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Il Cardellino

$$ - $$$
San Lorenzo
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Via San Gallo 37/R, 50129, Florence, Italy
+39 055 475090
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136 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Appeared to be run by a couple.Only 6 diners in outside seating and no-one inside [2000hrs].House red wine poor.Ordered a steak which was on the small side but cooked OK.I requested fries and salad with the steak but received roast potatoes.I complained and the very helpful owned then produced some very soggy fries.Probably should have stuck to pasta.

Thank TravellerCleethorpes
Boston, Massachusetts
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158 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016

We have been coming to the Cardellina for lunch for a number of years and have also enjoyed it with friends for dinner. Nowhere have we had such splendid spaghetti along with some house wine and excellent service. We look forward to stopping by during every trip; this trip we stopped by twice.

Thank Ben050938
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89 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Found this handy to our accommodation and the food was pretty good, had a reasonable house wine and we found the service to be very good.

Thank Thomotravel
Cleveland, Ohio
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

My friend and I had just arrived in Florence and wanted to find something close to our hostel. After wandering around for ten minutes, we stumbled upon Il Cardellino. We decided to give it a chance and we were so happy that we did. The place is very much decorated like a quaint Italian family room and a delicious tray... More 

Thank JaymePollock
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

Decided to just walk to find a place for our evening meal and found this gem. They have an antipasto bar with delicious choices. Their risotto was creamy in texture and excellent! For our second course, my husband and I chose veal dishes and the taste was superb. The gentleman who served us was attentive and very kind. We also... More 

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Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

I recommend this restaurant which is located in Via San Gallo. We had our dinner there for five straight days - tried its what we like in its menu.

Thank BongEliab
Salo, Finland
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192 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2016

Food was okei. My wife wanted to have aperitif. They did not have any in list, but they made to us Kir from Sicilian Muscat. Invoice was a surprise. They invoiced from couvert and also additions, green salad and egg plants, were expensive. I am so used to calculate before we get the bill the final sum and quite often... More 

Thank Mr_Pasi
1 review
Reviewed 5 October 2015 via mobile

Average food. Hidden charges. Service passable. Outside dinning area is on the street. You could do a lot better elsewhere

Lisbon, Portugal
1 review
Reviewed 26 June 2015

Worst quality of food Worst service Expensive Worst restaurant that me and my friends went ever!! Dont go there if you want to eat well!

Thank carlan92
Cascade, Wisconsin
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274 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2015

Nice little family run restaurant. A full menu, including a very reasonably priced tourist menu. Food was both plentiful and tasty. Service was very friendly and helpful.

Thank donandbobbi

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 33 - USD 53
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via San Gallo 37/R, 50129, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > San Lorenzo
  • Neighbourhood: San Lorenzo
  • Phone Number: +39 055 475090

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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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San Lorenzo
San Lorenzo’s lively merchants shout out from behind stalls with an array of products in one of the most traditional neighborhoods in Florence. Different ethnic groups join together in the large outdoor market of San Lorenzo and in the Central Market, a vast multi-floored building. Visitors are bound to fall in love with this area and in particular, with its variety of food, especially those focusing on Florentine dishes as well as international selections. Nobody leaves San Lorenzo without a shopping bag in hand or with an empty stomach.
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