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Antica Trattoria Il Giardino

#684 of 2,060 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Santa Maria Novella
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Via Della Scala, 61/R | Incrocio Con Via Dell'albero, 50100, Florence, Italy
+39 055 213141
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12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
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Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Extraordinary beef and tiramisu we had in this place, run by a wonderful couple and for a really good price! They were really friendly and invited us for two Grappas. We will come back for sure! Greetings from España e Lettonia! :D

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Thank Carlos C
New York City, New York
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

Service was friendly (even overly friendly) and efficient, but the place is sad, with a huge TV right on top or the table, and the food was uneven: the pappardelle al cinghiale tasty but heavy and greasy, the tortelli very bad, the meat ok, and the deserts again bad. There is really no need to pick this particular restaurant over... More 

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Thank MattClaire097
Province of Pordenone, Italy
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76 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

I'm not sure why this place is not rated higher. The food was great taste wise and price wise. Definitely recommend!

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Thank Kellie Z
Bangkok, Thailand
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97 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Got suggestion from the owner of apartment we stayed. The place was very close to train station. We ordered the signature dish, beef steak which we chose around 1KG for 2 people but it was still too big for us anyway! The taste was outstanding more than we could imagine...definitely go back there if I have a chance to visit... More 

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Thank lovelygaggy
alessandra s, Proprietario at Antica Trattoria Il Giardino, responded to this review

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

It was raining and it was right next to our accom, so we decided to pop into this trattoria for dinner. We weren't disappointed. The steak was fresh, the pasta and risotto had plenty of flavour and the house wine was delicious. We'd been to a few must eat places and had been bitterly disappointed, with freshness and service, but... More 

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Thank Estelle J
London, United Kingdom
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124 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Wow what an amazing steak I've just had!! I got a 1kg steak to share with potatoes and some bean salad with a red or white wine for €34. Service is good. Ask the staff for specials. They have a English menu and staff can speak enough English. Would highly recommend.

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Thank JRad17
Knoxville, Tennessee
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

We were looking for a place to have dinner close to the hotel and all the "recommended places were too crowded or the wait too long. Our hotel (Adler Cavelieri) recommended this place across from the hotel. It was run by a very friendly couple who greeted us warmly. The food was excellent and the price was more than reasonable.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

We arrived mid evening in Florence and wanted a meal that was more than a sandwich. This small place was just across the street from our hotel, and it was not busy so we stopped in. We could not have picked a better place for a late, quiet dinner. My husband had the pork, and I had beef strips with... More 

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Thank Judy B
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

We tried the 10 euro 'tourist menu' for lunch in this cosy family owned restaurant. We could choose either penne or spaghetti for the first and either pork or rabbit for the second. Both meals were very tasty and service was excellent. It was nice to be able to communicate with the restaurant staff in English. The restaurant is located... More 

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Thank Riho O
Irvine, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

Family restaurant. great service, super friendly, and the food was superb. I would leave California to have a meal here anytime.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$42
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
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 Della Scala, 61/R | Incrocio Con Via Dell'albero, 50100, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Santa Maria Novella
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Maria Novella
  • Phone Number: +39 055 213141

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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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Santa Maria Novella
Santa Maria Novella train station welcomes the majority of the people arriving in Florence, which might explain the hectic pace. Commuters and tourists come across the constant hustle and bustle of the station before exiting, taking a few steps and stopping amazed in Piazza di Santa Maria Novella. It is impossible not to admire the the square, housing one of the most charming basilicas in Florence. The area has plenty of local spots to taste Tuscan specialties, but don’t stop in the main streets alone; the narrower side streets always ensure satisfaction. The huge Parco Delle Cascine provides a solution to the need for a green area as well as a historic welcome in the form of a bronze statue of King Vittorio Emanuele II riding a horse.
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