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Il Grillo

Santa Maria Novella
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Piazza di Santa Maria Novella 32r, 50123, Florence, Italy
39 055 28 24 38
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Excellent place to call for food or a drink . Brilliant to sit outside in the sunshine and soak up the atmosphere in the piazza . Sometimes there is entertainment in the piazza if not just take in the view while enjoying the food.

Thank lubilu54
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Sharp prices for average food - nothing wrong but nothing special. Staff were very friendly. Would recommend.

Thank Tim J
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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We dined here in June after a day exploring Pisa by personal tour. We walked from our hotel to lovely Santa Maria Novella Square where sweet music was being played by a soloist in the summer afternoon sun and we spent hours just relaxing, dining, enjoying and sampling lovely wines and beers. We ate dessert before mains, we laughed with... More 

Thank Helene A
Oulu, Finland
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This happened Wednesday Morning July 13, 2016. We sat on a table outside not straight in front of the restaurant door but a few tables away to avoid smokers. Also another group of people came to another table near us. The waiter was serving to a table in front of the door. Before he was complete with them, another group... More 

Thank teegeevee
Orange, California
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43 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband was at a business meeting so I dined alone. I had Pasta with meat sauce, a glass of wine, a bottle of water & a pizza with tomato/garlic sauce. The cost was 27 euro. The service was good, the food was good, I enjoyed sitting outdoors people watching. I was not made to feel uncomfortable in any way... More 

Thank Amanda W
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great location but a warm flat spritz and a hot beer with a care less attitude is just poor form. Re-serving the flat spritz twice is a neat trick too.

Thank Tanya B
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went with a friend to visit the city center of Firenze, on our way we decided to have a drink in "Il grillo". We asked if it is proper just to drink something (since it is a Restaurant) a weighter, he was more than kind with us and let us pick a place to sit. We had a Mojito... More 

Thank CristinaG2017
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Il Grillo has a wonderful location and is the perfect place to watch the crowd go buy. It is right in the middle of piazza Santa Maria Novela The pizzas are all hand made and the pasta dishes are very good. The prices are fair and the location is great. This is why it makes for an easy lunch especially... More 

Thank Antelope B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have to give it to them, The decorations, The service, the views, The professionalism was great! Felt like we were treated well. Had lovely prosecco with our meals, its the meals our opinions differed. I had a salad with blue cheese bacon and pear, and I absolutely loved it! Best salad I've had in years and I'm not a fan... More 

Thank Marika F
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great position, in front of Santa Maria Novella. Quick service. They served us after 11pm even if they were supposed to be closing at 10pm. The view is amazing, cannot say the same thing about the food, but not bad. A bit expensive, but you have to consider the position too.

Thank Polakidis T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Italian, Mediterranean, Pizza
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza di Santa Maria Novella 32r, 50123, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Santa Maria Novella
  • Neighborhood: Santa Maria Novella
  • Phone Number: 39 055 28 24 38

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Santa Maria Novella

Neighborhood Profile
Santa Maria Novella
Santa Maria Novella train station welcomes the majority of the people arriving in Florence, which might explain the hectic pace. Commuters and tourists come across the constant hustle and bustle of the station before exiting, taking a few steps and stopping amazed in Piazza di Santa Maria Novella. It is impossible not to admire the the square, housing one of the most charming basilicas in Florence. The area has plenty of local spots to taste Tuscan specialties, but don’t stop in the main streets alone; the narrower side streets always ensure satisfaction. The huge Parco Delle Cascine provides a solution to the need for a green area as well as a historic welcome in the form of a bronze statue of King Vittorio Emanuele II riding a horse.
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