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Piazza di Santa Maria Novella 32r, 50123 Florence, Italy
39 055 28 24 38
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Local cuisine

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Greate place for a lunch in the sun

Had lunch here once and had the homemade lasagna. It was really good! Service was fast and smiling, even in the busy easter holiday. House wine was a good chianti classico. Even though the place lies at the piazza st.Maria Novella it is less crowded and noisy than some of the other piazza... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
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Saltnes, Norway
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Saltnes, Norway
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Had lunch here once and had the homemade lasagna. It was really good! Service was fast and smiling, even in the busy easter holiday. House wine was a good chianti classico. Even though the place lies at the piazza st.Maria Novella it is less crowded and noisy than some of the other piazza restaurants in town. Can recommend this place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

We stumbled onto this restaurant a few feet from our hotel. Right in the courtyard of the Santa Maria Novella, we expected crazy prices but were surprised and decided to give it a shot. We sat outside and enjoyed the view. It was packed, but service was quick and friendly. We ordered the Caprese di Bufala as a starter and... More 

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Cambridge
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

expensive and poor service - bruschetta at 8 euro which is just a toasted slice of bread with 1/2 tomato sliced and three anchovies... needed to go somewhere else afterward to have a proper lunch - staff not that interested. To avoid.

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Seattle, Washington
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

we just happened by this well located restaurant, and were worried that the location might mean a "tourist trap". NO trap here! Food was excellent, wine selection was superb, and the traditional Tuscan dessert offered (unusual, and sorry we don't remember the name) was stupendous! the dining room filled with noisy patrons midway thru our meal, and the servers found... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We walked in the afternoon along Piazza Santa Maria Novela and craving for food since we had busy day at The Mall. The primi of spaghetti vongole, zuppa di pesce and pene pomodoro were delicious. One good thing is that they have smaller portion of bistecca alla fiorentina for 18eur (about 400gr) so you don't need to order a whole... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

We had a quiet lunch here. Quiet affordable and great view of Santa Maria Novella piazza. Meal came out quickly and was tasty. All you can ask for when spending a busy day in Florence

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Had seen this recommend when I did my research and was not disappointed, friendly staff. Had several evening meals here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Quick friendly service, freshly cooked pizza and simple salad. Great price. Good view over the square. What's not to like!

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Livingstone, Zambia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We stayed 6 nights in Florence and we eat at this Restaurant on 3 evenings. This is value for money, great atmosphere, cozy, attentive staff. The food was very tasty and lots of variety, we were always greeted like old friends. Be warned this restaurant is busy, a good sign.

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Sat with view of Santa maria novella great coffee pizza and a beer watching world go by. For prim spot very reasonably priced.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Piazza di Santa Maria Novella 32r, 50123 Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence
  • Phone Number: 39 055 28 24 38

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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