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Osteria Il Buongustai


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#177 of 1,770 Italian in Florence
Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner

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$8 - $15
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Italian, Mediterranean, Tuscan, Central-Italian
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Table Service
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Reviewed November 8, 2019

I was extremely excited to score a table here for lunch, as I had read so many glowing reviews on TripAdvisor and in Lonely Planet. Though it was a sweet place with plenty to choose from on the menu, I wasn't really impressed by any...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank kellywerner711
Reviewed November 4, 2019 via mobile

So delicious!, so authentic. Bruschetta to die for, and paninis out of this world. Now we know why such great reviews. We highly recommend!

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank DaveAllen98
Reviewed October 24, 2019 via mobile

We found this little hidden gem of a restaurant by accident. Busy at lunch but we were able to find a table after 2 pm. Great menu of freshly prepared food on the premises by 2 women who take an interest in their patrons. Homemade,...More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 7, 2019

This tiny osteria is a hidden gem. It’s a little hard to find but well worth the effort. It’s owned by a group of women who cook authentic local dishes. Service is friendly and efficient and food comes quickly. I had risotto with Gorgonzola, pear...More

Date of visit: October 2019
1  Thank Mackarrow
Reviewed September 28, 2019

We gave this place a go as it was recommended in our guide book as a traditional trattoria. Safe to say it did not disappoint! We had to wait a little while for a table as it is not the largest restaurant and was very...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank lettieegan1993
Reviewed September 11, 2019 via mobile

Charming spot with good food no fuss. House wines are decent with very quick service. Panini trippa loos the deal

Date of visit: September 2019
1  Thank Sanjeevmun
Reviewed July 23, 2019 via mobile

We have been going here for about a decade on annual visits, popping in for lunch. They are very patient with tourists tho the majority of diners are locals. It’s basic but superb and a real institution. Try the tripa! The tiramisu is wonderfully light...More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed June 16, 2019 via mobile

Food was delicious! We got pasta with pecorino cheese, gnudi (gnocchi) with butter and sage and coccoli with raw ham and pecorino cheese. Portions were huge and we only paid 12€ each including wine and coffee. The place is small and opening hours are a...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank N6031DVelena
Reviewed May 20, 2019 via mobile

Arrived in Florence from the train station. Good reviews on TripAdvisor. Finally made it to this restaurant. They closed at 4pm. Turn us away and said they were closed removing the menu by the door. It wasn’t even 3:30pm yet. Disappointing to say the least...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank MKillian
Reviewed May 1, 2019 via mobile

6 of us wandered in for lunch and even though it was crowded with (mostly local) customers, we were seated within 5 minutes. Staff was very friendly and patient with our limited Italian. We ordered pici with wild boar, cheesy spaghetti (this was the English...More

Date of visit: April 2019
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