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Baldovino Bistrot

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Santa Croce
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Via San Giuseppe 22/r | Vicino Piazza Santa Croce, 50122, Florence, Italy
+39 055 241605
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing! Hands down one of the nicest, cozy bistros I've ever been too. Atmosphere is quiet and reserved, very elegant. Would highly recommend stopping while in Florence. Prices are reasonable too with a wide selection on the menu.

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Thank Joey T
baldovinobistrot, Proprietario at Baldovino Bistrot, responded to this review

Dear Joey, Thank you for choosing our restaurant, see you soon. More 

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Did it again this week during a short three day stay in Florence. I had visited this place before, both on business as well as on private occasions, and once again, Baldovino confirmed why I keep going back. Warm, friendly welcome, no fuzz and frills, the fiorentina ordered was shown before they put it on the grill to confirm the... More 

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baldovinobistrot, Proprietario at Baldovino Bistrot, responded to this review

Thanks again for having confirmed your confidence in our restaurant. Best regards. More 

Melbourne, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We happened upon this place by chance when in the Santa Croce area.We went for the pizzas, my wife has a Napoli style Margherita and an Aperol Spritz, I went for a cheese and mushroom pizza and some Chianti Classico. Service was friendly and efficient, and we were given some complementary Prosecco. We both enjoyed our pizzas, with my wife... More 

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Thank Andy2641
baldovinobistrot, Proprietario at Baldovino Bistrot, responded to this review

Dear Andy2641, thank you for choosing our restaurant and for your words of appreciation. We look forward to welcoming you back to Florence. See you soon. More 

Milan, Italy
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131 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Simply good. A proper tuscan place with an outstanding fiorentina and a great pappa al pomodoro . Close to santa croce you won't find all the tourists tou can meet around piazza della signoria and this is a great upside if you seek relax and quite places. Prices reasonable. Highly recommended.

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Thank Davide D
baldovinobistrot, Proprietario at Baldovino Bistrot, responded to this review

Simply thank you. His words fill us with joy, we hope to see you again soon. Regards More 

Dublin, Ireland
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We were passing the restaurant on the way to our apartment, we sat down and the waiter dropped the menus at our table (didn't say anything, just dropped them there like he was dropping a bowl of food out for his dog). I asked him if the place had wifi, because we were tourists in florence it is necessary to... More 

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Thank petergrimes
baldovinobistrot, Proprietario at Baldovino Bistrot, responded to this review

Good Evening, we are sure there was a misunderstanding, it's not our habit to maltreat our customers, as the many positive reviews show. The access to wifi has never been deny to our guests who enjoy our cuisine. We hope you'll come back and give at Baldovino Bistrot an other opportunity to change your opinion. Regards. More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a great lunch with excellent wine. Good location just next to Santa Croc. Really good service. Highly recommend.

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Thank Scottish-Scoffer
baldovinobistrot, Proprietario at Baldovino Bistrot, responded to this review

Dear Scottish-Scoffer we are truly happy for your experience at Baldovino Bistrot. We look forward to welcoming you back to Florence. See you soon. More 

Tadworth, United Kingdom
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260 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

We had an enjoyable dinner here where the food was fresh and well executed, which is more than can be said of the filleting skills of the waiter when it came to our sea bass. The waiter was fun and attentive, but after the butchery of the really nice fish, he should let some else do the filleting. A pity... More 

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Thank KIM W
baldovinobistrot, Proprietario at Baldovino Bistrot, responded to this review

Dear Kim W, Thanks for being with us and for your evaluation of our restaurant. Sorry for filleting, we are sure to do better next time if you want to come back and visit us. See you soon. More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

First read about this place years ago and the reviews were great. I wasn't aware that It had changed hands but it looked inviting. We weren't disappointed. The food was delicious, the ambiance perfect and the service excellent. We were given a complementary aperitif on arrival and a digestif at the end of the meal. The menu was so authentically... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Very welcoming, food delicious, great range of wine and good value for money. We loved it so much we went twice and it's small enough that they recognised us. I always like to find the less touristy places in big cities and this is a real gem.

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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Recommended by Emmanuelle @ Hotel Privilege, 5 minute walk and was a very tasty dinner. Very quality food and cooked to perfection.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$43
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via San Giuseppe 22/r | Vicino Piazza Santa Croce, 50122, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Santa Croce
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Croce
  • Phone Number: +39 055 241605

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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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