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Cafaggi

#135 of 2,085 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
San Lorenzo
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Via Guelfa | 35 Rosso, 50129, Florence, Italy
+39 055 294989
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Today
12:30 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Sat 12:30 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
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Long Island, New York
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Food was fabulous, service was excellent. Definitely a highlight of our trip to Florence. We are from NYC area and have high standards for food and service, this restaurant measured up. Understated atmosphere in casual environment. Excellent wine.

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1 Thank hak4
London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked a table for dinner after reading trip advisor reviews . We seemed to be the only tourists in the restaurant and the other tables were taken by what seemed to be regulars. Lovely traditional food and wine in a very relaxed atmosphere with space between the tables. Very good value and service from a lovely family style restaurant.

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London, United Kingdom
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903 reviews
344 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 661 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

But if you want excellent home cooked traditional Italian dishes in a family run restaurant with high but not overly attentive service levels and are prepared to ignore the fact that you are in what looks like a 1970’s time warp restaurant, then I can fully recommend eating here. As many others have said the décor on entering is a... More 

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Texas
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88 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came upon this restaurant and it is run by 3 brothers and the son. This is a place where locals eat. The food is very good and the young man helping us was very nice.

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1 Thank JimSTex
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44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch after visiting the Accademia and we had a simple but tasty food, good Ignudi and saporite chicken breast. The red house wine we took was not good as you might expect being in Tuscany, even For a cheap house wine :)

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Thank Guardix
London, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As other reviewers have said, the decor is a blast from the past and with it being brightly lit, I thought at first this wasn't a very romantic/atmospheric place for our last evening in Florence. However relax into it - it soon filled up with happy diners and was popular with locals. Our expectation was that it would be worth... More 

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Wisconsin
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170 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We made a reservation here mainly because it was close to our apartment and the reviews were so good. And we had a fabulous dinner here. The food and the service were top notch. I will agree somewhat with those who wrote in reviews that the atmosphere is bleak. They definitely could do some things with lighting to make it... More 

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Crowthorn
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148 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Don't be put off by the 1970's decor, the food is fantastic. Traditional, well cooked Italian food. We had an amazing three hour lunch here. The staff (family) are really friendly and helpful. Everything we ate, we loved. I recommend the sole - delicious! Reasonably priced and very enjoyable.

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1 Thank Allison H
Florence, Italy
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52 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017

We were 4 adults and 2 children who dined at this restaurant last night. I LOVED everything about this place. Food was excellent (pasta con sarde was super!) ranging from meat to seafood. Their house wine is really one of the best house wines I have ever had in Florence. Service was straightforward and quick. Price was right for the... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for some real Florentine down home cooking, this is the place to have that hearty bowl of mama's ribollita, and some mouthwatering peposo. Or if you are feeling a bit adventurous why not try one of the unusual, but delish and nutritious offal/organ meats they offer. The family-run restaurant seems to have long history and the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$41 - US$68
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
12:30 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:30 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:30 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:30 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:30 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:30 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Guelfa | 35 Rosso, 50129, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > San Lorenzo
  • Neighbourhood: San Lorenzo
  • Phone Number: +39 055 294989

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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San Lorenzo
San Lorenzo’s lively merchants shout out from behind stalls with an array of products in one of the most traditional neighborhoods in Florence. Different ethnic groups join together in the large outdoor market of San Lorenzo and in the Central Market, a vast multi-floored building. Visitors are bound to fall in love with this area and in particular, with its variety of food, especially those focusing on Florentine dishes as well as international selections. Nobody leaves San Lorenzo without a shopping bag in hand or with an empty stomach.
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