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Il Bambola - CLOSED

Piazza Maria Novello, Florence, Italy
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good17%
  • Average10%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible12%
2 Feb 2017
“Average price and tasty food!”
1 Jan 2015
“Great food, great service!”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Italian, Mediterranean, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
Piazza Maria Novello, Florence, Italy
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Reviewed 2 February 2017

The restaurant offered all the standards we could expect. I had a salad with pecorino and my husband a pizza. I admit I enjoyed the garlic-and-oil bruschetta. Portions were large, the quality was quite good. For a tourist-popular city the price was quite reasonable. Service...More

Thank greekcypriot2009
Reviewed 1 January 2015

Fabulous food and there is a nice variety. The service is outstanding. You can dine inside or outside. Your choice. One of the better meals we've had in Italy.

1  Thank AAHolt
Reviewed 2 October 2014 via mobile

Have just eaten at La Bambola and was quite satisfied until I asked for the bill. Food was nice (but not amazing) and fast. All you need for a late dinner next to your hotel... However, our waiter was obviously taking advantage of tourists. We...More

Thank Sarveza
Reviewed 30 June 2014

Just ok. It's in the Santa Maria novella piazza so it's busy because all the tourists go to the local restaurant but the food is just ok. Had the seafood pasta - boxed spaghetti and a ham pizza. The pizza was much better than the...More

1  Thank Fran S
Reviewed 27 December 2012

very very good food, especially beef stew, spaghetti seafood very good. panna cotta and tiramisu excellent. everything good.

2  Thank Marc A
Reviewed 30 October 2012

We saw this on the way back from the station and decided to eat there. On arrival it was packed so we waited for about 10 min. They provided us with local spritz - proscecco and Aperol and apologies for the wait! Yum. The staff...More

1  Thank Northernjon
Reviewed 10 October 2012

Slow service. Good margarita. Good Pizza as entree. Mains were bad- no flavour, left feeling hungry. So many amazing places to eat in Florence, don't waste your time here.

Thank BeckAli
Reviewed 5 October 2012

We agree with other reviews that this is by far the worst restaurant we ever ate at, not just in Florence but worldwide. The location is central, in Piazza Santa Maria Novella, we saw it was full so we were lured to try it. Big...More

Thank StephanieJch
Reviewed 22 September 2012

i went to this restaurant with my two friends and we really enjoyed staying here. we ordered gnocchi pesto, tortellini with ham and the minestrone soup. the food came out fast and was delicious and we even took pannacotta for the desert. lovely! besides all...More

Thank la_dutchwoman
Reviewed 7 September 2012 via mobile

We came across the restaurant on our way back to the hotel and it was relatively full from the outside. We got encouraged and came in. The food was terrible with no taste or flavor. Probably the worst restaurant we've tried. Prices are low too...More

Thank Jhaydar
Santa Maria Novella
Santa Maria Novella train station welcomes the
majority of the people arriving in Florence, which
might explain the hectic pace. Commuters and tourists
come across the constant hustle and bustle of the
station before exiting, taking a few steps and
stopping amazed in Piazza di Santa Maria Novella. It
is impossible not to admire the the square, housing
one of the most charming basilicas in Florence. The
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  • Address: Piazza Maria Novello, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Santa Maria Novella
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Maria Novella
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