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Trattoria La Casalinga

#137 of 1,996 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood:
Santo Spirito / San Frediano
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Via De' Michelozzi 9r, 50125, Florence, Italy
055-21-86-24
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12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mill Creek, Washington
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53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We gave this local spot a try based on a recommendation in the Rick Steves guide, and we were very pleased with the experience. We arrived right after noon and prior to the lunch rush, so our lack of a reservation wasn't an issue. It appeared that the restaurant catered to a nice mix of patrons, but it was weighted... More 

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Palm City, Florida
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This restaurant became our favorite place while in Florence. In our first visit we needed to wait but so glad we did. You will find simple food prepared with care for a very reasonable price. I have not had a better piece of pork anywhere. First night I had a grilled pork chop that was large, juicy and well seasoned.... More 

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Thank suz1016
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Able to sneak in for a late dinner for 4 without reservations (after being turned away by several places!) and glad we were able to dine here. Good menu for food and wine. We each got something different and everyone enjoyed their meals. Definitely a local spot which is exactly what we were looking for. Solid meal for our first... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We did our research on places with great reviews, and we were SO excited to try this spot! I even planned ahead for what I was going to order. I got the ribollita and the filet. Both were just average. I would be tempted to call it "forgettable" except I soon found it to be quite memorable when the ribollita... More 

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Hatfield, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had to queue both times we visited this restaurant, but do not let that put you off! It is worth the wait (the locals that come in after you may get seated first, but hey, they are their repeat customers) the food is fantastic, I highly recommend the beef steak, steamed veg and the house red wine but save... More 

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Island of Malta, Malta
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were told about this restaurant by the receptionist at the hotel. It is packed with locals and you have to book. The food was excellent and the waiters were friendly. It is a very busy restaurant but you are served genuine food.

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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378 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Traditional and old-school, no surprises on their menu. Great deal on their house wine - 8 euro for 1 litre. We came on a recent Saturday just after 7pm and barely got a table. Tuscan comfort food just like you'd expect but also just not spectacular. However you won't go home hungry.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our third and last night in Florence. By far, it was the best meal we've had. The waitstaff was fantastic--so friendly and helpful with the Italian menu. Make a reservation--we had one, but some in front of us did not and were told a 30+ min wait, so they left. We were not rushed at all--it might well... More 

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Valencia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was lunch time so we entered the restaurant without any previous info. Simply EXCELLENT, the food and the staff

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to go to Trattoria La Casalinga for dinner on our second night in Florence after a recommendation from a friend - I'm so glad we did as this was one of the best meals we had during our holiday in Italy! Not only was the food fantastic - I had one of the best fillet steaks I've ever... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via De' Michelozzi 9r, 50125, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Santo Spirito / San Frediano
  • Neighborhood: Santo Spirito / San Frediano
  • Phone Number: 055-21-86-24

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Santo Spirito / San Frediano
A warm evening with a cocktail in your hand and great company is the ideal way to experience Piazza Santo Spirito; the area is busiest at sunset for happy hour. Visitors cannot hide their astonishment sitting on the staircase under the Basilica of Santo Spirito, and they cannot help but stare at the architectural masterpieces like Bianca Cappello House, Fontana dello Sprone and San Frediano in Cestello and Santa Maria delle Carmine churches. Tourists and Florentines alike join up in the area between Santo Spirito and San Frediano, connecting the Tuscan soul to the international spirit permeating the city.
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