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Piccolo Cafe

Santa Croce
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Address: Borgo Santa Croce, 23r, Florence, Italy
Phone Number:
+39 055 241704

A bar and cafe catering to gay men and lesbians of all ages.

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Nice bartender

The bartender was amazing. He was extremely nice and attentive. The bar was not crowded he made himself busy and allowed time for an English conversation which I appreciated.

Reviewed 1 week ago
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45 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The bartender was amazing. He was extremely nice and attentive. The bar was not crowded he made himself busy and allowed time for an English conversation which I appreciated.

Thank ralstonChicago
New York City, New York
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

I visited this place twice, but only a few people were in. The bartender was friendly and drinks were good, I stayed there for less than an hour

1 Thank Rafael S
Birmingham, Alabama
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175 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

We visited Florence for a few nights on vacation and decided to try a local gay bar. We arrived kind of early around 20:00. Bartender spoke excellent English and the drinks were strong and nice. It gets busier later in the night but we were exhausted from our sightseeing. I recommend Piccolo for some nice drinks

Thank nickamc80
Calabasas, California
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24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

We stopped in for a drink at 20:00. It was empty. The bar tender was super nice, spoke great English and said the place fills up around 23:00. But only with men. He is not sure where the women go. We had fun.

1 Thank Lisa S
Almere, The Netherlands
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130 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

A nice place to have the first beers of the night. When I was there there were a few people, it was not crowded. I stayed for an hour or so and left because nothing was happening. No dancing, just a few groups talking with their friends. I didn't feel a very welcoming attitude there. Nice prices though

2 Thank Javier P
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

If you have a non-smoking sign in your establishment, the entire bar shouldn't be smoking so much that it's hard to breathe.

1 Thank TripDinks
st. Louis Missouri
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11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

A little bar tucked away in Florence. Very friendly bartender and customers. We had a great time!! There arent many gay bars here, in fact other than clubs/ disco there are only saunas etc. a nice place for a few smart ones...

2 Thank tangodude
Florence, Italy
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241 reviews
95 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2016

My friend and I had heard about this bar so we decided to check it out. We loved it. The crowd is attractive and fun. The owner, Antonio, made us feel welcome and allowed us to photograph the silver phallus (a modern sculpture). I definitely recommend this bar to the LGBTQ community- but also the allies. Great Bombay and tonics,... More 

Thank tuscanpro
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21 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2015 via mobile

Entered at approx 9:30pm on a Monday night, place was totally empty. Guy behind bar was rude and unwelcoming, so decided to leave.

4 Thank Reviewer__Australia
Saint Louis, Missouri
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44 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2015

It's a small but fun gay bar located in the heart of Florence. Friendly staff, large drink selection and cheap prices make this a great place to grab a drink and talk to locals.

2 Thank Davey R

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