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Ranked #244 of 2,930 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $35 - $47
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Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Duomo
Description: Looking for something different than the classic T bone steak and pappa al pomodoro? Look no further than Gastone! In a peaceful and cozy atmosphere, in a woody and perfectly climatised room, located in the authentic area of Santa Croce, just a few steps away from the big crowd of the main routes, you have found the typical place where florentines go to have dinner or lunch. Sporting a menu mixing cleverly fish and meat with the typical tuscan flavours and a very good wine list, a stop at Gastone makes up for an experience not to be missed! The restaurant is perfect for both lunch and dinner; while for lunch the menu is a little simpler and faster, having dinner at the Gastone is a good choice whether you want to celebrate your stay in Florence or just have a nice and relaxed dinner.Particular attention go to the freshness of the raw materials, therefore menu changes along with the season; throughout the year whether you prefer vegetables, fish or meat you will always end finding something that suit your taste. Gluten free proposals are available for each course, from starters to main meat or fish dishes and are clearly highlighted in the menu.
Reviewed June 24, 2012

First we walked in and only 1 other person in there at 9pm then when we sat, the waiter discipline my 5 yr old for not sitting properly. The menu was nothing to be desired for, the quantity of e food was like an appetizer and the prize outrageous. Don't go there!!!!!!

1  Thank Daisy M
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Reviewed June 21, 2012

Beautifully decorated, professional service, great food, never banal. What else can you ask for? Florence is such a difficult place if you want to have a decent meal. I am not just talking about the worse tourist traps, but also about all these osterie serving the same greasy, heavy pappa al pomodoro or ribollita and half-raw cold steak. Gastone is different, it offers a truly international cuisine, with wonderful fresh fish. Don't miss it!

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Reviewed March 23, 2012

I have had dinner here on several occasion while living in Florence, and have never been disappointed. This restaurant is immaculate, service has always been friendly, and professional. I love the tuna tartare that is prepared perfectly with the freshest ingredients possible.

1  Thank boca11
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Reviewed March 7, 2012

Lovely food and atmosphere but only had an Italian menu so it was a bit of a guess, made it all the more interesting though!

1  Thank Rachel46
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Reviewed February 28, 2012

Gastone is a local place. It is empty if you go too early. Tends to start filling up at 8 - 8:30 so if you are timid about a less than full restaurant go late. Early is fine, the staff is great. Highly professional and welcoming. Last October an English translation came from the waiter if one needed it. Now there is a written translation of the main menu; specials are translated on request. Go to Gastone when you are topped up on Tuscan fare and experience Tuscan inspired food with great quality and presentation. Every course has an inspired twist. Great antipasta, pasta and entrees. We like to share and prefer multiple courses. Any dish we said we would share was plated for each person. The portions are generous and the quality impeccable. What is most unique is they do fish well. Super fresh and creatively prepared. I can't say enough about Gastone. A unique, sophisticated restaurant with friendly, professional staff and great food. Well worth searching out this gem of a restaurant.

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1  Thank Stephen B
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