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Osteria Il Buongustai

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Via de Cerchi, 15r, Florence, Italy
+39 055 291304
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Townsville, Australia
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This tiny little place serves the yummiest food, we had bruschetta, pasta and the Tiramisu is to die for.

Thank Patricia M
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108 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent homemade food. Lasagna was amazing. The women cooking and serving seemed to know everyone there. Didn't matter that we were tourists, they were super nice and accommodating. It's very small, Only 12 or so tables. By the time we left the line was out the door. The food here is delicious! So happy we found this place!

1 Thank AuntJeanie
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

Quick and efficient homely cooking. Good menu and moderately priced. Veal chop with roast potatoes was very good and this restaurant has a good atmosphere and always busy. Location is very good.

2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

We stumbled across this place by chance as we took to side streets to avoid the crowds and we kept coming back for more. True home made food served in the tiny premises provided for almost surreal experience. The home made apple pie was so good it gave my wife teary eyes as it reminded her of her grandmother. We... More 

Thank Marek T
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

Mom and I came to Florence to celebrate our 30th and 60th birthdays. We were looking for a great place in Florence to eat, and found this little gem. This place is super affordable and probably the best food we had during our entire trip of Italy. We ended up going back there 3 times we loved it so much.... More 

Thank Scott H
Los Angeles, California
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48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

We stopped in here for lunch while we were in Florence and ordered a Capocollo Sandwich and Farfalle Pesto pasta dish. The meat in the sandwich was excellent, however as is rather common in Tuscany, the bread was dry and tough. The pasta however, was excellent. I'd easily recommend coming here for pasta, if you're looking for a sandwich in... More 

Thank Dylan H
Lexington, Kentucky
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Our first meal in Florence and our last meal in Florence. So good it was a do over! The spinach gnudi is a must! We also had a pork tenderloin cutlets in a peppercorn cream sauce that was delicious! It is a great lunch spot or casual dinner place. Communal tables that lends itself to meeting other tourist from all... More 

Thank ZGrasshopper
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

First visited this place long before Trip Advisor existed. it was then, 20 odd years ago, a locals only or very brave tourist place. Food is basic & decor even more so. But this is its charm. It has been discovered by more tourists but hasn't really changed much. Good simple food, wine from a demijohn, wooden benches. If you... More 

Thank Peter S
Durham, North Carolina
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

We absolutely loved this small gem of a place right in the middle of busy, touristy Florence. The food was amazing! The service was very nice. And the ambience was wonderful - it felt like we were in an Italian home. We had full view of the two ladies preparing our dishes made-to-order. Nice wine. We found this place due... More 

1 Thank NCRogers
Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

Felt like we were in an Italian house with the hosts cooking food for us. A tiny place with amazing home made like food. Good to try out local Florentine cuisine.

Thank SidJaiswal

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $15
Italian, Mediterranean
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via de Cerchi, 15r, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Duomo
  • Neighborhood: Duomo
  • Phone Number: +39 055 291304

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Staying in Duomo

Neighborhood Profile
Florentia, as it was called by Latins, is permeated by an eternal beauty spread in all corners of the city. The historic center is characterized by the immensity of the Duomo, able to transport tourists into the brightest age of Florence: the Renaissance. Who does not know the Brunelleschi Dome, San Giovanni Baptistery and the Giotto’s Campanile? Everything is enclosed here and it would be easy to imagine the city as it was in ancient times, with maids walking in the main square and horses carrying coaches. Nowadays, roads are busy with street artists. Rustic Tuscan bakeries give way to fashion shops; just stop for a few minutes in the middle of Piazza della Repubblica to enjoy the colors and sweet melody of the carousel that will bring back great memories from anyone’s childhood.
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