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Zio Gigi

Via Folco Portinari 7-r, 50122, Florence, Italy
+39 055 215584
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“pasta” (67 reviews)
“steak” (29 reviews)
“bread” (18 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Via Folco Portinari 7-r, 50122, Florence, Italy
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went to the restaurant with my colleagues to try Florentine beef. It was one of the nicest beef I have tasted. Really good portion as well. Antipasto portions as also of good quality and size.

Thank Marina S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We simply did not wish to eat lunch with a zillion other tourists, but we didn’t want to walk a long distance from the major tourist attractions. Since there is no outdoor seating, I had to open the door to view the restaurant and clientele....More

Thank osimajorusaf
Reviewed 9 April 2018

Great food and service at this trattoria just round corner from Duomo. It's much patronised by local people - all welcomed by the larger than life padrone. Food portions are HUGE - even the starters - the T bone steak Florentine style is 500g minimum...More

Thank jimboDerby
Reviewed 26 March 2018

We were back in Florence again and had to make our way to Uncle John's. This place is a real diamond in the rough. Nothing much to look at, but once you bite into the veal chop and hear Zio start singing, you'll know you've...More

Thank nasehamlin
Reviewed 24 March 2018

Don't miss this family style restaurant in the hear of the city. The steaks were outstanding and the pasta with wild boar sauce had delicious and unique quality, reasonably priced. We are still talking about this meal!

Thank sbsrn
Reviewed 5 March 2018

This restaurant was recommended and booked for us by apparently a personal friend of the proprietor at our hotel. Our reception was just about warm, my boiled seafood had excellent mussels but virtually uncooked squid, and my carbonara was a) undercooked b) just about warm...More

Thank markwatkinprice
Reviewed 1 March 2018

We ate here twice a few years ago. We had some other restaurants in mind but the host at our hotel told us to give Zio Gigi a try. We're back in Firenze with friends and once again we ate here twice. The food is...More

Reviewed 26 February 2018

We spent three weeks in Italy eating in cafes, bistros, high end restaurants, but this was our favorite. While we found good food in many restaurants, this was the most welcoming . It is run by a family and although right off the touristy Duomo...More

Thank Barbara G
Reviewed 30 January 2018 via mobile

We arrived in town late and this restaurant was recommend as somewhere close. It is a simple quaint place close by the Duomo w rustic looks and tables and chairs. We arrived to a loud bueno niche from deep in the restaurant as the owner...More

Thank TrvlsEatsExplrs
Reviewed 17 January 2018

We actually went to this restaurant twice, because most of the others we tried in the interim, did not impress. The majority of the patrons are locals, although there are also tourists, Zio Gigi is the owner/manager and is very friendly, as are the wautresses....More

Thank eva m
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
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12 January 2016|
Response from maya2000ro |
The restaurant is open every day from 12:00 pm to 2:30 pm for lunch and from 7:00 pm to 10:30 pm for dinner.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Folco Portinari 7-r, 50122, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Duomo
  • Neighbourhood: Duomo
  • Phone Number: +39 055 215584
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