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Osteria Il Buongustai

Via de Cerchi, 15r, Florence, Italy
055 291 304
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Ranked #120 of 1,966 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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Vancouver BC
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49 reviews 49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

The food is basic, fresh, perfectly prepared and REASONABLE. We had lunch and it was likely one of the best meals we had in Florence. Hard to find, then unmissable!

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Canberra, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

We ended up eating here based off a view of some menu items. It's small in a little side street behind the Fontana Del Porcellino so it's not a restaurant you would walk past ordinarily but it's worth it. The food was really good, nice and fresh, great pasta and reasonable prices.

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Madrid, Spain
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30 reviews 30 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

limited searing but we were 5 and the waitress managed to switch tables with a couple and we shared a table with other family. Very chaotic and noisy but it is Italy so no bother. We had brushes, salad, pastas, rosbeef, table wine. All for less than 60 euros. It is a go.

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London
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90 reviews 90 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Stumbled across the restaurant as we were thinking about stopping for lunch. Quite a find. More of a café than a restaurant; nothing fancy but good food (especially the pasta) very reasonably priced.

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Lewiston, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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
52 helpful votes 52 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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