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Osteria Il Gatto E la Volpe

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Via Ghibellina nr. 151/R, 50122, Florence, Italy
+39 055 289264
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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New York
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58 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We ate at Il Gatto E La Volpe per recommendation from friends who said their pizza was delicious. They weren't wrong. The food was wonderful and we would go back.

Thank Christine M
Greater Perth, Australia
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264 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was last here in 2005 and had good memories. Fabulous room with vaulted stone ceiling. Ordered the lamb chops and mixed vegetables- feeling in need of some after so many pizzas. Vegetables consisted of a mountain of (warm) roasted potatoes & one leaf of radicchio. There were plenty of chops, but more chop than lamb and most were cuts totally... More 

Thank John F
Rome, Italy
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I lived in Florence years ago, and this place was a favorite - came back for a visit with family this weekend, and remembered why! This simple osteria is right in the middle of downtown Florence and offers simple, but genuine and awesome food with many traditional dishes from Tuscan cuisine. The atmosphere is typical of an osteria, simple but... More 

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Hillsdale, New Jersey
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122 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is very hard to find anything approaching an authentic Florentine restaurant in the historic center because the customer base is dominated by tourists and foreign students. That being said Il Gatto E la Volpe comes pretty close. The food was good and the service attentive. What threw this over the top from a 3 star to a 4 star... More 

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Tri State Area
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84 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a nice dinner here for 9 with lots of pizzas and pastas ordered. We had some bruschetta appetizers that were good, as well as a great burrata, pear, and honey appetizer that was very good. I had the carbonara spaghetti which was one of the top ones i had in Italy, very light. Many others had the penne... More 

Thank MeLoo2
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Exquisite homemade balsamic vinegar & delicious ravioli. Excellent service. Well priced. The whole family loved it!

Thank Deirdre T
Florence, Italy
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

BEST ITALIAN IN FLORENCE! They also have the best bread in florence, including the olive oil and balsamic. The staff are super friendly, and the atmosphere is casual and welcoming. Order something off of their specials list and you will not be disappointed! I lived in Florence for 4 months and would come to this restaurant at least once a... More 

Thank cbaileyr4
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42 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Want a restaurant with really good food at a reasonable price? Look no further. Add to that a super friendly staff and Osteria Il Gatto E la Volpe is the place to go. You do not speak Italian - the wait staff speaks English- you want to try your Italian- go for it they love that too. We ate there... More 

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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed March 12, 2017

If I had to pick one meal to be my last meal before I die it would be the four cheese truffle pasta from Gatto. This place is UNREAL! I went with a big group, and everyone was able to find something they loved. It was reasonably priced, the bread was amazing, and the staff was excellent. 25/10 would recommend.

Thank Jessica S
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85 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed March 5, 2017 via mobile

... would be enough to bring me back. So it was heavier on tourists than locals on a late Sunday afternoon, but the smells coming from the kitchen told us to stay. We're so glad we did! The pici was homemade and the four cheese truffle sauce was sinful. The tagliolini with wild boar ragu was flavorful and tender without... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$13 - $60
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Ghibellina nr. 151/R, 50122, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Duomo
  • Neighborhood: Duomo
  • Phone Number: +39 055 289264

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Staying in Duomo

Neighborhood Profile
Florentia, as it was called by Latins, is permeated by an eternal beauty spread in all corners of the city. The historic center is characterized by the immensity of the Duomo, able to transport tourists into the brightest age of Florence: the Renaissance. Who does not know the Brunelleschi Dome, San Giovanni Baptistery and the Giotto’s Campanile? Everything is enclosed here and it would be easy to imagine the city as it was in ancient times, with maids walking in the main square and horses carrying coaches. Nowadays, roads are busy with street artists. Rustic Tuscan bakeries give way to fashion shops; just stop for a few minutes in the middle of Piazza della Repubblica to enjoy the colors and sweet melody of the carousel that will bring back great memories from anyone’s childhood.
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