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La Capannina Bistrot

Via Sant'Antonino 49 R, 50123 Florence, Italy
328 2277842
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Ranked #148 of 1,949 restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We stopped in here because my son was so hungry. He just let the way. The first thing I noticed (besides how small it was) was that the chefs were cooking the food right as we walked in to the right. There was a small bar there where you could eat and tables set close together. The menu was in... More

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pula
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

For the first time in forever, i ate the "real" spaghetti

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Seattle
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014 via mobile

No pretension here. Straightforward home-style Italian cooking. The mushroom risotto was fabulous and the Chicken primavera, with mozzarella and tomato and just the lightest touch of lemon, was a hit. Get several dishes and pass them around just as you would at home. That we were the only tourists in the restaurant says it all.

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Laurel, Maryland
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We went to this restaurant for dinner based off of other reviews and I liked it overall. We were seated immediately and my first impression was that it was very charming. I liked that you can see the chefs cooking. There weren't very many people in there but it started to fill up as we were finishing our meal. I... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Small restaurant with open kitchen. Staff perhaps the owner/chef & a helper. Ordered the Seafood Pasta & when it came out it smelt so aromatic... Wafting of white wine perhaps used in cooking. Was very tasty & seasoned perfectly with well cooked, good amount of seafood. Also ordered the mushroom risotto but that was average, not as flavoursome. Seems like... More

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Seattle, Washington
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55 reviews 55 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Capannina Bistrot came as a recommendation by my hotel manager when I asked for someplace close by that good and serves authentic local cuisine. He said lot of the people that work in the area stop in here, including himself and thing it's quite good. He was right, it was very good. The restaurant itself is small, simple, but comfortable.... More

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Culver City, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Took my mom and three adult children for dinner. Seated straight away at about 19:00. The place is small, but comfortable. Unfortunately, they had the TV going at a fairly high volume, which they moderated on my request. Kitchen is visible from the seating area, which provided some entertainment while we waited. Everyone enjoyed their meal. My spaghetti al pomodoro... More

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Berrien Springs, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I had lunch here with 2 friends. Prices are as good as I've seen in central Florence and the food was delicious. Definitely worth a visit.

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Brisbane, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Freah food cooked while you watch. Just a small place that feels like home. Owners make you feel like part of the family and the food is so so nice. Try the Chanti too. My favourite is Spaggetti Marinara with a glass of Chianti wine.

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Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Followed the reviews and found the pasta is a bit average. Not as special as other reviews said. But maybe me and my husband had chosen the wrong ones from the menu. We had spaghetti aglio e olio and fettuccine Alfredo (we wanted to try pastas that don't have tomato sauce). The servizio - cover charge was 10% and not... More

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