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“Amazing food”
Review of Zeb

Via San Miniato, 2, Florence, Italy
055 2342864
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Ranked #101 of 1,864 restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night
Description: Zeb Gastronomia, Florence’s unique bistro and gastonomia situated inside the old city wall in San Niccolò, is the innovation of owner Alberto Navari, who you will find dashing around the galley while his mother, Giuseppina, works her magic in the kitchen, bringing the best of Italian culinary tradition to Zeb’s seasonal menu.The gastronomia features an excellent selection of wines, pastas, pastries, chocolate, olive oil, cured meats and a sophisticated assortment of cheeses.
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1 review
“Amazing food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We passed our first lunch in this restaurant and the food was amazing, the first dish was a tasteful homemade pasta we asked for a spaghetti sienesi and raviolo... try it

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Condensending and pretentious”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW via mobile

Asked for a table but was greeted by a judgmental look from a woman working behind the counter. Laughed to the people in the que in front of us when we mentioned we didn't have a reservation. Pretty condescending considering we walked quite a way to get there. Basic manners and a smile wouldnt have been too much to ask.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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New York City, New York
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Chilled atmosphere, clean design, delicous food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Zeb was near the apartment we rented for our stay in Florence, and we ventured in to have a sip of wine around 5p. We were offered to order a cured meat and cheese platter to go with the wine (a very generous serving for 2 people), and it had a perfect selection, along with the unsalted Tuscan bread. On our last night, we went back for dinner. The pasta with pear sauce was good, but I enjoyed branzino fish with spinach much more - it was delicious and flavorful! The guy (owner, I believe) suggested wines that would go well with the meals, and they really did. At the end, the layered cake (crusty layers with cream filling) was heavenly. The bar type of restaurant has a very relaxed atmosphere, with clean lines in the design, chilled electronic music, people keep their voices down, making the dinner enjoyable and intimate even when other people are sitting close by at the bar. The owner was very professional, he explained the menu in English to us, and treated us warmly, as he remembered us from the previous visit a few days ago. His mom (I believe, according to other reviews) is a very sweet lady, doesn't speak English but really appreciated our attempts to speak Italian to her. At the end she sent air kisses to us and wished a very happy journey. Very nice and chilled dinner experience for a crowded Friday night at the beginning of the tourism season. Highly recommended.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Boston, Massachusetts
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“Very good”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Very good trattoria in a nice street of san niccolo area. You seat at the desk and can taste really good tuscan meals as zuppe and bollito. We strongly suggest to try it at your next visit in florence, we will definetely do it.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Marbella, Spain
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“cute little deli”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Halfway between a deli and a restaurant - you can buy a slice of cake or a piece of cheese for take away, simply buy a bottle of wine (they have a large selection), or eat at the counter on their high stools (they only have about 15 places, laid out in a U shape all around the bar/ kitchen) The service is courteous but not extremely friendly, the food is very fair, the value is OK. I recommend the truffle or pesto pasta. The chocolate/pear cake is not too bad either :-)

  • Visited February 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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