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Il Cantastorie

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Via della Condotta 7 | Piazza Del mercato, 50122, Florence, Italy
+39 055 239 6804
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
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Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
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Protaras, Cyprus
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Typical tourist restaurant. All they are after is your money, no quality on food, no attention to the customer. We Had two Fiorentinas, One was meant to be rare and one medium, but both were full of blood. Set Menu, including half a litre of water each and quarter of a litre of wine each, we had two set menus... More 

Thank Mike L
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

We visited for lunch on Jan 8,2017. Some of the reviews must be from under old management as we found the food and service to be perfect. Very attentive staff and fantastic food. We certainly had no complaints and would highly recommend to anyone looking for a meal without the fanfare but with just good Florentine food and service

Thank Paul W
Athens, Greece
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

I was on holidays with my family in Florence and we visited this restaurant. 1) They served most of the dishes without potatoes/rice. So , you pay about 17 euros for a pork fillet without potatoes. 2) The brought us 3 portions of bread (for the 3 of us) without asking it. For the bread, we paid 3 x 2.50=... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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101 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

At first, we were reticent about eating here because of old reviews, but I learned quickly that this was under new ownership since September of 2016, We have had fabulous dining experiences in Italy since our arrival, but did not see anything close to our hotel that had special reviews. We walked by this restaurant on our way to our... More 

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Barrie, Canada
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87 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Out of the 2 weeks we had travelling in Italy this was definitely one of the best restaurants we ate at! We both chose the handmade pasta and were amazed! You get great quality and quantity for what you pay for! The service is really good and the waiter was very friendly. The waiter recommended that he surprise us for... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

We ended up there because other places where either full or closed. The service was really slow and the food was depressing. I reccomend to avoid it.

Thank Paolo N
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Very pleasant and warm inside! Nice dishes, tasty and well proportioned. There is also outside, but inside is ok for couples.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Bethany Beach, Delaware
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

We stumbled on this place early one evening and were totally charmed by it. It seemed to be filled with locals rather than tourists. The food was very good, the atmosphere relaxed and the service attentive without being intrusive. An unexpected delight was a young woman who played the bandura (a medieval Ukrainian stringed instument) and sang. She was wonderful.... More 

Thank tropicalozzie
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is cozy and nice (but I think that is impossible to find one in Florence that's not charming) As I was writing...the waiters are also very kind and friendly...but our dinner was too expensive...and the quality of too food was not so good.. my tortelloni were flavourless...and in terms of quantity...not enough!

Thank Daniel R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch after market shopping Service was friendly and attentive Our pizza and spaghetti were delicious,house wine very acceptable and good coffee 😊

Thank DizzyMiss

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 11 - USD 48
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via della Condotta 7 | Piazza Del mercato, 50122, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Uffizi
  • Neighbourhood: Uffizi
  • Phone Number: +39 055 239 6804
Every Friday and Saturday night, live music will accompany our special dishes and our selection of wines.

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Every visitor coming to Florence for the first time will immediately identify with Uffizi. As in past times, passing through Via dei Calzaiuoli, you can reach the city center, the Florence that everybody dreams of. In just a few steps, visitors can experience the rare beauty of the capital of the Renaissance. walking delighted across Palazzo Vecchio and overlooking Piazza della Signoria, up to the Loggia of the Uffizi where it is possible to fully taste the talent of the best artists who animated Florence over the centuries. When the sun goes down, there’s nothing better than a walk along the river Arno up to the ancient bridge, Ponte Vecchio. It is full of jewels and decorated by the colors captured in postcards.
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