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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, Breakfast, Lunch, 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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  • 34
    Very good
  • 31
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  • 15
    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
Fantastic Comfort Food away from the Hustle and Bustle

While in port, my wife and I toured Firenze's Ufizzi Gallery to catch a glimpse of David. We ere not disappointed in spite of the long lines of hundreds waiting to get in. Can't imagine the frustrations if we did not get reserved tickets. After David, we wandered over to Ponte Vecchio -- the famed... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
Bern R
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Williamsburg, Virginia
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Visited twice for lunch and each time had great food with lovely service. Staff are friendly and one of the waiters even kindly gave me an impromptu Italian lesson. Food is not haute cuisine but there were no complaints and the portions were huge! Good value for money, nice environment and would really recommend. It is opposite the "Pinocchio" shop... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

When you try to find an authentic place in the middle of Florence in almost 40 degrees with two kids, you don't really have much time... So we walked by and picked this place based on the look, and the number of people sitting inside. As I can see the other reviews the service level is very hectic - we... More 

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We went to this place just because there was a long queue at the nearby Trattoria Mario. We expected the food to be good as we saw a lot of people eating in their patio. Unfortunately that wasn't the case. We needed to wait for 40 minutes just to get our orders which were basic salad and ravioli with some... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We were pleasantly surprised by the meal we enjoyed at this restaurant on our last night in Florence. We had enjoyed a drink at an outside table in a small bar adjacent to the restaurant on a previous evening, and had noticed people ordering dinner from menus provided by Il Cantastorie. We returned for another evening aperitif on our last... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The boss man tempted us with reasonably priced beer and nibbles and were we surprised! We stayed for dinner and drank delicious Italian wine. Probably the best food we had in Florence.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

While in port, my wife and I toured Firenze's Ufizzi Gallery to catch a glimpse of David. We ere not disappointed in spite of the long lines of hundreds waiting to get in. Can't imagine the frustrations if we did not get reserved tickets. After David, we wandered over to Ponte Vecchio -- the famed bridge for photo ops and... More 

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Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Foot tired at the end of the day, we landed in our chairs on the piazza, probably like many tourists. As the air cooled into the evening, we enjoyed seeing the full moon. The meal was memorable for being so bland. I can get black olives out of a can, too. Perhaps it was my error, but we had a... More 

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Plymouth
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We entered the restaurant after seeing reasonably priced food for the area. However we found the drinks to be excessively priced and took effort to discover these costs. The service was not brilliant, as their emphasis was on trying to get people into the restaurant. This meant that seating area was crowded. Also there seemed to be a lack of... More 

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Newcastle England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Had dinner with family in this bustling outside square opposite the Indoor Market, Service and food (mainly pasta and desserts) were surprisingly good

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Scranton, PA, USA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We stopped after viewing the menu but the food and service simply did not measure up to expectations.

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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>  > Uffizi
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>  > Uffizi
  • Neighborhood: Uffizi
  • 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Uffizi
Every visitor coming to Florence for the first time will immediately identify with Uffizi. As in past times, passing through Via dei Calzaiuoli, you can reach the city center, the Florence that everybody dreams of. In just a few steps, visitors can experience the rare beauty of the capital of the Renaissance. walking delighted across Palazzo Vecchio and overlooking Piazza della Signoria, up to the Loggia of the Uffizi where it is possible to fully taste the talent of the best artists who animated Florence over the centuries. When the sun goes down, there’s nothing better than a walk along the river Arno up to the ancient bridge, Ponte Vecchio. It is full of jewels and decorated by the colors captured in postcards.
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