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Piazza di Santa Maria Novella 32r, 50123 Florence, Italy
39 055 28 24 38
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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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
Quick Satisfying Lunch

Grillo replenished us really well before we embarked on a good walk around Florence. The brushetta and vongole pasta were yummylicious and we polished them off in a sec. Great service too. We gave thanks!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
PiggySue2014
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Singapore, Singapore
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Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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Singapore, Singapore
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26 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

Grillo replenished us really well before we embarked on a good walk around Florence. The brushetta and vongole pasta were yummylicious and we polished them off in a sec. Great service too. We gave thanks!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Bad food (omelette, pasta), coffee, bad service, very impolite waiters. Don't waste your money and time in this restaurant.

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Grand Haven, Michigan, Usa
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

The food was very good, and the service was very good too. Considering this is a high traffic tourist area, we were treated like we were special customers. Would go back again.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Unbelievable tasteless food. Serving RAW checken is never a good idea. The mozzarella was the worst i have tasted in years. Great location!

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Given that we just stopped somewhere when we really needed to eat, with no research (which had bitten us earlier on in this trip) we were definitely pleasantly surprised, that despite the touristy location, Grillo was reasonably priced and service seemed genuinely friendly. They were happy to let us practise italian, quickly switched to english when we got stuck and... More 

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Graz, Austria
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

A friend and I decided to have dinner here before our trains back to our respective destinations. We got a table outside and the atmosphere was really good. The staff were friendly and didn't seem to mind my friend trying to order in Italian in order to get some practice. We had a bruschetta to share as a starter and... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Worst osso bucco, worst penne i have eaten ever, inpolite and discourteous waiters, I dont recommend it.

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San Diego, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

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

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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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