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Osteria I Brincello

#171 of 2,070 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
San Lorenzo
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Via Nazionale 110 r, 50100, Florence, Italy
+39 055 282645
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
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19:00 - 23:00
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

There are a lot of restaurants in our locality and we only chose this restaurant as it was recommended to us from friends who came here recently. It is our first night in Florence and having been to Milan, Paris and Venice I couldn't believe how quiet most of the restaurants were here. In Milan if you didn't book you... More 

Thank Larry F
2 reviews
Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

It s a good restaurant with reasonable price!! The downside is that somehow the waiter ignored me completely and the only time he talked to me was when I ordered . He never spoke to me again. Anyway the food is good !!

Thank Sithimai W
2 reviews
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Authentic and excellent Italian food The house winks good and very reasonable price The seafood spaghetti is so yummy ! Big prawn and generous portions of mussels and clams. Definitely my favourite. Today special is braised ox stomach which is tender and surprisingly tasty. All the staff are friendly and helpful and the whole family enjoy the lunch very much.

Thank christine t
Durango, Colorado
2 reviews
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Very nice neighborhood restaurant. We arrived to our "room" late and were starving, so our hotel manager recommended Brincello, which was handy, as it was literally across the street. The atmosphere was darling, with the walls painted bright colors and the feeling cozy. We ordered a bottle of red wine (oops, just meant to order a glass) and then shared... More 

Thank rumpus811
Karlstad, Sweden
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111 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

The interior is very special with walls in yellow/orange and very light. The food was disappointing, the waiter first questioned our order and asked why we should eat what we've selected. Lots of better choices in Mercato Centrale or at Via Faenza.

Thank MagnusA_
2 reviews
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

I usually don't write reviews but seeing as this is my first solo trip, thought I would add my thoughts. I was staying at the Plus Florence hostel and needed a nearby place for dinner. I ordered the seafood tagliatelle and it was too salty. I don't like wasting food, so I felt bad and kept eating, but when I... More 

Thank Nabila N
Mullingar, Ireland
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87 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016

We decided upon this restaurant as it was opposite our hotel on Via Nazionale (Hotel Cantoria) & the menu looked attractive. We shared a L of house white wine (€11) & a litre of water (€2). We were directed to the specials board. We shared Gnocchi (€8) & Pici with meat sauce (€9)-very good! We also shared chicken in wine... More 

Thank Emily O
Edmonds, Washington
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124 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016

We ate here twice on a short trip to Florence. Conveniently located just steps from our hotel. The menu had a lot of choices for my kids. We always went with a combo of pasta, pizza and salad. My son loved his Margherita pizza. My salads were tasty. We sat inside to cool off. Nice reprieve from the jammed streets.... More 

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11 reviews
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Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

We had a first course of spaghetti with tomato garlic and chilli which was really lovely and great food! The main course was not so good I ordered the creamy balsamic chicken which was not creamy in the slightest but grilled chicken with balsamic vinegar on top. My partner had the beef with mushrooms which he was happy with. The... More 

Thank Holly A
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560 reviews
309 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 276 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

In comparison to other meals we had in 3 weeks in France and Italy, this, while ok, didnt measure up. No creativity and food so-so. 2/4 liked it 2/4 did not. Started w/ a zucchini app covered in something akin to a won ton wrapper. Tasted ok but presentation not very appetizing. Just tossed on a plate. 2 had pasta... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Nazionale 110 r, 50100, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > San Lorenzo
  • Neighbourhood: San Lorenzo
  • Phone Number: +39 055 282645

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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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