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“Recommended by a local - and it lived up to the hype!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Osteria Dei Pazzi

Osteria Dei Pazzi
Via Dei Lavatoi 1 Rosso, 50122 Florence, Italy
055 2344880
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Ranked #263 of 1,967 Restaurants in Florence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
San Diego, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Recommended by a local - and it lived up to the hype!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

We were recommended this restaurant by our wine tour guide who was born and raised in Tuscany. The food was awesome and the service was even better. The owner took a break from his singing to visit our table and offered us some fresh parmesan to go with the rest of our wine after dinner. Good local wine selection and very reasonably priced. This is a more casual restaurant; not the place for a quiet, candlelit dinner. We will go back if we visit Florence again.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Florence, Italy
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Top Florentine Restaurant Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

Have studied in Florence for three months and I will never forget this place. Exactly what you want to experience visiting here - great food and even better service.

  • 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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Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Great food, super Pizza”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

This was fantastic value and really authentic despite being so close to the tourist area. It was recommended to us as being a local restaurant for locals. It did not disappoint

  • Visited October 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Tuscan cuisine”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

A fantastic little restaurant that served very good food. Since the menu only was in Italian we had to chance a little with very positive experience.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Fantastic!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

The name translates to "Tavern of the insane." I speak Italian and asked about the name - I noticed there were some bottles around on shelves with some "interesting" historical characters on the labels. I thought maybe they were the "pazzi." I was told, very pleasantly, that they were indeed pazzi (insane) but that's not where the name came from. I never did get an answer. The owner sang as he seated us, basically making the song up as he went. Maybe he's the pazzo?!! Anyway, the food was amazing. I had a Tuscan steak that could've choked a horse, and got quite a few admiring looks from others in the restaurant when I was able to polish it off! Come here for authentic Florentine food and great local ambiance.

  • Visited September 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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