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Chef Express

Santa Maria Novella
Italian, Pizza, Contemporary
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Piazza della Stazione, 50123, Florence, Italy
+39 055 287342
05:30 - 23:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 285 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Located inside the SMN station, they offer a great range of food from croissants to pannins to pizzas. They also serve a variety of beverages along with great coffee. The quality is good and the prices are affordable. They share their premises with a Mac Donalds.

Thank sudipnandy
Colchester, United Kingdom
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347 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016

This snack restaurant is marketed as Mr Paninoin the station but a quick internet search shows it is part of the Chef Express chain. It seems to be seamlessly merged with the McDonalds here and so there is food for most peoples appetites. We had coffee and a paninni which was reasonably priced and quickly provided so all good.

Thank Barry A
Kovilpatti, India
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2016

It is at the station and it is great for a quick bite, not very expensive and has a bit of variety. Also a part of a mini food court so there are choices around. The hot sandwich is good so is the pizza!

Thank Shyamis
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2015 via mobile

It was early in the morning and the only thing I wanted was coffee and here I had a wakeup cappuccino 😉 good for a pit stop

Thank FraD293
Stevens Point, Wisconsin
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2015

There are few options for sitting and eating at the train station in Firenze. This place seems to be a joint operation with McDonalds, which wasn't our first choice for a place to try. But with limited options, we went in and were quite pleasantly surprised. At one end there is a counter for McDonalds, but most of the premises... More 

Thank Tom B
Franklin, Tennessee
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1,237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 639 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2013

If your looking for a quick bite before jumping on train then you can't go wrong but it's not going to be something to remember the trip by. Typical fast food or touristy type of pasta and pizza.

1 Thank Anthony C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2012

Their sandwiches are fresh and very tasty ~ and they pack them all up for you to take on the train. We loved the one with cheese, ham and arugula on a baguette ~ perfect with a bag of chips and a cold beer!

Thank kimbosita

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Restaurant Details

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Italian, Pizza, Contemporary
Open Hours
05:30 - 23:00
05:30 - 23:00
05:30 - 23:00
05:30 - 23:00
05:30 - 23:00
05:30 - 23:00
05:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza della Stazione, 50123, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Santa Maria Novella
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Maria Novella
  • Phone Number: +39 055 287342
This is a great restaurant inside of the train station! Please let me write a review.....

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Santa Maria Novella
Santa Maria Novella train station welcomes the majority of the people arriving in Florence, which might explain the hectic pace. Commuters and tourists come across the constant hustle and bustle of the station before exiting, taking a few steps and stopping amazed in Piazza di Santa Maria Novella. It is impossible not to admire the the square, housing one of the most charming basilicas in Florence. The area has plenty of local spots to taste Tuscan specialties, but don’t stop in the main streets alone; the narrower side streets always ensure satisfaction. The huge Parco Delle Cascine provides a solution to the need for a green area as well as a historic welcome in the form of a bronze statue of King Vittorio Emanuele II riding a horse.
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