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“Wonderful dinner, lovely setting, welcoming service.”
Review of Il Gusto di Acasamia - CLOSED

Il Gusto di Acasamia
Price range: $19 - $38
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean, Wine Bar
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: San Lorenzo
Florence, Italy
Level Contributor
10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Wonderful dinner, lovely setting, welcoming service.”
Reviewed June 29, 2013

We had walked by this restaurant on several occasions since it is in the neighborhood where my husband, my sister and myself are staying. We decided last night to give it a try and we're glad we did. It is a small intimate place with a lot of dark wood and wonderful Tuscan yellow gold walls that combine to give it a very warm feeling.

The service was excellent - though it is true that we ate early (7:45) and were the only customers for the beginning of our meal. After we were seated we were delighted to receive a free welcoming glass of prosecco and some cheese spread while we looked at the menu. The table was set out with a proposed Tuscan red that we tried and were quite pleased with the suggestion.

We ordered bruschetta for an antipasto - which was typical in character - but very well done with excellent tomatoes and bread toasted just right and served before it became soggy.

We each ordered a primo and shared tastes- a ghitarini - with fresh homemade pasta with cherry tomatoes and buffalo and basil - the main complaint may have been that the portion was too large; ravioli with spinach and ricotta in a cream sauce - very rich and delicious, and a lasagnetta which was a baked crispy pasta shell with mixed vegetables and a light cream sauce with a creamy cheese topping

All of them were excellent.

We ordered a caprese salad and some mixed grilled vegetables for contorni - which included eggplant, green peppers and some others all well-seasoned.

The presentation of the food was lovely. Also the bread and particularly the flattened breadsticks were fresh and quite good.

At the end of the meal we refused dessert, my husband commenting that he was too full. Our waitress, Cristina, said that she knew just the thing for that and returned with three complimentary limoncelli for us to settle our stomachs.

All in all, I highly recommend the restaurant.

  • Visited June 2013
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2 Thank AndreaCJ
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Hawaii
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46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“high quality, reasonable price”
Reviewed June 17, 2013

We had a lovely family meal here. Great atmosphere, excellent food and very reasonable prices considering the quality of the meal and little extras.

  • Visited May 2013
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1 Thank Hisun
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Ottawa, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Home away from Home”
Reviewed June 17, 2013

From the time Christina greets you to the end of the evening, you will love this restaurant. Sparkling wine arrives at table before the meal, and when you are finished, often a little Vin Santo shows up at the end. On our second visit, an appetizer also appeared free of charge. Fabulous fresh vegetables, perfect balsamic glaze on the calabrese salad and great specials from Christina's suggestions. Beef done to perfection and pasta choices were delicious also. One night the special fish was mullet and it was so delicate, we ate with just a fork.
Add to all this fabulous food and service - the prices are reasonable! This place is a real jewel, close to San Marco Square, and only a short walk from the Centrale Market in Florence. Not to be missed!

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank Jalta L
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San Francisco, California, United States
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“What a great meal”
Reviewed May 27, 2013 via mobile

Had a great meal. Great service, and reasonably priced. Relaxed atmosphere. A must if you are looking for more than pasta and pizza. Going again tomorrow to taste the desserts.
Welcomed with an aperitif and an amuse-bouche. Even had a non-alcoholic aperitif for the kids.

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2 Thank scinsr
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Taipei
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20 reviews
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“Loved it!”
Reviewed May 24, 2013

Excellent welcome..with a drink and a small treat!

The house red wine was perfect and a good value.

The bruschetta was very nice. Tomatoes just right!

We ate the fresh pasta with buffalo cheese...savory and cooked to perfection.

Then on to the beef...we ate the sweeter version..sorry I forgot what it is called. However, while I would ordinarily not think of beef with a very sweet sauce, the combination was a nice treat. The sauce was as sweet as a fruit compote, and to be honest, drowned out the the flavor of the beef. However, as this is not how I ordinarily enjoy beef, I was perfectly content to enjoy it this way for a night. Not something I would do to beef, but isn't that the point of travelling?

We finished with a chocolate cake that was out of this world and walked away with a great dining experience, friendly service, something different and unexpected. Great night out. And a romantic, quiet ambiance away from all the tourist touts and hustle.

  • Visited May 2013
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1 Thank Darren325i
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