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La Bottega del Buon Caffe'

Via Pacinotti 42/R, 50132 Florence, Italy
+39 055 553 5677
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Ranked #92 of 1,969 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $46 - $125
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: At La Bottega del Buon Caffe we have been producing seasonal authentic Florentine dishes for years. Yet, the summer of 2014 marks the start of a new era as the Buon Caffe team launch a selection of exciting new organic and gourmet concepts. In collaboration with the restaurant's new owners, Claus and Jeanette Thottrup, Buon Caffe's head chef, Francesco Gasbarro, has successfully developed fresh and innovative gourmet menus which are now available both at lunch and dinner. With the emphasis on natural locally sourced ingredients, Buon Caffe offers authentic Tuscan food that creatively combines the best of classic and contemporary cuisine. Authenticity and honesty is at the heart of all we create at Buon Caffe and our menus are created individually according to the season. Today's catch of fresh fish is delivered from the Mediterranean daily, free-range meats are supplied by local artisan farmers and our vegetables, fruit, herbs and honey are bought from our farm in the country. Respecting our Florentine location our menus are designed to reflect the region's unique gastronomic heritage and vibrant culinary culture.
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Florence, Italy
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Wow! I returned here after eating here last year. I loved it last year, but was a bit surprised to find a new and renovated restaurant this time. Gone is the bistrot style atmosphere, replaced with very tasteful, elegant and subdued candle-lit ambience. Real chairs now are in the place of the plastic ones that were there before and those... More

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BorgoSantoPietro, La direzione at La Bottega del Buon Caffe', responded to this review

Thank you Erasmus for your kind words. The cappelletti are quickly becoming the talk of the town! We're glad you appreciated the new decor as well and can't wait to welcome you back again. More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

On a hot summers day in Florence you could simply not find a better spot for calm and chilled out lunch with friends. A stunning restaurant, very chic and beautifully decorated. Chilled prosecco was magically offered on arrival. Then we enjoyed a truly stunning tasting menu. For me the service was sensational and the comfort and attention wonderful, I was... More

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Florence, Toscana, Italy
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I have been living in Florence for almost four years, and I would always pass in front of this restaurant on my way to work. Yesterday I decided to make a reservation and try it out, and I was not disappointed. I went for their 6 course menu with 6 glasses of wine. The food was amazing, combining different flavors... More

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BorgoSantoPietro, La direzione at La Bottega del Buon Caffe', responded to this review

Thank you Tiago. We're pleased to have exceeded your expectations and hope you don't wait another 4 years to come back ;-) More

Milan, Italy
Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

This would have been our fifth meal at La Bottega del Buon Caffe' in just over 14 months. The most remarkable difference between the "old" and the "new", is the complete remodelling of the restaurant to bring it in line with the sophistication and charm of Borgo Santo Pietro. The menu had been refined and offers patrons both an a... More

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BorgoSantoPietro, La direzione at La Bottega del Buon Caffe', responded to this review

Thank you ForeignGuardian for your enthusiastic praise. We are glad we exceeded your expectations and appreciate your kind words. Until next time... More

Florence, Italy
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

As stated in a previous review, this has been my favorite restaurant in Florence for more than six years. One of the charming things about lunch at La Bottega del Buon Caffe' has been the atmosphere due to it being family owned and run. The parents were waiting tables and chatting in the small dining room, son Francesco, the chef... More

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Cara Reets, grazie del tuo continuo sostegno in questi 6 anni. È vero, la gestione è cambiata, ma contrariamente alla... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We had a simply delightful meal at this establishment. It was our best meal in Florence. The street is busy but the establishment is an oasis inside, and we had lovely personal attention from the restaurant manager. The wine pairings were thoughtful and delicious.

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New York City, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Excellent tasting menu bases in traditional Italian food with delicious twists (Mozzarella ice cream?! Perfecto!). The chef was so kind, and though it is a bit outside Florence it's truly a gem for locals and even more of a reason to go while visiting. This was the best meal of our honeymoon!!

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BorgoSantoPietro, Direzione at La Bottega del Buon Caffe', responded to this review

Thank you Victoria. We're pleased to have added to your special honeymoon experience. Next time you're back in Florence, please come visit us again. We should be then settled into our new more centralized location of San Nicolò with a more capacious dining area and lots of new surprises! More

Florence, Italy
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

I thought I would come on and see what the reviews were like after I ate here and was surprised to see so much positivity...maybe they just had a bad night! The service was good, atmosphere great but the food was a let down. I am used to eating in top restaurants as well as traditional trattorie and when I... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013 via mobile

Yesterday, quite by accident we visited the absolute best restaurant in Florence. We enjoyed their 4 course menu, complete with matching wines. The combinations made were absolutely fabulous. Whenever I'm back in this beautiful city I'll be back here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013 via mobile

This is an authentic Italian restaurant just outside the historic centre of Florence, and hence no tourists - it's where the locals eat! The Luchtime menu is excellent value, and the food is sensational! It's 10 mins on the bus from the train station and well worth the effort. I had taglierini con pancetta for €9, and I can happily... More

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