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Gran Caffe San Marco

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San Marco
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Piazza di San Marco 11/R, 50121, Florence, Italy
+39 055 215833
06:00 - 22:30
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

When walking from the San Marco square to our hotel, we passed this caffe. We just had a nice cappuccino at the bar. In Total we had to pay 6,20

Thank Natasja P
Longmont, United States
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275 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

This is a typical tourist restaurant. The sandwiches and desserts are reasonably priced leading you to purchase your drinks without asking the cost. I selected a 14-ounce beer and my spouse had a coffee Americana. The waitress insisted I had the 8 Euro 20-ounce beer. The 14-ounce was 4 Euro.The coffee was 4 Euro. They also charge you 1 Euro... More 

Thank Ronald L
Sao Paulo, SP
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

They speak english until the point that interests them. After that, they pretend they are not understanding you. They didn't say anything about a fee that you have to pay for sitting. It costs 1 euro more for each product you consume while sitting, and you cannot find that info in English anywhere. I see that we, as tourists, are... More 

1 Thank aleterumi
Bristol, England
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We had a perfectly decent lunch here after visiting the Museo San Marco. The Tuscan Vegetable Soup was more solid than liquid, but I guess that's how it's meant to be. A good half bottle of wine, which I subsequently saw on other restaurant menus at higher prices.

Thank JohninEngland
Pahrump, Nevada
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195 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

I didn't check TA before dining here because it was a spontaneous decision brought on by rain and wind. We had passed by before and checked out the "buffet". We don't usually eat from buffets and this one looked particularly unappetizing. We went on to look at other places and were coming back when weather took a turn for the... More 

Thank NVJudie
Boston, Massachusetts
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

My husband and I stopped here before going to Musee di San Marco, and are so glad we did! The past week we had been eating a lot of pastries for breakfast, but this place has egg sandwiches with cheese and spinach on a delicious roll. We each got one, and they heated them up and brought them to a... More 

Thank loopy6idol
Toronto, Canada
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57 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

It was convenient to the apartment we rented and looked nice. The waiter said we could do the "all you can eat" buffet for €10 which included one drink. The beer and prosecco were fine, but the buffet was substandard. The selection was poor, the hot items were not hot and there was little in the way of salad or... More 

Thank Water_Lily61
Adelaide, Australia
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48 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

On our walk to the Galeria Academia to see The David (which by the was closed on Monday so we've missed out) we stopped off at this TERRIBLE PLACE. We had 2 small cakes and a bowl of gelati each containing 3 small scoops. I almost fainted when we were given the bill of 18 Euro = $30 Australian- for... More 

1 Thank Wendy L
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is situated on Piazza San Marco, which is a nice place. But the food here was very expensive, a lot more than just a bit further down the street. Good food.

Thank Ingvild Ø
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

We stopped here while killing time to visit the Accademia and it is a spaciuous and well stocked Cafe. Usual blend of pastries, sandwiches, small bites along with tea, coffee and alcoholic drinks. It's expensive for what it is, but I guess it is where it is that drives the price. If you're in the area and need to kill... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2 of 5 bubbles
    2 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Open Hours
06:00 - 22:30
06:00 - 22:30
06:00 - 22:30
06:00 - 22:30
06:00 - 22:30
06:00 - 22:30
06:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza di San Marco 11/R, 50121, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > San Marco
  • Neighbourhood: San Marco
  • Phone Number: +39 055 215833

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in San Marco

Neighbourhood Profile
San Marco
The pleasant atmosphere of this residential area, a stone’s throw away from the Duomo of Florence, surprises everyone. A continuous flow of backpacking students provides the tranquil surroundings for the elderly residents who sit in Piazza San Marco to read the daily newspaper. Home to several universities, including the Academy of Fine Arts, San Marco is one of the most vibrant cultural centers in the city. A bridge connecting the modern cultural activity of Florence to its classic art, represented by the everlasting magnificence of the original David, resonates as a symbol of Florence and of Italy as a whole. Get lost in a Neoclassic world, a journey back in time through historic buildings like Spedale degli Innocenti (Hospital of the Innocents), San Marco church, Basilica della Santissima Annunziata, and natural jewels like the Botanical Gardens.
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