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“Rocco rocks!”
Review of Trattoria da Rocco

Trattoria da Rocco
Ranked #364 of 2,786 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Santa Croce
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Came by here with Florentine friends for a "fast-food" lunch alla fiorentina...great home-cooked food calibrated to the seasons with seasonal ingredients: in June, salads, light secondi, summer pastas, cold wine, and the inimitable taste-of-nothing Florentine bread that compliments the savoury dishes so well! Rocco is a kick: ask him about his brothers (if you know filmography) and he'll have a brilliant come-back ready. Prices can't be beat in its genre. Lots of foreigners and natives waiting to get on board; the seating is like the compartments on the old train cars. Always nice to see the two groups rubbing elbows over good food.
And then we passed to Caffe Cibreo for coffee, alas...

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Reviewed April 17, 2013

Located inside the Sant'Ambrogio market, the cafe consists of a small, long space, somewhat like a train carriage. The tables are shared. Waiters serve primarily from a narrow corridor running down the centre. There's a wonderful ambience and incredibly friendly and efficient service. The menu (also in English) has simple Tuscan food. It is very good value both in cost and quantity.
It's a cafe NOT a restaurant - so it may be too rough-and-ready for some people - but we'd go back again and again.
Highly recommended.

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Reviewed April 12, 2013

We had a tasty, filling meal of basic Florence food with a pleasant, light house Chianti.
I love the individual glass doors to each table that leave the central aisle free for the staff to do their work.
At peak times, expect to wait a few minutes to get a table. If you are two or less, you are likely to find yourselves sharing a table. If you are more than four, you will have to split up.
Great value!

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Reviewed March 25, 2013

You don't have to have lunch in de Rocca, the busy, cheerful diner-like restaurant inside Florence's Sant' Ambrogio Market. It's not on anyone's tourist must-experience dining list. The dishes are simple and straight-coward, but they are full of flavor, served in a convivial atmosphere of communal booths, each opening from the market beyond by its own glass doors, giving the place a sense of being right in the action yet cozy and enclosed. And if there ever was a good deal for a traveler, this is it. Each primi piatta -- from lasagna to pasta dishes to a hearty pasta fagioli soup, is a reasonable 4 euros; the secondi piatti, from Florence's signature Trippa Alla Fiorentina to pollo aArosto or polpette friti, is a bargain 5 euros. And don't skip the desserts, for example panna cotta for 2.50 euros. This is not a tourist spot -- Sant' Ambrogio is fairly off-the-beaten track for leather-seeking travelers -- but it will make you smile at both the money you saved and the lovely, fun meal you enjoyed with Florentines going about their lives.

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Reviewed March 20, 2013

I liked this place a lot, one of the best meal I had at Florence and for sure a cheapest one. Right inside the market, after finish shopping for cheese and spices you can get fresh,fast, delicious, absolutely Tuscany food.

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