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“The Best Food In Florence”
Review of Il Granaio Bistrot

Il Granaio Bistrot
Ranked #169 of 2,927 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Neighbourhood: Duomo
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Neighbourhood: Duomo
Reviewed 6 August 2016

What a fantastic dining experience and far superior to many Michelin starred restaurants we have visited. The Bistrot can be found nestled in a side street off one of the main shopping streets between the Duomo and Uffizi. As soon as you see the Bistrot you can tell it is not the standard, dark Florence restaurant and unlike many Florence restaurants nobody is jumping out at you trying to put a menu in your hand. The decor and design is modern but with enough old world feel to appeal to tourists. We were greeted by super friendly staff who were immediately ready to offer water and chilled wine, as it was a very warm day. The menu is varied but not overwhelming. The staff is happy to answer questions and to make recommendations. We highly recommend the charcuterie and cheese for a starter. The Bistro has an amazing selection that you will not find in local shops. The pasta is freshly made and excellent. You cannot go wrong with the ravioli and pappardelle. The Bistrot's fish selection is also exquisite and cooked to perfection. Finally, be sure to end with the cheesecake. Besides the wonderful food we had the opportunity to speak with the co-owners at length. Both were very charming and you could see their passion for their food. We discussed food, wine and a little bit of football and the world in general. You may notice one of the co-owners arriving on his bike with two shorter, more hairy passengers on the back of the bike. We assumed they were either silent partners or the security team for the restaurant (see photo). They sit parked across the street waiting for their master while he makes fantastic pasta. They draw such a crowd that they should sit in front of the Bistrot to lure customers in. Overall it was a great experience and we cannot recommend Il Granaio Bistrot enough.

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Thank Brian C
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Reviewed 5 August 2016

The food is amazing and you must try selection of the local cheese and artisan meats. Great service and hospitality made us returned .... and returned three times in a row! We enjoyed (a lot!) home made pasta with the wild boar ragu but the biggest surprise was a vegetable lasagna! Amazing flavors, prefect execution and I wish to have it again! If you are looking for a real Tuscany food, prepared with true passion you must visit Il Granaio Bistrot. Great food, wines and service. We will be back!

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Thank Anna_T_P_2016
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Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

We had a great experience from the moment we walked into Il Granaio Bistrot. The staff was very friendly and made us feel comfortable right away. We started with some charcuteries, continued with excellent pasta and finished with a magical cheesecake, all by recommendation from the staff and the chef. They bring a lot of love to the food and it is really worth a visit! If we ever visit Florence again we will definitly come back. Thanks a lot for making this night special! / Nathalie Abelmann & Christopher Övall

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Reviewed 15 July 2016

We visited Florence and stumbled across this little bistro by accident, exploring the little streets off Via del Calzaliuoli. Its a small restaurant with a big personality. the two guys who own it are very welcoming and charming. They definitely aim to please. We actually went twice because the food is so good. They have a good selection of fish, vegetarian and meat dishes (I don't eat meat so this was important) and the service was excellent. I cannot praise this place enough and we will definitely re-visit when we go back to Florence next spring!! Thank you guys, Sara & Giorgio Napoletani X

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Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

The most wonderful service and the food speaks for itself. We will write more later. Words can't say enough.

Thank Adam R
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