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Zio Gigi

Via Folco Portinari 7-r, 50122, Florence, Italy
+39 055 215584
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“pasta” (66 reviews)
“steak” (28 reviews)
“bread” (18 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Via Folco Portinari 7-r, 50122, Florence, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We actually went to this restaurant twice, because most of the others we tried in the interim, did not impress. The majority of the patrons are locals, although there are also tourists, Zio Gigi is the owner/manager and is very friendly, as are the wautresses....More

Thank eva m
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arriving close to dinner our Hostess Irene suggested this lovely restaurant just around the corner. We were greeted warmly by the owners with even the chef booking out a generous welcome. The food was really tasty. Fresh sauces on the pasta and pizza and a...More

Thank BlackandBlue67
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Do not try to find extraordinary and high class Tuscan cusine here :) This is a simlple place for good eating for average price. As soon as we got there we were warmly greeted and served fast. Ordered steak with gorgonzola, vitelle tonato, mixed salad...More

Thank Evgeny S
Reviewed 18 November 2017

The atmosphere was great, the servers were great, the price was high for food that was not that great. I had pasta with porcini mushrooms that was tasty but not tasted more special than the dish i make at home. My husband had the risotto...More

Thank Shiri B
Reviewed 27 October 2017

This place is what you would call a hidden gem, it is on a side street near the Duomo. The food was very good, authentic Italian, and the service was excellent.

Thank DEB51155017
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Zio Gigi welcomes you the moment you pass the door and makes you feel at your own kitchen table. Me and my family have been there several times in different trips, and always go for the Spaghetti alla Bolognese, really the best ever. If you...More

Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Very disappointed with the two pasta dishes we ordered. NOT the Italian pasta cooked Al Dente we were hoping for.....we ordered tomato spaghetti but it tasted like pasta cooked in canned tomato sauce without olive oil..... really disappointed and will not recommend to anyone who...More

Thank witchophelia
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Good food, good prices, great location especially if staying near Brunelleschi's duomo in Florence. Had 2 yummy pasta dishes :) then could walk around afterwards & see the sights!

Thank Renee D
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Zio Gigi (uncle Gigi) is another simple, tiny little place on a back street. The menu consists of all the usual suspects, antipasti, pasta, meat dishes, including the famous Florentine steak. Steak with balsamic vinegar sauce sounds odd, but is delicious. The antipasto plate is...More

Thank DEngelJ
Reviewed 6 October 2017

We first visited Zio Gigi seven years ago. So, while in Florence again, we decided to find it. No trouble locating it as it sits just behind the Dumo. The atmosphere is as we remembered it - close tables and fun to dine. The owner's...More

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Florentia, as it was called by Latins, is permeated by
an eternal beauty spread in all corners of the city.
The historic center is characterized by the immensity
of the Duomo, able to transport tourists into the
brightest age of Florence: the Renaissance. Who does
not know the Brunelleschi Dome, San Giovanni
Baptistery and the Giotto’s Campanile? Everything is
enclosed here and it would be easy to imagine the city
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12 January 2016|
Response from maya2000ro |
The restaurant is open every day from 12:00 pm to 2:30 pm for lunch and from 7:00 pm to 10:30 pm for dinner.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Folco Portinari 7-r, 50122, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Duomo
  • Neighbourhood: Duomo
  • Phone Number: +39 055 215584
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