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“Good service but poor food” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ristorante Baccarossa fish bistrot

Ristorante Baccarossa fish bistrot
Ranked #369 of 2,660 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $27 - $48
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Neighborhood: Santa Croce
Florence, Italy
Level Contributor
83 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Good service but poor food”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2013

Most restaurants in Florence offer traditional Tuscan cuisine. Thus, it is of great interest to try those who are a Little bit more innovative. This is one of those restaurants but unfortunately it is not a success. The interior is supposed to be chic but mostly resembles a storage-room. The menu is in English but the very friendly and helpful waiters only spoke Italian. The starter, baccala, had a very peculiar and unattractive taste. The rest of the meal was edible but very uninspiring. Many of the items in the menu were unavailable and to make things even worse it was not possible to get coffee after the meal. It is very hard to reccommend this restaurant.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
1 Thank Med H
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baccarossa, Proprietario at Ristorante Baccarossa fish bistrot, responded to this review, April 15, 2013
Google Translation
Buongiorno Gentile signore

Rispondo al suo gentile contributo cosi'.
Non abbiamo il baccala' in carta e sinceramente trovo il suo contributo molto sospetto.
Fa' riferimento ad un solo piatto e definisce il complesso cibo povero.
Veramente poco attendibile.
Inoltre le ricord che il personale di sala parla fluentemente italiano, inglese e francese.

Amerigo Capria
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  • Dutch first
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  • French first
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  • Portuguese first
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English first
Charlestown, Rhode Island, United States
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Excellent, excellent, excellent.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2012

This restaurant not a tourist spot and more enjoyable because of that. This food was absolutely exquisite with the freshest ingredients and a menu that is enticing and not the typical fare. The chef-owner is charming and welcoming and serves the main course personally. The waiter was also attentive with a gentle way of serving that was quite endearing. We found this restaurant on our next to last night in Florence and went back there again the next night. The experience was equally enjoyable.

Visited August 2012
Helpful?
Thank Linnea J
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Delicious”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2012

Excellent food. Small unorthodox menu may rebuke those looking for classical italian cuisine and "safe" options but will delight those who appreciate inventive cuisine with excellent ingredients.
Service a bit chaotic as the staff is made of two guys (1 cooks, 1 deals with customers).
Great choice of wines and liquors, and great help in choosing the appropriate one too.

I have been to several 3 Michelin stars places and this little gem has food that shines in comparison to some of them.

Definitely not a place for families (kids palates will have a hard time) or Americans looking for a coke and a burger or bland food.
If you enjoy flavour and wine definitely a place to have a date or go with your wife.
We will go back.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank M D
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Berlin, Germany
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165 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
“Very disappointing service”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2012

We went there yesterday and and presented our Groupon voucher with a face value of Euro 82 and the waiter simply refused to accept the voucher with the argument quote:"We have trouble with the Groupon company". So folks be aware of lousy treatment at this joint.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
5 Thank Hans-Joachim P
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Greenville, South Carolina
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107 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Not too exciting ...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2011

Decor is definitely a mixture of old, mismatched pieces and the atmosphere almost creepy. We were led into a back room and we seated, to find ourselves the only ones in the restaurant (it was early). Service was slow and unenthusiastic. Menu items were limited. Overall, food was unremarkable.

  • Visited October 2011
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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3 Thank MRL217
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