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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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  • 37
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    Very good
  • 57
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  • 36
    Poor
  • 31
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Late lunch

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
FrankM1980
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

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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38 reviews 38 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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56 reviews 56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We are newly weds on honeymoon here in Florence and we had the worst service at this place! We were ignored for about an hour! The situation was so obvious that the local couple next to us started laughing every time a different table was service ahead of us, we counted 8 before it took three different waiters to figure... More 

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Worksop, England
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46 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

There are so many bars and cafes in the narrow streets of Florence that it was very nice to find somewhere to have a drink with a view, and no human or road traffic whizzing past six inches away. The beers were reasonably priced, as were the excellent capuccinos, and service was prompt and friendly. Il Grillo is only 2... More 

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Slightly disappointing experience here with indifferent service and food which was average only. However it was a lot cheaper than many of the other restaurants in Florence. Booking not essential and you can eat outside (with large heaters available) or inside.

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San Diego, California
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55 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 via mobile

While in Florence you have many choices with excellent food. This restaurant is conveniently located in the Santa Maria Novella square. The restaurant has good food, decent service, and relatively reasonable prices. My recommendation: if you are in the SMN square and need lunch, then by all means try this, you will be satisfied.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

nice budget restaurant, in city centre. ususally crowded, please select dishes carefully as these could be quite moderate in helping size! the staff may press you for buying a drink, you have the choice, and can avoid this restaurant staff pessure.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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58 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 via mobile

Our family loved having a good pizza after a big day of touring and travel. Our service was equally good. Casual setting with a great view of Piazza Santa Maria Novella. Another plus was the price of our dinner, quite a bit lower than the other fine restaurants in the area. Recommended for a casual dinner at a good price!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Everything about this restaurant good. From start to finish. Staff is exceptionally friendly and helpful. It is clean. Food is delicious.

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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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