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La Cucina del Garga

Via San Zanobi 33r, 50129, Florence, Italy
+39 055 475286
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“cheesecake” (64 reviews)
“calamari” (30 reviews)
“fettuccine” (24 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Via San Zanobi 33r, 50129, Florence, Italy
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Somewhat quirky decor and slightly out of the way. Worth looking for due to warm welcome friendly staff and reliable food. Would go again without hesitation.

Thank dellagirl23
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve had some good meals at this restaurant but the last one wasn’t one of them. Yes the service is good, the complimentary prosecco and appetizer nice, but the “chef boy r dee” tomato sauce followed by “where’s the beef” Manzo buried under “herb infusion”...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Saw this restaurant on Diners drive ins and dives. Made sure to find it when we visited Florence. Not easy to find ( nothing really is in Florence) BUT well worth the effort. The owner was there and was very friendly. The meals were to...More

1  Thank Steve W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very colourful restaurant with really friendly staff. We were served some polenta and straccino on the house. Woth a visit to a lovely artrestaurant.

1  Thank Diane M
Reviewed 5 November 2017

We chose this place after reading other reviews. The main thing that sets it apart is the ambience, modern artwork on all the walls, a very informal family atmosphere. It is run by two Italian Americans who lived a long time in the States. The...More

Thank mardimarvel
Reviewed 3 November 2017

We spent 8 days in Italy visiting Venice, Florence and Rome. This was by far the best evening we had with brilliant food, fantastic surroundings and very friendly service. Wish we lived in Florence so we could take all of friends.

Thank Steve M
Reviewed 26 October 2017

We enjoyed dinner at Garga for my birthday. Had a deliscious meal. We were so full we had To order dessert to go! NY cheesecake. Yum!

Thank mobay67
Reviewed 23 October 2017

La Garga was the best meal I had in Florence, was so glad to get the recommendation. Their Tuscan bread and vegetable soup was delicous, every course was great. I loved the service, it was not in the touristy part of town the service and...More

1  Thank Cdlake10
Reviewed 19 October 2017

We have been in Italy for two weeks, so we have been on the lookout for menus that are more innovative and moderately priced. This place filled the bill and more. To start with they brought us a complimentary appetizer that was to die for....More

Thank brandsoulmate
Reviewed 9 October 2017

From walking in the door to leaving our experience was good. Our bike guide and a friend in Crested Butte recommended the restaurant.....so we definitely had to go. Worth the walk over from our apartment. Food and service were pleasurable and my two favorites.......cheesecake and...More

Thank drummondisland
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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
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30 March 2018|
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Response from mardimarvel | Reviewed this property |
Hello. I think you will need to look on their website. I wanted to put the URL but tripadvisor blocks it! Hopefully you can find it good luck
4 February 2018|
Response from StuZLondon | Reviewed this property |
They are friendly to everyone and I am sure will cater as needed
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 49 - USD 73
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via San Zanobi 33r, 50129, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > San Lorenzo
  • Neighbourhood: San Lorenzo
  • Phone Number: +39 055 475286
  • E-mail
"La Cucina del Garga" arrived on the Florence restaurant scene when Chef Alessandro Gargani returned from an 8 year run as Executive Chef in New York City's famous "Mezzogiorno Restaurant" in SOHO. It is there that he practiced his craft, honed his recipes and started his family. From an early age, his parents Sharon Oddson and Giuliano Gargani AKA "Il Garga" had instilled in him their passion for food and art. In 2010, he returned to his hometown to continue the family tradition born at The Trattoria in Via del Moro and then brought here to Via San Zanobi. The restaurant is an art gallery as well as showcase where talented local artists have the opportunity to show their work and customers can purchase paintings or sculptures to enrich their own private collections.
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