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I think this beautiful garden bistrot deserves better marks than on TripAdvisor currently. Kitchen is a surprise of the taste, unexpected flavor combinations. Service is efficient and staff busy but friendly. Will come back for brunch one day.
"Breakfast."I grab a coffee & fresh pastry or a savry sandwich in the morning sitting under the shady fig tree in the summer or huddling close to the heater in the Winter Garden. Normally greeted with an honest good morning smile!
"Lunch time." is a...must - food excellent quality - tasty - different dishes - quantity perfect - price very reasonable - service friendly & professional - atmosphere relaxing.
"Dinner" only been 3 times - food was super, similar to lunch time but more elaborate. We were a large table and had a little problem with timing, but when things are going wrong it is amazing what some kind words from the waiter & a smile can do.
My favorite place from SUNSET TO SUNRISE - thanks SANTAROSA!!! David.More
I and my husband have been visiting ordinary Santa Rosa during last 3 years - we really enjoy the chilly atmosphere and we adore the philosophy of the place and the love for pets by the owners (we have a dog and its friend of...Rocco, owner's dog). Today for the first time we felt very miserable, we already had breakfast at Santa Rosa - spending around 15 euros, when I and my husband decided to sit inside and to order something else. A Spanish (prob new) waiter has approached us forcing to switch the table (okay!), he started to explain how the brunch works and many blah blah blah - when we tried to explain what we wanted he rudely asked to switch into English (I'm Italian and we can speak Italian - its not my problem if you don't understand Italian language!), because we didn't want to wait until 11.30 to eat something more we preferred to order only some drinks so he became very 'angry' cleaning the table and mentioning that for the 'cafe' no service is included (I think he even fu**** off us!).
We simply exited the place and honestly I sadly think we will avoid Santa Rosa for a little from now on - don't really want to encore in a situation like this again.More
This altr’arno hipster spot has a strong local following. They have a nice terrace plus indoor seating. Menu choices are varied between lunch and dinner and they are open for breakfast. Remember to check hours because there is an afternoon break and dinner service begins...at 7:30. Weekend menu might be only tapas. Everything is a la carte and prices add up quickly. I found my pasta with seafood dish too salty and Light on the seafood, but was compensated when I complained . Quality is good but not always consistent. Service is friendly but seems short staffed during peak hours. Parking is a challenge, like everyplace in Florence. Handicapped accessible outside.More
Our B&B was not too far from here and a quick look around during the day time made us decide to come back for a nighcap later in the evening. Though the atmosphere is great the place was lacking in a lot of places. They...have cute pallet chairs away from the bar that i would of loved to kick back in but by the time it was dark there was no lighting over there and the waitresses werent aknowledging it as a serviceable area so we jumped up and grabbed a table real quick. They had at least 4 or 5 waitresses running around but it was clear that they favored the locals more than us as they were served quickly and efficiently while we had to wave someone down who passed our table 3 times in a row. The wine was good, enough for me to want a second glass but i was dissappointed by their 5 menu item list for small eats.
We left and went and got gelato down the block :)More
Upon arriving, was positively greeted by a young waitress. Yes English may have not been her first language, anyhow we overcame the language barrier and found a free table.
This young girl then shared her recent interaction with another waitress nearby while all eyes on...us.
Laughing and mimicked over what just happened. Over hearing this, I made eye contact with them. They quickly ceased their conversation and continued to work.
This was really not necessary at all.
Will not be coming back nor recommending this place to anyone..
Pretty disappointing for Florence!!More
My boyfriend and I came here 3 times when in Florence for 2 days because we loved it so much. Unlike anywhere else in Florence as it is slightly out of the centre (but only 13 mins from Duomo) and has a lovely garden area...and lots of relaxed seating areas. The atmosphere is very chilled with cool music. They serve throughout the day and we had a brilliant breakfast on 2 mornings, first with pastries and fruit salad then with pancakes. We also came for drinks and dessert and had a delicious Mille fille. We loved it here!More
I was in Florence for a week, and I came here 5 times because I loved it so much! I LOVE the atmosphere, both indoor and outdoor. It’s charming, eclectic and peaceful. Local people and peaceful courtyard atmosphere. I also loved the food + coffee,...truly made with love, and the prices are absolutely reasonable. Only 3 euros for a coconut milk latte and a pastry?! Amazing. It’s different and MUCH better than all the touristy spots near the center that are overpriced. I came here 4 times for coffee/pastry (try the nut/honey pastry), and once for lunch (try the open faced toast). Truly my favorite cafe of the week.More
Fantastic food, fun place, lots of hip and trendy Italians. Book a table, especially if you want to sit outside (summer). Very friendly staff. Nice wines, recomended by waitress perfect matched with the food. A bit off the beaten track, so hardly any tourists -...yeay !More
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