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Osteria Il Buongustai

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Via de Cerchi, 15r, Florence, Italy
055 291 304
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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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I took the pasta with bolognese sauce on the daily menu plus house wine and cheese cake. The pasta was great - a bit more chewy and salty than im used to. Wine was much stronger than expected and the cheese cake was to die for. All that for about 14 euro. Overall very fast service.

Thank travelertwothreefour
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157 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lunch hour is absolutely crazy, but it's not hard to see why. Most likely you will be sharing a long table with others if you're a small party but the long tables mean you are still left with good elbow and eating room. The food you receive is exactly what you read on the menu with no frilly garnish -... More 

Thank Joyce T
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is very small and you only can sit inside. It's a traditional atmosphere and the food isn't expensive. When you enter the restaurant you can see the little kitchen and how they prepare the food. The food is basic but good. You can get pasta, salad, bruschetta and paninis. Its good for lunch, because the food came really... More 

Thank kobo28
Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

The food is very basic but genuinely Italian and good. It is a very small place but is very charming. The staff was very nice. Very fairly priced.

Thank Guillaume B
Jacksonville, Florida
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64 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

Get the crepes they were amazing. Very cramped but good service is a little slow but who's in a rush in Florence great prices good food and lots of wine! Fast reliable lunch!

Thank Jason F
Westerlo, Belgium
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

This place has a very small but cosy terrace. We started with fried zuccini flowers filled with cheese and prosciutto. As you can see on the picture you get a large plate for a cheap price and good quality. As main course we had spaghetti carbonara without eggs. Again pasta was very good and carbonara was well prepared. Also ordered... More 

Thank Joey L
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

Very nice small restaurant with different plates. Cold cuts and fresh pasta. The typical atmosphere of italian "Osteria". Good prices. We spent each 14 euro with drinks and coffee. Friendly staff.

Thank helen s
Franklin, Tennessee
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1,680 reviews
1,154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 607 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

This place is a little hole in the wall.(Has some room in back with tables in which they have sit down service). You walk up to the counter and order a panino or a dish of pasta for a great price. The ladies are wonderful and its family run.. No tourists at all this day and just a great find.... More 

Thank Anthony C
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Loved this small place for our extended family. Stopped in at 11:30 for lunch and had the best Pesto Gnocchi ever. Liter of house white wine was great on a hot day. Desserts were very good as well...get the Tiramisu.

Thank DHDay60097
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Excellent lunch. Watched our lunch being cooked. Great staff very friendly. We had an excellent meal.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $15
Italian, Mediterranean
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, 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: 055 291 304

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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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