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Piazza di Santa Maria Novella 32r, 50123 Florence, Italy
39 055 28 24 38
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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
Great Location and Good Service

Great location at the Piazza Santa Maria Novella. Service was good and the waiter was fun and pleasant even appreciating our attempt to order in Italian. The wine selection by the glass is fantastic. They don't even have what would be considered vino della case (house wine). Reasonably priced... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Huntervl
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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San Diego, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Food and prices are average. Service was decent until paying the check. A waiter who hadn't serviced us at all came to the table and made a grand display that my credit card was no good (it worked everywhere else). The scene looked very rehearsed, and the waiter rudely and immediately demanded cash from my partner who was never involved... More 

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Mesa, Arizona
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We visited Il Grillo in mid April and sat outside. We had a late morning snack and the food was good a reasonably priced. The cheesecake was worth the visit. It is on a busy corner on the Piazza di Santa Maria Novella that made it nice for people watching and relaxing. The service was good.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Great location at the Piazza Santa Maria Novella. Service was good and the waiter was fun and pleasant even appreciating our attempt to order in Italian. The wine selection by the glass is fantastic. They don't even have what would be considered vino della case (house wine). Reasonably priced. Also, the Pizze Margherita was good with a crunchy edge crust.... More 

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Some places in Piazza Santa Maria Novella are very pricey but this was reasonable and the food we ate very well produced. We had Osso Bucco with rice and veg, traditional and tasty. They produced an affogato on request which was not on the menu and was also delicious.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Ravioli for 11.50 Euros...but you only get 6 pcs. Homemade pasta very hood though and taste is also good. Service ok. Overall food taste is good however.

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Tenby, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

There are 2 Il Grillos in Florence and we, inadvertently, visited both. They were great. Very fresh smoked salmon, excellent parma ham, great wines and super service.

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oregon
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Very welcoming and a great people watching location. Good service, great drinks. Did not eat, but they welcomed us to just have drinks when they were fairly full. If I had stayed longer in Fireze, I would definitely been back for a meal.

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Florence, Oregon
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

arrived at 17:00 mid April when it wasn't so busy. After taking orders I decided to use their toilet facilities.. One ladies loo, with no working lock on the door and no running water to remove the hand soap afterwards. Our salads arrived, mine without any blue cheese that is offered as part of the dish. The salad was average... More 

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Saltnes, Norway
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 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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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, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?