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Zio Gigi

#161 of 2,087 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Via Folco Portinari 7-r, 50122, Florence, Italy
+39 055 215584
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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3 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Excellent Italian food, excellent Italian service, excellent pricing. Loved the at home neighbourhood atmosphere and the excellent service, including the owner serenades.

Thank Laurel K
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here for lunch and it was a fixed menu/price for 10-12€ per person. We were so stuffed after eating the delicious pasta dish that we didn't have much room for the vegetable side and caprese salad...each! This is a great little spot for lunch, but it's not a small meal which is not a bad thing.

Thank Daniel F
Henderson, Nevada
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here on our last trip to Florence and enjoyed it as much on this trip. Zia Gigi is a fun experience at a very reasonable price. The owner serenades you with opera while you chow down on Italian comfort food.

Thank Rockerwife
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, great service, great value. Our dishes were delicious, I had Penne a la Norsa, and my husband had Spaghetti di Mare, both were great, we didn't leave anything on the plate. The owner takes care of the guests and entertains them with his singing (hilarious).

Thank Mariela M
San Antonio, Texas
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My sister in law and I just happened to stumble upon this place on our way back to our hotel. It was hands down the BEST restaurant we experienced in Florence. The service was outstanding, the food was excellent and the atmosphere as very family oriented. Zio Gigi is definitely on our list of places to return when we go... More 

Thank Kristin P
Nevada City, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 April 2017

This place has some of the best food in Firenze. Our AirBNB host recommended it when we asked where the locals eat and we were not disappointed. The food was great the staff was genuine and I would go back to Italy just to eat here again.

Thank BobVitavec
New York City, New York
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68 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We were disappointed by this casual place. A friend who lives in Florence had recommended it, and, sadly, it did not live up to our expectations. We arrived at a popular dining time, and were seated not in the bustling 'front room', but in a more cafeteria-like back room with florescent lights, TV blaring, and views of the kitchen. We... More 

2 Thank antiques223
New York City, New York
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

We went here for dinner and thankfully it was near our Airbnb. It's open on Sunday's. We had the steak Florentine (€25 - 500g) which is reasonably priced for this area. Also had the fettuccini with prawns( FYI the waiter informed me that the prawns are not fresh but we're previously frozen) he pasta was fresh. Overall happy with the... More 

Thank stina_anits
Solihull, United Kingdom
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273 reviews
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Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

This is a great place that was recommended by Italian friends back here in the U.K., the portions are very generous the starter was a meal in itself and the two pasta dishes did not disappoint, the wine of house was nice and great value. This was one of the best value meals we had in Florence and one of... More 

Thank Reeferman64
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017

We visited this restaurant on recommendation of our hotel - it was a WINNER! This place has exceptional food, great prices, and to top it all off the owner is a charming, friendly, inviting man that exudes "Italy" at it's finest! We had the best night ever in Italy at this place. The owner mingles with all the guests and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
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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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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