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“Great food and service tucked away in corner of Piazza della Signorina”
Review of Circus

Circus
Ranked #835 of 2,746 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...
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
82 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great food and service tucked away in corner of Piazza della Signorina”
Reviewed August 24, 2013

Happened on Circus when our original choice was closed. What a bonus! Excellent welcome and service from well trained staff. Wide choice of food and extensive wine list. Not cheap but worth it for the views and service. Fried vegetables were in fact tempura battered and smoking customers nearby were both small down sides. Melon and ham starter followed by grilled steak with rocket and Parmesan made up for this. Barolo good but the second Pino Grigio from the wine list was fantastic.
Somewhere to eat and drink good quality with great service. If you like KYC don't come here.

  • Visited August 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Great pizza, great location!”
Reviewed August 24, 2013

We were sent to this restaurant after inquiring about pizza at another location near the Piazza della Signoria. The referral was spot on in that the pizza was fresh and delicious. Fans sprayed us with a fine mist as we ate our delightful lunch. The cokes were a bit pricey but the service was excellent. Great views of the square and wonderful people watching with a nice glass of red wine!!

  • Visited August 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“A must-go for amazing food time after time!”
Reviewed August 20, 2013 via mobile

I had the circus burger (I needed a break from pizza and pasta!) and it was the best burger I've ever had- ever! My husband had the steak and also claimed it "the best steak I can remember". The service is great and the waiter even recognized us from our visit there last year which is quite amazing if you think of how many people they see! It is a little expensive but the food is so good it's worth it!

  • Visited August 2013
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Near the M25
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89 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Worth the expense.”
Reviewed July 28, 2013

The Circus restaurant fronts onto the Piazza della Signoria and is therefore a prime location and this is reflected in the prices, this was by far the most expensive meal we had during our weeklong trip to Florence. Having said that the plus points far outweigh the negative.

The service was outstanding, some of the best I have ever experienced, nothing seemed to be to much trouble. The food was of a high standard and presentation was excellent. Even when the restaurant got very busy there was no pressure to leave, it was great to just sit and people watch. The wine list is comprehensive, but as per the rest of the menu not cheap. Although as I have found with other Florentine restaurants, the house selection often makes an excellent buy rather than the more expensive label's and here the Circus is no exception. Try the house Chianti.

Not the place for a quick eat and go, more a special occasion. As mentioned in the title expensive but worth it.
Recommended.

  • Visited June 2013
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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“A Circus, indeed!”
Reviewed July 16, 2013

So rude!! We asked if it was ok to just have drinks and were then treated as 2nd-class citizens.

(1) we weren't allowed to sit at a set table. But as we ordered a snack to have with our prosecco, they had to set it anyway!
(2) we were given 'other' menus. We asked for the main menus and saw that our snack was actually cheaper on that??!
(3) the waitor served a table seated after us before us, all but ignored us, and forgot our 2nd drinks order.

I noticed the maitre d' trying to force a family with a granny suffering in the heat to sit outside. He frowned at them asking why all the time until the father said "inside" sternly and they walked in on their own. Ridiculous...

There are lots of places on this piazza - totally avoid the Circus!!

  • Visited July 2013
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