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La Cucina del Garga

Via San Zanobi 33r, 50129, Florence, Italy
+39 055 475286
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“cheesecake” (64 reviews)
“calamari” (30 reviews)
“fettuccine” (24 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
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LOCATION
Via San Zanobi 33r, 50129, Florence, Italy
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11 - 20 of 639 reviews

Reviewed 4 October 2017

We were on our way to another restaurant when we peeked in the door at Garga. The art and atmosphere were great and we decided to stay. That was a great decision! Our server, Massimo,helped us negotiate the menu and every dish was outstanding! We...More

1  Thank howard68
Reviewed 2 October 2017

This place is a must go in Florence. Both the food and service were out of this world amazing! We started off the meal with a complimentary glass of champagne and polenta appetizer (the bomb.com). Florence is known for their red wine so I would...More

Thank brittneygarabedian
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Not the easiest place to find but well worth searching out. Some interesting decoration inside and a bit different in that encouraged to draw on the table clothes. Although this just highlighted how bad my art is. Food was very good and reasonable. Meat pasta...More

1  Thank Matt K
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

The only difficult thing about this place was finding it, we were attended to immediately and shown a set in a very well presented room with lots of interesting art. The staff were very thorough in attending to us for drinks/courses and even gave us...More

Thank Matt C
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

A MUST go when in florence. Great food, staff, vibe and decoration. You must try the tagliatelle with meat sauce and the cheesecake!!

Thank SoLozG
Reviewed 19 September 2017

Our food was excellent. Several unique dishes on the menu distinguish this restaurant. We highly recommend the Tuscan tomato soup, pasta Magnifico, and the chicken with truffle cream sauce. Our dining companions ordered other entrees and enjoyed those, too. The restaurant is decorated all over...More

Thank Steven T
Reviewed 19 September 2017

We visited this restaurant after reading the great reviews on Trip Advisor & they were absolutely spot on! The quirky decor here gives the place a sense of fun and playfulness and the pot of felt pens on every table invite you to create your...More

Thank twogotravelling_22
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Loved the interior and art around. Edgy and bright. Food was awesome and service perfect. We had several courses and enjoyed everything.

Thank NonaLynel
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

From the prosecco aperitifs through the polenta appetiser to the fantastic food ending with the compulsory cheesecake you will love this place. We had the veal and the pomodoro soup as well as the tagliatelle magnifico, all of which was 'magnifico'. The atmosphere and the...More

Thank StuZLondon
Reviewed 5 August 2017

Have been here several times and will be back with a new review in October. Pasta is made FRESH each day and the atmosphere is relaxed...with delicious food that must be savored!

Thank Janet S
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traditional neighborhoods in Florence. Different
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market of San Lorenzo and in the Central Market, a
vast multi-floored building. Visitors are bound to
fall in love with this area and in particular, with
its variety of food, especially those focusing on
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dhe54
30 March 2018|
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Response from mardimarvel | Reviewed this property |
Hello. I think you will need to look on their website. I wanted to put the URL but tripadvisor blocks it! Hopefully you can find it good luck
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lovetraveling12
4 February 2018|
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Response from StuZLondon | Reviewed this property |
They are friendly to everyone and I am sure will cater as needed
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 49 - US$ 74
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Tuesday
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Wednesday
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Thursday
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Friday
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Saturday
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via San Zanobi 33r, 50129, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > San Lorenzo
  • Neighbourhood: San Lorenzo
  • Phone Number: +39 055 475286
  • E-mail
Description
"La Cucina del Garga" arrived on the Florence restaurant scene when Chef Alessandro Gargani returned from an 8 year run as Executive Chef in New York City's famous "Mezzogiorno Restaurant" in SOHO. It is there that he practiced his craft, honed his recipes and started his family. From an early age, his parents Sharon Oddson and Giuliano Gargani AKA "Il Garga" had instilled in him their passion for food and art. In 2010, he returned to his hometown to continue the family tradition born at The Trattoria in Via del Moro and then brought here to Via San Zanobi. The restaurant is an art gallery as well as showcase where talented local artists have the opportunity to show their work and customers can purchase paintings or sculptures to enrich their own private collections.
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