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Osteria Il Buongustai

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Via de Cerchi, 15r, Florence, Italy
+39 055 291304
08:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 16:00
Sat 08:00 - 23:00
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2 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Fast paced place, mainly locals who come in for lunch. Seemingly simple dishes, but really tasty and great value for money. Try the typical Florentine lampredotto!

Thank Henk-Jan v
Virginia Water, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I took note of this place prior to my trip to Florence and was pleasantly surprised when our private tour guide recommended this restaurant. Four women run this restaurant in amazing precision. They cook in the open in the front of the restaurant so you can see everything that is going on! We all had pasta dishes every one equally... More 

Thank Leigh L
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Get the Lampredotto (tripe), it is amazing!!! This place is very small so may have to wait, but worth the wait, caution: google maps/TripAdvisor map has this place in the wrong place, ask around for directions as the place is very small, can be hard to find, but worth the hunt!! Best place to eat in Florence !!!!! ( and... More 

Thank Ako81
Swanage, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

You are so spoilt for choice of places to eat and drink in Florence so we just thought we would walk in and try this place for a while off one of the side streets with lots of food and drinks on offer here you are even more spoilt for choice enjoy

Thank robert h
Athens, Greece
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204 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Family run business, centrally located but not very easy to spot as it is hidden in an alleyway. If you pass by, you won't be impressed as the place looks rather small and tired. I went in to book a table for dinner. Saturday is the only day that they open at night. We sat in a long wooden table... More 

Thank Espoir1
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

The place is small with small tables. Unfortunately, there was no proper place where to put coats, so we had to hold them on the knees. The food was good, even if some of the cheese were missing so they were substituted with others. Atmosphere was friendly and the service was good. Reccomended!

Thank lon-karma16
Sunnyvale, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

This place is literally a hole in the wall restaurant. Narrow and noisy. But the food is absolutely amazing. We took the mushroom risotto and chichen curry with some wine and it tasted by far the best what we ate in Italy. We tried going there again the second day but unfortunately they open at 12 as opposed to what... More 

Thank Mat3ix
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Osteria Il Buongustai is in city center but hidden in the street around the corner from one of the main pedestrian zones with shops. The service during the lunch is very quick because everybody comes here to have a quick lunch and go back to work. The dishes are not expensive but incredibly delicious! You will enjoy your meal there!

Thank Liliakebayer
Verona, Italy
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267 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

This is a quite famous venue in Florence downtown where people can enjoy traditional food. The place is pretty small so booking in advance is highly recommended. Besides of the food that is really tasty and great I was not happy with the service. Nothing bad happened to me but somehow you feel just "another customer".

Thank Claudio D
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

I must rethink my opinion of this place. I have eaten here before and reviewed it positively on Trip Advisor, once making it my go-to recommendation for Florence. However today I had possibly the worst restaurant experience of my traveling years. The way the hostess neither takes reservation nor takes the name of the parties in line makes it impossible... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$15
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via de Cerchi, 15r, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Duomo
  • Neighbourhood: Duomo
  • Phone Number: +39 055 291304

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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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