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Il Cantastorie

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Via della Condotta 7 | Piazza Del mercato, 50122, Florence, Italy
0039 0552396804
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Miami, Florida
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73 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 

Thank Cgomez13
Miami, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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 

Thank s_ejean
Southern England
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

Thank tren15
Florence, Italy
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank hannahnicole9214
Bratislava, Slovakia
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

Thank J0zefL
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

Thank Stacey M
Mississauga, Canada
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

From the alleyway it looks tiny, but it has many little rooms & a charming covered garden. Unfortunately the kitchen messed up our order, we had a long wait but they comped us some red wine.

Thank Maureen B
Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

We stopped here on our way into the town centre early evening and had a bottle of wine and the selection of hams and cheeses. It was lovely, and we had a great time people watching as we ate. The staff were friendly and the atmosphere relaxed (we ate outside). Very nice.

Thank Trevor M
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

Great servers, but food was not what we had hoped for our first experience in Florence! We will have to be more careful when selecting a restaurant, even when tired and hungry!

Thank LaBelle F
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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105 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016

Location is good, but that is just about it. The food was not very edible. The osso bucco was very tough and chewy, the mushrooms were slimy. I would not recommend this restaurant.

Thank shuytza

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$11 - $49
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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: 0039 0552396804
Every Friday and Saturday night, live music will accompany our special dishes and our selection of wines.

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Staying in Uffizi

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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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