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“Friendly and good food but a bit quiet”

Osteria Il Mostrino
Ranked #842 of 2,676 Restaurants in Florence
Price range: $27 - $48
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Santa Maria Novella
London
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22 reviews
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“Friendly and good food but a bit quiet”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2013 via mobile

We had a good meal of typical local Tuscan dishes but it was rather quiet and we found that a bit off-putting. When we arrived there was only one other couple there: So why were we seated at the very next table? The tables are also rather close together. We were also a bit confused when the waiter put his coat on and without saying anything left the restaurant never to be seen again. We were then served by a rather surly person in an apron who we can only asaume was the chef. The food was good and the service was fine but we just did not enjoy the experience as much as other restaurants.

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“Great place for traditional food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013 via mobile

We were directed here by our hotel (Kraft Hotel). The service was very friendly and we both enjoyed our wild boar pasta. Not over priced but quite basic. Worth a visit for tasty traditional meals.

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“Not impressed”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2012 via mobile

Upon entering the restaraunt, we were asked if we had a reservation. When we responded that we did not, we were taken to the back near the cash register although the the front was virtually empty. The two wait staff hovered at the register and paced by the entire time. It was very uncomfortable to be under surveillance for our discussions and having our every bite watched. My clam pasta had 50 shells mostly empty with only about 15-20 meats at the bottom of the dish. They could not bring the check and clear our plates fast enough. Foreign patronage didn't seem to be valued.

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Thank Jane S
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Scotland
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22 reviews
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“Excellent!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2012

We visit Florence every November and we wouldn't eat anywhere else but Il Mostrino. The veal chops are to die for! So is the minestrone. The owner is delightful and so are his staff. Service is excellent, and prices fair, The atmosphere is truly Italian, so relaxing and friendly. Locals use Il Mostrino and this is an excellent recommendation. It's about 10 mintues walk from the Palazzo Vecchio but well worth the walk.

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Dallas, Texas
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“Osteria il Mostrino”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2012

This place was very popular with locals, and I recommend the house red wine. The papardelli with wild boar was wonderful. I went there on the recommendation of my hotel manager.

Visited November 2012
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