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Il Cantastorie

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Via della Condotta 7 | Piazza Del mercato, 50122, Florence, Italy
+39 055 239 6804
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
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424 reviews
251 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped here for lunch and it's such a great location, you can spend ages people watching! The mixed meat platter was delicious and just the right size for lunch, topped off with a beer. Service was quick and friendly, found nothing to complain about

Thank JKerr88
Calgary, Canada
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121 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped by this place as it seemed busy with people unlike some of the other ones. The host and our waiter were very pleasant and very helpful. I seen some of the reviews on here, and must say that i am not sure what people expect from a central tourist heavy restaurant. I wouldn't say it is a trap... More 

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Hillsdale, New Jersey
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122 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017

We popped into this place for dinner on a whim and had a nice time. We had a pizza for an appetizer and then we all had pasta dishes which we enjoyed. I see some negative reviews on here but we did not experience any of the bad behavior from the wait staff or on the bill that has been... More 

Thank NorthernNJTraveller
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

I went for a meal with my family the food was ok. There were 2 groups of people who started smoking and all the windows were shut. I have checked and It is against the law to smoke in a restaurant in Italy. When we asked for the bill a €10 coperto service charge was included the waiter told us... More 

Thank Michelle S
Sandy, Utah
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 27 March 2017

Great choices on the menu. Waiter could not do enough to make our dinner exceptional. I loved the Flounder (turbot)

Thank OpaK
2 reviews
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

Went to this restaurant for dinner, ordered a carbonara pasta and a Margherita pizza and they were some of the worst meals I've had. The waiters were all over the place, they only cared about dragging people off the street and into the restaurant. After we were seated they showed little to no interest in us. To top this off... More 

Thank Sam W
Protaras, Cyprus
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Typical tourist restaurant. All they are after is your money, no quality on food, no attention to the customer. We Had two Fiorentinas, One was meant to be rare and one medium, but both were full of blood. Set Menu, including half a litre of water each and quarter of a litre of wine each, we had two set menus... More 

Thank Mike L
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

We visited for lunch on Jan 8,2017. Some of the reviews must be from under old management as we found the food and service to be perfect. Very attentive staff and fantastic food. We certainly had no complaints and would highly recommend to anyone looking for a meal without the fanfare but with just good Florentine food and service

Thank Paul W
Athens, Greece
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017

I was on holidays with my family in Florence and we visited this restaurant. 1) They served most of the dishes without potatoes/rice. So , you pay about 17 euros for a pork fillet without potatoes. 2) The brought us 3 portions of bread (for the 3 of us) without asking it. For the bread, we paid 3 x 2.50=... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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106 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

At first, we were reticent about eating here because of old reviews, but I learned quickly that this was under new ownership since September of 2016, We have had fabulous dining experiences in Italy since our arrival, but did not see anything close to our hotel that had special reviews. We walked by this restaurant on our way to our... More 

Thank Janscience

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$50
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, 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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via della Condotta 7 | Piazza Del mercato, 50122, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Uffizi
  • Neighbourhood: Uffizi
  • Phone Number: +39 055 239 6804
Every Friday and Saturday night, live music will accompany our special dishes and our selection of wines.

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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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