We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Il Cantastorie

Condotta, 7, 50122 Florence, Italy
0039 0552396804
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #817 of 1,970 Restaurants in Florence
Price range: $13 - $59
Cuisines: Italian
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Every Friday and Saturday night, live music will accompany our special dishes and our selection of wines.
Write a Review

25 reviews from our community

73% Recommend
    4
    5
    5
    8
    3
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Santa Monica, California
Top Contributor
152 reviews 152 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We arrived after lunchtime in Florence with 3 tired and hungry 11 year olds and needed a place asap. The place recommended by the hotel looked dismal and this was right down the street. They couldn't have been nicer and more welcoming and I didn't have high hopes for the food as it is right near the Piazza Della Signoria... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
South Pole
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We stopped here for lunch. It was not spectacular, but certainly not bad. Service could have been better, they were rather slow and seemed to forget about us.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We stopped in at this restaurant for a casual lunch and ordered from the pizza and drink menu. From the start the staff were rude to us, huffing when we asked to share a dish, and from then on were purposefully cold to us. After taking our dishes away we had to wait about 20 minutes after asking for the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Calgary, Canada
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I came to Florence in search of authentic, home made, 'just like Nona used to make it' Italian food. I came upon Il Cantastorie while exploring the sights of Firenze and I am so glad I stopped in for lunch! I ordered the Tortelloni di patate, cream di asparagi e crudo (minus the ham) based off of the recommendation by... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Vancouver, Washington
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This restaurant was pretty close to the touristy area but we were pleasantly surprised that it did not have touristy-type food. Our meals were all excellent with fresh ingredients. The wine was terrific. The decor was darling and the service was prompt and friendly, even though the staff was incredibly busy. Prices were reasonable. Don't miss this exquisite taste of... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Toronto, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

Came here. Had a wonderful time watching a world cup game over pizza and wine. The staff were wonderful and Olti, our server was a very helpful and genuine young man. Recommend it to anyone looking for a relaxed good time and wonderful service.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Seattle, Washington
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Came with a few friends while visiting florence and all 6 of us were very excited by our meals - one of the best meals ive had on our trip to europe. Thoroughly recommend the gorgonzola pear gnocchi - amazeballs

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reading, PA
Top Contributor
654 reviews 654 reviews
296 restaurant reviews
3,019 helpful votes 3,019 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

We were quite disappointed in our meal. We ate here a number of times several years ago and enjoyed it. This time our food was mediocre - at best. Plus it was very expensive. We had two pastas, a shared order of grilled vegetables and house wine and our bill was over €50. Service left much to be desired, as... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 10
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

We found this place by chance and based on previous experiences we are glad we did. The restaraunt is situated up a side street close to the the Piazza Della Signoria. It is quite small inside but you do feel like you're sitting in an Italian families kitchen which makes for a great experience. The food is good and the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Il Cantastorie also viewed

Florence, Province of Florence
Florence, Province of Florence
 
Florence, Province of Florence
Florence, Province of Florence
 

Been to Il Cantastorie? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Il Cantastorie, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing