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La Cucina del Garga

$$ - $$$
San Lorenzo
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Via San Zanobi 33r, 50129, Florence, Italy
+39 055 475286
19:30 - 22:30
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Mon - Sat 19:30 - 22:30
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It could have been just a bad day for la cucina del garga, but we were really disappointed. The food was very salty and didn't really taste fresh. Service was just ok.

Thank Ilina H
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was off season, therefore the restaurant wasnt crowded and the menu was basic. A little disappointing about the menu. However, what we did have was excellent. The buratta...seriously delicious, it was the highlight of the meal. We had the chicken with Gorgonzola sauce and the chianti sliced pot roast, and both were both tasty. Service was good and we... More 

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Washington, DC
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a great meal here. The food was excellent and the service friendly and attentive. The art on the walls and the invitation to draw on the tablecloths added to the ambience. First rate.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

A must go when in Florence. Wonderful service and amaizng food. The burrata was by far the best I've ever had.

Thank Anabella R
Washington, DC
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155 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

We had a very relaxing dinner at La Cucina del Garga. The place has a lot of fun, funky decorations. It had a great vibe. After you get seated they give you a complimentary glass of prosecco. We had the mixed crostini plate for an appetizer and then my husband had the salmon and I had the chicken and mushrooms.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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321 reviews
261 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Great little restaurant, not many people were there the night we went, but the sat all close together so it did not feel too lonely! Started with some water, then moved onto starters of Magnifico and Trofie, which were good. Mains of salmon and fegato with some potatoes to share. Finished with cheesecake and mascarpone fragole, then coffees. All accompanied... More 

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Sliema, Malta
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51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Visited this restaurant a couple of years ago while on holiday and we came back again. The food is amazing. We had a rebolita, which is a traditional vegetable type of soup followed with the bistecca fiorentina. It was perfectly cooked and very tender! We ended our dinner with a very good cheese cake and a fruit tart. Every thing... More 

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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

A wonderful meal in the most welcoming atmosphere. Doodles on the table, crazy art on the walls, a complimentary glass of Prosecco - all made for a very special and memorable meal on our last night in Florence! Highly recommend.

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Burgess Hill
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

We came across this restaurant from Like a Local blog, we were not disappointed. We hadn't booked and it was a public holiday so we're worried we may not get a table but we were most warmly welcomed by the staff here. The restaurant is quirky with lots of eclectic art and artefacts dotted around. The vibe is chilled. Pace... More 

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Ucluelet, Canada
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

It's easy to miss this place, no big signs and in on an out of the way street, but what a find!! Recommended by our Air bnb host we sought it out. I'm no food critic, so I can't describe the dishes we had in detail, but I can say I didn't want to leave. Great wine recommendation, the pasta... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$42 - US$64
Italian, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
19:30 - 22:30
19:30 - 22:30
19:30 - 22:30
19:30 - 22:30
19:30 - 22:30
19:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via San Zanobi 33r, 50129, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > San Lorenzo
  • Neighbourhood: San Lorenzo
  • Phone Number: +39 055 475286
"La Cucina del Garga" arrived on the Florence restaurant scene when Chef Alessandro Gargani returned from an 8 year run as Executive Chef in New York City's famous "Mezzogiorno Restaurant" in SOHO. It is there that he practiced his craft, honed his recipes and started his family. From an early age, his parents Sharon Oddson and Giuliano Gargani AKA "Il Garga" had instilled in him their passion for food and art. In 2010, he returned to his hometown to continue the family tradition born at The Trattoria in Via del Moro and then brought here to Via San Zanobi.
The restaurant is an art gallery as well as showcase where talented local artists have the opportunity to show their work and customers can purchase paintings or sculptures to enrich their own private collections.

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  • 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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