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Cavolo Nero Bistrot - CLOSED

Via Guelfa 100, 50129, Florence, Italy
+39 055 496433
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible5%
Feb 28, 2015
“Downright rubbish”
Sep 24, 2013
Restaurant Hours Closed
Italian, Mediterranean, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
Via Guelfa 100, 50129, Florence, Italy
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Reviewed February 28, 2015

Made the biggest mistake in our trip to Italy by having dinner at this restaurant. The tables were dirty and the table mats looked like they were used to scrub the floors. The food was tasteless, we didn't know when to get out of the...More

2  Thank gaminik
cavolonero, Proprietario at Cavolo Nero Bistrot, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2015

Your review so bad it does not deserve any answer from me. But you know what it's like eating in a restaurant and the food of good quality? I think not. Bion return to your country. Greetings Achilles Pirillo Chef and owner

Reviewed September 24, 2013

This restaurant was recommended by our hotel as one which recently had moved from the city. The place was almost empty and our waiter was on edge while serving our party of 10. The menu was uninteresting and we all had problems deciding. While the...More

1  Thank itisjaye
cavolonero, Proprietario at Cavolo Nero Bistrot, responded to this reviewResponded September 27, 2013

Good morning dear lady what she wrote is pure evil. He does not know what are the reasons why we moved and we did it just to provide better services, and this is one of many in our confonti his malice. It is not true...More

Reviewed August 19, 2013

Can't rate the food because they cancelled our reservation the day we were supposed to go. Never mind that we booked weeks in advance. Based on some of the reviews, we didn't miss much and found a great restaurant recommended by our hotel. Will definitely...More

1  Thank luba1000
cavolonero, Proprietario at Cavolo Nero Bistrot, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2013

Good morning, I apologize for the delay in responding but I feel offended by his words. Going on vacation is a right for all and we have advised clients that reserving online or by telephone, the restaurant closes for the week of August. The chef...More

Reviewed June 26, 2013

Tis place is near Il Vegetiano and we checked out the menu after our meal and decided to give it a go the next evening. I would not call it a bad meal, just badly thought out. I had main of king prawn in a...More

Thank stevepaint
Reviewed June 24, 2013

I'am going already more then 10 years, twice a year for a fair to Firenze. Each night during 4 nights I go out eating there. Some were top, others were good and some were average. We went eating with a group and for all of...More

Thank Philippe B
Reviewed June 19, 2013

This was the craziest & worst restaurant experience that we had in Florence. First of all, it's off the beaten path from major tourist attractions/ areas and appears to be in a "sketchy" neighborhood. We were the only Americans in the restaurant and thought that...More

1  Thank Travelmom_60302
Reviewed June 7, 2013

My husband had eaten here several years ago and loved it. But it's changed. I had the lamb three ways with seasonal vegetables. There was lamb two ways, which is not a big deal, except that the lamb shank was like shoe leather and the...More

1  Thank Beth C
Reviewed March 27, 2013

I had the chance to eat here twice with a friend who lives in Florence and he introduced me to the restaurant. This family-run restaurant is full of heart. You can have an excellent dinner at a reasonable price, the dishes run from more traditional...More

Thank ebomze
Reviewed February 15, 2013

Not just your usual Tuscan fare, so a delight for us after spending a week here. The pici with duck and orange was a huge hit and the pumpkin lasagna was delicious (according to my Italian friend, who didn't share even a bite). We celebrated...More

Thank motfish
Reviewed October 21, 2012

The menu was also written in English which was extremly helpful. Superb service (dont whip your plates away before you've finished eating!!) Amazing food.

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San Lorenzo
San Lorenzo’s lively merchants shout out from behind
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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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$37 - $72
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Guelfa 100, 50129, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > San Lorenzo
  • Neighborhood: San Lorenzo
  • Phone Number: +39 055 496433
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Beautiful location, in the centre of Florence, near Pitti Faires and Central Station, with free parking, just a little shady garden for summer dinners. Tuscan wines and good Tuscan kitchen by the executive chef Achille Pirillo, owner.
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