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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
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Osteria Il Buongustai is in city center but hidden in the street around the corner from one of the main pedestrian zones with shops. The service during the lunch is very quick because everybody comes here to have a quick lunch and go back to work. The dishes are not expensive but incredibly delicious! You will enjoy your meal there!

Thank Liliakebayer
Verona, Italy
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265 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a quite famous venue in Florence downtown where people can enjoy traditional food. The place is pretty small so booking in advance is highly recommended. Besides of the food that is really tasty and great I was not happy with the service. Nothing bad happened to me but somehow you feel just "another customer".

Thank Claudio D
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017 via mobile

I must rethink my opinion of this place. I have eaten here before and reviewed it positively on Trip Advisor, once making it my go-to recommendation for Florence. However today I had possibly the worst restaurant experience of my traveling years. The way the hostess neither takes reservation nor takes the name of the parties in line makes it impossible... More 

Thank Daniel F
Lausanne, Switzerland
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017 via mobile

We went for a nearby Geocache and by chance discovered this tiny Osteria. Reception wasn't the warmest you'd imagine but the simple dishes they served were extremely tasteful. Prices are very reasonable. Very nice Tiramisu as well...

Thank Martin D
Chubbuck, Idaho
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016

A local recommended as to this restaurant. We were not disappointed and we can truly say that it has been the best local restaurant that we've tried in Florence. Their food was delicious, yet very reasonably priced.

Thank oliveribarra23
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016 via mobile

I would recommend this place. It's a nice little place with a florentine feel. We went and it was filled with locals. The food was tasty and not over priced. Desserts made fresh and the tirimisu was goood! I had the Spinach and Cheese gnocchi and it was good! A nice little find. If you want to eat at a... More 

Thank Manj A
Townsville, Australia
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016

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!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 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.

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3 restaurant 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

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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
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, 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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