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Caffetteria Il David

San Marco
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Piazza San Marco, 6/R, 50121, Florence, Italy
+39 055 291649
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast

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Lucky us, this wonderful morning stop is around the corner from our apartment in Florence. Fresh croissant and excellent coffee deliver by a most friendly person. Made our mornings smile.

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 17, 2015
Mankato, Minnesota
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Mankato, Minnesota
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153 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Lucky us, this wonderful morning stop is around the corner from our apartment in Florence. Fresh croissant and excellent coffee deliver by a most friendly person. Made our mornings smile.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

nice and friendly people, local atmosphere at the piazza San Marco. Fast, good coffee, great sandwiches.Simple, tastfull, perfect. And they speak various languages.

Thank Maarten K
Espoo, Finland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

This place is sandwiched between all the cliche, expensive tourist cafes on the square. This place had a more authentic Italian feel and all the other customers were locals. The breakfast was good and a decent price. Of course it's not as beautiful as the touristy cafes but when you're looking for a sandwich that doesn't cost eight euros then... More 

2 Thank Emmi T
Tenby, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

It was a little cool outside but fleece were provided for those who wanted them, as well as patio heaters. The staff were non intrusive, the food fantastic and of course and unbeatable location.

Thank Chris8226
Chicago, Illinois
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Had a few minutes before going in to see David Stopped in here to get a drink and use bathroom. The sandwiches and pastries looked so great we had to order something to eat. Best tomato mozzarella pannini we had on the entire trip. Also had cappuccino. I have never seen a cup made so fast. The friendliest owners we... More 

1 Thank Nighthawks-55
Portland, OR USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This is not a place that normally gets any recognition on review sites. It's totally nondescript, just another touristy cafe near the very crowded Academia. But really, there's more to this place. Run by husband and wife. Both speak impeccable English. They offer up sandwiches to go. Waters, colas and of course coffee. Seemed less expensive than most places with... More 

2 Thank GOBEAVS96
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

My husband and I went here with a friend who lives in Florence and goes here often. Very friendly atmosphere, excellent service, and good food. We would definitely return.

1 Thank MargaretBenefiel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013 via mobile

We needed a quick meal, and found this close to our hotel. Here the waiter spoke understandable english and was really friendly. We decided to get some espressos and paninis, and we were pleasantly suprised. The coffee and food is not the best we've had, but at these prices and this location, it's well worth your money! (1? for an... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

In Florence I went to the little cafeteria in Piazza San Marco called David with three friends. We were allowed to sit and talk over continued coffee and cake for three hours, and we were smiled at when we left. We paid "after", and we had to tell the friendly proprietor what he had served us. He speaks English, and... More 

1 Thank Hanne K

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Piazza San Marco, 6/R, 50121, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > San Marco
  • Neighborhood: San Marco
  • Phone Number: +39 055 291649

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  • Cuisine: Cafe


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San Marco
The pleasant atmosphere of this residential area, a stone’s throw away from the Duomo of Florence, surprises everyone. A continuous flow of backpacking students provides the tranquil surroundings for the elderly residents who sit in Piazza San Marco to read the daily newspaper. Home to several universities, including the Academy of Fine Arts, San Marco is one of the most vibrant cultural centers in the city. A bridge connecting the modern cultural activity of Florence to its classic art, represented by the everlasting magnificence of the original David, resonates as a symbol of Florence and of Italy as a whole. Get lost in a Neoclassic world, a journey back in time through historic buildings like Spedale degli Innocenti (Hospital of the Innocents), San Marco church, Basilica della Santissima Annunziata, and natural jewels like the Botanical Gardens.
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