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Osteria Il Buongustai

#173 of 2,031 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighborhood:
Duomo
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Via de Cerchi, 15r, Florence, Italy
055 291 304
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations

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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
Bella

Wonderful little restaurant near the duomo. The service was great . The house red was the best wine we've had in Italy . For a starter we shared the antipasto which was lovely and a nice selection of meats and cheeses and olives and bruschetta , for our 1st courses I had the pasta salsiccia which... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
John P
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  • Local cuisine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Wonderful little restaurant near the duomo. The service was great . The house red was the best wine we've had in Italy . For a starter we shared the antipasto which was lovely and a nice selection of meats and cheeses and olives and bruschetta , for our 1st courses I had the pasta salsiccia which was spicy and delicious,my... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Excellent family restaurant - such a surprise at such a touristy location. Everything is fresh and made on the spot in the open kitchen right in front of you. Items are simple and not sophisticated - but this is authentic Italian cuisine, that's what it should be. Just great taste made from simple ingredients.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We were so lucky to stumble across this little restaurant.full of tour guides and locals hard to get a seat but worth a wait. Excellent plate of salami artichoke cheese etc almost too much for one and good pasta .it would seem there are daily specials. We had tap beers and I would have remembered if they were horribly expensive.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Attention travelers - this is one of the biggest ripoff that I ever encountered in Europe. The restaurant seems to be operated from the restaurant next door. Pizza and services seemed ok but the shock came with the bill - they asked 16 Euros for 2 large bottle of beers that cost on the street 2 Euros a piece. They... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We come here every time we come to Firenze! LOVE their food and the atmosphere of the place. It's full of people who love good food - both Italian and foreigners. Whether you grab some lunch or a sandwich to go or sit through a terrific dinner and dessert, it is sure to engage your tastebuds! We recommend it to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

We got a recommendation from and friend. We had the Gnocci with spinache and truffelpasta, the best we ever had! Cheep, fast and great service!!

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Zagreb, Croatia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

After reading all these reviews I was not sure if I even was at the same place... We were a party of 9, tried all different foods and all I can say is tasteless... I had its signature dish- lampredotto, could only have a few bites. All paninis were just regular buns with a thick slice of cheese and some... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I discovered this place in my first trip to Firenze in 2008. At this moment was a real gem, a simple trattoria, with good food, good prices and used mainly by people who work around. With time ( and sure because TripAdvisor) has became more touristic and prices rised a little. But any case it is still one of my... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We enjoyed a delicious lunch here before heading to the Bargello. Fresh meat and cheese platters, pastas, salads and bruschettas were all featured. We got to the restaurant around noon when it was empty but it quickly filled up so service was a little slow but we were well taken care of. Great spot right in the center of Florence,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

This is just the place to stop for lunch if you are looking for authentic Italian dishes freshly cooked, full of flavour and something other than pizza. There is also a great choice of salads. It was just amazing that such a choice was produced in what appeared to be a very small catering area. There is a notice board... 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>  > Duomo
  • Neighborhood: Duomo
  • 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?

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Duomo
Florentia, as it was called by Latins, is permeated by an eternal beauty spread in all corners of the city. The historic center is characterized by the immensity of the Duomo, able to transport tourists into the brightest age of Florence: the Renaissance. Who does not know the Brunelleschi Dome, San Giovanni Baptistery and the Giotto’s Campanile? Everything is enclosed here and it would be easy to imagine the city as it was in ancient times, with maids walking in the main square and horses carrying coaches. Nowadays, roads are busy with street artists. Rustic Tuscan bakeries give way to fashion shops; just stop for a few minutes in the middle of Piazza della Repubblica to enjoy the colors and sweet melody of the carousel that will bring back great memories from anyone’s childhood.
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