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Trattoria Il Grillo Parlante

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San Lorenzo
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Via Guelfa, 90r, 50132, Florence, Italy
+39 055 475291
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2015

Food was nice but not spectacular, service average. Ordered a scallopini very under done. location is good.

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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2012

We decided to eat here on our last night and wished we hadn't. The food was very poor and the young girl who was serving us was clearly not fully trained in customer service. To round off a por evening their credit card machine wasn't working despite us checking they took cards when we arrived. This required a hike to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2011

After having a look at the restaurants around mercato centrale, my wife and I decided to walk away for a few minutes from the biggest and more tourist orientated restaurants and found this quieter trattoria. It was quiet on a Wednesday night, so service was quick and friendly. Bruschetta were fresh and tasty and the white house wine was good.... More 

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Palmetto, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2011

Our meal was very average - good for the price. The price was 12 euro for bruschetta - pasta and a meat course. We had Lasagna and carbonara, "pollo al limone" and pork steak. The pasta was average and meat was very thin and poor texture. The wine was 10 euro for 1/2 liter which was high.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2010

I'd looked forward to go to il grillo parlante again.but I came out very disappionted.The owners changed.As always I took tejamé di pesce,to my surprise it came in a plate rather then the copperpan it used to come in.What was in it I swear this is true,2 mussels,3 vongele and some squid.The didn't have the carpacchio de tonno and didn't... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$22 - US$37
Cuisine
Italian
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Guelfa, 90r, 50132, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > San Lorenzo
  • Neighbourhood: San Lorenzo
  • Phone Number: +39 055 475291
Description
La Trattoria Grillo Parlane è situata a 300 metri dalla stazione ferroviaria santa maria Novella e vicinissima ai maggiori musei e monumenti della città.L'ambiente è caldo e familiare, rispetta le antiche tradizioni con volte e travi a vista secolari.La cucina è tipca della regione, ottima la Bistecca alla fiorentina, la tagliata ai funghi porcini e le pappardelle al cinghiale.Oltre al menù di carne la trattoria è rinomata per gli ottimi piatti di pesce, grigliate di scampi e gamberoni, frittura di gamberi e calamari, spigola all'isolana, filetto di branzino in crosta di patate e il piatto tipico della casa, spaghetti del grillo.vasta la carta dei vini, dai chianti classici ai bianchi selezionati.

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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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