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“Some good, some less than great.”

La Galleria Il Vino dei Guelfi
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Ranked #250 of 2,763 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $24 - $53
Cuisines: Italian, Steakhouse
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighborhood: Pitti
Description: The restaurant, pizzeria, wine bar La Galleria Il Vino dei Guelfi it's a family run place, very close to Ponte Vecchio, with an original tuscan cousine. The Chef Mamma Rita, her husband Pino, their son Andrea, are waiting you for a nice experience in Florence.
Montezuma, ks
Level 6 Contributor
220 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
“Some good, some less than great.”
Reviewed January 24, 2013

We stopped in to La Galleria as we walked by and saw the trip advisor sticker in the window. The restaurant was empty at about 6pm, but we went in anyway. We were tired from visiting the Pitti Palace (almost directly across the street) and in need of some warmth and good home cooking. We got exactly what we needed at La Galleria. It is truly a family oriented restaurant. The owners check on you regularly, they recommend daily specials and help you choose a dish from a very nice menu. I started with tortellini in broth and it was just what I needed. The broth was delicate but savory and the pasta, well the pasta perfection. My wife's pizza was very nice. My pizza was not very good. It was supposed to have artichokes, olives, and parma ham and other vegetables. Went it came to the table, the crust was burned, there were two pieces of artichokes, two olives and one single slice of ham. I was disappointed, but honestly, the soup was good enough that it made up for the pizza.
The table next to us (they arrived later) ordered the T-bone with potatoes. I was JEALOUS. It was huge and smelled wonderful and you could see it was cooked to perfection. If I ever went back I would order the T-bone and skip the pizza.

  • Visited January 2013
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Austin, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
572 reviews
318 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 277 helpful votes
“A nice meal”
Reviewed January 4, 2013

We ate here on our first night in Florence. Our hotel suggested it and it was close to Ponte Vecchio so we decided to try it out. It is off the main road in a side street. Friendly staff. Appears to be a family running the establishment. Good selection of food, not just pasta dishes. House wine was delicious. For a starter we had asparagus, the least favorite of our items but it is ok. Second course we had seafood spaghetti and some large sheet pasta with cheese. The seafood spaghetti was some of the best we had while in Italy. For main course we had two meat dishes. Both were good. The Brussels spouts were extremely tasty. For desert we shared an apple pie. Overall a nice meal. Not our favorite in Florence but good value for the money and quality. The seafood spaghetti would be worth the trip again. Menus ate in English and staff spoke enough English to be an enjoyable night.

  • Visited December 2012
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Lawrenceville, Georgia
Level 6 Contributor
114 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
“Very Pleasant Experience”
Reviewed November 1, 2012

We felt like we were company, the atmosphrere is great, the staff very accomodating, and the food and wine are great. I would recommend this restaurant. We dined here twice because it was close to our hotel and the staff is friendly.

Visited October 2012
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Perth, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
197 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“A real little gem”
Reviewed September 23, 2012 via mobile

My daughter and I have eaten here twice. It's a real hidden gem, just off the road near Ponte Vecchio. Both times we had mains, side dishes and sweets with wine and water. The bills were between 60 & 75 euro in total.The grilled sea bass is divine, as is the pork and the home made desserts are to die for. Our favorites were the creme caramel and the tiramisu. We're going there again for dinner tonight. Certainly the best value in the area.

Thank Dot G
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“This place is fantastic.”
Reviewed September 19, 2012 via mobile

We had just finished a long day of sightseeing and shopping and we were hungry and tired. We happened upon this quaint restaurant and it turned out to be one if the best meals of our trip. This family run restaurant has the best meatballs in all of Florence. The soups are to die for. The server is the owners son and he was outstanding. He took the time to translate the specials of the day and made us feel very very welcome. The meal was fantastic and only 110 euros for 4 person including drinks. Do yourself a big favor and enjoy a meal here. Also, the bathrooms were spotless. I am a tough critic but I can only say great things about this place. I hope you try it and have the same experience we did.

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Thank TampaFrank
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