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Gilda Bistrot

#785 of 2,063 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Santa Croce
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Piazza Lorenzo Ghiberti, 50122, Florence, Italy
+39 055 234 3885
Mon - Sat 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gilda Bistrot was recommended by our Airbnb host so we made a reservation for our family of 4. We were warmly welcomed at the door and treated to wonderful dining experience. The atmosphere couldn't be better — cozy, candlelit, full of happy people enjoying the food and company. Delicious, beyond the typical food options. Feels like a real neighborhood treasure,... More 

Thank Traveler22Boston
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

Gilda is a very nice person . This place is woundeful place for dinner because the place is a romantic place and very expensive too. This is a small restaurant with 7 tables with many candles . Wonderful place .

Thank Didia B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016

We wandered around trying to find a cafe with people in it (mid November), Gilda seemed cosy and occupied.....so we went in. Great atmosphere, very friendly and helpful.....we don't speak Italian and the menu is hand written...no problem, Gilda helped. Not sure that we liked to food so much.....may be not our taste but we are glad we went 😊

Thank S&GKnutsford
Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

One of our Florentini friends recommended Gilda's Bistro. We met her there, and couldn't have asked for a better meal. Such a quaint place, with Gilda seeing to your every need. It's good to have a translator there with you (our friend Giulia) because it made our dietary request easy to fulfill. Of course, lots of wine made it even... More 

Thank Ivan H
New York City
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016 via mobile

She greeted us when we came in as if we were old friends and ended up guiding us to the right dishes. We were in good hands. The food was great and we just got to relax and enjoy the evening. Highly recommended! It is around the corner from a fun square which comes alive at night with street performers.

Thank R L
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168 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

Much recommended. We ate here two evenings and both meals were excellent. Especially the beef. And the house wine was good also. No 'tourist menu' Thank God, but Gilda will translate if required. Evenings are crowded so need to book, or else arrive at 7-ish and dine early before the crowds. The restaurant itself is delightfully quirky, and Gilda is... More 

Thank xxxasia
Los Angeles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

We had a fantastic meal at Gilda Bistrot. Gilda was so helpful to translate the daily written menu for us. We enjoyed the pasta, beef and desserts very much. The fettuccine cooked with garlic, olive oil , and peppers was just fantastic. As was my beef dish. And the house red wine was very good. Gilda Bistrot is just across... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

We've eaten at Gilda Bistrot twice (the first was 3 years ago) and we went back hoping it was as terrific as we remembered ... it absolutely was. I recall the first time, loving the decor (very different from most Florentine restaurants), the mismatched table setting and the classic yet inventive menu. And all of those things appeared to be... More 

Thank Rosie S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

Not a big restaurant so do book in advance. You will be welcomed by Gilda and treated very well here. A wonderful menu of excellent italian food right opposte the market so oyu just know al teh food is fresh. I was visiting my sister who was in Florence for four years and she introduced me to this little gem.... More 

Thank Nick H
Warsaw, Poland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

Nice owner Gilda is taking care of her guests. The food was good, and the interior in an old style manner. Quite crowded. We visited the place jus before the summer brake.

Thank Kama D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza Lorenzo Ghiberti, 50122, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Santa Croce
  • Neighborhood: Santa Croce
  • Phone Number: +39 055 234 3885

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Santa Croce

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Santa Croce
Stop and stare at the beauty and symmetry of the Basilica of Santa Croce any time day or night. Unraveling around it are a number of architectural and artistic masterpieces, from the Synagogue to the Central National Library. As a hub for young people, the area gets busy with people who want to have fun: a continuous flow of tourists and locals become animated by songs and dances.
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