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Il Cantinone

Via Santo Spirito, 6r, 50123 , Florence, Italy
+39 055 218898
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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“pasta” (34 reviews)
“smoked duck” (2 reviews)
“antipasti” (9 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
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Via Santo Spirito, 6r, 50123 , Florence, Italy
Neighbourhood: Santo Spirito / San Frediano
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Oldschool place. Good tasty Italian food like it should be made. sweet waiters, good joyful feeling. Happy we went there to eat.

Thank Diana E
Reviewed 2 April 2017

In Florence, the ancestral home of the Medici, who provided France with a Regent Queen and culinary skills born of the Italian Renaissance, I seek the Holy Grail of cuisine. Not tonight. The old wine cellar location certainly has its charm. For those with lower...More

Thank westcoastfoodee
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We booked this place as part of a deal with Viator, with an opera performance at St Marks Anglican Church afterwards. We arrived at the restaurant at 7 (the time on the booking) only to be met with a stonewall response from the first waiter,...More

Thank Travelman64
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Living in Florence for a while a few years ago, I visited this restaurant many times, and recently again, and I never got disappointed. Not by the food, neither by their service. It's such a lovely family restaurant and the owners are amazing people. The...More

Thank Just_femke
Reviewed 7 February 2017

My last supper in Florence. Initially we went to another restaurant but it was closed for the Christmas and New Year period. So we decided to try Il Cantinone instead. The restaurant is located in the basement. As we entered the restaurant, a customer was...More

Thank matrix_irene
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

We were looking for some authentic food in our last hours on Florence ground. We passed by this tiny restaurant, that seemed to be located in the basement. Looking at the menu itself already had a mouthwatering effect, so we descended the ancient stairs and...More

Thank kimmR7017MM
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Being so close to the Ponte Vecchio, we expected more tourists to be dining here. Not the case. I think we were the only English speaking diners in the whole restaurant. Fortunately, our waiter (and maybe the owner) is fluent in English. Food was delicious....More

Thank plasmid
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Listen to the conversation around you. What do you hear? Italian with Florentine accents! This is where the locals come to eat. And you know what that means - authentic Tuscan food priced for the locals. It's value for money. Try it. You will be...More

Thank Xplorer368
Reviewed 3 October 2016

We went here on a recommendation from an Italian friend. It was a decent meal with a focus on grilled meats, Tuscan style - we had two antipasti, two mains, one dessert, litre of water, house wine for 67 euros. A decent price and we...More

Thank Beansbell
Il Cantinone F, Proprietario at Il Cantinone, responded to this review

Egregious Madam, Thank you for your contribution, we do not remember her, but we can only say that when you write something you avoid writing silly things, but tell only the truth, we have not covered the 4 euro per person, maybe you have the...More

Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Our last night in Florence and teenage Son desperate for steak we stumbled across Il Cantinone. The Florentine Bistecca fed 4 of us along with some salads and crostini. The 3 waiters were fabulous - there when we needed them and left us alone to...More

Thank Susan B
Santo Spirito / San Frediano
A warm evening with a cocktail in your hand and great
company is the ideal way to experience Piazza Santo
Spirito; the area is busiest at sunset for happy hour.
Visitors cannot hide their astonishment sitting on the
staircase under the Basilica of Santo Spirito, and
they cannot help but stare at the architectural
masterpieces like Bianca Cappello House, Fontana dello
Sprone and San Frediano in Cestello and Santa Maria
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$24 - US$31
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, 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
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12:00 - 14:30
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12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Santo Spirito, 6r, 50123 , Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Santo Spirito / San Frediano
  • Neighbourhood: Santo Spirito / San Frediano
  • Phone Number: +39 055 218898
  • E-mail