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La Canova

#514 of 2,064 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Via Della Condotta 29R, 50122, Florence, Italy
+39 055 239 9806
11:00 - 23:30
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Carnforth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I shared the Tuscan starter and the Florentine steak. Both were delicious and plenty for two. Great service and a lovely atmosphere. Would come again. Lots to choose from.

Thank Stuart L
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

We were met at the door by Emiliaro and he convinced us to try the food and I'm so pleased he did. My wife and i shared the steak florentina and it was hands down the best steak we've ever had. The compromise between taste and texture was nigh on perfect. We had it with the roast potatoes which had... More 

Thank jim w
Edmond, Oklahoma
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

We ate here twice during our stay. The waiter was extremely helpful and suggested a great Brunello wine that was very well priced. My steak was the best I had during my stay in Florence. It was a fillet that was very tender and cooked to perfection. My wife's pasta was also extremely good. Everything from our appetizers to our... More 

Thank Okietraveler01
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Amazing food and very friendly service. Im a student studying abroad and I Highly recommend this restaurant. Very affordable but elegant

Thank Felicia M
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Four of us visited. We pre-booked our table based on previous reviews. The restaurant looks lovely and the service was fine. We waited for 30 minutes which is absolutely no problem when expecting good food. It wasn't good. Food - 1 lasagne which was OK but cold and had to be re-heated. A chicken breast with salad was half a... More 

Thank sazzlego
Houston, Texas
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Had incredible pizza. The Fiorentina and Margherita. Great pizza. Tell them if you want thin and crispy crust. They will prepare as needed. Beautiful venue for dining. Right near Duomo. Don't miss this spot!

Thank mcarlen55
Florence, Italy
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

A really nice place near "Plaza de Signoria" with good service! The food good and we enjoyed it! Highly recommend it.

Thank Gretute1234
Redmond, Washington
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Our travel agent included a stop here on our itinerary while in Florence. Our event was a wine tasting. We were shown to the wine room and had our own expert guide us through the nuances of Italian wines. Not only were the wines excellent but the education and warmth of our host made this a most memorable part of... More 

Thank harry w
Orlando, Florida
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Our hotel recommended this restaurant; it is close to our hotel and we just wanted some small plates, and a wine bar. What a wonderful find! The nice girl with the Australian accent (I think) was so warm and welcoming, and helped up choose exactly what we wanted - Some meats and cheese, and wonderful wine. This restaurant is centrally... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

We walked into this place (a side street off of a main street in the heart of florence) because we saw the meat outside. The menu was great, the food was really good, but what really stood out was the service. Our Server, Ani, was the absolute best! he was funny, had great recommendations, made us feel welcomed, and got... More 

Thank Samuel D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$27
Italian, Steakhouse, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Della Condotta 29R, 50122, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Duomo
  • Neighbourhood: Duomo
  • Phone Number: +39 055 239 9806
The delicious corner of Gustavino. "La Canova di Gustavino" zupperia and taste delights. A beautifull corner Adjoining Gustavino's is Canova's: a cosy atmosphere and excellent Tuscan dishes. Pappa al pomodoro Peposo ribollita, trippa e baccala. All the wines from Azienda agricola Lanciola. With a tasty selection of Italian cheeses, the best salami from Siena, Italian and Spanish hams, bread and croutons. Your place of choice for a lunchtime snack or an after theatre meal.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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