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La Cucina del Garga

Via San Zanobi, 33r, 50129 Florence, Italy
+39 055 475286
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Ranked #48 of 1,866 restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Ok so this was a great, well priced meal. The chef apparently spent time in NYC, and the menu is correspondingly more inventive than the average restaurant I've been to here (e.g. the magnifico tagliatelle has a cream brandy sauce, roasted artichoke salad). Both were, however truly excellent. The service was friendly, again with american touches (prosecco welcome drink, bruschetta... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

We were staying in a hotel around the corner and discovered this restaurant when exploring the neighborhood. What a wonderful find! It was busy, with great atmosphere. The food was excellent, and good value for Florence. Traditional Italian food with a modern twist. The service was superb - they took good care of us throughout the evening. The walls are... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

We had a wonderful meal here on our last night in Florence. The complimentary glass of prosecco and tomato sauce topped bread were lovely; we ordered the calamari starter and the chef also sent us the artichoke starter, both were delicious in particular the calamari with avacado and tomato was devine! Our next course was equally as lovely - tortellini... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014 via mobile

I work closely with 15 accomplished chefs and the food and their version of Italian gluten free chocolate here revivals their food. Thank you Trip Advisor for this recommendation. A wonderful first evening in Florence.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

We had a great evening at Garga...wonderful food (artichoke salad...with pistachios!!) not to mention the magnifico pasta! The chef/owner Ale is amazing - thank you!

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Came without a reservation on a Wednesday in the off-season and were seated right away. This is a very elegant restaurant, white tablecloths and walls filled with art. It's romantic and would be a great place to go if you're looking to err on the side of fine dining instead of casual trattoria. We got their house wine which was... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014 via mobile

Warm friendly reception and very good service. Welcoming casual ambience. Nice variety of antipasti, primi piatti and main courses. The pasta and their sauces were excellent and reasonably priced. The Florentine beef and veal chop were well prepared and quite good. Overall a pleasant and well prepared meal at a fair price. When we entered the restaurant we noted a... More

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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

I have been in Florence to attend a fashion fair and I have experienced one of the greatest restaurant in town. IL GARGA. I have forgotten my sweater and they kindly have sent it to me by post. Thank you very much.

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Excellent - food, service, ambiance, all ! Go for it, even if you come from abroad ! Never regret the experience !

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Naples, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

I normally steer clear of reviewing somewhere that has this many reviews, but had to echo the sentiments of the hundreds of 5 star reviews for La Cucina del Garga. From the amazing carciofi (artichoke) salad antipasti to my seriously delicious truffle chicken (seriously, it is hands-down the best chicken dish I've had in 3 years in Italy. Absolutely perfection!),... More

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