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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

What a find. Best lunch so far in last 10 days in Italy. Small, cosy and charming. Menu reasonably priced with excellent food. Seafood risotto was amazing. Grilled vegetable salad was superb. With cheesecake and sparkling water bill wS under €20. Will be back.

1 Thank Malcolm W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

Followed the TA recommendation found this great, authentic restaurant. Great food, atmosphere and wine :-). Highly recommended.

Thank Carlos M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile

2 amazing pasta dishes and 1/2 L of great house wine for under €20. Wish they had their famous cheesecake available.

Thank Marco C

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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, Kids, 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

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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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