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“Great bistecca!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Cucina del Garga

La Cucina del Garga
Ranked #109 of 2,660 Restaurants in Florence
Price range: $43 - $65
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: San Lorenzo
Description: "La Cucina del Garga" arrived on the Florence restaurant scene when Chef Alessandro Gargani returned from an 8 year run as Executive Chef in New York City's famous "Mezzogiorno Restaurant" in SOHO. It is there that he practiced his craft, honed his recipes and started his family. From an early age, his parents Sharon Oddson and Giuliano Gargani AKA "Il Garga" had instilled in him their passion for food and art. In 2010, he returned to his hometown to continue the family tradition born at The Trattoria in Via del Moro and then brought here to Via San Zanobi. The restaurant is an art gallery as well as showcase where talented local artists have the opportunity to show their work and customers can purchase paintings or sculptures to enrich their own private collections.
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great bistecca!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2012

Nice touches like complimentary bruschetta and Prosecco to start, excellent service in a nice setting and the bistecca was wonderful!

Visited October 2012
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Florence, Italy
1 review
“Overall delicious experience!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2012

Not only was the food amazing (and maybe the best I've had in Florence) but the staff was friendly, and the ambiance of the restaurant was both relaxing and charming. Coming with a large group of friends, we were offered several different and amazing appetizers along with our meals. I recommend this to anyone in Florence in need of a high-quality meal!

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Brooklyn, New York
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“Amoreee”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2012 via mobile

Artsy elegant with delicious food.. Friendly and well educated staff. The atmosphere is always magical.. I've ben here several times and I always had a good time thank you Alessandro And the amazing staff!!

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Saginaw, Michigan
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“Cooking School at day great Place for Dinner at Night”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2012

Wonderful restur. loved the food and ambience - Chef Garga is a trip and shouts orders loudly in the kitchen. Would recommend to anyone.

Visited May 2012
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Little Rock, Arkansas
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“Worthy of Michelin 3-star rating”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

This was the finest meal we had in 23 days in Italy. The last time I had a meal as memorable was in 1995 at the 3-star Le Beaumanier in Provence. Chef Alessandro is a genius with food, and we are so happy a friend introduced us to him. He is also personable and engaging, so it is no surprise his food is beautiful to see and fabulous to eat. It is worth searching out this small gem on a side-street in Florence.

Mary Dee Taylor and Sylvia Orton

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