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Santa Croce
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Via San Giuseppe 22/r, Florence, Italy
+39 055 241605
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Great spot.......

Stopped in here per a recommendation and had some very good apertivo and pizza. Great selection of wine by the glass and bottle and if you find yourself around Santa Croce this is a great spot to stop and nosh

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2015
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Stopped in here per a recommendation and had some very good apertivo and pizza. Great selection of wine by the glass and bottle and if you find yourself around Santa Croce this is a great spot to stop and nosh

2 Thank ChefBilly22
San Francisco, California
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65 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We found it for lunch while visiting the San Croce church, and went here for lunch all three days in Florence. Wonderful food - pizza, pasta, and salads - and very accommodating service. You can sit inside or outside, both are fine.

3 Thank Cary F
London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Both times we tried to go shutters were down and on closer inspection it looks as if it's closed down? Listed in time out and recommended hence our visit but Friday and Saturday in march they were shut down

3 Thank jolo336
Tacoma, Washington
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93 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Very easy to overlook the nondescript exterior. Inside we found a very cozy trattoria with excellent food and service, on the recommendation of our hotelier. We were very pleasantly surprised with the quality and value of the meal. The roast chicken and the papardalle with wild hare were excellent. Very intriguing menu. Be sure to order the "Tuscan hummus" appetizer... More 

1 Thank Lisa A
New York, NY
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112 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

We had lunch at Baldovino after it was recommended by our tour guide. We were not disappointed. My husband and I had "Tuscan Bangers and Mash," which were artisanal sausages with horseradish mashed potatoes. Really hit the spot. Would love to go back again for dinner next time we are in Florence.

Thank NYNYGIraffe
New Jersey
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

We found Baldevino while wandering around the area near Santo Croce. We had a lovely lunch here and were so happy we found it. Everything was wonderful - wild boar stew, margherita pizza, and ribbolita were all excellent. We liked the appetizers too - homemade hummus with flat bread was some of the best I have ever had. With a... More 

1 Thank Bloomfieldtravelmom
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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77 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

We live in Florence 2 months every year, but this was our first trip to Baldovino. Upon a recommendation from a friend, we tried it, and we were not disappointed. The grilled seasonal vegetable antipasto was perfectly grilled and lightly seasoned with fresh mozzarella and new olive oil. But that night we were there for pizza, and I must say,... More 

1 Thank TheRocco
Florence, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

Me and my friend Massi often dine in different places in Florence from Egyptian food, hole-in-a-wall, quaint cafe, famous Mercato San Lorenzo, Spagetteria for cab driver and Ikea. Our choice of food place is quite diverse. But before I left Firenze after studying, me and Massi dined in a very special restaurant recommended by my friend Daniela. And it's a... More 

Thank petite_joan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013 via mobile

At 14:00 we needed a break and something to eat. What a great find behind the Piazza Santa Croce! An abundant appetizer of great Tuscany salamis and a wonderful atmosphere to "restore" ourselves.

Thank Plusasst
East Hills, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

the weather in the middle of october was great for sitting outside, so we did so. i had a pizza and my wife had the pasta special which she is still talking about. service was good and the entire outside and most of the interior were filled with both tourists and locals.

1 Thank hybw

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via San Giuseppe 22/r, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Santa Croce
  • Neighborhood: Santa Croce
  • Phone Number: +39 055 241605

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 45
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Santa Croce

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Santa Croce
Stop and stare at the beauty and symmetry of the Basilica of Santa Croce any time day or night. Unraveling around it are a number of architectural and artistic masterpieces, from the Synagogue to the Central National Library. As a hub for young people, the area gets busy with people who want to have fun: a continuous flow of tourists and locals become animated by songs and dances.
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