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Il Cantastorie

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Uffizi
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Via della Condotta 7 | Piazza Del mercato, 50122, Florence, Italy
+39 055 239 6804
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Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Bethany Beach, Delaware
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stumbled on this place early one evening and were totally charmed by it. It seemed to be filled with locals rather than tourists. The food was very good, the atmosphere relaxed and the service attentive without being intrusive. An unexpected delight was a young woman who played the bandura (a medieval Ukrainian stringed instument) and sang. She was wonderful.... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The restaurant is cozy and nice (but I think that is impossible to find one in Florence that's not charming) As I was writing...the waiters are also very kind and friendly...but our dinner was too expensive...and the quality of too food was not so good.. my tortelloni were flavourless...and in terms of quantity...not enough!

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Thank Daniel R
Yorkshire
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here for lunch after market shopping Service was friendly and attentive Our pizza and spaghetti were delicious,house wine very acceptable and good coffee 😊

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Thank DizzyMiss
Diss, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good place to eat on the busy square. Had tenderloin steaks which were just right, pretty expensive but worth it. Service particularly friendly.

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Thank John S
Miami, Florida
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49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

We chose this place as a shelter from the rain, we were two couples, ordered some pizza and pasta plates and a pasta e fagioli soup nothing very especial about flavor or presentation, service was standard tending to be a little slow, house wine was good but I think their best thing is location, there are lots of Tuscan restaurants... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

Visiting from Miami with a group of 5. We arrived 20-30 mins right before closing as we were sight seeing all afternoon & evening they literally stayed opened & made anything & everything we wanted. Our waiter was by far the most pleasant & kindest waiter we've met in Europe so far. He had drinks with us, played a prank... More 

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Southern England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our first meal so much we went back a couple of days later. One member of staff had quite a sarcastic sense of humour which I can imagine some would think he us being rude. We found them friendly and helpful, plus they remembered us when we returned. On our first visit I had pork escalope with roast... More 

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Florence, Italy
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

The food we had here was average at best - my soup was hard to swallow it was so bad. What's worse is the staff - we were ignored clearly because we weren't high priority customers. When we paid the waiter didn't even say thank you, he simply took the money and walked away.

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

We had late lunch here and I must say meal was good. However I recognized today on my credit card, that they have stolen from my card without my approval (so it was offline) 17€!! I paid standard bill with my credit card and we paid of course for all services. I am gonna claim these money from my bank... More 

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Thank J0zefL
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

I can't speak for other people's experience here, but my husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our meal. The waiter was fun. My husband had the margarita pizza and I had a wonderful pasta dish (Tagliatelle ai funghi porcini) along with some wine and sparkling water. Yes, this likely caters to tourists versus locals, but we had a great time.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$11 - $48
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via della Condotta 7 | Piazza Del mercato, 50122, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Uffizi
  • Neighborhood: Uffizi
  • Phone Number: +39 055 239 6804
Description
Every Friday and Saturday night, live music will accompany our special dishes and our selection of wines.

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Uffizi
Every visitor coming to Florence for the first time will immediately identify with Uffizi. As in past times, passing through Via dei Calzaiuoli, you can reach the city center, the Florence that everybody dreams of. In just a few steps, visitors can experience the rare beauty of the capital of the Renaissance. walking delighted across Palazzo Vecchio and overlooking Piazza della Signoria, up to the Loggia of the Uffizi where it is possible to fully taste the talent of the best artists who animated Florence over the centuries. When the sun goes down, there’s nothing better than a walk along the river Arno up to the ancient bridge, Ponte Vecchio. It is full of jewels and decorated by the colors captured in postcards.
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