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“food was good service poor”
Review of Il Boccale

Il Boccale
Ranked #2,100 of 2,744 Restaurants in Florence
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Uffizi
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“food was good service poor”
Reviewed March 3, 2014

on our first night we were drawn to this resturant but we were a bit dissapointed, the food was good but the service was poor, the staff barely smiled and were slow to serve us, the bill was dumped on our table and after we paid noone even aknowledged that we were leaving fortunately we found several other friendly places to eat during our stay

Visited January 2014
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Shanghai, China
1 review
“THERE IS A DEAD FLY IN THE DISH!!!”
Reviewed November 12, 2013

It's our first day to Florence and everything was great until we stepped into this restaurant. Slowest service and longest waiting time in our two-week trip in France and Italy, I could bear that. But when I found a dead fly underneath the salmon in the dish, it's just SO TERRIBLE!!! The waiter took the dish away with the word "sorry" only once, then came over and asked me to pay for the other orders immediately. Holy crap! You proved that you can do worse!

  • Visited November 2013
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“A great find in Firenze (Florence)”
Reviewed October 17, 2013

We ate here in August during a four day stopover in Florence. First night - dinner here; second night - dinner elsewhere; third night dinner here! you get the drift. This was an excellent little restaurant. It was amongst the best we ate at in Italy - and we went to: Rome; Pisa; Pompeii/Naples; and Venice. We would thoroughly recommend it for delicious, handmade food. Truly yummy - and not expensive. I agree with Mom2SJJ - this was a terrific hidden gem to be fully recommended.

  • Visited September 2013
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Perth
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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“We wished we stopped again at the antiche Carrozze”
Reviewed October 10, 2013

We had here our dinner the second night.
Terrible is an understatement.
The only positive note was the girl who was serving at the table, she was really sweet.
The food not so..... We order crostini with porcini and there wasn't a porcini in sight....mushroom in oil maybe but that's all.
Then pasta and fagioli....it was just a broth in where I found out of pure luck 2 white beans and maybe a few spaghetti......
My sun order a crumbed pollo and I'm not kidding it was the one that you by in super market already prepared and frozen....looked really as a big chicken nugget from macdonald...and on top of it was burned.
My daughter order lasagna and there was not white sauce it was swimming in meat sauce but the taste was not great....at all
We left without dessert and most of us feeling pretty hungry...paying a nice 85 euro.

  • Visited October 2013
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Black Diamond
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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“Wonderful meal and atmosphere! Authentic!”
Reviewed September 10, 2013 via mobile

We had a most flavourful meal of ravioli ragout, spaghetti vongole, beef with Parmesan, and arugula......it was an enjoyable evening! The serving staff made us feel welcome and at home! They were attentive, friendly and knowledgeable!! Do indeed tend to go back!

Visited September 2013
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