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“A slice of Tuscany hidden behind Palazzo Strossi”
Review of La Grotta Guelfa

La Grotta Guelfa
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Ranked #212 of 2,703 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $17 - $101
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Uffizi
Description: The "Grotta Guelfa" is a necessary stop for those who are passionate about good food and love the most authentic dishes. They are dishes that remain tied to tradition and their territory but, at the same time, do not turn away from new tastes. Patrons can have their dinner in the cosy and small lounge or in the wide porch with air conditioning and lively decoration, accessible year-round. The restaurant is located near the old "Palagio dei Capitani di Parte Guelfa". From this corner of Florence, famous for its typical medieval structure, it is possible to start an amazing tour among the artistic beauties of the city.
Leiden, The Netherlands
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54 reviews
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“A slice of Tuscany hidden behind Palazzo Strossi”
Reviewed July 31, 2013 via mobile

Was attracted here by the reviews. It deserves its good reviews. The good is authentic Tuscan, no twists just good good.

Sitting inside (dentro) is well worthwhile. Although small, this is where the locals come.

Try the ravioli with butter and sage. Simple but fantastic.

  • Visited August 2012
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“What a great find!!”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

I stumbled upon La Grotta Guelfa by accident on an early Sunday afternoon. The restaurants I looked for were either closed or opening later, so I was desperate for a good lunch. It was 11:50 AM, a little early, but I was so hot as it was almost 100 degrees in Florence that day. I asked if I could have a seat and the waiter was so nice, he said please have a seat and he brought me an ice cold water even before the restaurant officially opened. Off to a good start I thought, but given the location of the restaurant and the fact that I had done no research on it, I was still skeptical. I ordered pasta with wild boar sauce as the first dish and the eggplant with cheese as the main dish. They were both excellent. Absolutely delicious!! I was so pleasantly surprised, I loved this restaurant and the food was to be honest better than some others that I spent lots of time meticulously researching. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

  • Visited July 2013
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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“Excellent food yummie!”
Reviewed July 22, 2013

Everytime I am in Florence I eat my lunch and dinner at this restaurant. The food is excellent. I am fond of the tagliatelle with salmon and the lasagne al forno is yummie. Very good value for money. The staff is friendly and fast. The terrace is cool with a special spraysystem.

  • Visited July 2013
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Belfast
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“Delicious”
Reviewed July 21, 2013

We ate here twice during our stay in Florence. excellent both times, good seafood (rare in Florence!) and the Florentine steak was perfect. Service, house wine and desserts all very good. would recommend to family or friends without hesitation.

  • Visited July 2013
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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“Nice”
Reviewed June 30, 2013 via mobile

Second time to Florence and second visit here. Nice restaurant. Great service, good food, great prices. Outdoor seating. Enjoy it!

Visited June 2013
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