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“What a restaurant!!! A great recommendation by two other Brits :)”
Review of La Grotta di Leo

La Grotta di Leo
Ranked #354 of 2,811 Restaurants in Florence
Price range: $13 - $47
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Neighborhood: Santa Maria Novella
Reviewed February 5, 2014

Really lovely restaurant near Santa Maria Novella church! If you love Italian and want somewhere friendly and relaxed with great food, wine and service this is the place. Waiter Sijo served us and was so helpful. His language skills were great and he was attentive and made us feel really at ease. We had two lovely evenings here. The pizza's are great and it's no wonder as the chef has 50 years experience. To top it all off it was very affordable. Very happy :)

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Reviewed January 29, 2014

Quite good restaurant and busy too! We had to wait 20 to 25 mins to get a table.

Service: in our case was slow, but then again the restaurant was packed so it could be understandable. The table was hard to get, they took the order very late but the food came at a reasonable time.

Restaurant: was quite big and seemed very popular with the crowd.

Food: Now this was what made us forget about the wait. We had grilled fish with vegetable and wasn’t over cooked and we loved. Then we have broasted Chicken which I was afraid in the beginning but it was delicious… moist, cooked well and tasted even better. We also had Beef Pasta and that was regular stuff but it was bad either.

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Thank Bilal S
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Reviewed January 29, 2014 via mobile

Not bad, not great food. Quick and friendly service, and unlike other empty places around, full of people. My meal of tortellini al ragu and 1/4L red wine cost ?10. You get what you pay for. I feel like this is for people who want simple, comforting Italian food like back home in the US, UK, Australia etc. Not an authentic experience by any stretch, but not a tourist ripoff either.

Thank tinad30
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Reviewed January 27, 2014

We felt immediately welcome and at home in this small but very comfortable restaurant, and the food was excellent. In fact, we had such a good experience that we ate there every night of our 6 nights in Florence, trying one outstanding dish after another and feeling sorry when each meal was over. We want to make special mention of the young man who acted as host and waiter: Arsene was extremely gracious, speaking easily in French, Italian, or English, and being very patient as we practiced our French with him. As for the food... Well, Italy has the best food we have ever experienced, and the chef at La Grotta di Leo makes the best Italian food we have ever had. Portions are generous, prices are remarkably fair. If we had any criticism, it is that they should serve their unbelievably delicious focaccio more often; it came as the bread with our meal just once, whereas the other nights they served triangles of a flat-bread that was good while still warm but turned kind of dry when it cooled off after a few minutes. Even so, La Grotta will be our restaurant choice again, whenever we return to Florence.

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Thank Steven T
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Reviewed January 4, 2014

The food was great the price was great to and very friendly hosting ....I enjoy vey much ...if you are round there it's must.

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