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Il Grillo

Piazza di Santa Maria Novella 32r, 50123 Florence, Italy
39 055 28 24 38
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Ranked #1,306 of 1,949 restaurants in Florence
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Chicago
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

Portions were good. Food was very good. I got the homemade pasta with bolonages meat sauch, and my wife got the spaghetti with Tomatoe and Basil. Both were excellent. I got a full glass of coke with ICE!! She got a good chianti from the servers recommendation. We went at night on a warm July day. Coulldnt be better. Bathrooms... More

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Singapore River, Singapore
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41 reviews 41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

Unlike its neighbours, grillo does not charge cover charge on their dishes. We ordered the marinara pizza and after seeing the pizzas on the surrounding tables, requested for it to be a bit thinner. This request was met and we added fungi to the pizza as well, the pizza was good and filling, but nothing special for Italy. The grilled... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

i was staying at the lorologio hotel , right across this s**** of a restaurant . The food is by far the worst i have eaten in ANY country . The Porcini mushroom risoto was inedible as the mushrooms were not porcinin which are quiet soft and tasty , this one had stale mushrooms , The verdure pizza i ordered... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

Friendly welcome and VERY generous meal sizes. The calzone has to be seen to be believed and a bit worrying if you've orfered sides! Despite ordering drinks as well as desserts the cost was not excessive.

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Hillsborough, North Carolina
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57 reviews 57 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

By the time we got to Florence, we were ready for something other than pasta and pizza - don't get me wrong - the pasta and pizza have been great and we will have some more - but we were ready for a nice meal with salad and a steak! We found just what we were looking for at Il... More

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west yorkshire
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75 reviews 75 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We had visited the Santa Maria Novella Church and were ready for lunch when we exited onto Piazza Santa Maria Novella and spotted Il Grillo on the opposite side of the Piazza.There were quite a few diners sat out on a veranda and the food looked appetising so we sat down. We received prompt attention from the waiter and were... More

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Summerville, South Carolina
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58 reviews 58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

My husband and I had just hiked about 6 miles from our B&B to Piazzale Michelangelo, and were hot, tired and hungry. On the way back from Piazzale Michelangelo, we stopped to see Santa Maria Novella. We saw Il Gillo in the piazza and stopped in for a bite to eat. The place was pleasantly air conditioned (which is not... More

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Lancashire
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62 reviews 62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

All looked good when we arrived , friendly staff , great menu , good price . Our waiter was very friendly and spoke good English . Our starter came , delicious , then we enjoyed our wine as waited for the main . 45 minutes had passed and no main course people had come and gone while we had been... More

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Fort Myers, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

When we were not able to get into a couple of our first choices of restaurants, we decided to try Il Grillo on the Santa Maria Novella piazza. The food that others were getting was mouth watering. The Bruschetta and the Caprese salad were piled high with ripe luscious tomatoes. When we got our meals, our expectations were met. The... More

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Terrigal, Australia
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64 reviews 64 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

My friend and I stopped here after an exhausting full day to Tuscany for dinner. The pizza was basic and tomato base sauce watery, and mixed salad nothing to write home about. Service was mediocre. Nice view of the Santa Maria Novella square- and maybe a glass of vino!

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