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Osteria Il Buongustai

Via de Cerchi, 15r, Florence, Italy
055 291 304
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Ranked #113 of 1,976 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $15
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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Heraklion, Greece
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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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Calgary, Canada
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48 reviews 48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This wonderful little place, run by local sisters, should be on everyone's list! The meals we ate there were phenomenal, and the atmosphere is very authentic and low-key. Expect to be sharing a table with locals, as the place gets really packed. To complete the experience, try the dessert and coffee as well - heavenly! Don't trust google maps when... More

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

A must for visitors to Florence. The sisters who cook and serve are great hosts. Great food in a simple setting. You are served on a first-come basis. I met a couple from Finland who go to the restaurant every time they are in Florence to have the great Tiramisu.

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Vancouver BC
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50 reviews 50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

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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97 reviews 97 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 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
24 helpful votes 24 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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