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“AMAZING FOOD & EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE!”
Review of Circus

Circus
Ranked #932 of 2,848 Restaurants in Florence
Price range: $39 - $82
Cuisines: Pizza, Steakhouse
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Neighborhood: Uffizi
Description: Circus is a restaurant that was created to offer its customers a complete service and in fact opens at 7.30 with classical italian breakfast or full continental breakfast. Thanks to our wood oven, we offer a wide choice of long leavened pizzas. We adwise you our restaurant menù with carefully studied italian platters and Chianina t-bone steaks.Don't forghet to ask the appetizers list with wide choice of original mojitos...the kitchen close al 12pm...
Reviewed October 26, 2012

After just arriving from Rome, TOURIST CENTRAL, my family and I were absolutely sick of being taken for a ride and having to venture out of the city to find decently good Italian food without being scammed for being tourists. In Florence, we were thrilled to come across Circus, which although resides in a very touristy location, was not at all so.

My mom stopped to ask the man at the front of the restaurant directions for somewhere and they got to talking. This gentleman ended up being the GM and a very experienced sommelier. After explaining that we were dying to try some authentic fettuccini alfredo at least once in Italy, so we weren't going to be able to eat there (this is not on their menu), the GM assured us that they could make it for us anyway. We took a risk, figuring that we just got lured into another tourist trap, but we couldn't have been more wrong.

We had phenomenal meals - the fettucini alfredo, fried zucchini sticks and pesto gnocci were the best. The GM even brought over a few different samples of the various breads they make (outside of the usual basket of bread) and complimentary limoncello after the meal. We didn't spend a ton of money but were treated like royalty. The patio is gorgeous, we sat out there.

The GM explained in our one hour chat after the meal (what a great guy) that the restaurant had just opened in March 2012 and was the only one in the piazza that actually employed an Italian head chef. This was obvious by the quality of food. It was all made fresh and he explained that they were trying to offer people an exceptional view with amazing, fresh, real Italian food without being a tourist trap. We were finally treated with the respect we deserved after being talked down to in Rome at every single restaurant and blatantly lied to about the menu items.

VISIT THIS RESTAURANT and you will have a relaxing, delicious meal from people who genuinely want to share their passion for good food. Also, look up to the 4th floor of the building and you'll see a little hidden secret - a ceiling fresco by the one and only Michaelangelo!

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Reviewed October 16, 2012

The best place in Piazza della Signoria to relax from shopping and sight seeing and be spoiled with great food with an incredibly friendly and accomodating staff. Most of the staff spoke English and Maurizio made sure our experience was unforgettable! The Alpina pizza with truffle cream, mascapone cheese and delicious proscuitto was fabulous. We went here everyday, for either a glass of wine, an tasty appetizer of Tuscan Cheese and meats or a incredible dinner. Maurizio delivered what he promised with a memorable experience and food like nonna used to make! We can't wait to go back!

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Reviewed October 11, 2012

Tried this for lunch on spec
Very welcoming maitre D (Maurizio?)
Good selection on menu and wine list, medium prices
Cordial service, good food well presented.
Would recommend

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Thank Maurice D
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Reviewed October 11, 2012 via mobile

Maurizio welcomed us in off the sidewalk with the promise of a delicious porcini mushroom risotto and they did not disappoint! My husband had an excellent lasagna made with fresh pasta and we got to sample their pizza crust which we will likely be returning for tomorrow. It was delicious and the pizzas served to the tables beside us looked equally delicious. Definitely recommend to others visiting Florence.

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Thank LoveBirds929
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Reviewed October 7, 2012 via mobile

when staying in Florence i recommend to visit & to enjoy sunny day on terrace with perfect food & nice view!

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Thank VVCh
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