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“Best pizza ever!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Il Pizzaiuolo

Il Pizzaiuolo
Via de' Macci 113/r, Florence, Italy
055 24 11 71
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Ranked #287 of 1,873 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Pizza
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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“Best pizza ever!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

Probably this is the best pizza that you're gonna have in Florence.

We had a Marinara pizza, that even without mozzarela cheese is delicious. The tomato sauce is perfect! Then we had the spicy "Diavlo", that is amazing!!! Spicy sausages, black olives and fresh mozzarella fior de late. If you like spicy food you should order this one for sure.

Service is fast and friendly, and the pizza maker gave some tips to my husband on how to open the pizza pasta.

People say that it gets crowded. We arrived around noon, so it was easy to find a table.

If you love good pizza that's the place for you. And that's a great value for money.

  • Visited September 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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Athens, Greece
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“Great food, real italian (napolitan) taste!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Great Napolitan pizza (probably the best in town) and amazing spaghetti al vongole! Very good housewine! It was recommended by a number of locals (they know better) and was the most tasteful and value for money dinner. Make sure you make a reservation!

Visited August 2013
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Brussels, Belgium
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“Great pizza”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

I had a really good pizza here. Service was friendly. We arrived at opening time on a Monday evening and the place was quickly filled so best to come early without a reservation.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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“One of the best pizzas of my life”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013 via mobile

I've eaten pizza all over the world, and all over Italy- I've even tried the other top pizzerias in Florence- Gusta Pizza and Pizza Man, and while all are fantastic, I put Il Pizzaiuolo at or near the top. The owners are unmistakably Neapolitan, conversing in their dialect across the restaurant. the place is modest and quite small, but offers some truly authentic food, which just cannot be missed, even if you're not much of a pizza fan. They have a nice range on the menu of about 20 pizzas, rather than being the "margherita/marinara only" purists that some pizzerias are. To top it off we had fast, friendly service, and the prices are normal/cheap for Florence. Perhaps the only thing they're missing is a signature pizza, something Pizza Man did very well. What you get with a top pizzeria is you can taste each ingredient- the tomato, the mozzarella, the thick base. Most places outside Italy struggle with second rate mozzarella and tomato, but not here, Naples is not far away after all. I can't think of a better place to grab a meal. Just go, I seriously doubt you'll be disappointed!

  • Visited August 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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“Great!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Great food. Real Italian restaurant, full of locals and some tourists.
Reasonable prices for food and drink.
Decent service.Food arrived quickly, with no fuss. Polite servers.
I'd definitely eat here again.

Visited July 2013
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