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“Great atmosphere and excellent food”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Cafaggi

Cafaggi
Ranked #138 of 2,679 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$41 - US$68
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighbourhood: San Lorenzo
canada
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere and excellent food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2014

We enjoyed two evening meals at Cafaggi; the first time was Valentine's Day and although they were very busy, they found room for us. The food was a great introduction to Tuscany cooking. Both times, we ordered from the fixed price menu and the food was very tasty and more than sufficient portion size. One of us had risotto with artichokes while the other enjoyed pasta as the first course, with turkey in white wine and roast beef with potatoes for the second course. On our second visit, we had pasta/ gnocchi for first course and grilled salmon/roast beef for seconds. On both occasions, we had not left room for dessert (but may have found room for ice cream later).

The staff are great - you feel like you are part of a large, extended family. They recognized us on the second visit and were helpful in selecting wine. The prices are reasonable, especially the house wine. Highly recommended!

  • Visited February 2014
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Love it”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2014

Tuscan family place. Perfect for a casual lunch or dinner. Traditional food. Best in town so far. Great value for money.

Visited February 2014
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Radcliffe, Manchester
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Cafaggi was excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2014 via mobile

We popped in one evening. My wife was not too hungry after a big lunch. I had gnocchi with a bolognese sauce and pork chops and she chose roast beef. Everything was excellent and I would recommend it. When we got the bill, they charged me for the cheaper fixed price menu as both dishes were on this, thus saving me money! A really good, real family restaurant! Give it a go, you will not be disappointed.

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Athens
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“The greatest way to meet Florence”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2013 via mobile

Eating at the Ristorante Cafaggi is nothing less than memorable. The personnel is friendly and the hostess very helpful when it came to selecting our meal. We had a first serving of a delicately creamy pate' on white bread followed by fried shrim and squid. The fish had no trace of oil, making it light and deliscious. The main course, though, was unlike anything I've ever ate before: afettato. It consists of a huge stake, just perfect for my company of four, served in slices that seem to be pealing off the bone, accompanied by a salad. The meat had a nice crust on the outside while almost rare on the inside. It was very juicy! We washed it down by the house's own red wine. It was simply deliscious.
We ended the meal with ice cream, brought from a renown local producer, which, even if the weather was about 18 degrees C, was just perfect.
A friendly place, run by a friendly family, with great food. I won't miss to pass by again the next time I'm in Florence.

Visited November 2013
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Leesburg, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great Tuscan Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2013

We ate here twice on our stay. Great value and excellent service. Try whatever appetizer they have in the window on that day. We had the stuffed eggplant. It was outstanding.

Visited October 2013
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