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Il Cantinone

#498 of 2,064 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Santo Spirito / San Frediano
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Via Santo Spirito, 6r, 50123 , Florence, Italy
+39 055 218898
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12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
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Tue - Sun 12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
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Southampton, New York
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88 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked this place as part of a deal with Viator, with an opera performance at St Marks Anglican Church afterwards. We arrived at the restaurant at 7 (the time on the booking) only to be met with a stonewall response from the first waiter, telling us they weren't open until 730 and we would have to wait. It was... More 

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Island of Malta, Malta
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Living in Florence for a while a few years ago, I visited this restaurant many times, and recently again, and I never got disappointed. Not by the food, neither by their service. It's such a lovely family restaurant and the owners are amazing people. The restaurant is located in an old and traditional wine cellar and the food is typical... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

My last supper in Florence. Initially we went to another restaurant but it was closed for the Christmas and New Year period. So we decided to try Il Cantinone instead. The restaurant is located in the basement. As we entered the restaurant, a customer was leaving. He spoke to us in Italian. We did not understand. But I understood his... More 

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Thank matrix_irene
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57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

We were looking for some authentic food in our last hours on Florence ground. We passed by this tiny restaurant, that seemed to be located in the basement. Looking at the menu itself already had a mouthwatering effect, so we descended the ancient stairs and choose a small table in the gothic dining area. Waiters only speak Italian and their... More 

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Goshen, New York
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287 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Being so close to the Ponte Vecchio, we expected more tourists to be dining here. Not the case. I think we were the only English speaking diners in the whole restaurant. Fortunately, our waiter (and maybe the owner) is fluent in English. Food was delicious. We tried the house wine which was very good. The restaurant is located in the... More 

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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Listen to the conversation around you. What do you hear? Italian with Florentine accents! This is where the locals come to eat. And you know what that means - authentic Tuscan food priced for the locals. It's value for money. Try it. You will be pleasantly surprised.

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London, UK
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

We went here on a recommendation from an Italian friend. It was a decent meal with a focus on grilled meats, Tuscan style - we had two antipasti, two mains, one dessert, litre of water, house wine for 67 euros. A decent price and we enjoyed the food (not so much the wine!) - well cooked but nothing standout. But... More 

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Il Cantinone F, Proprietario at Il Cantinone, responded to this review

Egregious Madam, Thank you for your contribution, we do not remember her, but we can only say that when you write something you avoid writing silly things, but tell only the truth, we have not covered the 4 euro per person, maybe you have the wrong restaurant, and in any case in Italy is a legitimate thing, covered in all... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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118 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Our last night in Florence and teenage Son desperate for steak we stumbled across Il Cantinone. The Florentine Bistecca fed 4 of us along with some salads and crostini. The 3 waiters were fabulous - there when we needed them and left us alone to enjoy the food, wine and beer. Great evening.

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Detroit, Michigan
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186 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 302 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

We started off going to the 4 Leones, but gave up on the line and just wandered down a non-descript side street and found this place. We had trained in from Geneva and looking at the one hour taxi line at the train station - decided to walk. After a long hot walk, we checked in to our hotel near... More 

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NYC
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

I had enough Pasta, pizza and gelato. I love it but after a week I need meat and potatoes. This place had it with salad. We ordered one steak for two served like at Peter Lugers in Brooklyn but cheaper. The service was similar. Think Brooklyn. The steak was tender and well seasoned. You can order by the kg but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$24 - US$31
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
Saturday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Santo Spirito, 6r, 50123 , Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Santo Spirito / San Frediano
  • Neighbourhood: Santo Spirito / San Frediano
  • Phone Number: +39 055 218898

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Santo Spirito / San Frediano
A warm evening with a cocktail in your hand and great company is the ideal way to experience Piazza Santo Spirito; the area is busiest at sunset for happy hour. Visitors cannot hide their astonishment sitting on the staircase under the Basilica of Santo Spirito, and they cannot help but stare at the architectural masterpieces like Bianca Cappello House, Fontana dello Sprone and San Frediano in Cestello and Santa Maria delle Carmine churches. Tourists and Florentines alike join up in the area between Santo Spirito and San Frediano, connecting the Tuscan soul to the international spirit permeating the city.
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