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Il Cantastorie

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Italian, Pizza, Pasta
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Condotta, 7 | Piazza Della Signoria, 50122 Florence, Italy
0039 0552396804
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12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Every Friday and Saturday night, live music will accompany our special...
Every Friday and Saturday night, live music will accompany our special dishes and our selection of wines.
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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 25
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
fine for lunch but nothing special

we were a bit desperate after long morning of sightseeing and window shopping. We wanted a sit down pizza lunch but wanted to avoid inflated prices and poor quality of a place on one of the squares. This place met our needs best as beyond having a decent pizza selection offered some cool seating... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
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Nelson, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
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Dallas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Cannot say enough wonderful things about this restaurant. There are so many little restaurants in Florence, that it can be hard to tell one from the next. This one was magnificent. The food is absolutely to die for. We ate there three times and got something different every time. All we could do was look at each other and say..."oh... More 

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Nelson, New Zealand
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91 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW

we were a bit desperate after long morning of sightseeing and window shopping. We wanted a sit down pizza lunch but wanted to avoid inflated prices and poor quality of a place on one of the squares. This place met our needs best as beyond having a decent pizza selection offered some cool seating just inside. Basic pizzas are 7... More 

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Staffs. UK.
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419 reviews 419 reviews
289 restaurant reviews
182 helpful votes 182 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This is one of the restaurants in a small square behind the Mercato Centrale. All the restaurants in the square get mobbed in the evenings, but this one is great for a good value lunch.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Small restaurant in a side street that we found by accident. Very good food, friendly service and reasonable price. Had an excellent steak. We returned a couple of days later and the meal was just as good. Large portions, would suggest that you share the starters unless you are very hungry (same applies to all the restaurants we ate in... More 

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Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Having had a look around florence and a ride on the horse & carriage(which is a must 50 euro well spent) we had a meal in this ristorante, we were shown to our seats by a very nice waiter, big smile,friendly and polite (speaks good english.) Ordered the meal and drinks, both arrived very quickly I had the ravioli with... More 

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Guayaquil, Ecuador
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274 reviews 274 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 via mobile

Good food and location. Friendly staff. While in Florence I won't take any chances and always try pastas and pizza! Sparkling wine was the best.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

We stumbled upon Il Cantastorie after our first choice refused to honor our reservation. What a pleasant surprise. Service was friendly and attentive. Food was average for Florence which means above average. We ordere the house red and the server suggested an upgrade at same price which turned out to be very good.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Wandered past this restaurant and we were drawn by the authentic look and extensive menu. 6 of us had a fabulous meal - highlight of our trip (have just come from Rome and Montepulciano). Boys had a deal which was a massive florentine steak, green salad and glass of Chianti for €20! The girls had spaghetti aglio olio e peperoncino... More 

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San Francisco, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

My sister and I stayed in Florence and Il Cantastorie was happily near our apartment. We took full advantage of this restaurant gem on several of our evenings. The food was consistently excellent and the service outstanding (special call-out to Kresho and Milas!). One night, Kresho said to trust him in what to order, and he brought out the most... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We came here after walking around trying to find a place within our budget and with a wide range of options, this was perfect. The prices were good, not sure why it's got a £££ rating, this may be due to the 15% service charge that they add on at the end, the service we received though warranted the additional... More 

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Additional Information about Il Cantastorie

Address: Condotta, 7 | Piazza Della Signoria, 50122 Florence, Italy
Phone Number: 0039 0552396804
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence
Open Hours:
Monday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 11 - 50
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Pasta

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Condotta, 7 | Piazza Della Signoria, 50122 Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence
  • Phone Number: 0039 0552396804

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 50
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Doing business, Families with children

Description

Every Friday and Saturday night, live music will accompany our special dishes and our selection of wines.
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?