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“One of the highlights of our trip”
Review of Zio Gigi

Zio Gigi
Ranked #186 of 2,722 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Neighborhood: Duomo
California
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“One of the highlights of our trip”
Reviewed July 15, 2013

Based on the recommendation of our Hotel (Alessandra) we found our way to Zio Gigi's restaurant. We used the offline map to find it, but it's in an alleyway not quite on the main street the offline map showed.
We did not have reservations but were able to get a good seat at 7;30 pm. By 9pm, it was packed. Our wait staff were awesome, helping us with the menu, wine and John the singing waiter was a blast. He bursts out into opera and american love songs throughout the night.
We had an awesome pasta with truffels and the famous Florentine steak along with a veal chop. Everything was cooked perfectly and we had a night of entertainment with our mean.
By all means, go to Zio Gigi!

  • Visited July 2013
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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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142 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Surprisingly Bad”
Reviewed July 9, 2013

We had a recommendation from our hotel staff and obviously TripAdvisor had mostly good reviews for this place so we thought it would be a safe bet. My wife and I went there for dinner one night while visiting Florence in May 2013 and thought the food wasn't very good at all. It was the only meal during a week long trip to Italy that was disappointing and we wouldn't go back to.

  • Visited May 2013
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Woodbridge, Virginia
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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“Good food, interesting atmosphere”
Reviewed July 6, 2013

Recommended by our hotel, we ate here one night during our stay in Florence. The periodic bursts of opera from (?) amused our grandchildren, and our 16 yr. old granddaughter was tickled with the kiss from the chef.

  • Visited June 2013
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Sedona
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162 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“Underwhelmed”
Reviewed July 2, 2013

This is the ONLY restaurant in all of our two week stay in three cities in Italy which was less than stellar. One restaurant in Rome was average for me but pleased my husband so I chose not to review it but both of us thought that this was actually rather mediocre. We are not difficult to please...each order an appetizer, first course, wine and share a dessert (typically) and choose different dishes to get a range in order to be able to rate a restaurant fairly.

  • Visited June 2013
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Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent taverna”
Reviewed July 2, 2013

When travelling to Florence, try this taverna. It serves simply good food and the atmosphere is unique. The owner seems to like his customers, mostly locals, and the waitresses are friendly. We had lunch and would like to go there again!

  • Visited July 2013
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