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“So dissappointing”
Review of Ciro and Sons

Ciro and Sons
Ranked #221 of 2,930 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Neighborhood: San Lorenzo
Reviewed May 17, 2013

My husband needs to avoid gluten so we had high hopes of enjoying gluten free food at Ciro and Sons. The reviews seemed quite good so we hoped for the best. Unfortunately this turned out to be the worst eating experience experience and the highest dinner tab of our time in Florence. After finding out we needed to call 24 hours in advance to order gluten free pizza, my husband ordered the spaghetti and lobster entree at the irritable waiter's recommendation. The noodles were severely undercooked. We never had a chance to report this since the waiter never came back. We ultimately told him as we asked for the bill and he got pretty nasty about it, suggesting that it was "al dente" and everyone else preferred that. Somehow the bill came to 92 american dollars, far more than our other dinners in Florence. Never again.

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Thank Lori S
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Reviewed May 14, 2013

We (2 couples, 40’s) went to this restaurant partly because of the Tripadvisor rating and also because we were promised free shots of Limoncello when we enquired about booking the previous evening!

We were served by Guiseppe (a Ciro son), who was, according to the wives, “very nice”. When we asked him about the Limoncello offer we mentioned that Sambuca was actually one of our favourite tipples and he immediately brought 4 good sized shots out.

We chose a range of dishes, from lobster pasta to a pork main course dish and all were beautifully cooked and presented.

What we also liked about the place was that there was a TV near us showing the chefs preparing some of the dishes on the menu, which was entertaining as well as confirming that they certainly knew what they were doing.

Don’t be put off by the location, which is a bit of a back street – this is well worth finding and trying.

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Thank CarlosTheGuru
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Reviewed May 12, 2013

Although Ciro & Sons doesn't look especially spectacular from the outside, our meal here was probably our favourite during our stay in Florence.

The steak florentine was really well cooked (ensure you state the weight of the steak you want!), and the spinach and roast potato sides were very good accompaniments.

Our waiter was very helpful, had a good sense of humour and spoke very good English, which all helped us to feel very comfortable.

As I eluded to above, if you don't state the weight of steak you'd like (1.2kg minimum between two) they may give you something slightly heavier. We worked out ours was around 1.4kg with the price we paid, but it was so good that we didn't mind paying slightly more than we'd expected and probably could have eaten even more!

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Thank AlexPro83
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Reviewed May 9, 2013

U have to book a day ahead for the gluten free option. The pizzas are great, house red is really decent and very good value. Feels a bit touristy on the outside but inside has a real Firenze feel to it

Thank john n
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Reviewed May 8, 2013

We had a great meal at Ciro's. Family-run restaurant with great service (although they were very busy) and the food felt honest and good value. Would definitely recommend stopping by for a pizza.

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