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Il Vecchio Cigno

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Via di Varlungo 3, 50136, Florence, Italy
+39 055 659 3900
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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Our family of four have been there three times and we all love it. There is a limited menu but something for everyone. The staff are friendly and they take the time to recommend dishes and explain what they are. The gentleman who works there is very serious looking but you couldn't get a more helpful person. Even my fussy... More 

Thank fussydaddy
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

Superb meal with family and well worth a visit if in area. Full of locals and the food was of high quality and staff really pleased to help with English speakers. Well recommended ...

1 Thank Michael C
Modling, Austria
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113 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2016

The restaurant is located on the Arno, close to the highway and half way to our hotel, so went to eat twice there and really enjoyed it. We can recommend the Bistecca alla Fiorentina, a t-bone steak which seems to be the speciality as a lot of other guests were eating it, almost all locals. As it comes with a... More 

1 Thank peterbrunner71
Lausanne, Switzerland
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60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2015

Il Vecchio Cigno is a very nicely decorated trattoria where pasta, meat and anti pasti dishes are served. We stop there everytime we drive by Florence and the quality remains excellent. Good value as well. There is also a terrace.

1 Thank Alexvit71
La Spezia, Italy
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58 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2014

Traditional "Trattoria" on the river Arno's bank , with a beautiful widen open space . It is very characteristic with its old style atmosphere The food is very flavorful and abundant . I recommend "Spaghetti cacio e pepe" It is far from the center , close to Obo Hall Theatre . The price is very reasonable

2 Thank Massimo R
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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450 reviews
248 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2012

Fantastic service, great food and good value. We ate at Il Signo early one evening and went for three courses, first courses of shrimp cocktail and a shrimp salad which were great, second courses were risotto, i had the frutti di mare which was brilliant and the wife requested a mushroom risotto which the kitchen obliged even though it wasnt... More 

2 Thank maraalfa
Florence, Italy
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57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2011

So everyone always asks me my favorite places to eat pizza in florence and yes I absolutely love Pizzaman, Munacielo in the center. but my favorite, and true quality ( to me ) is IL Cigno Pizzeria.. I was introduced to this place by some Italian friends and believe me they don't mess around when it comes to pizza. All... More 

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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
Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via di Varlungo 3, 50136, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence
  • Phone Number: +39 055 659 3900

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