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#813 of 2,046 Restaurants in Florence
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Santa Croce
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Via dei Macci 85r, 50122, Florence, Italy
+39 055 241076
11:00 - 23:00
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Yuma, Arizona
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1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

All the students work hard and are eager to learn! This place takes reservations (highly recommended). Gets very packed even on weekdays. Well worth it, though.

Thank alrenwald2
Florence, Italy
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

One of the worst places to eat in florence. It is sad that it is a culinary school restaurant and the food is such poor quality. The only positive note is that the servers are kind. But in terms of food, NEVER EAT HERE. I have been here multiple times and every time I go, I feel nauseous immediately after... More 

Thank ciboperlamente1
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

Ganzo's staffs are all learning students, even the cheffs are students, so it can be quite different and interesting experience. The food comes out pretty fast and the menu changes every week, so you will always have plenty of choices. And they also give you free bread and water, constantly replaced when finished. Overall, I would suggest to visit, you... More 

Thank Э. Э
Florence, Italy
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016

I will start off on a positive note about this restaurant. It is very clean, comfortable, and it has a well setup. The staff is very friendly, and they are always smiling. The service on the other hand, is very awkward. I know they're trying to figure out how the whole restaurant business works, but my friends and I had... More 

Thank Christina M
2 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2014

I have been to Ganzo about 5 times now since it is part of my study abroad program's meal plan. I am not exaggerating or joking in the slightest when I say I have never met a larger group of disrespectful and rude MANAGEMENT staff in my life. This is a school and more often than not the servers, waiters,... More 

3 Thank MDingman
Ganzo F, Ganzo Staff at Ganzo, responded to this review

Good morning Mr. Dingman, I'm so sorry to hear that you had a negative experience with us, the purpose of this message is to respond constructively to your observations. A. Regarding the oil and balsamic vinegar that we did not offer to you, in Italy is not customary to serve them for the purposes of dipping bread. We do, however,... More 

Northampton, Massachusetts
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62 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2013

This is one of the two worst places I have ever eaten. Very little on the menu, all of it tasteless, some of it toxic, all of it overpriced. It claims to be a "school" as well as a restaurant. The physical aspects (furnishings, bathroom) are new and not unattractive. But there is no experienced cook, the servers are students... More 

1 Thank Itala11
Ganzo2013, Direttore generale at Ganzo, responded to this review

Dear Client, I am very sorry for the bad experience you had, but I want to thank you very much for your feedback. It helps us a lot ... and above all it helps our students in improving. I should point out, as you rightly said, we are a school and our students are learning and trying to improve day... More 

Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States
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47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2013

As I am a student of FUA it was a must to come to Ganzo (the culinary school's restaurant). Still haven't made it to dinner, but for 5 Euro you can get a pretty bomb aperitivo and great drink. Would recommend a mojito or caprioska.

2 Thank Kelly D
Sandringham, Victoria, Australia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2012

amazing italian food, with a twist. reasonable prices to match.

2 Thank Bethany G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via dei Macci 85r, 50122, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Santa Croce
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Croce
  • Phone Number: +39 055 241076

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Santa Croce
Stop and stare at the beauty and symmetry of the Basilica of Santa Croce any time day or night. Unraveling around it are a number of architectural and artistic masterpieces, from the Synagogue to the Central National Library. As a hub for young people, the area gets busy with people who want to have fun: a continuous flow of tourists and locals become animated by songs and dances.
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