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Osteria Il Buongustai

#145 of 2,020 Restaurants in Florence
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Via de Cerchi, 15r, Florence, Italy
055 291 304
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Late Night
Good for:
Local cuisine

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Authentic and tasty, with a bit of a wait

Very much enjoyed our stop at this restaurant for lunch on a Saturday in February. The 'introduction' was quite random, there was a queue outside but first you had to pop inside so the lady saw you and took note. The promised 10 minute wait actually took nearly thirty, however we chatted with a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 15, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Late Night
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London, United Kingdom
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88 reviews 88 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

Very much enjoyed our stop at this restaurant for lunch on a Saturday in February. The 'introduction' was quite random, there was a queue outside but first you had to pop inside so the lady saw you and took note. The promised 10 minute wait actually took nearly thirty, however we chatted with a local couple whilst waiting, took some... More 

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Yekaterinburg, Russia
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3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We came here around 1PM after touring the Uffizi in the morning. It was crowded and at first it looked like we weren't going to get a table (people milling about everywhere, not able to see the back area at all). But we waited around for five minutes looking hungry and confused with a few other couples until suddenly we... More 

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Grosseto,Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Three factors made the place promising: Visible kitchen obviously clean and filled with fresh ingredients, a clean bathroom, and fair prices. The most important factor, the food quality, makes this quaintly decorated small restaurant the place to eat in Florence. The owners, the 3 kind, Florentine women who run the place alone, make the best tiramisu' around. The always changing... More 

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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I was still pretty full from the ginormous sandwich from lunch and the obligatory gelato break, I only had the mixed crostini plate as my dinner. It came with 4 crostini with mixed spreads including tomato sauce, liver pate, walnut and Gorgonzola and spinach. Of course no dinner is complete without wine in Italy. The best part about this one... More 

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

It is a very good place to have a quick budget meal in the center of the city (which is not easy), but we were a little disappointed with some of our dishes. Maybe we had to much expectations after all the great reviews. We were 3 adults and we all ordered from the daily menu: a risotto, a pasta... More 

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Reading, PA
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342 restaurant reviews
3,417 helpful votes 3,417 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

The menu changes daily. The food is outstanding and so, so reasonably priced. It is very small and the seating is cramped, but it is so worth eating there because the food is absolutely delicious. We rarely eat dessert, but I was tempted by the tiramisu. It was so good that I am having dreams about it!! It is cash... More 

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Hong Kong
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Fantastic place for lunch break while sighteeing around Piazza Signori/Uffizi area. We shared a pasta with funghi and grilled pork, plus drink, all for EUR 20, and absolutely delicious. Pork grilled just right, juicy and tender. For us, it was plenty for 2 to share this light lunch. The family cooks the fresh food in the window front; there are... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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72 reviews 72 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Great little place. We shared a table with two other couples, ate simply but very well--an appetizer plate with charcuterie, cheese and fabulous artichoke, and a grilled vegetable salad. We ordered two glasses of Chianti Classico, were brought a half litre instead (oh, well!) and left well satisfied shortly after. Well worth looking for.

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Heraklion, Greece
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32 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Not easy to find the place or a seat but well worth it. Food fresh and excellent, great atmosphere, good service and a value for money. Do have dessert! !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We entered in the place because of the good smell that was pervading the street outside. The place is very characteristic, the food is simple, very good and at a reasonable price. Lots of local persons for a fast lunch.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via de Cerchi, 15r, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence
  • Phone Number: 055 291 304

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 15
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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