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La Cucina del Garga

Via San Zanobi 33r, 50129, Florence, Italy
+39 055 475286
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Via San Zanobi 33r, 50129, Florence, Italy
Neighbourhood: San Lorenzo
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11 - 20 of 987 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food was terrific here and the kids were totally entertained by drawing on the tablecloth - my daughter turned it into a game with her dad where they made a list of what would be in their ideal room and then drew the room. The...More

Thank Sandra A
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Every dish served was delicious. We enjoyed the excellent food and service. Our server explained the origin of the dishes. Highly recommend.

Thank vdsl90
Reviewed 4 April 2017

We ate here twice on our trip because the food was so good! The small menu is fabulous and helps indecisive people like me make a great choice. We had pasta one night, the "magnifico" with creamy brandy sauce and orange zest, was to die...More

1  Thank Lauren O
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Always a pleasure to dine at Garga. An offering that's a little different in a very nice room in a part of town most never explore. Will be back soon.

1  Thank BKBA
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Chef is amazing, creative delicious dishes. His pastas superb, artichoke season allowed for some great dishes! Everyone is an artist as well, and restaurant is filled with local artist's work, table art on display and chef is an artist - including in the kitchen! Great...More

1  Thank doreeneliza
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

We had the meat cheese pear antipasti, and the insalada mista, followed by the gamberi with spinach and the fetucinne with orange and lemon zest. Fantastic! The other part that was cool and very different from the rest of Florence was all the cool art...More

Thank frequent1
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

It could have been just a bad day for la cucina del garga, but we were really disappointed. The food was very salty and didn't really taste fresh. Service was just ok.

Thank Ilina H
Reviewed 6 February 2017

It was off season, therefore the restaurant wasnt crowded and the menu was basic. A little disappointing about the menu. However, what we did have was excellent. The buratta...seriously delicious, it was the highlight of the meal. We had the chicken with Gorgonzola sauce and...More

Thank winesnob
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Had a great meal here. The food was excellent and the service friendly and attentive. The art on the walls and the invitation to draw on the tablecloths added to the ambience. First rate.

1  Thank Bloktwriter
Reviewed 7 January 2017

A must go when in Florence. Wonderful service and amaizng food. The burrata was by far the best I've ever had.

Thank Anabella R
San Lorenzo
San Lorenzo’s lively merchants shout out from behind
stalls with an array of products in one of the most
traditional neighborhoods in Florence. Different
ethnic groups join together in the large outdoor
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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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Amber F
Does this restaurant have an English menu? My Italian is weak.
3 October 2016|
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Response from Mark Edward M | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do
Michelle B
Attempted to look for this restaurant, but nothing was at the address ??? Did you move ?
27 August 2016|
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Response from Heidi T | Reviewed this property |
New address is Via San Zanobi 33R in a quiet street.
Brian S
Open for lunch?
24 June 2016|
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Response from TravellerCatty | Reviewed this property |
No sorry
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 45 - US$ 67
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
19:30 - 22:30
19:30 - 22:30
19:30 - 22:30
19:30 - 22:30
19:30 - 22:30
19:30 - 22:30
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
"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.