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“Best Afternoon in Florence” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Enoteca Pitti Gola e Cantina

Enoteca Pitti Gola e Cantina
Piazza Pitti 16, 50125, Florence, Italy (Pitti)
+39 055 212704
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Ranked #15 of 2,361 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $50 - $85
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean, Wine Bar
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Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Drinks, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Pitti
Description: Thank you for your interest in Enoteca Pitti Gola e Cantina. We are a cozy wine shop and wine bar located in Piazza Pitti just across from the Pitti Palace. Our mission is to select the very best territorial, cultural and traditional wines produced in Tuscany and in Italy. Focusing on small production, high-end wines that are difficult to find anywhere else. Our options by the glass strongly represent this very specific selection. Our goal is to inform our clients of the wines and wine making process of Italy. We have a limited but quite special food selection prepared daily by our chef. We offer an a la carte menu featuring Tuscan appetizers, cheeses, charcuterie and hand made first courses. Still, our dishes are designed to compliment your experience with our wines. We are not a restaurant with a full dining menu. Our kitchen is open from 1:00pm to 3:30 pm then again from 7:30 to 10:30. We are closed on Tuesdays. Apart from a la carte dinning we are now proud to offer Dinner with an Owner. A truly unique experience awaits for wine lovers in Florence. One of the three owners of Enoteca Pitti Gola e Cantina will personally guide you through an extensive tasting of our selection of small production, high end Italian wines. Each of the three gentlemen are extremely knowledgeable and passionate about Italian wines. Through the course of the tasting you will have an opportunity to learn from them about the history, culture, processes and traditions of wine making in Italy. Your host will spend the evening working with your specific tastes to create a personalized tasting that can accommodate every wine lover, from the expert to the novice. Accompanied by a customized, tasting menu created by our Chef. This private tasting is extremely exclusive and as such only ONE is offered per night, on Friday and Saturday nights ONLY. Tastings commonly last from 3 to 4 hours, although depending on the clients they have been known to last even longer. As such, tasting reservations are recommended for 7:00pm (19:00). Reservations are required AT LEAST 3 days in advance, based on availability. Upon reservation any and all food specifications must be confirmed such as allergies, food intolerances, vegetarians or vegans. Only ONE menu may be offered for the entire table, so any and all food restrictions will need to be applied to the meal for everyone at the table. Dinner with an Owner is 140,00 euro per person which will include all food and wine. A keepsake copy of your customized menu with wines will be signed by the owner and given to you at the end of the night. We also offer The Wine Club Tasting which is offered exclusively to those clients who are interested in joining The Wine Club. Created to offer clients an opportunity to discover the types of wines that make it into the selections each year and to decide what package best suits their personal taste and needs. During the tasting clients will sample red wines that are representative of the type of wines that are chosen for The Wine Club Selections. Featuring small production, high end Italian wines and when available, our own private labels. The tasting will be accompanied by a selection of local Italian cheeses. We are happy to offer the tasting complementary upon the completion of The Wine Club membership contract. If you would like a copy of the packet and contract for your country of residence it can be found on our website on The Wine Club Page or please let us know and we would be happy to email one to you. The Wine Club Tasting is offered exclusively in the afternoons from 4pm to 6pm and reservations are highly recommended. The Tasting is complementary for 2 people per signed membership contract. Enoteca Pitti Gola e Cantina is proud to present The Wine Tasting Lunch. A tasting menu comprised of four wines and accompanied by a three course lunch. One of the gentlemen will assist you to select the ideal wine to pair with your dishes and to please your palate from their ample selection of Bubbles, Whites and Reds. The three courses made by our Chef will change frequently and feature fresh, seasonal ingredients. You will have your choice from 2 options for appetizer, first course and dessert. The Wine Tasting Lunch is 35,00 euro per person which will include all food and wine. Reservations are not required but are highly recommended. Our kitchen is open for lunch from 1:00pm to 3:30pm daily, except on Tuesdays as we are closed. For reservations please let us know what date, time, name, how many people and what type of reservation you are interested in making; an a la carte lunch or dinner, a reservation for The Wine Club Tasting, Dinner With An Owner or The Wine Tasting Lunch. We are closed On Tuesdays all day. We thank you so much for expressing your interest in us and we do very much hope to get to see you at Enoteca Pitti Gola e Cantina soon!
Napa, California, United States
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“Best Afternoon in Florence”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

As rain started to ruin our day, we decided to look for a wine bar try the local wines. We are so glad we did. One of the partners, Manuele spoke with us for hours. We tried lots of wine, and took some to go! Great afternoon and have already recommended this place to others, who also had a great time.

Visited May 2013
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“Best Wine Bar in Florence”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

My husband found this place on trip advisor. I cannot begin to tell you of the service they have. Zeno, Eduardo and Manuel own this restaurant. All are very personal. They really know their wine. Recommending and knowing about each wine they serve is very important to them. And the food. They have a chef on site that is fantastic.

  • Visited May 2013
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“Fine, experience dining”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

Myself and my fiancé ate here twice - for dinner and for lunch, over the space of a few days. Each time a different experience, but both times equally as rewarding. Pitti Gola e Cantina is definitely based more around enjoyment of their many fine wines, but don't let that distract from the joyous cuisine. We both found each visit to be a journey - initially the wines were selected to match the food, but on the second visit, Edoardo took us through both the wine and dining menu and built a thoroughly enjoyable evening. Great value for money, fantastic personal, yet non-intrusive customer service. Couldn't have asked for more. Perfect to sit back, relax and enjoy. I just hope everyone has as much fun as we did.

  • Visited June 2013
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“Put on the Top of Your List”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

This wine bar lived up to it's many fine reviews. Be sure to reserve as it is not very big but you will be welcomed with open arms. The six of us had a wine tasting experience with some light food which was very filling. Had lots of fun, drank about 6 or 7 wines...had a great time there...don't miss it.

  • Visited May 2013
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“Fantastic first visit, very good second visit...great food and wine!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

Have scored this a 4 perhaps unfairly because we were sooooo impressed with the first visit, we went for a second, which wasn't as good. On the first visit, we were hosted by the excellent Zeno. He was extremely knowledgeable about wine and showed us a video of how the wine we were tasting was produced. He brought wine for us to try based on our tastes (my fiancé wanted a white for red drinkers and he hasn't stopped talking about the Damijan that Zeno brought out since!). We also ordered some food to go with the wine. We ordered two dishes to share (went for the wine really not the food). This was a real surprise. We ordered 'Asparagus and poached egg' and chicken liver terrine. Both were amazing! The asparagus and poached egg came as two portions in small jars...really sweet of them to do this since we we sharing. When we went back we had one each of these because they were so tasty (seriously, just get one!) and these came in bigger jars. Still amazingly good but the smaller ones were more of an intense flavour. The terrine was also excellent. On the second visit, Zeno wasn't there. The service was really good but just not the same as the previous trip (not much info on wine or recommendations and we were left more to ourselves)...still great but only a very good rather than an exceptional.

  • Visited June 2013
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