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Il Cantastorie

Condotta, 7, 50122 Florence, Italy
0039 0552396804
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Ranked #663 of 1,942 restaurants in Florence
Price range: $14 - $61
Cuisines: Italian
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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.
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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.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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

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Reading, PA
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296 restaurant reviews
2,823 helpful votes 2,823 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

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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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

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Singapore, Singapore
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

We had ravioli with truffles and grilled chicken and fettucchini with lamb meat sauce and pork medallions. Our family had this for lunch. The best dish by far was the fettucchini with the lamb sauce. Well worth a try.

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St Marys Ga
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

My feet were killing me, my back hurt and I was grumpy! A friend and I were enroute to another restaurant, and I couldn't walk another step. Luckily for us, Il Cantastorie was right there. We were seated and we immediately medicated with some great local wine. Our lunch was one of the best we had on this trip. The... More

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

In 1983 I visited Florence and ate in this restaurant. It was memorable then and remains so today. I kept describing the place to people in florence as I could not remember exactly where it was and I managed to find someone who thought they knew the restaurant. i followed their directions and knew it the minute I stepped inside.... More

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Florence, Italy
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

Food was fair to good, but when I asked if there was a cover charge the waiter said NO. I get the bill and 5 euro cover charge. Dishonesty is not good in any language.

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Santocan, Proprietario at Il Cantastorie, responded to this review

Dear customer I believe it came to incomprehension, the cover charge is also written in the menu clearly, I do not understand why I would have to lie when thou later you would have seen cover charge in the menu that we gave you.. Finally, a € 5 cover seems excessive to me unless you were 5 people that is... More

Alesund, Norway
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77 reviews 77 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

I am glad I found Il Cantastorie while walking around Florence. The food is authentic home cooking with magical Italian flavors. We had antipasti with Cheeses and various Ham. For main we had the Bi steak Florentine for 2 persons All the dishes was fantastic and the steak cooked to perfection. I loved that we never got asked how we... More

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9 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013 via mobile

A found by chance after wandering through the piazza, Simple menu but really good food and the best Toscana wine we had over 4 days and strangely the best value Had a sea food pasta with heaps of mussels - far too full after! Ambiance was simple and yet very warm and welcome

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