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#66 of 1,779 Italian in Florence
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San Frediano
0.5 miles from Church of Santa Maria Novella
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An extra-ordinary journey to rediscover the taste of the ordinary.
PRICE RANGE
$36 - $60
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Tuscan, Central-Italian
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Table Service, Free Wifi
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Reviewed October 21, 2020

This restaurant needs all the praise it can get as the food and service are excellent. It is obvious that great love and attention is given to the food here, and if we lived closer we would visit often. We had a really lovely evening...and throughly recommend.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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GabrieleO291, Proprietario at B.O.r.G.O., responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2020

Dear madam, Thank you very much for your visit. We are so happy that you had a lovely time at B.O.r.G.O and we thank you for sharing your experience here on tripadvisor. Especially during these difficult times it's been most appreciated such a nice review....More

Reviewed September 20, 2020 via mobile

My partner and I enjoyed an excellent meal at B.O.r.G.O yesterday evening. It's a really sweet little restaurant with a nice atmosphere, interesting menu and welcoming, attentive staff. The Patanegra was particularly excellent and we'll remember our evening for a long time to come. We'll...definitely be back if we're lucky enough to visit this amazing city again in the future.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 19, 2020

This is a charming restaurant with an amiable and enthusiastic owner clearly trying to put a distinctive stamp on some traditional Italian favourites, taking pride in local ingredients. As a starter we had a refreshing Crema Piselli (a fresh pea 'cream' with ginger) then went...for the roast rabbit and the beef tartare and could not resist the deconstructed Rhum Baba - basically a glass of rum with chunks of dipping chocolate! A selection of fine local cheeses helped dispose of the remains of an excellent bottle of Morellino. Everything was cooked perfectly but if I am allowed one criticism, I would urge the owner to go stronger on the flavour combinations he has created.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 5, 2020 via mobile

I am not pleased in writing this review, because the owner (I guess) was very nice, and it's clear that puts a lot of effort, and the place has a great ambiance (although the street noise is a bit loud). Basically we (me and my...partner) think that it was too expensive for what we got. We can understand the size of the dish, which left us with hunger, but the problem was that it was quite flavorless. The gnocchetti really didn't taste of anything (it had vegetables and a saffron sauce, 15 eur), while the prawns were discrete, although the millefeuille was great (28 eur). For these prices we would like to have flavors to remember the next day. I see in other reviews that the owner replies that the customer should express the point of view in the restaurant. Obviously this is awkward, and I would have done it if he would have asked, which I encourage to do, since otherwise his service would have been impeccable. Indeed, he offered some baba ganoush while we were waiting that was quite good. Wines selection looks good, we had two glasses. The bread is inedible, but honestly I guess my taste in this clashes with Florentine tradition.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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GabrieleO291, Proprietario at B.O.r.G.O., responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 2020

Dear Sirs, thank you for you visit and your review... Since you had quite a Quick stay at the restaurant and dashed off the moment you finished your dishes... I had not the time to ask for a itching since you and your partner were...More

Reviewed July 21, 2020 via mobile

Amazing restaurant! The team at B.O.r.G.O. is clearly passionate about what they do and it shows on the plate. The food was great from start to finish (don't miss the rum baba!), and we received a really warm welcome. One of our highlights in Florence!

Date of visit: July 2020
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GabrieleO291, Proprietario at B.O.r.G.O., responded to this reviewResponded July 23, 2020

Thank your so very much for your visit and for sharing your experience here. Hope to welcome you again. Yours Gabriele Orsolini

Reviewed March 5, 2020

Happy to be back at one of my favorite Restaurants in Firenze. With thousands of restaurants to choose from I still always make time to have a meal at Borgo Firenze. It's the combination of fresh amazing food and the warmth and true passion of...the owner. I was lucky enough to find this Gem three years ago. A must if you are in Florence!!!More

Date of visit: March 2020
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GabrieleO291, Proprietario at B.O.r.G.O., responded to this reviewResponded March 10, 2020

Dear Duce, thank you so very much for your visit and for sharing your experience at B.O.r.G.O. Especially now in this particular moment affecting the world we mostly appreciate your words. Bye Gabriele

Reviewed October 12, 2019

My wife selected B.O.r.G.O. for dinner based on its on-line reviews. Those reviews were accurate and we were not disappointed. We used Uber to travel from our hotel to the restaurant, but had some difficulty finding our destination (through no fault of Uber’s). When we...finally reached the location in Uber’s system, the restaurant was nowhere to be found. Fortunately, a waiter from another restaurant showed us to our destination. We explained our difficulty finding B.O.r.G.O. to its owner. He told us that another restaurant with a similar name had opened in the area. That restaurant had closed, but customers were still having problems finding his establishment. We recommend using the address on the restaurant’s website, rather than relying on Uber’s system. B.O.r.G.O. is a small (about 8-10 tables) restaurant serving Italian cuisine with a twist. The chef prepares both typical Tuscan food as well as dishes with slightly more “spice.” We sampled two of the chef’s “spicy” dishes and found them to be quite flavorful, but not at all “hot.” We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at B.O.r.G.O. Its food was delicious and its owner was a gracious host. The service was excellent. We heartily recommend this restaurant.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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GabrieleO291, Proprietario at B.O.r.G.O., responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2019

Dear Sirs, Thank you from the bottom of all our heart. Hope to deserve all this! And I hope to see you again one day soon. Fondly Gabriele Orsolini

Reviewed October 10, 2019 via mobile

This is a great little restaurant. The food was excellent. The service was great. It is much more pan Mediterranean than we were expecting. The meatballs were outstanding.

Date of visit: October 2019
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GabrieleO291, Proprietario at B.O.r.G.O., responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2019

Dear Sirs, Thank you very much for your visit and for your very mice words about B.O.r.G.O. Hope to be always like you describe us! Thanks a lot. Yours Gabriele Orsolini

Reviewed October 7, 2019 via mobile

Wonderful! The host/servers were friendly and helpful... my husband had the rabbit special and is still raving about it.., I had the pasta special and was nervous since anchovies were included but it was delicious.,, highly recommendable

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed September 21, 2019

No outside seating, but still a great experience. The owner/manager/host is exceptionally friendly and helpful. Typical wine list for Firenze. Outstanding food - we really wanted to get back here for another meal but could not get it done. Small menu, but we found no...shortage of great dishes to try. A bit off the beaten tourist path, since over the river from the duomo area and up the street aways. But you will not be disappointed if you eat here!More

Date of visit: September 2019
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GabrieleO291, Proprietario at B.O.r.G.O., responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2019

Dear Michael We have no words to explain how thankful we feel after reading this words. Thank you from all of us and hope to see you soon. Fondly Gabriele Orsolini

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