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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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Today
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: Dessert, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, 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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Visitor rating
  • 12
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 24
    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
Food was ok

Food was okay, but really just okay. Quite a bit overpriced. Also, the waiter added several euros when charging my credit card. I chose to not make a big deal about it, but afterward it bothered me. Terrific setting at dinner though. However, I would choose somewhere else to eat.

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
Aaron H
,
Chesterfield, Virginia
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I went there two years ago and it was great. We came back with my parents. We had an extremely long day and we were starving. We were seated immediately. First off, their house wine isnt great. The quality isnt good and the taste is bitter. My mom ordered the tenderloin and truffle. Her streak was extremely... More 

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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

While touring Florence we walked to the Piazza della Signoria to enjoy some of the statutes. While travel books tell you not to eat at most of the Italian public squares, our hunger won the day and we stopped at the Ristorante il Cantastorie for a bite to eat. What an enjoyable experience. The food and service was wonderful; to... More 

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Belper, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We had the ravioli with truffles and gnocchi with pesto. Both meals were full of flavour and the ingredients tasted very fresh. The desert was to die for too. The setting is great, which makes it a lovely place to have a relaxing meal and a glass of wine. We got there early in the evening so we could take... More 

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mtarfa malta
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70 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

On piazza della Signoria, make a stop at Cantastoria. I did not eat there but I just stopped for an Espresso. It was very worth it as I could rest a little bit and taste Italian hospitality frm the waiter. Excellent service to the customers. I will surely return for a meal.

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California, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Authentic Italian food. Try the antipasti with bruchetta. Gnocchi as well as the "large tortellini " finish with tiramisu 2 versions! And a grappa for 4 Euro. I went back the next day for lunch. Recommended MeuterMedia

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Stockton, California
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

This restaurant was located in the Piazza Signoria. We ate outside with an excellent view of the plaza. Great service, food, and wine. Our server was Airenon. He was courteous and professional. Great waiter.

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Chesterfield, Virginia
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7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Food was okay, but really just okay. Quite a bit overpriced. Also, the waiter added several euros when charging my credit card. I chose to not make a big deal about it, but afterward it bothered me. Terrific setting at dinner though. However, I would choose somewhere else to eat.

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Strolled past this restaurant and came in because it looked nice. Friendly staff and great value. The house white was only €12 and it was very good. We had pizza and it was excellent. 4 Formaggi and a Maialona (Man-Pizza with ham, wurstel, Tuscan salami and sausage !). Really good ! Not sure why other reviews are so negative. We... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Weary from walking, we stopped at the outside tables and each had a salad and some wine. Hard to rate with the slim pickins we ate but service and food was ok - that's not a knock - just didn't have enough ammo to suggest otherwise.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

The food was not that good compared with other italian restaurants. The service was unfriendly and it was cold in the restaurant. The automatically included 15% make your stay an expensive time. Better search for something else.

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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 - 49
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Local cuisine, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?