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Osteria de L'Ortolano

#556 of 2,060 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Neighbourhood:
Duomo
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Via Degli Alfani 91/r, 50121, Florence, Italy
+39 055 239 6466
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Today
10:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:00 - 15:00
Wed - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
Sat 11:00 - 15:00
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New York City, New York
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

My husband and I were in Florence with our adult daughter who is a private chef in New York. She recommended eating dinner at Osteria De L'Ortolano. It was truly the best eating experience of our trip to Rome and Florence. The Cordon Bleu trained chefs at the restaurant prepare the most amazing dishes that are quite reasonably priced. We... More 

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Thank maureenhardin
Ohio
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37 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

We did not have reservations, but the staff was kind and seated us anyway at a beautiful table outside. The pasta....is just beyond words. What a wonderful experience!!

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Thank martysgirl88
Cloverdale, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

We stumbled upon this fabulous restaurant on a recent visit to Florence. It is charming and the Cordon Bleu-trained chefs are amazing. Their passion for food and creating both delicious and artistic meals is very palpable. This is truly a gem and should not be missed.

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Thank Niranjana P
Cloverdale, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

We came across this spot when we were looking for a good place to eat near our hotel close to the Duomo. As vegans, we were surprised and delighted with their options and the lovely presentation by the Le Cordon Bleu-trained chefs. This was as good as or better than any vegan eatery we have visited in the US and... More 

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Thank Premoto1
Sonoma County
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Just a block or so north of the Duomo is this small restaurant and cafe that looks like many in the neighborhood. But wait until you see the food and the flavors. We started with appetizers of sea bass cervichepaired with shaved, pickled fennel and a vegetarian dish of veggie flan with carmelized onions in a fresh pea puree. All... More 

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Thank Buckett12
Otley, United Kingdom
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122 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Very un touristy even though it's located within a high tourist area. When we visited a number of locals were shopping. Service was friendly and effiencent and the food and coffee excellent. It was a charming little establishment.

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Thank suesutcliffe
London
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

A cute and cosy family run osteria, with great selection of cheeses, cold cuts and lunch dishes for around €6-7. Wine selection is well presented, especially the tasting offers

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Thank Marcelproust1
Swindon, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

I ate here with my wife and daughter during a 3 night stay in Florence and we were not disappointed by the food - the range of dishes was superb. None of our party spoke Italian and the host only spoke a little English but we got by and had a lovely meal. If you want everything explained in detail... More 

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Thank AndrewP_11
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

Although located in a very touristic area, this restaurant is completely off the charts in terms of value, service, and food. We went there two evenings in a row with my wife, and both times had a great experience. The service was so nice that it felt like being at home, or at our mother's home. It is obvious that... More 

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Hamilton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

Just came back from dinner at this nice little restaurant. Unassuming Italian deli when you first walk in, which had little tables set up for apertivo. Was walked over to a room on the other side of the restaurant and seated at the table by the window. Place filled up throughout the night, but only fit about 5 or 6... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$32
Cuisine
Italian, International, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Seating
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
10:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Friday
10:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Saturday
18:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Degli Alfani 91/r, 50121, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Duomo
  • Neighbourhood: Duomo
  • Phone Number: +39 055 239 6466

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Duomo
Florentia, as it was called by Latins, is permeated by an eternal beauty spread in all corners of the city. The historic center is characterized by the immensity of the Duomo, able to transport tourists into the brightest age of Florence: the Renaissance. Who does not know the Brunelleschi Dome, San Giovanni Baptistery and the Giotto’s Campanile? Everything is enclosed here and it would be easy to imagine the city as it was in ancient times, with maids walking in the main square and horses carrying coaches. Nowadays, roads are busy with street artists. Rustic Tuscan bakeries give way to fashion shops; just stop for a few minutes in the middle of Piazza della Repubblica to enjoy the colors and sweet melody of the carousel that will bring back great memories from anyone’s childhood.
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