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“A not-to-be missed enoteca for great wines and knowledge”

Enoteca Pitti Gola e Cantina
Ranked #32 of 2,744 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 50 - US$ 85
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Pitti
Description: Thank you for your interest in Enoteca Pitti Gola e Cantina. We are a cozy wine shop and wine bar located in Piazza Pitti just across from the Pitti Palace. Our mission is to select the very best territorial, cultural and traditional wines produced in Tuscany and in Italy. Focusing on small production, high-end wines that are difficult to find anywhere else. Our options by the glass strongly represent this very specific selection. Our goal is to inform our clients of the wines and wine making process of Italy. We have a limited but quite special food selection prepared daily by our chef. We offer an a la carte menu featuring Tuscan appetizers, cheeses, charcuterie and hand made first courses. Still, our dishes are designed to compliment your experience with our wines. We are not a restaurant with a full dining menu. Our kitchen is open from 1:00pm to 3:30 pm then again from 7:30 to 10:30. We are closed on Tuesdays. For reservations please let us know what date, time, name, how many people and what type of reservation you are interested in making; an a la carte lunch or dinner, a reservation for The Wine Club Tasting, Dinner With An Owner or The Wine Tasting Lunch. We are closed On Tuesdays all day. We thank you so much for expressing your interest in us and we do very much hope to get to see you at Enoteca Pitti Gola e Cantina soon!
San Francisco, CA
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“A not-to-be missed enoteca for great wines and knowledge”
Reviewed 1 May 2012

As others have noted, no, you won't find beer or soda here (which is a very good thing), but what you will find is an amazing selection of wine by the glass (their selection of Brunello is exceptional) and extremely knowledgeable wine service by the three brothers who run this enoteca. It's definitely much more high-end and selective then you would think, given its location (just across from Palazzo Pitti), but spend a bit of time talking wine with them, and you will be treated very well and will drink many wines that you'll never find again. Zeno is ridiculously knowledgeable and willing to share his insights.

They also have delicious cheese plate offerings in between meals, as well as offering lunch and dinner (which we didn't have a chance to try).

A couple of tips: (i) reserve in advance if you're going for a meal (it's quite small) and (ii) if you sit inside, be sure to ask them about the glass containers of rocks and soil on their shelves!

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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“Wine Lover Heaven”
Reviewed 30 April 2012

Best day of our trip! We spent several hours with Zeno, one of the owners. He was fantastic and so knowledgeable! We ended up doing a tasting of 12 wines, paired with breads, cheeses, pasta, etc...all excellent!! If you appreciate good wine, this place is a must!! If you have time to do a tasting with one of the owners, I highly recommend it! These guys have a true passion for what they are doing, and it is evident when meeting them. We loved every minute of our experience here, and Zeno felt like an old friend by the end of the night. If we make it back to Florence, this would surely be our first stop!

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Tucson
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“Unforgettable Dining & Wine Tasting Experience!!”
Reviewed 28 April 2012

When we e-mailed requesting a reservation for the first dinner of our honeymoon, the restaurant warned us they were not a "proper trattoria," but an enoteca. When we told our hotel we were going here, they said the same.

This was EXACTLY what we wanted for our first meal in Italy. We splurged for a 12 course tasting for 80 euros a person. We did not regret our decision. Edaordo took excellent care of us, giving us privacy and room to talk and enjoy our courses, but only after giving us a nice description of the food we were eating and the wine we were drinking. The food was consistently superior. We particularly enjoyed the cheese and pasta courses, but they were all great (except my wife was a bit challenged by the steak tartare course, which I loved).

Overall, amazing experience. My one minor critique would be the chairs - they only have these real short, wooden, backless stools to sit on. When doing a 3 hour tasting of 12 courses, your but gets a bit sore and your back a bit tired. I know most people only stop for a quick nibble and glass, but they really should have a few proper chairs for folks who plan to stay for a long meal.

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ventura
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“Take in the View of the Pitti Place...”
Reviewed 25 April 2012

After a tour of the Pitti palace this is a must stop place to be for a relaxing glass of wine and small plate of cheese, panini, fruit. Small place but seating in and out make it very nice to take in the sights and watch people stroll by. A massive selection of wines. Our favorite stop on the oltroarno. Would recommend this cantina to one who wants a simple bite to eat and a great glass of vino!

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“small wine bar worthy of a pitstop”
Reviewed 23 April 2012

Small but perfectly formed wine bar. Smart educated service makes it worth a pitstop.

Visited April 2012
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