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La Cucina del Garga

Via San Zanobi 33r, 50129, Florence, Italy
+39 055 475286
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“cheesecake” (59 reviews)
“fried polenta” (14 reviews)
“tagliatelle” (27 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Via San Zanobi 33r, 50129, Florence, Italy
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1 - 10 of 626 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A MUST go when in florence. Great food, staff, vibe and decoration. You must try the tagliatelle with meat sauce and the cheesecake!!

Thank SoLozG
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our food was excellent. Several unique dishes on the menu distinguish this restaurant. We highly recommend the Tuscan tomato soup, pasta Magnifico, and the chicken with truffle cream sauce. Our dining companions ordered other entrees and enjoyed those, too. The restaurant is decorated all over...More

Thank Steven T
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this restaurant after reading the great reviews on Trip Advisor & they were absolutely spot on! The quirky decor here gives the place a sense of fun and playfulness and the pot of felt pens on every table invite you to create your...More

Thank twogotravelling_22
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the interior and art around. Edgy and bright. Food was awesome and service perfect. We had several courses and enjoyed everything.

Thank NonaLynel
Reviewed August 14, 2017 via mobile

From the prosecco aperitifs through the polenta appetiser to the fantastic food ending with the compulsory cheesecake you will love this place. We had the veal and the pomodoro soup as well as the tagliatelle magnifico, all of which was 'magnifico'. The atmosphere and the...More

Thank StuZLondon
Reviewed August 5, 2017

Have been here several times and will be back with a new review in October. Pasta is made FRESH each day and the atmosphere is relaxed...with delicious food that must be savored!

Thank Janet S
Reviewed August 3, 2017

We ate here our first night in Florence with a large group of friends and colleagues so we were able to experience a wide variety of the food from the various courses. Everything was amazing! The service, even for 40 of us, was attentive. There...More

Thank Michael M
Reviewed August 3, 2017 via mobile

From the minute we set foot here the waiter was so for friendly and wanted us to enjoy the resistant. The pasta and veal were very good and they even gave us 3 different tastings of desserts to choose from. One of the friendliest restaurants...More

Thank MSG60763
Reviewed July 5, 2017 via mobile

On a recommendation my wife and I recently had dinner at this restaurant and absolutely loved it. Staff was super friendly and welcoming . Enjoyed the welcome drink they provided . Don't be turned off by the location( which did not seem great ) because...More

1  Thank Harry P
Reviewed July 1, 2017 via mobile

I went there with two friends and it was really great so came back with three others at a different night. They recognized us but were really unpleasent. When we didnt order drinks but water they were even less nice to us. Some of the...More

Thank michaltot
Nearby
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
...More
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Michelle B
August 27, 2016|
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Response from Heidi T | Reviewed this property |
New address is Via San Zanobi 33R in a quiet street.
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June 23, 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$48 - $72
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via San Zanobi 33r, 50129, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > San Lorenzo
  • Neighborhood: San Lorenzo
  • Phone Number: +39 055 475286
  • E-mail
Description
"La Cucina del Garga" arrived on the Florence restaurant scene when Chef Alessandro Gargani returned from an 8 year run as Executive Chef in New York City's famous "Mezzogiorno Restaurant" in SOHO. It is there that he practiced his craft, honed his recipes and started his family. From an early age, his parents Sharon Oddson and Giuliano Gargani AKA "Il Garga" had instilled in him their passion for food and art. In 2010, he returned to his hometown to continue the family tradition born at The Trattoria in Via del Moro and then brought here to Via San Zanobi. The restaurant is an art gallery as well as showcase where talented local artists have the opportunity to show their work and customers can purchase paintings or sculptures to enrich their own private collections.
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