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La Grotta di Leo

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Santa Maria Novella
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Red Via della Scala 43, 50123, Florence, Italy
+39 055 219265
11:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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180 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had pizza at this place . Loved it when it was difficult to explain that I needed a Coke without ice. The host was clever enough and brought what I wanted. The pizza was salty and great . Situated beside the road . Amazing fresh air outlet ; can smoke Surrounded by flowers although artificial. Good pricing .

Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were so pleased with the quality and price of this restaurant that we returned the following evening. A large selection of dishes with excellent friendly service. The restaurant looks small from the outside, but is big inside. You can see the pizzas being made. My calamari was amazing served with deep fried julienne vegetables. My husband had a very... More 

Thank DaisyJ777
Toronto, Canada
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57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to have dinner here tonight as it was close to our hotel and the menu looked good. We were seated quickly but the service went downhill from there. The food was ok but the service was horrible. They were busy and I understand that things move slower in Italy but this was ridiculous. It took forever for our... More 

Thank kacee28
Manila, Philippines
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53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

La Grotta di Leo is an accidental find. We passed by the restaurant from Santa Maria Novella station on our way to our accommodation. We were so hungry after check in so we decided to go back and have a quick bite. That was a life changing moment. We ended up coming back each meal on our 4 day stay... More 

Thank Bulakbol
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50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ate at this restaurant on April 20 with six people. We ordered three different pizzas, three different pastas, prosecco and red wine. Nicola was our server and he did a great job.

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woodstock new york
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94 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Been dining here for 20 years (although I think different owners during that time). Informal dining with outdoor tables make this restaurant on via della Scala a great place. Fabulous pizza!!! Met the chef once and he knows what he is talking about. Underrated for all kinds of food which is excellent. Varied menu offers just about everything. Opens early... More 

Thank alanjgreenhalgh
Ottawa, Canada
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

My mum, sister and I were staying very close to this restaurant at an airBnB on via della scala in March 2017, so thought we'd try it out one night. We were very surprised at how large the restaurant was, considering it looks small from the road. The food was excellent, we had a number of steak and pasta dishes... More 

Thank Wendy S
Bolton, England
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54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Mum and I called here one evening but didnt want a full meal. The staff were very accommodating and very pleasant. I had a plate of gorgonzola and a glass of Chianti Classico. It was perfect. The place was busy with a lovely atmosphere.

Thank clairegallie
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Great little place. Good service and food. Waiter could speak English. Both ate Pizza's. Pizza still bake in oven wood oven. Atmosphere great.

Thank Petrusvb
Texas, United States
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Food is amazing and prices are excellent. We've eaten here every evening. It's on a semi busy street bit don't let that stop you.

Thank Ruthie P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$47
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Red Via della Scala 43, 50123, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Santa Maria Novella
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Maria Novella
  • Phone Number: +39 055 219265

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Santa Maria Novella
Santa Maria Novella train station welcomes the majority of the people arriving in Florence, which might explain the hectic pace. Commuters and tourists come across the constant hustle and bustle of the station before exiting, taking a few steps and stopping amazed in Piazza di Santa Maria Novella. It is impossible not to admire the the square, housing one of the most charming basilicas in Florence. The area has plenty of local spots to taste Tuscan specialties, but don’t stop in the main streets alone; the narrower side streets always ensure satisfaction. The huge Parco Delle Cascine provides a solution to the need for a green area as well as a historic welcome in the form of a bronze statue of King Vittorio Emanuele II riding a horse.
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