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Lungarno del Tempio, 52, 50121, Florence, Italy
+39 055 234 3693
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12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Sun - Sat 7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 43
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  • 27
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  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Surprisingly good...

So this not so small restaurant is right beside a hotel and we were quite dubious as to whether or not it would be good... However, we were very happily suprised. One recommendation would be to either book a table or get there early as there aren't many obvious places to eat in this part of town... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 12, 2015
Catherine A
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London, England, United Kingdom
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Glendale, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Snobs often avoid restaurants close to hotels. That's all fine and dandy, but this place next door to the Mediterranean Hotel provided a comfortable, inviting and relaxed setting after a full day of sightseeing and eating other meals in the city center. Everything we ate was very well prepared, fresh and there were in fact quite a few locals dining... More 

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Thank Alex I
Glendale, California
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We loved this restaurant!! It was next to our hotel so we ate there often. The women who waited on us were absolutely charming and remembered us each time we came in. One night they even had a table reserved for us! We loved the pizza and their chocolate soufflé dessert is to die for! I highly recommend it. A... More 

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Thank Sandra I
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

Had a nice family dinner on January 1rst, as it was close to our hotel. As a first impression: the decoration is really nice, the interior is spacious and nicely set. We asked for pizzas and beef fillets. All our plates were tasty, and delightful! The service was great aswell. We had special demands because of allergies but everything went... More 

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Thank Marie K
Buffalo, New York, United States
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

During a NAWAS tour of Italy taken from 11/9-19/15, our group stayed in the Hotel Grand Flora while in Florence for two nights. The hotel facilities were booked due to a regional meeting of Italian Catholic Clergy where Pope Francis dropped in for the day to begin the session. Arrangements were made for dinner accommodating 40 members in the group... More 

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Thank DCHill_12
London, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

So this not so small restaurant is right beside a hotel and we were quite dubious as to whether or not it would be good... However, we were very happily suprised. One recommendation would be to either book a table or get there early as there aren't many obvious places to eat in this part of town. We had a... More 

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Thank Catherine A
Swansea, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

We stayed next door at hotel Mediteranneo so decided to try this restaurant. We queued up at 7 and were able to get a table. Unfortunately the service was slow and the food disappointing. I asked for a veggie burger, but that was unavailable and the server recommended a vegetable pizza. My partner chose chicken curry. When my pizza eventually... More 

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Thank CarolPamela
Chicago, Illinois
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

The customer service at Outside Bistro is horrible. I was with my husband and waiting outside with others who arrived before us. No one ever came out to greet us, take our party information or tell us how long the wait would be. It appeared that there was a tour guide who was calling the shots. After 40 minures we... More 

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Alessandro F, Direttore at Outside Bistrot, responded to this review
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Gent.mo cliente, nonostante le "due stelle" che ci ha dato, sono soddisfatto che le sia piaciuto il nostro cibo e... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

We stayed next door and had a 10% discount and heard it had excellent food . The starters with deep fried bread and proceutto were delicious. My steak and chips were a bit pricey at 23€ but the Nutella Calzone was excellent just needed a scoop of vanilla ice cream service was pretty good

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Thank Alton C
uttoxeter
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

This is a nice place to chill out and have some good food with friends, the burgers are very good and also the pizza is very Good. I have spent the last 4 days in Florence and have eaten here 3 nights so that must count for something,the German beer list is very good I love German beer even though... More 

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Thank Tony M
Amman, Jordan
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

We first came to Bistro upon the recommendation of our hotel. We really enjoyed the place and the kind staff, especially the chef who personally came to recommend the best of their preparations. We had bruschetta, minestrone soup and spaghetti Al pesto. All were delicious and very well prepared. We were surprised to notice that prices are much lower than... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Lungarno del Tempio, 52, 50121, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence
  • Phone Number: +39 055 234 3693

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 28 - 34
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
7:00 pm - 12:00 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?