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Osteria Il Buongustai

Via de Cerchi, 15r, Florence, Italy
055 291 304
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Ranked #122 of 1,973 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $15
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Late Night
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Late Night

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Reading, PA
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732 reviews 732 reviews
329 restaurant reviews
3,297 helpful votes 3,297 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

The menu changes daily. The food is outstanding and so, so reasonably priced. It is very small and the seating is cramped, but it is so worth eating there because the food is absolutely delicious. We rarely eat dessert, but I was tempted by the tiramisu. It was so good that I am having dreams about it!! It is cash... More 

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Hong Kong
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Fantastic place for lunch break while sighteeing around Piazza Signori/Uffizi area. We shared a pasta with funghi and grilled pork, plus drink, all for EUR 20, and absolutely delicious. Pork grilled just right, juicy and tender. For us, it was plenty for 2 to share this light lunch. The family cooks the fresh food in the window front; there are... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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68 reviews 68 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Great little place. We shared a table with two other couples, ate simply but very well--an appetizer plate with charcuterie, cheese and fabulous artichoke, and a grilled vegetable salad. We ordered two glasses of Chianti Classico, were brought a half litre instead (oh, well!) and left well satisfied shortly after. Well worth looking for.

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Heraklion, Greece
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45 reviews 45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

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

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
26 helpful votes 26 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
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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25 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 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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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 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Address: Via de Cerchi, 15r, Florence, Italy
Phone Number: 055 291 304
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence
Average Prices: USD 8 - 15
Cuisine: Italian

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