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“Fantastico” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Gustavino

Gustavino
Via Della Condotta 37R, 50123 Florence, Italy
+39.055.2399806
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Ranked #358 of 1,875 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $29
Cuisines: Italian, Chowder, Mediterranean, Vegetarian
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Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Gustavino restaurant and wine bar in Florence presents the Tuscan cuisine reinterpreted using raw materials of high quality, served in a stylish modern design and sophisticated. Particular attention is paid to the wine list which offers a choice of hundreds of labels with the best of Tuscan and Italian production. Try our specialties like noodles blacks at sea urchin and pesto, beef tenderloin with red onion marmalade or beef tartare with mustard sauce. In our daily menu includes gluten-free dishes, reservation you can prepare full meals with pasta / rice and bread.
Brisbane
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13 reviews 13 reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Fantastico”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Just finished a fantastic meal at Gustavino.
One street behind Piazza Signoria, great service, English and Italian language menus and poly-linguistic staff.

2. 5 e per person coperto includes bread
2 e Carafe of sparkling water
22 e bottle of good chianti classico
14 e linguini with mussels and clams - 5 out of 5
16 e 1. 5 roast quail with creme Brule polenta - best quail ever!
9 e chocolate molten souffle - 5 out of 5
8 e glass of volento and 3 biscotti - amazing

Total 76 euro well spent!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Regina, Canada
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21 restaurant reviews
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Groovy and inexpensive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

Nice vibe, groovy modern music (oxymoronic adjectives, I know). Started us off with Prosecco and ended with cream limoncello. Didn't charge us for either. I had lovely smoked cheese on pears and honey crostini, followed by orange duck. Mmmmm.

Visited September 2013
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“Don't waste your time and money”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

Was drawn in by the menu at the front. Ordered a linguine with mussels clams and prawns as per menu but prawns were replaced by salmon with no notice or warning. Lamb cutlets were average. DO NOT ORDER THE DUCK BREAST - Ruined a good piece of meat, it was too tough and fat was not rendered well, orange sauce that went with it was too sweet. Service was slow. Threw us €20 note as change when we were expecting €27 and forced us a €7 tip when they did not deserve it.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Gustavino - One of the best in Florence.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

Impecable food, wine, and service. We were there on a quiet night, but I'm sure the staff deals treats larger crowds with equal cheer and efficiency. Everyone at our table vied for "best plate of the evening". I can't wait to try what everybody else had!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Prague, Czech Republic
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Gustavino. get it? Gusto & vino . . . 8^)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Mrs found from the Lonely Planet guide . . . Trip Advisor comments are mostly spot on . . . fabulous place with friendly knowledgeable staff . . . only thing, tho', you do not 'stumble' onto this place . . . it's just around the corner from the Galleria degli Uffizzi . . . 8^D . . . it is cozy, but not hidden, if you see how I mean . . .

Mrs had from the daily menu Ricotta al forna Insalata e Pomodoro . . . this was some creamy good ricotta . . .

I asked the waiter, Is Osso Buco Tuscan . . . he smiled with surprise and pleasure, ah yes, it IS tuscan, and ours is very good . . . yeh, I would go along with that . . .

Mrs also had the Pappardelle del Ragu di Carne . . . one of those cases where I have to remind Mrs her num-nums are disturbing the other patrons . . . 8^D

I ordered from the regular menu: Crespelle (crepese filled with ricotta & spinach) . . . it may seem precious or jejune to say it, but just lovely, lovely, lovely . . .

we are simple folk, loving simple peasant food -- it helps if the peasant food is from Tuscany, if you see how I mean . . . 8^) . . . and we love a place with carafes available for still water and house wine . . .

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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