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“The locals know a good thing!”

Trattoria La Casalinga
Ranked #219 of 2,824 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Neighborhood: Santo Spirito / San Frediano
Reviewed February 2, 2013

We fell into here to escape the rain and it was full of locals having their lunch. Our knowledge of Italian is appalling and we struggled to make head or tail of the menu, so played safe by ordering pasta and then spent the next hour looking at all the other delicious plates of food going past! We learnt our lesson and asked our waitress Christina to bring us two plates of dessert that she recommended. They were a heavenly home made marmalade tart and a panacotta type flan - beautiful! So take a tip from us .... if in doubt, ask Christina!

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Thank libbygabby
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Reviewed January 30, 2013

My 3 friends and I were just in Florence a week ago. We stumbled upon this lovely restaurant and were not disappointed. The wait staff is incredibly attentive, and the food is delicious!!!

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Thank Annie T
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Reviewed January 30, 2013

Be sure to ask your hotel to call ahead for a reservation. This place fills up quick and the daily specials go quickly. I however was fortunate enough to get the last Branzino (local fresh fish) and it was amazing. It came with some delicious roasted potatoes that simply melt in your mouth. Salads are the freshest around, amazing wine list and outstanding desserts.

I regret not remembering our waiter's name because he was just lovely and with a great sense of humor. This place is a real find you won't want to miss!!

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Thank mavgirl17
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Reviewed January 27, 2013

Try the rabbit! Better than it sounds. The fresh raviolli was inspired & the local beef stew with potatoes was fantastic after a busy day touring the historic sites.

Thank tonymc47
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Reviewed January 24, 2013

I've been going here for over 30 years and still find it one of the best in Florence for quality and price. It can happen that the ribollita turns out to be mostly bread and few vegetables, or a dessert doesn't live up to expectations, but I have never been disappointed by the bollito misto with green sauce (a particular favorite of mine) and everyone seems satisfied with the beefsteak. You'll find local specialties, good ingredients and excellent cooking. The service is also good in an atmosphere without frills and there's always a crowd, so go early or book a table in advance.

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Thank Judith M
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