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Osteria Vecchio Cancello

Via Guelfa 138r, 50129, Florence, Italy
+39 055 494234
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“quail” (10 reviews)
“osso bucco” (25 reviews)
“pasta” (50 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Via Guelfa 138r, 50129, Florence, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the wild boar pappardelle and my boyfriend had the quail risotto, both were really outstanding. We found this through trip advisor and its a really cute traditional restaurant down a quiet street in Florence. Really worth going!

1  Thank Alexia3377
Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

Booked this restaurant on our first night in Florence as it was close to our hotel. The food was really excellent, the wine good, the service friendly and attentive. Could not be faulted.

Thank dwhayton
Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

Second night in Florence and we booked this a couple of hours in advance. The decor is simple and rustic with a typical Tuscan charm. Service was prompt, friendly and helpful. I ordered the papardelle with boar ragu which was superb followed by the osso...More

2  Thank stu26beech
Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

The waitress was nice, helpful and smiling. The atmosphere was pleasant as well, not too loud and nothing too fancy. The quality of the food was amazing for that price! I would definitely eat there again. I took the pappardelle with boar sauce but there...More

1  Thank Black S
Reviewed 20 February 2018

A little bit of a distance but we worked up an appetite getting there from our hotel. This restaurant is run by a family who supplies everything possible from their family farm -somewhere near Lucca if I remember properly. So it was wine from their...More

1  Thank Frances J
Reviewed 8 January 2018

This is italian cuisine at it's best. Perfect dishes and a very nice service. We choose a lot of different meals and everyone was outstanding. The meat absolutely perfect. Very tasty, fresh, high quality. Fair prices. The service can help you as well by choosing...More

Thank Sven L
Reviewed 4 January 2018

We've had our first Christmas dinner as a couple in Florence, and I'm so glad we chose this osteria. The food was amazing! And the service was absolutely wonderful. The price paid is below what this food and service are worth. The waitress took her...More

Thank Gabriel M
Reviewed 30 November 2017

While this place was quaint and had a nice little courtyard, it was pretty far from the Duomo (center of town) and the food was pretty average. I think there are plenty of places that are better, especially if you don't eat meat. The cheese...More

Thank Fiona G
Reviewed 25 November 2017

We are here after my son read the online reviews- he pointed out to me that they had eggplant parmigiana- one of my favorites. We chose to eat here for our thanksgiving dinner and we're not disappointed. My son polished off the 0.6kg bistecca- the...More

1  Thank Reddogmd
Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

This restaurant was a short and rather difficult walk from our hotel due to the roadworks taking place. It was certainly worth it though. We hadn’t booked as we didn’t know what time our sightseeing would finish so went along for 7 pm and they...More

1  Thank SusieSum
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31 January 2018|
Response from Sven L | Reviewed this property |
yes, they have.
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Response from kolors_bo | Reviewed this property |
Sure! As every good restaurant, it has a good wine list, including Tuscanian wines, as it's normal to be, and wines (red, white or sparkling) from all the country. The owners produce also their own red wine, that you can... More
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
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Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Guelfa 138r, 50129, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > San Lorenzo
  • Neighbourhood: San Lorenzo
  • Phone Number: +39 055 494234
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