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“Outstanding” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Osteria Il Buongustai

Osteria Il Buongustai
Via de Cerchi, 15r, Florence, Italy
055 291 304
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Ranked #121 of 1,973 Restaurants in Florence
Price range: $8 - $15
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Late Night
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“Outstanding”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

This tiny restaurant turns out some of the best food in Florence. I just cannot say enough positive things about this place. It is crowded and hectic but the food is so delicious it is well worth it.

I have eaten here many, many times and each and every time the food has been just perfect. The women who own and run this place are a "seamless team." The menu changes daily according to what is available at market, but there are mainstays such as their incredible grilled vegetables. I will continue to eat here every time I am in Florence.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Amazing!!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013 via mobile

Everytime I go there I never never stop to eat!!!!! Only typical Tuscany home made food!!! Absolutely 5 stars!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

This authentic little restaurant is worth any wait; we arrived with about four groups waiting before us and knew it must be something!
Great service- attentive without overdoing. we chose Pasta and lasagna to see basic Italian dishes in home soil and they didn't disappoint.
The house wine is wonderful with food- served in quarter hLf or full litre carafes which are poured from a massive glass jug!
Have their coffee afterwards- best machiatto I've yet had.
excellent value for money.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Brussels, Belgium
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“Wonderful food, great service & atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

When you go to Florence, do not miss this small restaurant! It offers delicious food (almost home-cooking - which for me means the best food there can be) in a cosy and warm atmosphere - and, at a surprisingly reasonable price. We only had time for a quick lunch, but - wow - how amazing was that! I had the traditional pasta carbonara, the best carbonara I've ever had. We will certainly be back one day to try more of their delicious food. The interior is nice, you really feel at home there. We actually appreciated that the bill was handed in as soon as we had finished our meal. That allows more people to come and enjoy this wonderful kitchen, which helps the place being able to stay there and offer its food also in the future.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“A must for any trip to florence”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

Small easy to miss restaurent-wine bar. The food is excellent and changes daily, we ate here twice in three days. The menu does include pasta dishes but also a range of obscure dishes, i tried pasta with truffle sauce, SUPERB. My partner decided to order tuscan tripe!! her face on its arrival was a picture! Turned out to be excellent and we both agreed on this! If theres a queue....its for a reason, give it a go its worth the wait for a seat

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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