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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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Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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 2 weeks ago 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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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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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1,664 reviews
1,139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 601 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 1 helpful vote
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.

1 Thank Cherry H
Kissimmee, Florida
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48 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I ate there twice during our stay in Florence. The gnocchi with shrimp and vegetables was very tasty. The tripe with tomato sauce was great. The cheap wine was drinkable, the bruschetta with tomatoes and salt was my favorite. The staff was friendly and prompt. The other diners looked happy.

Thank Lynn G
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

thank you Trip Advisor for another great suggestion. I was on a Mama Away Day and stumbled on this place after a hurried research session at the Piazza Signora! Its a little hole in the wall, so if you're looking for something lavish, then don't come here. It's like Vegas, it's not pretending to be something it's not. It's honest,... More 

2 Thank Claire T
Adelaide, Australia
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

This is my typical go to place for lunch whenever I head to Florence for the weekend. No fuss, just good food! Tourist trap it's definitely NOT! They don't accept reservations for lunch so you may have to line up with the rest of locals and tourists trying to sample their menu. I always try to go after 2pm, there... More 

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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
Families with children, Local cuisine, 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

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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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