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Caffe Giacosa

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Via della Spada 10/r, 50123, Florence, Italy
+39 055 277 6328
08:00 - 20:00
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Thu 08:00 - 23:00
Fri - Wed 08:00 - 20:00
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Athens, Greece
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

This little historical caffe turned fashion by Roberto Cavalli is a little gem and such a busy place. It attracts everyone, specially locals who go there regularly for a bite (the servers knew them by name) There is a selection of ready made food which you select and depending on how crowded it is you might end up eating it... More 

Thank Vanda Z
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46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

we visited that cafe mainly based on its famous brand,but we were really happy to experience a freshly crafted espresso and an exquisite hot chocolate!the prices were 100% reasonable,considering the post and its brandname! definitely recommended!!!

Thank admin_ilforno
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Might have been something 15 years ago but now it's just a run down bar with high prices! From the bathrooms to the outside you can see that what you are paying for it's not worth the money. We ordered a beer with two glasses of red wine ( no special type requested) for a bill of over 24 euros.... More 

Thank para2bravo
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped off for a beer after a long day if sight seeing. Lovely relaxed atmosphere, good service and free nibbles. Stand at the bar for cheaper prices.

Thank Sarah O
Sydney, Australia
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355 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped in, sat outside and took in the atmosphere. A comfortable and shaded area to enjoy a couple of drinks. Owned by designer Roberto Cavalli, with the Roberto Cavalli boutique next door. Staff were friendly and the prices were very good. This is where the Negroni cocktail was invented back in 1919-1920 when it was called Bar Casoni. Now, Caffe... More 

Thank ExplorerGoddess
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40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Went to this cafe a couple of times when visiting Florence.Good admosphere whether for drinks or pastry,the only issue is that the toilets are very run down and need a refurbish.

Thank Marie O
Florence, Italy
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117 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

This is a top and very local Bar and Cafe. The products are excellent you can enjoy an original florentine cocktail or a lovely lunch. The bar is also perfect for Breakfast - cappuccino is excellent and the pastries are very fresh

Thank Linda S
East Midlands, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Giacosa. (Roberto Calvalli café) Pleasant place to stop for cappuccino / iced coffee and cake on a hot day. Cool water vapour blows over you outside. Service polite but a little slow -but the chocolate tart was worth the wait! Chocolate profiter roll also delectable !

Thank Mali K
Melbourne, Australia
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55 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

This place is a classic. It is not designed for long breakfast and deep conversations. Rather, it is the kind of place you stop for a quick bite and some coffee. They have a counter full of freshly made sweet and savory treats, and a different one where you order drinks. Everything I tried here is fresh and really tasty.... More 

Thank Victoria V
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73 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Aside from the fact that it was a designer cafe it had very cute delicacies in terms of deserts It was a fun experiment after tons of shopping assuming that the food and beverages won't be good but we were pleasantly surprised Best part was the extremely trendy crowd that visited the cafe with their super shopping bags as well... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via della Spada 10/r, 50123, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Duomo
  • Neighbourhood: Duomo
  • Phone Number: +39 055 277 6328

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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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