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Zio Gigi

#161 of 2,064 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Duomo
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Via Folco Portinari 7-r, 50122, Florence, Italy
+39 055 215584
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Today
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I discovered this gem near the Duomo in Florence. From the time you enter you are made welcome by Zigi. He personally serves you as well as being the chef. The food is outstanding and reasonable. The Bistecca Fiorentina is spectacular and very authentic. After dinner you may get a few Italian songs out of Zigi

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Thank Jan B
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been coming to Zio Gigi's for about 8 years. Its a quaint osteria a few blocks from the Duomo. A little to tricky to find as it is off the beaten path but once you arrive you feel like you are at the home of a good friend. Honestly, everything on the menu is good. One time I ordered... More 

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Thank Kathryn Y
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52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

We really enjoyed the dinner here, having some starters and then steak Fiorentina. House wine was smooth and matched the meal very well. This was a rare place you cna get Fiorentiona ony around 500-600g, unlke other places that strat with around 1000g. Reasonable prices, less then 50 EUR for the dinner for 2.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Stayed airbnbjust round the corner from this great Osteria. Our hosts recommeneed it so we booked for our last night in Florence. Again, its just behind the Duomo tucked away in a quiet street, look out for the green neon sign on the corner. Had 2 very good veal dishes and some very passable house white wine.

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1 Thank alan s
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

We haven't even started our meal and i have to rate this restaurant 5 star. It's just off the beaten track, full of locals and very reasonably priced. The waitress is very friendly and efficient. Our food has arrived. As expected, excellent! Kids shared a prawn pasta which they loved. We had similar dishes which were equally as good. Apple... More 

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Thank Henry S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Recommended by our Airbnb hosts. Frequented by locals. My daughter and I both enjoyed our meals. Prices were very reasonable. Staff was friendly.

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Thank Brothers58
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Was recommended this place by my hotel and it didn't disappoint! The owner is also very entertaining. If you can, visit this great restaurant.

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Thank Sianh26
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Exactly what we were looking for. Found this place on trip advisor. Hunted it down even though our trip advisor map gave us wrong directions and we were glad we did. Walked in and were greeted warmly by the owner who when found out we were Portuguese broke out into impromptu Opera singing. The restaurant filled up fast and the... More 

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Thank Mojomaniac
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120 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

We wandered in and found a neighborhood friendly atmosphere with an exuberant singing owner and friendly staff. Although the food and menu are the same there are actually two different rooms with completely different atmosphere. A touristy front room with table cloths and napkins and a back room unadorned in front of the kitchen for locals, which we preferred. Our... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

This is where the locals come. Locals are seated in the back, tourists in the front. My husband and I had an app, an entree with a bottle a wine and an after dinner drink and the bill was less than 50 euro. Food was the best ( and we have been in Italy over a week now). Highly recommended.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
Monday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
Saturday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
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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Staying in Duomo

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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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