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Baldovino Bistrot

Santa Croce
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Via San Giuseppe 22/r | Vicino Piazza Santa Croce, 50122, Florence, Italy
+39 055 241605
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Really cannot fault this lovely restaurant. The food was delicious, including the best pizza I've had in Italy so far. The desserts were simply amazing and we were given complementary limoncello to finish. Friendly and energetic staff made us feel very welcome. Seated immediately and was well attended to throughout the course of our meal. We found the price to... More 

Thank Heather B
Oakham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

At the side of Santa Croce is this lovely bistrot and serving locals as well as tourists. A great sign if locals are there! We shared an antipasti platter before my husband tucked into a pizza and I had grilled chicken with vegetables. Absolutely delicious, great service and reasonably priced. Highly recommended.

Thank The Teacher7
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited the Bistro towards the end of July. Poor service and extremely hot inside the restaurant. Also, if you are ordering fish, make sure you ask for the price first (as you pay by weight). Very much on the expensive side. For a family of 3, we paid 97 Euros. They also bill you a table charge...you are better off... More 

Thank John S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

while in Florence we decided to just pick a restaurant that the tour guide told us about and stated it had the Best pizza, well being my family simply loved pizza we decided to give it a shot. we were in luck... the Pizza was great, while we were there more of out tour group walked in to join in... More 

Thank bestbites26
Ledbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fantastic meal at Baldovino. The food was excellent. Portions were generous and beautifully presented. Prosecco on arrival and a choice of Grappa or Limoncello to finish were also welcome! Staff were friendly and engaging (particularly when informed of a food allergy). The restaurant was also clearly extremely popular with locals but tourists were made very welcome. Would... More 

Thank peterfairview
Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

Great food, attentive staff and pleasant decor added up to a hugely enjoyable dining experience. While I went carnivore with starters and main (it was just the moo-hungry mood I was in), the wife enjoyed a very pleasant and varied cheese board and - she reckons - the nicest pizza she's ever experienced. With a few exceptions, the wine list... More 

Thank BillyLord
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

We came across this restaurant by chance. It was the end of a long afternoon and we were ready for something really special. We weren't disappointed. The service was genuinely friendly and authentic. We had carbonara and risotto - both absolutely superb. Great flavours and lots of skill on show here. We returned again and sampled their evening menu. Again,... More 

Thank Steve D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

Soooo, we were looking for a place to eat online, we must of searched 25 different places, not sure why I picked this one, but man oh man did I chose correctly!. This has been,hands down THE best meal we have ever had in Florence. Our waiter, Zack is a rock star! He walked us thru the menu, guided us... More 

Thank M J
Keighley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

Our hotel was close by this place doesn't look much from outside but the food and service was amazing would definitely go back

Thank Sharon A
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

I was staying a minutes walk from the restaurant and it always sounded and looked so busy. First stop was the happy hour, drink and tapas for 6 euros, good deal! Stayed for dinner and I chose a pizza as a fellow tourist had come to dine here specifically for the pizza as it had been featured in Conde Nast... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $45
Italian, Mediterranean, Pizza, Seafood, Wine Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Waitstaff, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via San Giuseppe 22/r | Vicino Piazza Santa Croce, 50122, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Santa Croce
  • Neighborhood: Santa Croce
  • Phone Number: +39 055 241605

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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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