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“very good food at an honest price” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Osteria Cipolla Rossa

Osteria Cipolla Rossa
Ranked #333 of 2,660 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: San Lorenzo
Madison, WI
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“very good food at an honest price”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2013

My wife and I dined at Osteria Cipolla Rossa three times during a recent 10-day visit to Florence. This restaurant was only 200 m from our apartment and, while we dined at several other places, we found Cipolla Rossa to be an excellent choice for both of us. We can recommend the rabbit (coniglio arrosto), the pork roast (braciolona picante) and veal (golosa di vitella), plus any of the pastas and appetizers. The service was excellent, even on a night when the place was full. The staff was friendly and most spoke some English to help us through the menu. The house wine is quite drinkable and every dish we were served was well presented. Prices here were typical of many other decent restaurants (45-55 euros for dinner,including wine) we tried in Florence, but Cipolla Rossa was our favorite.

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Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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“Great food & service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2013 via mobile

This place had the best service so far that we have had in florence. Food was awesome also. Must try the truffle pasta! Spaghetti bolognese was also very good. Wine suggested was also very good. Price wasnt too cheap but I would pay again for the food / service. Thanks!

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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“Brusque waiter”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2013

We ate here twice during our recent trip to Florence. The first occasion was fine: three of us were well looked after by a cheerful waitress, the food was good and altogether it was a very enjoyable evening.
The second visit was much less satisfactory. The waiter who greeted us was unsmiling from the start and as the evening went on he got more and more off-hand. Our starters and then our main courses took a very long time to arrive and we noted that other tables were served much more quickly that ours. In fact the food was just as good as on the previous evening so it's a pity that one waiter's moodiness can completely undermine the enjoyment of an evening out.
I'm not sure what we'd done to deserve this treatment but if, when you arrive, you fail to get a pleasant welcome, perhaps it's time to look elsewhere.

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Gerrards Cross, United Kingdom
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“Good food at reasonable price”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2013

We had two course dinner here as it was adjacent to our hotel (and a TripAdvisor recommendation). Prompt and friendly service at a cost of 86€ for two including a bottle of wine. Only downside (for my wife) was no fish on the menu.

  • Visited October 2013
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hershey
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“What a delicious ' find ' in Firenze”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2013

On a visit with a small group of 12 travelers with " Totally Tuscany Tours " to Florence, our great personal travel guide recommended this charming restaurant. I went ahead and preplanned our group's menu with the Chef, for our group. Our food was delicious, the service was great on a busy night. I would recommend a tasty meal here while visiting this magnificent city with so many good choices available.

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