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Osteria Il Buongustai

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Via de Cerchi, 15r, Florence, Italy
055 291 304
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8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 343
    Excellent
  • 225
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Wonderful place for lunch

If memory serves, this place only serves lunch. It's not a big place, expect to share tables. We got there when it opened but it filled up very fast. Service is friendly and kind, prices are very reasonable, and the food is lovely. DD had the cheesecake for dessert and it was delicious. Lots... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
rwdogs
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Corona, California
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Corona, California
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If memory serves, this place only serves lunch. It's not a big place, expect to share tables. We got there when it opened but it filled up very fast. Service is friendly and kind, prices are very reasonable, and the food is lovely. DD had the cheesecake for dessert and it was delicious. Lots of locals here as well.

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Thank rwdogs
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great 'real' place with authentic Tuscan food served simply. Prices are excellent for the centre of Florence and the place fills quickly so get there early or book. Cheap good wine as well. Try it.

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New York City, New York
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here for lunch with a large group of friends/colleagues and it was definitely one of the best experiences of the trip. The owners were brothers I think and both worked as hosts and waiters and were extremely gracious and welcoming. We asked to be able to split the bill (a task that normal european restaurants don't entertain with groups... More 

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Thank cly268
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

It is a really simple place, you sit on wooden benches, and get some simple dishes like a truffle pasta or grilled veggies. Anyhow, the taste is really good, the service is friendly, and the prices are really good for Florence

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Thank Mario F
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

Great authentic place to eat and not expensive by Florence standards. We grabbed the bench by the kitchen so we could watch the cooks. Great experience! Fresh pasta with truffle sauce was heavenly.

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Thank ProducerEmma
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015 via mobile

This tiny little Osteria gives you just like what you need! Very traditional kitchen, excellent food. You can ask anything, you won't be dissapointed. It is very crowded, maybe you have to wait for free seats, and maybe you have to share your table with other guests, but really worth it!

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Thank Robert R
New York
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

This centrally located gem is a personal favorite. As a frequent visitor to Florence, I look for consistent food quality, good service and reasonable prices. This place is a score on all fronts. It gets crowded quickly, with small tables and family seating, so it's best to come right after they open for lunch, around noon. You won't be disappointed... More 

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Thank Poetryqn
London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

I stayed in Florence for five weeks, and visited this restaurant a few times. It's in a great location right in the city centre, so it's surprising it's not a tourist trap. The bruschetta was awesome, and the crab pasta was the best pasta I had in Florence. It's very well-priced, too.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

We came here for our first lunch in Florence, and it was awesome. The bruschetta are excellent (especially gorgonzola and walnut), and the mains are just as good (I had grilled vegetables and cheese, which was delicious, sticky and unique). Combined with quick service, quality espresso and cheap wine, you can't really go wrong! We were full by the time... More 

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Reading, PA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3,158 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

The food at this tiny Osteria is delicious. It opens at noon for lunch and shortly thereafter all of the seats are occupied. They have some standard offerings, but every day there is an insert in the menu with the daily specials. We had lunch here twice during our four day stay in Florence. They are closed Sunday. We usually... 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, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm

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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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