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Trattoria La Casalinga

#159 of 2,085 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Santo Spirito / San Frediano
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Via De' Michelozzi 9r, 50125, Florence, Italy
+39 055 218624
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great lunch. I think it's a good idea to get here early to get full dessert selection. I ate here last time I was in Florence 8 years ago, at the end of the lunch sitting and some desserts had run out. So today we came early, after a great meal we had a fresh panacotta and meranges with strawberry... More 

Thank Anna S
New York City, New York
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was really excited to try Casalinga given its great reputation among locals. Unfortunately, I found that the food didn’t really stand out and the staff catered to tourists a bit more than I had hoped. They were very focused on quick turnover. The waiter came to take my order as soon as I sat down and my tortelli arrived... More 

Thank Kelly C
Gradignan, France
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94 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Good solid Italian home cooking. Friendly service. In fact we went twice. Very affordable. The food is so good that we went for the whole Monty, antipasto, prime piatti, secundo piatti and dolci. Portions are generous, so you will gain some weight!!! Their house wine is also very palatable. The owner runs the shout the entrance, ask for a table... More 

Thank Jacob T
Ottawa, Canada
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I were recommended this restaurant by our AirBnB host. The restaurant itself beautiful, clean and welcoming! We were looking for a spot for a great lunch in "Old Florence" and we were not disappointed! Our server was knowledgeable and made very good recommendations. The artichoke salad came with a delicious layer of Parmigiano. The rabbit ravioli was... More 

Thank max_trottier
Charlottesville, Virginia
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127 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Even though the Casalinga is located within steps of the Pitti Palace and the Piazza Spirito Santo (and so surrounded by international tourists), a majority of those dining yesterday evening were Italian. The place is bustling--that's an understatement! We got there just in time to have a table (just shortly before 8 PM) and while we were there every talble... More 

Thank Redlichkeit
Hartford, CT
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174 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend and I ate here for dinner quite by chance. It is our first meal in Florence. We do not speak Italian it did not understand the menu very well. with the help of the very nice waitress, I ordered a piece of deep fried chicken breast with tomatoes on top. A plate of spaghetti. My friend had a... More 

Thank Pleasuretraveler
Dallas, Texas
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95 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a good place to eat local cuisine at a very cheap price. However, there are many better places to dine and get the same local experience. Spend a couple more Euro and eat at another restaurant. Plenty to choose from.

Thank texassicilian
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I cannot comment on the food of this restaurant. That is because when myself and my partner went in to the restaurant we were told to wait 10 minutes and then completely ignored for almost an hour whilst watching couple by couple, group by group get seated and receiving dirty looks by the staff. I am more annoyed at myself... More 

Thank Danny A
Ford City, Pennsylvania
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50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My second meal at this local restaurant with great local cuisine at very reasonable prices. Five of us ate multiple courses there with three bottles of wine and the bill was under $200. The food and service was great and the local atmosphere added to the evening. Will definitely return.

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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was looking for a cheap lunch and a friend suggested me this restaurant... actually it was! I spent 14€ for a dish of "pasta al ragù di cinghiale" and a 66cl beer. Everything​ was good, but definitely not expecial: it's a very homemade cuisine, with some very friendly waiters (ps: ask them for suggestions, it's worth).

Thank Daniele_Tusi

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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: +39 055 218624

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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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