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Guelfi & Ghibellini - Relais Santa Croce

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Via Ghibellina | 87, 50122, Florence, Italy
+39 055 234 2230
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12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
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Santiago, Chile
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

From the moment I wrote to book a table the staff (Flora and Francesca) was incredibly friendly and attentive to please us in any possible way. The place is beautiful, very quiet and cozy (only 7 tables), elegant but homey so it is not intimidating or uncomfortable at all. Tiziano -the maître- was very welcoming and friendly but definitely not... More 

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Marco_Del_Lama, Direttore at Guelfi & Ghibellini - Relais Santa Croce, responded to this review

Dear Guest, I would like to thank you for taking the time to share your experience in our Guelfi & Ghibellini Restaurant. We are all proud to hear that you enjoyed it very much and we invite you to come back soon. Arrivederci, a presto. Marco Del Lama Hotel Manager Relais Santa Croce, Firenze More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

Bistecca alla Fiorentina. I can taste it. It's the first and only time I've ever had it and it was delicious. It's sending a tingle down my spine this moment. I bought my husband a dry-aged NY strip steak of which he ate half for dinner, and making him steak and eggs for breakfast. That's my take on it.

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Marco_Del_Lama, Direttore at Guelfi & Ghibellini - Relais Santa Croce, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you very much for your great comments about our Restaurant Guelfi & Ghibellini and our Bistecca! You are always welcome to come back and visit us and enjoy a delicious meal in our 18th century Building. Grazie, a presto. Marco Del Lama Hotel Manager Relais Santa Croce, Firenze More 

Paris, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

We were staying at the Relais Santa Croce hotel (which is a great 5 star hotel by the way) and decided to have a quick lunch on our arrival day before starting visiting the city. The restaurant room in this typical 18th century palazzo is very nice. The waiters are nice, very friendly and effective. Most of them - as... More 

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Marco_Del_Lama, Direttore at Guelfi & Ghibellini - Relais Santa Croce, responded to this review

Dear Guest, first of all thank you very much for your precious comment on Tripadvisor. We are proud about your beautiful words about the Hotel and I feel sorry to hear that our Restaurant was not completely up to your expectations. Every comment is important to us for improving our standards and quality and also yours will be very helpful... More 

Copenhagen, Denmark
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2015

I was happily surprised . the food was great as is the service . very good. go on and im sure you will be succesfull

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Daniele_Carta, Direttore generale at Guelfi & Ghibellini - Relais Santa Croce, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your excellent comment and I am delighted to hear you have enjoyed the tradition of our cuisine. Kind regards, Daniele Carta General Manager More 

Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2014 via mobile

The menu was well introduced. Considering our relatively smaller appetite (reserving capacity for desserts), we've ordered appetizer, one pasta and one main for sharing. The dinner was started off with two glasses of champagne, right at the moment when we were pondering though the menu. The appetizer being salt cod was slightly above average. The pasta, a classic spaghetti in... More 

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Daniele_Carta, Direttore at Guelfi & Ghibellini - Relais Santa Croce, responded to this review

Dear Guest, I sincerely thank you for posting your excellent review on Tripadvisor It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will certainly share your comments with the team, who I am certain will be encouraged by your remarks. Thank you again for sharing your impression about your experience at our Guelfi e Ghibellini restaurant and we all... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2013

This is the in house restaurant at the RSC. The food is superb in particualr the traditional Tuscan menu. Go with the staff picks on the wine. They will vary the bottles all night if you wnat allowing you to try a wide variety or you can stick with one if it really rocks your boat. The service is superb

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Daniele_Carta, Direttore generale at Guelfi & Ghibellini - Relais Santa Croce, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your comments regarding your experience at our restaurant Guelfi & Ghibellini. I will be delighted to share your comments with our team and chefs, who I am certain will be encouraged by your comments. We really hope to serve you in the near future and Grazie. Arrivederci. Daniele Carta General Manager Relais Santa... More 

Zurich
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2012

We had dinner at the Guelfi & Ghibellini in January 2011 and liked it very much. So we reserved again for our stay in January 2012. Our mistake was that we didn't ask whether the cook was still the same - it wasn't. The staff of the hotel made quite a big fuss about the reservation - they asked for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$27 - US$160
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
Monday
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
Tuesday
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
Thursday
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
Friday
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
Saturday
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Ghibellina | 87, 50122, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Santa Croce
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Croce
  • Phone Number: +39 055 234 2230
Description
Located in the heart of Florence between the Croce Basilica and the Duomo, the Relais Santa Croce is a stupendously decadent restaurant set inside the splendour of an 18th century palace ��� the Palazzo Gioffi-Jacometti, which was commissioned in the early 1700s by the Pope's treasurer, the Marquis Baldinucci. With soaring frescoed ceilings, ornate wood panelled walls and beautiful antique furniture, the dining room at Relais Santa Croce is a spectacular venue for dinner parties and celebrations. Famous for their age-old Tuscan recipes, the chefs select their produce daily at the historic Sant Ambrogio markets, and the kitchen's signature dish is the succulent Fiorentina steak from Chianina cattle ��� a breed older than the Roman empire itself.

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Santa Croce
Stop and stare at the beauty and symmetry of the Basilica of Santa Croce any time day or night. Unraveling around it are a number of architectural and artistic masterpieces, from the Synagogue to the Central National Library. As a hub for young people, the area gets busy with people who want to have fun: a continuous flow of tourists and locals become animated by songs and dances.
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