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“One of the best meals in Italy” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Club Culinario Toscano da Osvaldo

Club Culinario Toscano da Osvaldo
Ranked #94 of 2,660 Restaurants in Florence
Price range: $16 - $49
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Uffizi
Brooklyn, New York
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52 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“One of the best meals in Italy”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2012

The food, service and ambiance were all perfect. The owner was our sever and was just the nicest man you could meet. He has a true passion for his restaurant and it shows in each detail.

Visited December 2011
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great food with sophisticated twist”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2012 via mobile

Came to this restaurant through the tip of my hotel concierge and was thoroughly impressed. The food is very sophisticated and has a lot going on, which was a bit intimidating for my wife. We ordered the tasting menu and Marco helped tailor a meal that fit within her tastes. This included a green bean soup, a tomato-based flan, crepes with cheese, spaghetti and a meat sauce, beef with rosted potato and a berry sauce, and a creme brûlée / pear chocolate cake for dessert. The foot was amazing and the service was spectacular. Would definitely go back again.

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New Jersey
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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“WHAT A FIND!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2011

We thought we found all the great restaurants in Florence, until one of the gentlemen working at the front desk of the Grand Hotel Cavour recommended the Club Culinario Toscano da Osvaldo. Marco, the maitre de/server/etc., was fantastic. Marco did his best to make us feel welcomed with his attention and delicious recommendations. We had a great Tuscan Steak, mixed seafood sauce on wide pasta and also grilled octupus. We enjoyed our first night so much, we returned the last day of our vacation. Memorable meals worth every euro!!!

  • Visited November 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hoboken, New Jersey
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent meal!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2011

We really enjoyed this somewhat hard to find, but worth the search spot! We had a great recommendation for wine from the host, and enjoyed all our dishes, in particular the perfectly cooked pork entree.

Visited October 2011
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Palm Beach, Florida
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75 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Delicious Food and Service with a Smile”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2011

We ate here for our last dinner in Italy and it was such a good way to end a trip. The owner was so lively and nice. The atmosphere was lovely and intimate but not loud. The food was fantastic. I had a tagliatelle primi with red sauce and pesto and this really yummy chicken secondi. My sister-in-law had an eggplant mousse starter that was really interesting and good and a pasta and prawn entree. 2 at our table had the veal which came in a little baggy - I tried it and it was very good. It also came with these tasty potatoes. My father-in-law had the steak which was also really good. The wine list was fantastic and we had 2 bottles of very good reds (including a super tuscan). Overall, it was a great meal. The location makes it a place you may never find without knowing about it, but once you have a map, you're good! It's just 2 blocks or so from the waterway. Definitely recommend.

  • Visited August 2011
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