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Oliandolo

#651 of 2,134 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood:
Duomo
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Via Ricasoli, 38-40R, Florence, Italy
+39 (0)55-211-296
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Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Find and Encouraging Story

Found this small cafe/restaurant while on xmas holidays 2015/16. We went every day for breakfast and always called in for a drink on the way back to our accommodation. A great location in central Firenze and only a stones throw from the Duomo. A family business only one year old owned and operated... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 2, 2016
Stepheb H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Found this small cafe/restaurant while on xmas holidays 2015/16. We went every day for breakfast and always called in for a drink on the way back to our accommodation. A great location in central Firenze and only a stones throw from the Duomo. A family business only one year old owned and operated by family that have an interesting story... More 

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Thank Stepheb H
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

This was the first place my wife and I dined while in Florence as we strolled to the Duomo after sleeping in. We got there during the lunch rush but were seated right away. All the staff we encountered were friendly and accommodating to us tourists even though this is a bit off the beaten path. The menu is not... More 

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Thank Jason R
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

We had breakfast and snacks in this cafe for about two weeks. They have simple but great food. Their hot chocolate and fresh homemade fruit salad are absolutely delicious. The staff was so welcoming and helpful, they made us feel at home.

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Thank Sabine B
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Was staying in an appartment accross the street and visited this restaurant mainly for a quick & easy breakfasts during our stay. This cafe was charming, with good coffees & pastries. The fruit salad was fresh every morning!! It was such a joy to have this cozy place right accross from our place while in Florence. I highly recommend it!

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Thank Joodie R
Clonmel, Ireland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

This is not restaurant. They only serving quick snacks. We went there around 15:30 and menu have only few warm options so we choose pasta with tomato and basil and anti-paste with chicken liver. It was really mediocre, I wasn't impressed at all and was surprised over all that great feedback. Not my cup of tea. Pasta was pretty much... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

A short review I'm afraid - we only stopped here on our way back from Galleria dell 'Accademia for liquid refreshment. The indoor section looked wonderful; the service was 1st class - very helpful staff & a lovely outdoor seating area where we sat (on the pavement) - ideal for smokers. Whilst there, it was very obvious that the food... More 

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Thank wolverleywanderers
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

A great place to go and enjoy a lovely lunch at great price. I would call it simple authentic Italian food at its best. Great place, quick service, and yummy food. We had this place recommended by a local as it's not the normal tourist place and we really enjoyed it.

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Thank Leonie W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 via mobile

Very good location to visit after the Academia Very good food and price Very good service Nice environment with cold birra and good wines

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Thank pacaseb
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015 via mobile

We just happened upon this spot and are pleased that we did! Outside seating on a relatively quiet street, courteous service, and fantastic regional beers! Great pizza too, and free quality wifi. I wouldn't have expected to find such a good and reasonably priced place so close to major attractions.

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Thank sarahalin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Found this place walking from the Accademia towards the Duomo. 4 of us went in for lunch. The staff was very nice and the food was very good. A lot of locals there eating lunch. We went back another day and had another good meal. Check it out, you won't be sorry you did!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Ricasoli, 38-40R, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Duomo
  • Neighborhood: Duomo
  • Phone Number: +39 (0)55-211-296

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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Staying in Duomo

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Duomo
Florentia, as it was called by Latins, is permeated by an eternal beauty spread in all corners of the city. The historic center is characterized by the immensity of the Duomo, able to transport tourists into the brightest age of Florence: the Renaissance. Who does not know the Brunelleschi Dome, San Giovanni Baptistery and the Giotto’s Campanile? Everything is enclosed here and it would be easy to imagine the city as it was in ancient times, with maids walking in the main square and horses carrying coaches. Nowadays, roads are busy with street artists. Rustic Tuscan bakeries give way to fashion shops; just stop for a few minutes in the middle of Piazza della Repubblica to enjoy the colors and sweet melody of the carousel that will bring back great memories from anyone’s childhood.
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