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Osteria Il Buongustai

#161 of 1,878 Restaurants in Florence
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Via de Cerchi, 15r, Florence, Italy
055 291 304
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Convient variety that pleases the taste buds and the wallet

A must should you travel to Florence. This petite shop blends glorious taste as well as variety and service. Convenient - Their menu is listed in both Italian and English. Then it contains page after page of savory delights - I've had almost a half dozen different dishes and each one tingled my... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
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Emmaus, Pennsylvania
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  • Local cuisine
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Emmaus, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews 27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

A must should you travel to Florence. This petite shop blends glorious taste as well as variety and service. Convenient - Their menu is listed in both Italian and English. Then it contains page after page of savory delights - I've had almost a half dozen different dishes and each one tingled my taste buds. Variety - The extensive selection... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Our tour guide had suggested we try this for lunch when we said we were looking for something not too touristy. The food was fresh, simple but delicious. The space was jam packed and the ladies worked hard to serve and keep everyone happy. The atmosphere is very buzzy

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Moscow, Russia
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42 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Walking in the center we accidentally noticed this place. We got frozen up in front of the glass door staring the cooking process inside. Two women were cooking skillfully and it was an enthralling sight. Through a moment, we were additionally encouraged by Frenchman who was going out and was praising warmly his lunch here. Listening to his sincere advice,... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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36 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This restaurant was not bad at all, but I expected more. I was reading that it was very good for local food, but actually didn't find it spectacular at all. Was very hard to find according to the map, and the food was, in my humble opinion, average.

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Patras, Greece
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44 reviews 44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The place is small but friendly. It has a very nice atmosphere inside (more local than touristy). We only tried pasta but we found it to be the best we tried in our trip. Unfortunately we couldn't try the pasta with pesto because there was no more. We went there around three. Whatever you eat there you must try their... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Absolutely loved everything at Boungustai! Everything about this spot is great from the open kitchen to the service and the food was amazing! Went back again on the same trip just to have the truffle pasta dish again. Excellent, must visit if you're in Florence! Get there early, fills up fast, but worth the wait.

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London, United Kingdom
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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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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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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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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, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?