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“Great food and service” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Gustavino

Gustavino
Via della Condotta 37R, 50123 Florence, Italy
055 2399806
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Ranked #384 of 1,967 Restaurants in Florence
Price range: $10 - $60
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Chowder
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Gustavino ristorante e wine bar a Firenze presenta la cucina toscana reinterpretata utilizzando materie prime di altissima qualita , servita in un ambiente elegante dal design moderno e raffinato.Particolare cura viene riservata alla carta dei vini che offre una scelta tra oltre 800 etichette con il meglio della produzione Toscana ed Italiana. Provate le nostre specialita come i tagliolini neri al riccio di mare e pesto, il filetto di manzo con la marmellata di cipolle rosse o la tartare di manzo con salsa di mostarda.Nei nostri menu sono presenti giornalmente piatti senza glutine, su prenotazione si possono preparare pasti completi con pasta/riso e pane.
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“Great food and service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013 via mobile

Stumbled into this place after our first choice was fully booked. We were greeted and served by a friendly waitress. The menu was unique--not your standard pastas and meat choices--but limited. I had a very good cheese ravioli with a pear sauce that was delicious. Portions are a bit small. Ordered a mixed greens salad to start that had salt on it (not what I expected) but it seems that in Florence, they love salt. Ordered a bottle of wine which was sent back because it was past its prime (about 15 years old and stored upright from the dust on the bottle), the next one was also bad (cork was dry) and finally the third was good. No complaints from the waitress at all about the wines, though, and she graciously changed them each time. Overall, I would go back here again just for the great service and unique menu.

Visited September 2013
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Kristiansund, Norway
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“The best pasta I've had!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Walked by this cozy yet modern restaurant and just had to give it a try. It was so cool that we could see into the kitchen from the street! Try the pasta with ricotta cheese and pear sauce. You wont be sorry. The whole experience was truly wonderful and they topped it off with an amazing cheesecake. Thanks so much for one of the best meals I've had during my two months in Italy! Bravo

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Lexington, Massachusetts
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“Shout out to Cosimo and Leonard...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

2 fantastic meals/outstanding service at Gustavino. Not surprisingly, this restaurant came highly recommended by the front desk at our hotel Firenze Number Nine. I can't recall off the top of my head all the dishes we had, but some of the highlights were the mixed salad, octopus salad, a vegetarian pasta dish, beef filet (rare), and liter after liter of red wine (probably explains why I currently have the memory of Jason Bourne). Our servers Cosimo and Leonard really went the extra mile - incredibly friendly and attentive, they really made our dinners memorable. Highly recommended!

  • 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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“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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“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.

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