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La Cucina del Garga - CLOSED

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"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
$45 - $68
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Italian, Mediterranean
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed November 22, 2018

What a great visit. We went because it was featured the food network show, but the Chef was working...so cool! He even took a picture with us through the window. Service was amazing and offered an amazing complimentary appetizer...you should go!!!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank jaivink2018
Reviewed November 10, 2018 via mobile

They have a bit of everything going on at once. It’s somehow weird. Taking artistry to an annoying level. Too much of different dark arts all around; colorful walls looking like the Indian color festival & temple look structure on the walls... i really didn’t...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank RaffyKaramanian
Reviewed November 10, 2018

Outstanding pasta (Tagliatelle Del Magnifico & Garganelle Al Sugo Del Babbo), very friendly and attentive service in a fun, interesting, art filled space. We had a really delicious meal and would definitely recommend.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank JJFal55
Reviewed November 8, 2018

We saw this restaurant on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives as well as on the Today's Show Kathy Lee & Hoda - since it wasn't far from our hotel, we decided to give it a try. The interior is full of art and guests are encouraged...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank FTLCruisers
Reviewed November 2, 2018

Recommended by family members we found a corner table in this artsy restaurant a bit off the beaten path. Ambiance and service was good. Crayons on the table to try out your artistic inner self. We received a glass of Prosecco and a tasting of...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank RCS3rd
Reviewed October 16, 2018

Chef Alessandro does a fantastic job in the kitchen blending traditional Tuscan recipes with updated ingredients. I particularly enjoyed the fresh fettuccine with orange and lemon zest, mint and Parmigiano in a creamy brandy sauce. However, I've dined here many times and I have never...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank davidmcguffin
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

Great hidden gem! Our dinner was fantastic! They can do almost anything on the menu gluten free! What a great place to eat!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank JamieF118
Reviewed October 14, 2018

We loved our experience here! The service was great and the local art on the walls and being able to draw on your table makes for a fun atmosphere! We had the garganelli with meat sauce which was delicious and then the fried braciole and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Ashley H
Reviewed October 12, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I had dinner this evening at la Cucina del Garga and really enjoyed the entire experience. We were warmly greeted at the door and directed into the dining area that was decorated with an amazing eclectic array of art. We were treated...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Reviewed October 10, 2018

Service was second to none (made us feel so welcome - no like tourists!), the menu was amazing - hard to choose - but when we did the quality & taste was fantastic. They left us to enjoy and helped when we needed it. so...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Fiona M
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