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La Capannina Bistrot

#253 of 1,985 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
San Lorenzo
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Via Sant'Antonino 49 R, 50123, Florence, Italy
328 2277842
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Elm Grove, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here both nights of our stay in Florence with the kids. Every single dish was delicious. Antonio does a wonderful job. You will get a fair priced, wonderful meal so much better than many of the touristy places that are all show and no taste.

Thank bjkiii
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

We came after reading the reviews and were highly disappointed. The food was lower than average. Pasta and Gnocchi from a box. Home wine was not fresh.

Thank Aviv W
Plymouth, Michigan
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

We stopped by for pasta and were pleasantly treated to some wonderful food for very reasonable prices. The service was friendly too.

Thank kanthan82
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

I really wanted to try a lot of Bolognese (Ragu) when we were in Florence. After having an amazing lunch at another restaurant, I was excited to try La Capannina's bolognese as I googled 'best bolognese in Florence' and La Capannia Bistrot was the first hit. The portions were big yes, but the taste wasn't what I was hoping. Plus,... More 

Thank Kristopher F
Singapore, Singapore
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016 via mobile

This bistro is a must visit when in Florence. The pasta was amazing, service good. And all at low prices too. Portions were really generous. Even though the cafe gets crowded, turnaround is pretty quick. We had to go back, 1 visit wasn't enough.

Thank AnitaDB86
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34 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

Went there as it was late night and near hotel. Food was so so with boiled dried pasta with some ingredients. Could have done better at other restaurant with the same price. Service is bit non existence here.

Thank MFun_W8
Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2016

Crowded, small, family-run restaurant near the Mercato centrale. No frills, but the food is good and the people are friendly. Excellent pasta dishes. Recommended.

Thank LLeith
Singapore, Singapore
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60 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

Ordered grill pork n grill chicken. Food portion was huge. Food is nice. The auntie waitress is friendly. All was great. Advice to try the wine.. it is inexpensive & easy to go with the food

Thank Ben853
County Wicklow, Ireland
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83 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

After a very enjoyable walk round the market we fancied lunch but felt the tourist traps in the market did not look like great value and so tried this little place just around the corner. It was full of hungry looking Italian guys which we thought was a good sign. The food was simple, pastas, risotto, gnocchi etc. The portions... More 

Thank RestaurantHobbyist
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Lovely local food (I'm Italian, so I know when a pasta is properly cooked "al dente" and when touristic!) and very generous portion! I would definetly go again!

Thank laura m

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Sant'Antonino 49 R, 50123, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > San Lorenzo
  • Neighborhood: San Lorenzo
  • Phone Number: 328 2277842

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in San Lorenzo

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San Lorenzo
San Lorenzo’s lively merchants shout out from behind stalls with an array of products in one of the most traditional neighborhoods in Florence. Different ethnic groups join together in the large outdoor market of San Lorenzo and in the Central Market, a vast multi-floored building. Visitors are bound to fall in love with this area and in particular, with its variety of food, especially those focusing on Florentine dishes as well as international selections. Nobody leaves San Lorenzo without a shopping bag in hand or with an empty stomach.
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