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James Joyce

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Piazzale Michelangelo
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Lungarno B Cellini 1r, Florence, Italy
+39 055 658 0856
16:00 - 02:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 16:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 02:00
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Royal Oak, Michigan
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

My husband and I enjoyed relaxing on the patio and then coming inside for a dose of some Rock and Roll music that we had been missing. The beers were good, the music was great and the crowd was mostly locals - older in the earlier evening and got younger later. It was the perfect does of what we needed.

Thank Sondra P
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510 reviews
372 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2016

The beer selection is great, the food is great, the patio is fantastic and the staff and regulars are some of the smartest people you'll find in a bar in this area.

Oviedo, Florida
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2015

Right across the intersection from the Hotel David. We dropped in after a day of exploring the city, looking for a beer. We found some great ones. What we didn't expect was the 'free' dinner buffet - mostly pasta and finger snacks, but a bit of a bonus with our libation.

Thank NASABill
Glens Falls, New York
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2015

Great place to unwind after the press of tourists in the downtown. Great beer selection which I liked, hours were a of a pisser because we went a few times and it was closed. Checked on line and they said they opened at four...well that's not always true!

Thank Mikeleb1959
Florence, Italy
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2015

The only good thing about this pub is the outdoor seating area. If you don't want to drink beer be prepared to get a below average drink for above average price. The food offered at aperitif is also below average quality. The last time I went there I ordered a margarita and was it was served in a small martini... More 

Thank hypotheticalpet
Baytown, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2014

Enjoyed this pub friendly staff good music and great evening buffet which if free. The location was perfect is was a short walk from our hotel. Great place to relax after a busy day touring.

Thank Kathryn V
Sofia, Bulgaria
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2013

We liked the bar very much, they have very different kind of beers and everybody are so smiled.Thank you for the good time! It is our second time in Florence and we even chose the hotel to be near this bar:)

Thank Tanya_Nikolova
Rochester, Minnesota
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2011

Bathroom was disgusting. Service was terrible. We finally got up and left.

Thank Sydophie
Miami, FL
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2010

good beer selection and cosy atmosphere plus free appetizers. I was hooked. but not so much a restaurant as a good hangout to grab a beer and a bite.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2007

simply the best

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pub
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lungarno B Cellini 1r, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Piazzale Michelangelo
  • Neighbourhood: Piazzale Michelangelo
  • Phone Number: +39 055 658 0856

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Piazzale Michelangelo
Just outside the ancient walls of Florence, Viale Michelangiolo starts. It is a winding road rimmed by wonderful poplars and holm oaks. The long ascent opens up to the most beautiful and famous panoramic viewpoint of Florence: Piazzale Michelangelo, where an elevated terrace offers visitors an incomparable and breathtaking view of the entire city from above. During good weather, Piazzale Michelangelo provides visitors with a serene space surrounded by the amazing landscape, better if accompanied by a fresh gelato from a local kiosk. During night, visitors will be dazzled by the warm lights of the capital of the Renaissance. Spend a second with the silent Romanesque beauty of the Basilica of San Miniato al Monte: the one that wishes good morning and good night to Florence!
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