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Osteria Il Buongustai

Via de Cerchi, 15r, Florence, Italy
055 291 304
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Ranked #98 of 1,947 restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $15
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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Lewiston, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

As others have noted, the place is tiny (holds maybe 20-25) and you will likely wait for a table and be moved around once you sit down. But it's absolutely worth it. The food is fresh and delicious. We had four different pastas at lunch and all were great. With two drinks the bill was 35 euros.

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Lima, Peru
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Good Italian Food, with home-made flavor and environment, nice service and very good Tiramisu. Great Pasta!

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

The food here is outstanding. Coming from foodie Chicago, this place will blow you away. Price are so cheap and everything you try here is amazing.

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Faulconbridge, New South Wales, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Didn't realize we accidentally stumbled upon this gem !!! Reading the other reviews people have seeked this place out and we found by luck ! Great food, not a tourist trap, lots of variety, run by loverly ladies ! It's gets busy quick at lunch time ! So arrive early :) overall great experience !!!

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Thailand
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71 reviews 71 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We had high hopes and happily went through the process of fighting our way inside the small building, figuring out which of the random people standing around were waiting to be seated, standing squished in between the bathroom door and the flow of people moving around the (efficient, very capable) single server who was herself rushing around frantically before finally... More

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West New York, New Jersey
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109 reviews 109 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

I was asking everyone on the street when looking for this place. It was not exactly where it was supposed to be since the address has that R in it (15R). We found it though and i'm glad we did. The food was good, I had the cheese & meat plate and salad. That was more than enough for me.... More

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Reading, PA
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653 reviews 653 reviews
296 restaurant reviews
2,882 helpful votes 2,882 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

I have lost count of how many times I have eaten here. Since the menu changes daily, there is always something new to try. We usually get the grilled vegetables, which are always perfect. This time I had the fresh paglia e fieno pasta (a mixture of green and white pasta which means "hay and straw") with cheese and my... More

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

I went to this place alone and had a very good pasta with garlic sauce. The place is ran by four ladies which are super fast and efficient. It is good for a fast meal, but not a fancy place at all. The food was nice and the price was very very good!

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London, United Kingdom
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97 reviews 97 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

We came for lunch in March 2013 and were so impressed we had to come back! As a lunchtime venue with great food and atmosphere, it is unprecedented, for us anyway! This is a lunch time venue for sure, run by very competent women! We have ordered numerous starters and main courses and cannot highly recommend! The wine by the... More

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New York City, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Restaurant is tiny and smacked in the center of Florence on a side street. Because of the blog and reviews I read I made sure we arrived at the restaurant 15 minutes before it opened for lunch (lunch starts at 12pm FYI) and were seated right away. By 12:30pm on a Thursday the place was packed and had a line... More

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