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Il Cantuccio del Buongustaio

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Via Aretina 16, Pontassieve, Italy
+39 055 836 8133
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 00:00
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Sun 12:00 - 14:00
Tue - Sun 19:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 12:30 - 16:00
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 August 2016

If you want to eat as the locals do in Tuscany, try this fish restaurant in Pontassieve. We stumbled upon this gem mostly because there was parking nearby! We were a party of 5, with one non-fish eater. The menu was only in Italian. However, the waiter who spoke English pretty well, was very gracious and accommodating in helping us... More 

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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2016

We were visiting Tuscany beginning of June 2016 and in the small town of Pontassieve we had a delicious fish meal (we went back to the restaurant a couple of times). Right price, generous dishes quality service and superb quality. A nice choice of wine at very affordable prices. (e.g. the waiter in charge suggerstus a very good local white... More 

Thank MartinDeinze
Fort Worth
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2015

Fish doesn't get any fresher than this! In this small working class town, this is a hidden gem we were lucky to find. The fresh whole fish appeared on a large tray. You make your selection and it is whisked away to be prepared perfectly. On a second visit, we tried the antipasto misto at another patron's recommendation. In all,... More 

Thank HoneyFW
Alexandria, Virginia
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252 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2015

Absolutely wonderful seafood Sunday lunch. We happened upon this lovely little restaurant and went outside our box and had the prearranged menu for two. Wow! The food wouldn't stop coming and it was served with friendly efficient skill. No that choice was not inexpensive... ok, a bit high for sure... but it was fun and it sure was yum. What... More 

Thank LovinLifesJourneys
Tel Aviv, Israel
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 June 2013

The place is Intimate and managed by a very nice family It's 20 min from Firenze but really worth the driving. We had the seafood antipasti which had a huge range of fish, clams, mussels oysters and many more. The sea food soup was delicious and the ricotta with chocolate cream was very tasty. The price was very reasonable. we... More 

1 Thank asi2007
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2012

It was magnificent. The owners are a family and very friendly. Since our Italian is really bad, they really tried their best to explain the dishes in French and English. We took the menu, which turned out to be a huge meal! The owner advised us a very good yet cheap wine, which is nice that they do not try... More 

Thank Liesielisa
London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2012

We pitched up with out 8 and 11 year old and were treated to the best meal we had on our whole holiday. All the food was beautifully prepared and presented and our host took us through the menu as our Italian was not good. He even went into the kitchen to show us the fish they would cook. I... More 

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Gatineau, Canada
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119 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2011

We really enjoyed choosing the fresh fish before they prepared them for our meal. Great local wines and service with a smile were a real treat. If you're close to Pontassieve, try it out! (Note that this restaurant is close to the train station.)

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 00:00
19:00 - 00:00
19:00 - 00:00
19:00 - 00:00
19:00 - 00:00
12:30 - 16:00
19:00 - 00:00
12:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Aretina 16, Pontassieve, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Pontassieve
  • Phone Number: +39 055 836 8133

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?