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La Cucina del Garga

Via San Zanobi, 33r, 50129 Florence, Italy
+39 055 475286
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Ranked #40 of 1,949 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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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I went to this restaurant on my last night in Florence at the recommendation of Lonely Planet and Tripadvisor. I was looking forward to a special night out. Service was a very big let down. My antipasto dish was very average, somewhat tasteless, my pasta dish however was delicious, albeit a very small portion. You are offered a complimentary glass... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I came here just over a week ago for my birthday, I could not have asked for a better meal! We get to the table to find pens where they encouraged us to write on the table cloth. The walls are beautiful and the atmosphere is brilliant. We felt so relaxed and had such a fun night, our table was... More

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Pasadena, CA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We went to Garga on a friend's rec and although the food was good, our service was very poor. Sadly, I can hardly remember what we ate, but I remember that we asked for water ten times, had to ask to order, had to ask for more drinks, had to ask where our sides were, (they arrived after we ate... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We were a little concerned when we initially arrived at the door of this restaurant. It seemed to be in the middle of nowhere and I had booked it for my partner's birthday, hence the pressure was higher than normal. We arrived about 15 minutes before it opened, hot and sticky from a day tramping around Florence, which in mid... More

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Bethel, Connecticut
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

La Cucina del Garga is great! The ambiance is different, lot's of Art and paintings all over the walls in many colors. The food is very good and fresh!

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Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

We had the most fabulous dinner at Del Garga. The service was fantastic - friendly and professional but not stuffy. Meals were excellent. Artworks in the restaurant are also very interesting, apparently from young local artists. Would return in a heartbeat!

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I just got back to NYC after a trip in Zurich, Salzburg and Florence and my meal at La Cucina del Garga was BY FAR the best of all I had in those three countries. I had been there before when it first opened and had a great experience so it had a lot to live up to -- and... More

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Rockville, MD
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152 reviews 152 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Because of the positive reviews and the recommendation of a colleague, I reserved dinner at this restaurant more than a week before we arrived in Italy. My husband and I went there on our second night in Florence, and when we arrived at 7:30 pm we were one of only a few people there--it did not get busy until later.... More

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Tallahassee, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

My husband and I had been eager to try la Cucina del Garga for awhile....not only were the reviews strong, but the place looked intriguing and exuded warmth. While walking by one time to review the menu one mid-afternoon, one of the staff members cordially invited us in to have a look around. As it seems clear this establishment values... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

decent restaurant with very slow service; food , average to good, but overpriced for what you get. But certainly not worth $100 for two appetizers and 2, non-meat, main courses. Better restaurants in Florence for the money...

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