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La Grotta Guelfa

#169 of 2,027 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Via Pellicceria 5R | Piazzetta Di Parte Guelfa, 50123, Florence, Italy
+39 055 210042
12:00 - 22:30
Closed now
All hours
Thu 11:00 - 22:30
Fri - Wed 12:00 - 22:30
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Penrith, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had some excellent food and service here. Hunters platter amazing. Best Carbonara easily as good as mine! And no cream in sight thankfully. Luigi deserves a mention for his great service and humour. Highly recommended.

Thank Coffeeshowerbed
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was the first Italian restaurant we tried while in Italy and I can't say that we were very impressed. Our pasta dish was satisfying but my other family members did not care for the pizza and they love pizza. At least we tried.

Thank Jennifer R
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121 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very recommendable. We had to wait 15 min because terrace was full. In the meantime we were gift two glasses of champagne. Welcoming maitre was very nice. Once sitting we ordered eggplant alla parmigiana to share and rissoto and bistec alla fiorentina as second dishes. Everything was outstanding. Bistec was the best we found in the area in relation quality-price.... More 

Thank Diego M
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32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 301 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were shopping in Florence and asked a local which restaurant they recommended for good pizza and pasta for lunch. They recommended this one and it was a fine recommendation. Great service and plenty of locals eating here, which is always a good sign. We ended up coming here on two consecutive days for lunch. The Chianti is good and... More 

Thank Wicks
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect authentic Italian cuisine. Service was a little slow as it was busy but we still enjoyed our evening very much and the prices were very reasonable for the quality of food. Will definetly visit again.

Thank Funkychix
The Hague, The Netherlands
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147 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Fine dining experience in Florence. Stratospheric prices, but good food, good service, home made dough for the pasta, nice fish and good (hard to find) Italian beer.

Thank alexthecarioca
Mississauga, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

This our favourite restaurant on our trip. The lasagna was the best we have ever had. We went back the next day and had it again!

Thank leidtm
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70 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Great food, lovely staff, great ambience & wonderful company what else to ask for? Location of the restaurant is perfect. Walking distance from our hotel. Food was value for money. Love the onion soup & the de-boned sole fish. Wish to try their steak in the future.

Thank ChrissyChong
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Stopped for a quick lunch while walking around Florence. Sat outside and enjoyed a pizza....with house wine of course! Perfect!

Thank Jim A
abingdon va
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127 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

This restaurant just below the Southwest corner of the Piazza de la Republica has wonderful atmosphere in its outdoor seating areas, and possibly the best risotto I've ever eaten. And the house white wine was delicious. It was clean, quiet, and the servers were extremely efficient. We liked it so well that we ate there two nights!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$96
Italian, Mediterranean, Soups
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Pellicceria 5R | Piazzetta Di Parte Guelfa, 50123, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Uffizi
  • Neighbourhood: Uffizi
  • Phone Number: +39 055 210042
The "Grotta Guelfa" is a necessary stop for those who are passionate about good food and love the most authentic dishes. They are dishes that remain tied to tradition and their territory but, at the same time, do not turn away from new tastes. Patrons can have their dinner in the cosy and small lounge or in the wide porch with air conditioning and lively decoration, accessible year-round. The restaurant is located near the old "Palagio dei Capitani di Parte Guelfa". From this corner of Florence, famous for its typical medieval structure, it is possible to start an amazing tour among the artistic beauties of the city.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Every visitor coming to Florence for the first time will immediately identify with Uffizi. As in past times, passing through Via dei Calzaiuoli, you can reach the city center, the Florence that everybody dreams of. In just a few steps, visitors can experience the rare beauty of the capital of the Renaissance. walking delighted across Palazzo Vecchio and overlooking Piazza della Signoria, up to the Loggia of the Uffizi where it is possible to fully taste the talent of the best artists who animated Florence over the centuries. When the sun goes down, there’s nothing better than a walk along the river Arno up to the ancient bridge, Ponte Vecchio. It is full of jewels and decorated by the colors captured in postcards.
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