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“Brilliant”

Club Culinario Toscano da Osvaldo
Ranked #94 of 2,722 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $17 - $50
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Santa Croce
Florence, Italy
2 reviews
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“Brilliant”
Reviewed July 17, 2014

The food, the service, the wine pairings, the location, the ambiance... It was absolutely perfect!! I would recommend this in a heart beat! We were very lucky and got the only unreserved table in the place. If you're going, email them a reservation or at least stop in earlier in the day to get one! This was a perfect place in a tidy corner with lot's of locals and tourists and an incredibly unique menu! Go Enjoy!! The Creme Brule is absolutely amazing for dessert!! :)

  • Visited July 2014
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New York City, New York
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“Fresh local cuisine in a Relaxed Atmosphere”
Reviewed July 15, 2014

I very highly recommend this restaurant. It is small so I would recommend reservations. It is a very casual relaxed atmosphere and the menu which varies regularly, is excellent. Service was first rate and friendly. Try the creme brulee if they have it for dessert. It is centrally located and a reasonable walk from the center of Florence.

  • Visited June 2014
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“Wonderful Final Meal in Firenze”
Reviewed July 15, 2014

The chef, owner, wine steward, dish washer-proprietor has the day off, so I miss meeting him after the numerous emails we had from Naples, FL. His man Lorenzo and girls, Chloe and Viviana, spoil us with attention. Fried Zuccini flowers, a giant mushroom plate, duck and spinach pasta and Steak Florentine (what else) satiate us. A half carafe of Bianco to start, and Megollio and Sangranin Monefalco follow providing a fine, local last meal in Firenze and probably the best for the euro yet. It is better not to try to make reservations online.

  • Visited July 2014
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Sesto Calende, Italy
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“Definitely a must in Florence”
Reviewed July 13, 2014

The best experience I had in Florence in the last many years. Not the usual tuscan cousine You could find in every restaurant in Florence but traditional recipes revised ( carbonara with fava beans instead of eggs ) , some contamination from the nearby Umbria ( pigeon etruscan style ), first class ingredients, a no-nonsense approach.

Good wine lists with some less known vinery, interesting price

  • Visited July 2014
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Libertow
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“Great Tuscan specialities”
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.

  • Visited July 2014
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