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“Perfectly located restaurant with good food.”
Review of Ristorante Orcagna

Ristorante Orcagna
Ranked #2,057 of 2,722 Restaurants in Florence
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Uffizi
Lyon, France
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24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Perfectly located restaurant with good food.”
Reviewed May 3, 2013

Have been here last summer and I can definitely say, that if you want to enjoy all the sculptures, art and the beauty on Piazza della Signoria and to try some good food at the same time, then this restaurant is for you.

Tables are very close to each other, but me personally didn't feel any discomfort. Servers are well trained, but the one that served us didn't know English, so I was obliged to use all of my poor Italian vocabulary to explain what we want.

We tried pasta with ham under cream sauce and a pork steak. I liked pasta very much, but didn't try pork steak, as I don't eat pork. And also Florentine mineral water was just perfect with our meal.

Keep in mind, that tables are located outdoor (there are tables inside the building, though) and at some hours sun may really cause discomfort, considering that in summer it is very hot in Florence.

Prices are average. It's not very pricey and not cheap at all, but on good time (under the shadow of building) I guarantee that you'll have a great time enjoying your food and enormous number of art objects around it.

  • Visited July 2012
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Paris, Canada
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“wonderful pizza, and the art gallery is free”
Reviewed October 25, 2012

We staggered into the Ristorante Orcagna after two flights and being awake for 26hours. We squinted at the menu, ordered our pizza and wine, and then looked around in amazement. The walls of this intimate restaurant are covered in original art work of staggering quality, and wonderful taste. (including a Pietro Annigoni) During out two week stay we visited four times, looking at the art was a joy, and the food was delicious too!

  • Visited October 2012
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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95 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“You can find better places to eat in Florence”
Reviewed September 7, 2012 via mobile

The restaurant is located at a good location, tables are very close to each other.
Food is fair, the pizza was crispy but not very tasty, meat was fair.
I recommend to eat in other restaurants at the city.

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Vienna, Virginia
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177 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
“Delightful food - just stay away from the tourist "specials"”
Reviewed July 25, 2011

Our food was quite delightful. Of course we weren't expecting five-star food--the reason for choosing Orcagna was the opportunity to sit in one of the prettiest squares in all of Florence ... taking in the sights, the weather and the people watching. But we were pleasantly surprised (especially with all the negative reviews I was seeing here) ... the service was attentive, my lasagna was very good, my son's pasta alfredo was one of his favorite meals of our entire trip to Florence, and we liked the cannellini and asparagus pasta a lot. Obviously we chose pretty basic menu items (and started with a trio of Prosecco :-). We also stayed away from the tourist-trap "pizza," opting instead for focaccia del norci, which was terrific. OK, so the prices were high--but that, quite literally, is the price you pay for the absolutely wonderful location. We were *very* happy that we stopped here.

  • Visited May 2011
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Palmetto, Florida
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“A tourist trap worth going to”
Reviewed June 3, 2011

This restaurant is right on the Piazza - compared to prices at the adjoining establishments it is a bargain. The waiters are aggressive trying to get you to come into the terrace and sit down, but once you are seated it very relaxed and enjoyable.

The pizza has a thin crust and was fired in a brick oven, our 4 cheeses was very good at 8 euro. The salads was fresh and crisp

There were strolling singers to complete the tourist atmosphere

  • Visited October 2010
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