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

$$$
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
Condotta, 7, 50122 Florence, Italy
0039 0552396804
Website
Today
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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.
read more
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 54 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 6
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average

The rest of my family found their main dishes good (pizzas and pappardelle with boar), but I would say that my gnocchi with Gorgonzola and pear was only ok. We had a nice bruchetta sampler as an appetizer and did have a lovely bottle of Peppoli Chianti. Service was good, but I didn't like how they... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
Marian E
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
Add Photo Write a Review

54 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

We toured the piazza on a recommendation for dinner, which turned out to be painfully touristy. We try to to avoid places with a "tourist" menu. So we looked for a new trattoria. The greeter here was charming, and when the owner came out and told us how "bad" the food was, we were decided. Maybe our American palates aren't... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Poor service, bad food in quality, dirty place, smelled like a humid closet. Maybe the worst pizza I ate in Italy.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The rest of my family found their main dishes good (pizzas and pappardelle with boar), but I would say that my gnocchi with Gorgonzola and pear was only ok. We had a nice bruchetta sampler as an appetizer and did have a lovely bottle of Peppoli Chianti. Service was good, but I didn't like how they were calling people in... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

It was our first night in Florence and we had a very good time in this ristorante. We stopped though it was clearly on a very touristy street but I liked the exterior. And we did not regret. Both cheese and meat antipasti were a great selection and plentiful. Pizzas and lasagnas we ordered were very good. A side ordered... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Quick service in a place that's relatively touristy with typical touristy cuisine. Nothing to write home about but not bad and not awful. We had nice brushetta and antipasto which were both average and pasta dishes which again were nice but average. Tiramisu for pudding was delicious and we had a nice bottle of wine although it was double the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lugrin
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We stopped in this small restaurant by chancefor an early dinner. We enjoyed an excellent meal and had the best Fiorentina tripes of our holiday. Service was good and prices very reasonable. We would definitiely go back to Il Cantastorie!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Fergus, Canada
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We walked past and liked the more rustic style. The menu is traditional Tuscan with a good choice of dishes. The food was well prepared and presented. Wine selection was small, but very good. Service was good when we were there.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Santa Monica, California
Top Contributor
221 reviews 221 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
178 helpful votes 178 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
67 reviews 67 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
6 helpful votes 6 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

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?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 49
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Il Cantastorie staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?