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Gilda Bistrot

Piazza Lorenzo Ghiberti, 50122, Florence, Italy
+39 055 234 3885
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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“beef” (5 reviews)
“fettuccine” (2 reviews)
“hand written” (4 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean
$$ - $$$
Piazza Lorenzo Ghiberti, 50122, Florence, Italy
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Reviewed 5 July 2017

I was dining alone and not made very welcome. Gilda told me herself that the pasta sauce was "very special". It was not. It was tasteless and only made palatable by the addition by me of generous amounts of parmesan cheese and black pepper. Had...More

Thank Anne B
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

The bistro was near our hotel but slightly out of the city centre. The menu was hand written and we could not make out what to order, even with Google translate, but the owner, Gilda, made every effort to help us with her limited English....More

Thank Andrew C
Reviewed 5 May 2017

Despite speaking and reading minimal Italian we were made very welcome and had dishes suggested to our specific tastes. Outstanding crab pasta, delicious and our Italian next door table mates were impressed enough to enquire what I was eating! OH had me at pasta followed...More

Thank shobby133
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Gilda Bistrot was recommended by our Airbnb host so we made a reservation for our family of 4. We were warmly welcomed at the door and treated to wonderful dining experience. The atmosphere couldn't be better — cozy, candlelit, full of happy people enjoying the...More

Thank Traveler22Boston
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Gilda is a very nice person . This place is woundeful place for dinner because the place is a romantic place and very expensive too. This is a small restaurant with 7 tables with many candles . Wonderful place .

Thank Didia B
Reviewed 18 November 2016

We wandered around trying to find a cafe with people in it (mid November), Gilda seemed cosy and occupied.....so we went in. Great atmosphere, very friendly and helpful.....we don't speak Italian and the menu is hand written...no problem, Gilda helped. Not sure that we liked...More

1  Thank S&GKnutsford
Reviewed 18 October 2016

One of our Florentini friends recommended Gilda's Bistro. We met her there, and couldn't have asked for a better meal. Such a quaint place, with Gilda seeing to your every need. It's good to have a translator there with you (our friend Giulia) because it...More

Thank Ivan H
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

She greeted us when we came in as if we were old friends and ended up guiding us to the right dishes. We were in good hands. The food was great and we just got to relax and enjoy the evening. Highly recommended! It is...More

Thank R L
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Much recommended. We ate here two evenings and both meals were excellent. Especially the beef. And the house wine was good also. No 'tourist menu' Thank God, but Gilda will translate if required. Evenings are crowded so need to book, or else arrive at 7-ish...More

Thank xxxasia
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

We had a fantastic meal at Gilda Bistrot. Gilda was so helpful to translate the daily written menu for us. We enjoyed the pasta, beef and desserts very much. The fettuccine cooked with garlic, olive oil , and peppers was just fantastic. As was my...More

1  Thank sjfletch52
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza Lorenzo Ghiberti, 50122, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Santa Croce
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Croce
  • Phone Number: +39 055 234 3885
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