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La Cucina del Garga

Via San Zanobi, 33r, 50129 Florence, Italy
+39 055 475286
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Ranked #71 of 1,995 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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Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

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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97 reviews 97 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We had a lovely last night in Florence and spent it eating very nice food and wine at the La Cucina Del Garga.this place has a nice feel to it. Off the normal walking paths around the city. You pay more, but surely get good food and service in return. Would highly recommend this charming restaurant.

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Kettering, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We had the beautiful food to celebrate our anniversary,the staff was so polite and helpful. The portions were much larger than we expected. Thank you for a lovely evening.

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Pune, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

This is one awesome place . The food tastes great. We had ordered pasta and salad. They start with giving you a complimentary glass of prosseco (local white wine) which is fabulous. The service was good and the owner herself was present taking rounds and asking everyone if everything is ok. The decor is very nice and artistic. Liked the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 via mobile

The staff was very attentive and the food was delicious. Waitstaff was helpful with menu and wine selections. Owner/chef was friendly and fun. Do not miss the Brunello di Montacino ('09) the calamari, beef tenderloin & fresh pastas. Was able to reserve a table the day of and enjoyed the unhurried pace of a typical Italian dinner w/lots of wine... More

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5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

La Cucina del Garga's atmosphere was eclectic and fun. Lots of local art and bright colors. The service was friendly and the food was excellent. Great place!

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Annandale
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

After not listening well to the directions from the hotel concierge we finally found the restaurant that was actually quite near!! The long trip was totally worth it. The restaurant is medium in size - highly recommend a reservation. Complementary glass of Proseco started a marvelous evening. A nice basket of bread. We have been disappointed throughout most of Italy... More

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Romsey, United Kingdom
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59 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Another recommended restaurant from our hotel. Visited on a busy Monday. Service initially very good - welcoming complimentary prosecco, bread and a tasty tomato focaccia. Ordered the calamari after reading previous reviews, and yes it is as good as they say. Also ordered the biffstecca to have between us. This took ages to come, but was good. We had now... More

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Additional Information about La Cucina del Garga

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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