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“Don't order the bistecca!!”

Trattoria da Guido Firenze
Ranked #356 of 2,872 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighborhood: San Lorenzo
Reviewed November 14, 2012 via mobile

We were drawn in by the cosy looking little place where some locals were eating. The menu looks good, but once we sat down and ordered it went downhill.
The bread was tasteless and stale. (To their credit, they did not charge for it) We ordered the Bistecca menu and two of the Chefs Recommendations, fried artichoke and tortelli with butter and truffles.
The artichoke was not fried, (I ordered it with visions of pan fried goodness bursting with flavour) but deep fried, oily tasting and not seasoned. The pasta was delicious, if not fresh. With butter and truffles you can't go wrong.
The bistecca was almost inedible. Well cooked (rare) with a nice charcoal crust and seasoned properly, it was tough and flavourless with a lot of sinew. The accompanying white beans lacked flavour also.
To their credit it was a warm, welcoming place on a cold night, and the house red wine was pleasant enough, and good value by the carafe. Service was friendly.
I think this would have been much more enjoyable if we had decided to have a bistecca experience somewhere else!

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Reviewed November 11, 2012 via mobile

We had to go for one of the menus (long story), and were pleased by the quality and generosity of the portions. Tried tagliatelle ai porcini and beef strips in green pepper sauce. More than you can eat and really tasty, for about 25 euro a person. Better to invest some more and get a nice bottle of wine, though.

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Thank Nico C
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Reviewed November 9, 2012

We recently spent 3 nights in Firenze, and ate at this Trattoria on 2 of the nights. The waiters were courteous and very helpful and the food was very good. I particularly enjoyed a wonderful pasta with gorgonzola and pear - yum! We'd definitely eat here again.

Thank triciamack
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Reviewed October 19, 2012

Let me start by saying that the spinach risotto is the best I have ever tasted so I was excited for the rest of the meals to arrive. We were greatly disappointed...there were four of us and we each ordered different food items but nothing that arrived at the table was good, in fact the lasagna was inedible! The wine was cheap and tasteless too. If you like risotto run to this place and you won't be disappointed but don't order anything else off the menu! Pricing was fair but the quality of the food was not worth it.

Thank luv2travel1229
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Reviewed October 18, 2012

This restaurant is efficient and really good value. WiFi is good as is the food. Steak is excellent value and service is good without being overbearing or pushy. There is no cover charge and they will provide tap water at no charge. In such a touristy city it is a welcome sign that some restaurant owners are not just out to milk the foreigners.

Thank SkiEggy
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