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“We ate there 5 times in one trip”
Review of La Ghiotta

La Ghiotta
Ranked #622 of 2,786 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Santa Croce
Reviewed March 24, 2010

The only reason we did not eat there all 6 nights of our trip was they were closed on Monday. Great food, at a great value. Two can very easily be filled up with very good food for under 30 euro. Lots of colorful locals. Half the fun is watching the staff get after each other. Max is a machine at the pizza oven, the chef in back makes up great steaks and pastas/sauces, and Mauricio might be one of the all time great waiters. We were treated like regulars after just a couple visits by both staff, and regular customers. Not being able to eat there might be what I miss the most about Florence. It was like having dinner with a huge group of friends every night. I can't imagine going any where else to eat.

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Reviewed December 7, 2009

This is a neighborhood place where tourists are rare. Most people who came in seemed to be known by name, but we felt welcome too. The waiters are young and enthusiastic, and our was happy to translate the menu for us. He was also kind enough to warn us against ordering too much: the portions are large.

After ordering, we were brought a complimentary rosemary foccacia, which was delicious. My ravioli was hearty and flavorful, and my partner's seafood pasta was excellent. For main courses, the bacalau (salt cod in tomato sauce) was excellent. My beef with mushrooms turned out to be an unevenly cooked Florentine steak, but it was not bad. Desserts looked very tempting, especially the homemade honey cake, but we had no room left.

The house wine was good, and it was fun to watch the interactions in the restaurant: the couple with a new baby that everyone wanted to hold, the young couples greeting each other as they came in, etc. We would definitely go back.

The restaurant is closed on Mondays, and it closes between lunch and dinner.

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Reviewed July 16, 2009

My boyfriend and I came here on a recommendation we had found on the internet promising cheap wine and good food; we were not disappointed! To start we sampled the crostini with tuscan pate and brushcetta, which we our Florentine staples in most restaurants! Both were very tasty and the pate in particular was nicely flavoured.For main course I had a huge calzone with mozarella, artichoke, spciy sausage, ham and olives which was absolutely delicious! The calzone was so satifying to cut into as the cheese was literally oozing out of it, yum! My boyfriend had a lemon chicken dish after ordering randomly (the menu was in italian and my basics didn't stretch to cover what was written on the menu!) He enjoyed it but I wasn't so taken by it and much prefferred my calzone. We ordered with this a litre of white wine for 5 euro which was very drinkable. We also had a bottle of water and an espresso which brought the bill to 29.50 euro which was a complete and utter bargain. As for the atmosphere of the restaurant, my partner and I enjoyed a bit of people watching as the only tourists in the cafe. Would recommend this place to anyone who like a bit of character in a place and is on a budget, not to mention the yummy calzone!

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