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Rosticceria Casalinga

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Via del Leone 53/r, 50124, Florence, Italy
+39 055 212862
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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

We literally ate as much as we could and spent €8 each (including drinks) so you can't really say fairer than that. The service was pretty slow- like I had all my plates and my boyfriend didn't get any of his till like 10mins later. Also wasn't the best Chinese I have ever had, but for the price it was... More 

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Florence, Italy
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

My Japanese wife,our two children aged 15 and 19, and I (Italian), have been meeting and eating here with our Brazilian friends (husband, wife and two children, aged 13 and 16), every other Sunday during the last 7 years. The owners, wife Yu Lin and husband Pin Fan, are very friendly nice people. PIN FAN is very shy, and always... More 

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Florence, Italy
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

The first time I was there was more than six years ago it is very close to where I work I entered thought to give it a try...I liked it a lot and go there almost three times a week ever since!Delicious food really great!!An honest couple runs this tiny place.They really do everything with their hands with full care... More 

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Alberta, Canada
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2015

The service was a bit awkward at first. The hostess/ waitress seemed annoyed when we arrived and we felt unwelcome. However we noticed that she treated the other customers the same way so it was quite funny to watch. The food was cheap and decent for what we paid.

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Thank Terri G
Zurich, Switzerland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2015

We ate here during our holidays in Italy just as a one-time change away from the excellent Italian food. The result was disastrous. Firstly, the service is awful. The owner of the restaurant is not motivated, forgot orders, brought us wrong food and (after we had tasted it already!) took it away and gave it to another customer! The interior... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2015 via mobile

We love Italian food, but after 10 days we really needed an asian fix. We were delighted that the staff at Rosticceria Casalinga actually knew what Chinese food tastes like, which is not always the case in Chinese restaurants in Italy. We loved the steamed dumplings and gong bau chicken. The restaurant is self serve. You set your own place... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2014 via mobile

After searching for restaurants in the area that were open on Sunday night and had some vegetarian options we stumbled on this humble establishment...for. 32 euros five of us dined well. Our previous veggie meals cost 3x that much. Reccommended.

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Thank travelerfromrockville
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2014

after a few days of Italian fare, my wife and I needed a change. looked up tripadvisor and saw this was the highest rated Chinese food in Florence. a small dinghy restaurant with a weird musky smell, that uses plastic utensils and plates (which you have to get yourself, by the way). you also have to help yourself to get... More 

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Thank Gavin L
Vancouver, Canada
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2014 via mobile

Wife and I happened upon this place , looks nothing special, but the food is wow. Definitely try the Singapore fried vermicelli and hot&sour soup. Food is cooked ( stir fried) fresh when ordered, this give the food a different smoky aroma as if everything were fresh off a BBQ grill. And that's the way it should be. Lovely. Price... More 

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Thank BeyondxB
Florence, Italy
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2014

After reading all the reviews, we decided to take a chance - and we're glad we did. We tried spring rolls and Vietnamese rolls for starters, both very fresh and delicious. We tried several rice dishes, a noodle dish, and curry & cashew dishes. EVERYTHING was amazing. Authentic fresh meals which were inexpensive and tasty. Don't let the plastic plates... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$20
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Delivery, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via del Leone 53/r, 50124, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Santo Spirito / San Frediano
  • Neighbourhood: Santo Spirito / San Frediano
  • Phone Number: +39 055 212862

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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 delle Carmine churches. Tourists and Florentines alike join up in the area between Santo Spirito and San Frediano, connecting the Tuscan soul to the international spirit permeating the city.
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