly and efficient. Our food has arrived. As expected, excellent! Kids shared a prawn pasta which they loved. We had similar dishes which were equally as good. Apple... More 

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Thank Henry S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Recommended by our Airbnb hosts. Frequented by locals. My daughter and I both enjoyed our meals. Prices were very reasonable. Staff was friendly.

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Thank Brothers58
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Was recommended this place by my hotel and it didn't disappoint! The owner is also very entertaining. If you can, visit this great restaurant.

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Thank Sianh26
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Exactly what we were looking for. Found this place on trip advisor. Hunted it down even though our trip advisor map gave us wrong directions and we were glad we did. Walked in and were greeted warmly by the owner who when found out we were Portuguese broke out into impromptu Opera singing. The restaurant filled up fast and the... More 

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Thank Mojomaniac
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120 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

We wandered in and found a neighborhood friendly atmosphere with an exuberant singing owner and friendly staff. Although the food and menu are the same there are actually two different rooms with completely different atmosphere. A touristy front room with table cloths and napkins and a back room unadorned in front of the kitchen for locals, which we preferred. Our... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

This is where the locals come. Locals are seated in the back, tourists in the front. My husband and I had an app, an entree with a bottle a wine and an after dinner drink and the bill was less than 50 euro. Food was the best ( and we have been in Italy over a week now). Highly recommended.

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Seattle
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

The fixed price lunches are impossible to beat. The atmosphere and food quality are excellent as is the singing proprietor.

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Perugia
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

For the third time eating at Zio Gigi was marvellous. Very good and tastefull plates at a normal Italian price.

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4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Inexpensive, tasty experience. From other reviewers looked forward to chef's singing but unfortunately didn't get the benefit of it. Good food though and cheap

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
Monday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
Saturday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Folco Portinari 7-r, 50122, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Duomo
  • Neighbourhood: Duomo
  • Phone Number: +39 055 215584

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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