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“Great Tuscan specialities”

Club Culinario Toscano da Osvaldo
Ranked #141 of 2,930 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $18 - $53
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: Santa Croce
Reviewed July 10, 2014

Just had a wonderful culinary experience at the Club Culinario Toscano da Osvaldo. If, like us, you're not looking for the typical tourist food, but prefer to try some of the local specialities, made with a great, fresh ingredients, and friendly, professional service, then this is the place for you - in fact, the only problem we had was choosing from a rich and varied menu of local specialities. In the end we chose the Caroselli, zucchini flowers with pork cheeks, cod and the fresh, local pasta with mushrooms. All were amazing and, accompanied by the house red, made for a wonderful memorable evening. Oh, and we paid much less here than in most other places, for much better food, which was an extra bonus. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed July 7, 2014

Just got back from Club Culinario and was extremely happy with the meal. Had handmade tortellini with duck sauce and my daughter had zucchini flowers with pork shoulder and a side of sauteed spinach. They were wonderfully presented and tasted fantastic. Both were very light, not stodgy like in other restaurants, We also had two deserts (cheesecake and a chocolate & raspberry tart) which seemed like small portions but were actually perfectly sized for how rich they were. Wine was very reasonably priced and excellent for a house red.

Great atmosphere with a nice mix of local clientele as well as tourists. The service was also excellent, very friendly staff who spoke fluent English and were accomodating of issues such as allergies (and didn't add a set service charge to the bill either!)

The Club opens at 7pm for dinner, and would definitely recommend making a reservation as it gets very busy.

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Thank sherlock1411
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Reviewed July 7, 2014

My wife and I returned to Florence again this year and this restaurant was on our list. We stareted with the sliced prosciutto. Unfortunately, since it was getting near the end, we didn't get to see the chef carve it our table.

This time, I tried the Steak Florentine. Finally! This is what I always imagined the Steak Florentine to taste like. I really enjoyed this steak. A word of caution - The minimum order is 1 kg, so either be hungry or share with another. My wife had the “Medieval” kebab and realized it was what she ordered last year - I guess when it's that good it becomes subliminal.

For a different twist on an after dinner drink, try the "Nocino Mugello a mano". If you like port or Nocello, I believe you will like this drink.

The service and ambiance was still amazing. We will be in Florence again next year and we will definitely return here.

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Thank Eric H
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Reviewed July 6, 2014

Very warm service throughout - actually the best service I've had in a restaurant in Italy.

Steak was amazing, house red wine was decent and cheap (€10 for a litre!) - no question this should be on your list when in Florence!

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Thank Mr00bill
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Reviewed July 4, 2014

Our concierge recommended Club Culinario to us, and we were fortunate to get a last minute reservation for our party of 4. From the moment we arrived, we were warmly greeted and served. The antipasti were delicious... prosciutto with melon, fried squash flowers, meatballs (they honestly tasted like beef stew battered and fried - delicious!)... our entrees were also delicious. The staff made a fabulous recommendation for wine based on our preferences, and considering the quality of the meal, the price was reasonable (100 euros for 4 including tip). We highly recommend this to those looking for a very nice, casual dining experience in Florence.

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Thank Debi W
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