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La Cucina del Garga

Via San Zanobi 33r, 50129, Florence, Italy
+39 055 475286
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“cheesecake” (66 reviews)
“calamari” (30 reviews)
“tagliatelle” (29 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Via San Zanobi 33r, 50129, Florence, Italy
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Reviewed today via mobile

We were skeptical when looking for this restaurant bc it was a different, out of the way street/neighborhood (but it had good reviews so we had to at least see it). There's no huge sign, just garga on the window. It's only open for 3...More

Thank KathleenPR
Reviewed 2 days ago

Was told about this restaurant by a friend. It is a little out of the way from the city center, which is a really good thing . The restaurant is quirky full of fun decorations. The menu is equally quirky but with divine tastes. Excellent...More

Thank angelina1813
Reviewed 2 days ago

After making a reservation at what I thought was the "original" Garga" I was surprised at the different location. It was then explained by Massimo that the original owner / chef (Stefano?) had passed away a few years ago & while the "original" location was...More

Thank Mitchell W
Reviewed 6 days ago

Eaten in many restaurants in the surrounding area, this is definitely one of the better ones. Great atmosphere, great food, great wine and great service !

Thank richardi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to this restaurant 2 years ago and after my first visit decided that I would never have osso bucco again, except in this restaurant. It was the best best ever! This time, no osso bucco on the menu, but I had the house...More

Thank Hanemu
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant looks not so special from the street but it is funny and special when we got in. We was 13 Ladies and all got an very good and tasty dinner. The Wine was also good. The staff smiling and good service.

1  Thank agnes05
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food was delicious and cheescake was amazing. Great service, and great atmosphere with lots of colorful art and paintings.

Thank Tia P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is one of the "must-visit" while you are in Florence. It's located not in the perfect city centre, however it is easy to find. The service is really good and professional. The dishes are truly amazing. I had pasta with peas and prosciutto...More

1  Thank Vasilka S
Reviewed May 15, 2018 via mobile

We had a great meal here, cheesecake desert was great! My girlfriend had the pasta with peas and prosciutto which was heavenly, however my fettuccini was wayyy too salty which was really too bad because the flavors including the orange peel could have been an...More

Thank Sunder M
Reviewed May 12, 2018 via mobile

Arrived in Florence today for beginning of our two weeks in Italy and had dinner here tonite- From the moment we arrived we were made to feel like family! Every course was perfectly prepared and the value was outstanding. If you’re looking for the perfect...More

Thank boblanger13
San Lorenzo
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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
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March 29, 2018|
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Response from tatiyaxier | Reviewed this property |
The phone number is 055 475286
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March 29, 2018|
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Response from mardimarvel | Reviewed this property |
Hello. I think you will need to look on their website. I wanted to put the URL but tripadvisor blocks it! Hopefully you can find it good luck
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They are friendly to everyone and I am sure will cater as needed
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$46 - $70
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
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
"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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