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La Cucina del Garga

Via San Zanobi, 33r, 50129 Florence, Italy
+39 055 475286
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Ranked #58 of 1,970 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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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

After getting a bit lost we found this restaurant and we were not disappointed. The staff were really attentive although not too much so. We enjoyed a complementary glass of prosecco and a homemade bread with tomato sauce. The rest of the food was to die for and I honestly had trouble moving at the end (thank goodness our hotel... More

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Split, Croatia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Restaurant was recommended to us by a friend in New York. We arrived without a reservation and slightly hassled, however we soon relaxed due to the welcome we received and the interesting decor. Everything we sampled was proof that good quality, fresh produce, coupled with a love of food and careful preparation, results in delicious food! Loved being able to... More

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portrush
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I have wanted to visit this restaurant for many years and finely did on 10th August. There were 12 of us and the experience from start to finish was outstanding. We were greeted with a complementary glass of fizz which was a lovely welcome. Crisp white table cloths and a beautiful table setting in this interestingly decorated restaurant. The food... More

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Wooler, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

My Fiancee and I booked a table at "La Cucina del Garga" on the internet before heading to Florence. Even via email, the team at the restaurant had already made us feel very welcome. We went in search of the restaurant for our meal. It's in a slightly strange location, in that it feels in the middle of nowhere -... More

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Homestead, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We went here for dinner one night. The restaurant was completely full and there was total chaos...Our food was good but I think it would have been amazing if we went on a week night instead of the weekend. It's a very popular place so I would suggest reserving a table and, if you can, go during a week night.....

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Tourcoing, France
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Best pasta and one of the best stakes I have had so far. Service is perfect and food is to die for. Must try the seafood pasta as it's so tasty it melts in your mouth. Highly recommend

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Turku, Finland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Two stars mainly beacause of slow service and a cold atmospehere. Most of the clients in this place seemed to be tourists, not locals. The food was ok.

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Milwaukee
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Okay, I'm not overly picky or some big gourmand, but when I'm only in a city for a few days, I don't want disappointment. So I reserved Garga online before we even left home about 2 weeks prior to our reservation on June 30. I save magazines and found the restaurant mentioned in the March 2006 issue of Travel &... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

La Cucina del Garga has been around for a long time. I remeber eating here when I last visited Florence in 1992. They had this terrific salad on the menu (insalata Garga) that we all loved. This year, in planning our trip to Florence, we wanted to make sure we reserved a night for dinner at Garga. I am very... More

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Very good service. Very good food. Very good rating. Would definitely go back if I lived in Florence but a cut below our other favorite meals during our one week trip to Italy.

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