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“Excellent food and service” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Club Culinario Toscano da Osvaldo

Club Culinario Toscano da Osvaldo
Ranked #105 of 2,527 Restaurants in Florence
Price range: $17 - $50
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Uffizi
Luxembourg
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Excellent food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

"Osvaldo" is an excellent choice, if you want to taste the local food.
The menu is varied and the prices are more than reasonable. When asking about the different dishes, it was clear that the owner and his staff is passionate about running the restaurant and offering you the best experience.
The owner recommended an excellent wine to go with the food, that we chose. The wine was also priced very reasonably.
It advised to book - several people came and was sent away, while we were there.
I called to book - and normally you need to say, when you will be arriving. Instead, I was told to come when I wanted, as "the table is yours for the night, so come when you want".

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Excellent Tuscan restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

We booked as a result of reading favourable Tripadvisor reviews and weren't disappointed. The food was excellent - plenty of great fresh pasta, special local produce and gorgeous desserts. We liked it so much, we went twice during our short stay in Florence.

Highly recommended.

Visited August 2013
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Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Fantstic food, lovely atmosphere and great service.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013 via mobile

We met another family whilst on recent trip to Firenze, (with children who can be a bit fussy!)
Maitre'd recommended and presented a selection of starters which were wonderfully tasty and gave us fantastic descriptions of the provinence and traditions of the foods.
Highly recommended. We did book ahead as we were a large party but not always necessary.

  • Visited August 2013
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Varenna, Italy
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“Buono! An absolute treat”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

We dined here for 2 out of 3 nights that we were in Florence. This little restaurant is an absolute gem, quietly tucked away along Piazza dei Peruzzi. Browsing the menu alone is enough to tease your tastebuds. We had the liver pate (served with warm toast), wild boar pasta, spinach ravioli with butter, carved florentine steak - all of which were buono! The staff were extremely patient and friendly.

For dessert, the chef's beautiful creme brulee is worth every single calorie. The texture was creamy yet light and the caramelised top was simply magnificent. A lovely dining experience in the heart of Florence!

  • Visited August 2013
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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“Dinner and lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

My wife and i ate at Club Culinario twice on our recent trip to Florence (lunch and dinner). The food was outstanding, based on regional recipes but with interesting twists and additions. The staff was friendly, knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Well worth a meal if you are in Florence. Very good value for money.

  • Visited August 2013
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