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Osteria Il Buongustai

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Via de Cerchi, 15r, Florence, Italy
+39 055 291304
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08:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 16:00
Sat 08:00 - 23:00
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San Francisco, California
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Not high end prices, and great, great food! We heard about this place and went for lunch. It is. Very,popular place, without reservations so you can wait a bit. But it is so worth it! Penne with peas In a red sause- yes! The sandwiches are to die for too, as are the salads and vegetable plates. Don't miss out... More 

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Prague, Hlavni Mesto Praha, Czech Republic
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed this small osteria on our visit to firenze. It is quiet small and vibrant place, obviously always full since all the locals go there to get their lunch. The place is run by 4 really nice ladies who make you feel like eating at home from your mamma 's kitchen. Would definitely recommend trying their tiramisu, the... More 

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Thank Anna B
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Make reservations. Small, family restaurant. Try the tripe. Delicious! We had a wonderful meal among the locals. Treated like family. Cash only. Loved it and will return on next trip to Firenze.

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Thank Michael F
Istanbul, Turkey
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were on our way to another restaurant in the area when we saw that this one was really lively compared to the other restaurants in the area. We noticed that local people were eating there so we decided to stop. Taglietelle with truffe and gnocchi with gorgonzola were super delicious. Service was fast and waiters were polite. We like... More 

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Despite the fact of being rush hour during lunchtime the people of this restaurant did not even think of receiving us in a friendly way. Glasses were smashed on the table like the menu's. No smile, no ''here you go'', nothing. The most horrible thing was while we were checking the menu (which is old, dirty and sticky) we saw... More 

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Thank Juriaann
2 reviews
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Fast paced place, mainly locals who come in for lunch. Seemingly simple dishes, but really tasty and great value for money. Try the typical Florentine lampredotto!

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Virginia Water, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017

I took note of this place prior to my trip to Florence and was pleasantly surprised when our private tour guide recommended this restaurant. Four women run this restaurant in amazing precision. They cook in the open in the front of the restaurant so you can see everything that is going on! We all had pasta dishes every one equally... More 

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Thank Leigh L
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Get the Lampredotto (tripe), it is amazing!!! This place is very small so may have to wait, but worth the wait, caution: google maps/TripAdvisor map has this place in the wrong place, ask around for directions as the place is very small, can be hard to find, but worth the hunt!! Best place to eat in Florence !!!!! ( and... More 

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Swanage, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

You are so spoilt for choice of places to eat and drink in Florence so we just thought we would walk in and try this place for a while off one of the side streets with lots of food and drinks on offer here you are even more spoilt for choice enjoy

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Athens, Greece
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204 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Family run business, centrally located but not very easy to spot as it is hidden in an alleyway. If you pass by, you won't be impressed as the place looks rather small and tired. I went in to book a table for dinner. Saturday is the only day that they open at night. We sat in a long wooden table... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8 - US$15
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 16:00
Thursday
08:00 - 16:00
Friday
08:00 - 16:00
Saturday
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via de Cerchi, 15r, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Duomo
  • Neighbourhood: Duomo
  • Phone Number: +39 055 291304

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Duomo
Florentia, as it was called by Latins, is permeated by an eternal beauty spread in all corners of the city. The historic center is characterized by the immensity of the Duomo, able to transport tourists into the brightest age of Florence: the Renaissance. Who does not know the Brunelleschi Dome, San Giovanni Baptistery and the Giotto’s Campanile? Everything is enclosed here and it would be easy to imagine the city as it was in ancient times, with maids walking in the main square and horses carrying coaches. Nowadays, roads are busy with street artists. Rustic Tuscan bakeries give way to fashion shops; just stop for a few minutes in the middle of Piazza della Repubblica to enjoy the colors and sweet melody of the carousel that will bring back great memories from anyone’s childhood.
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