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La Cucina del Garga

Via San Zanobi, 33r, 50129 Florence, Italy
+39 055 475286
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Ranked #84 of 1,955 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $41 - $68
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: “La Cucina del Garga” arrives in Florence with Alessandro Gargani’s return after eight years of experience in New York City. Alessandro decides to return to his native town to continue the family restaurant tradition born at the Trattoria in the old location of Via del Moro, an institution in the Florentine culinary scene renowned both locally and internationally since 1979 where his parents Sharon and Giuliano instilled in Alessandro their passion for cuisine.

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Texas
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53 reviews 53 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We are a team of young American culinary professionals from Texas with a passion for food, culture, and excitement; our love for food has driven us to work towards developing a greater understanding of food while looking into the history, culture, traditions, and techniques behind each dish. Our company is called Culinary Crossings and we are traveling the world, to... More

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North Chicago, Illinois
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496 reviews 496 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
355 helpful votes 355 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This is just about half a block down a side street from the 27th of April Avenue. It is small, with a good atmosphere, Service is continental -- in courses and not in any rush. I had the baked chicken with avocado and truffle sauce -- very nice. But the main reason for going here is for their specialty dessert... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

My husband and I celebrated a wedding welcome dinner at La Cucina del Garga with 25 guests, including 2 toddlers. The staff were so accommodating and friendly! The food was delicious! We had the tasting menu, which was a 4 course dinner plus wine and coffee. Because it was a tasting menu, we thought it would be small portions but... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

I loved the eclectic art that adorned the wall at this casual restaurant. This was a return visit for our tour guide and she had reserved to insure that we would experience this place. There are sculptures and paintings everywhere. We were even given markers so we could draw and doodle on the tablecloth. What fun. The food was delicious.... More

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Milan, Italy
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Cellai Hotel concierge booked this lovely restaurant which was just around the corner of the hotel. The decoration is very special as there are lots of paintings, memories and artworks allover the walls. The food is so good ... we had eggplants and ham for entree and delicious pasta. We also shared a giant tasty Florentine Steak. Everything was so... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We went here based on a recommendation and although it was expensive we decided to give it a try. Big mistake very very average food at Michelin star prices, i would avoid since there is so much choice in firenze.

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

The food was good but not authentic .My husband had pasta with seafood .The sauce was bland ,it was a plain tomato sauce to which they added the fish before serving . .Average food but not excellent .It should be excellent for what they charge.I had fried salted cod with leeks.The leeks we're served as a vichyssoise soup, not what... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

On the night we attended La Cucina del Garga the restaurant seemed to be something of a victim of its own success. The place was packed and waiters were swamped. We had three waiters over the course of a meal that took over 2 hours and we only had two pasta dishes and a starter. It took us a half... More

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adriello2002, Proprietario at La Cucina del Garga, responded to this review

Dear Matthew C let me first apoligize for the bad experience you had here in my restaurant. Now I also want to take the opportunity to explain you and the rest of the customers that here at Garga we WANT our clients to stay for 2 hrs to enjoy their meal. In fact we dont rotate any table and each... More

Chicago, IL
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103 reviews 103 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

This is a serious restaurant regarding the food set in an unusual decor - it tries to be extremely artistic and I think ends up a bit hokey; the decor is not the thing - the food is and it is very good. Aside from the first course, pasta, it was not particularly Italian. As far as I could tell,... More

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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3 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 via mobile

A charming, quirky atmosphere with charming wait staff and some of the best food ever. If you order the bisteca, it is enough for more than two hungry diners. The appetizers were photo-worthy and tasted every bit as wonderful. Do make a reservation.

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Address: Via San Zanobi, 33r, 50129 Florence, Italy
Phone Number: +39 055 475286
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence
Average Prices: USD 41 - 68
Cuisine: Italian

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