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“2nd time in Cafaggi”
Review of Cafaggi

Cafaggi
Ranked #149 of 2,722 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$41 - US$68
Cuisines: Italian, Steakhouse
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: San Lorenzo
Sofia, Bulgaria
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“2nd time in Cafaggi”
Reviewed 11 May 2014

I've returned to Cafaggi after a year, and the place is still the same, which is a good thing to say - still small, friendly, family run restaurant, with very good tuscany food for average price.
For 2nd time we went for fixed menu - 19 EUR for 1st (primo) and 2nd (secondo) course, service fee (coperto) included.
For both primo and secondo you can choose from cca 4 dishes, not from the whole menu where is more. I had rigatoni with bacon and vegetables, my brother went for vegetable soup, as secondo we both decided for grilled salmon steak with vegetable salad. In addition we both had 'dolce de la casa', which is homemade dezert, different each time - this time it was strawbery cake. And we had espresso of course...
In overall food was very very good again, dezert being really delicious; atmosphere again great, even better than last time - more open and welcoming. Again, dont expect heaven on plate, but great value for the money. If you want something really special try Perseus or something similar in Florence, but be ready to pay twice the money or more. Someone (like me a year ago) would expect this being a standard everywhere in Tuscany, but its not, at least not anymore, tourists spoiled a lot of places, even in Florence. But not Cafaggi - it remains the cool place it was decades ago when one (and still the same) family started to run the business there.
As a result of what was mentiond above, I have to raise the rating and go for full 5 stars in this 2nd review of mine.
I took closer look at the prices this time: 1l water 2.6 EUR, coffee 1.2 EUR, wine (de la casa, local wine, in jug, 0.5l, not bottle, red or white, still very very tasty) 5 EUR, dezert 6 EUR, primi cca 8-10 EUR, secondi 12-20 EUR. There is service fee (coperto) as in the most italian restaurants, which is 2 EUR per person I think, but as mentioned above if you take the fixed menu you dont pay it since its included in the 19 EUR.

  • Visited May 2014
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Phoenix, Arizona
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“Family Owned, Family Friendly”
Reviewed 29 April 2014

We only had one evening in Florence and were wondering around looking for a nice local place to eat an early dinner. Simply by chance we walked into Cafaggi while the staff was setting up. The interior appeared to be frozen in time but the food and service were wonderful. One of our dishes was simple beef and fries but the meal, particularly the fries, was excellent. (Trust us, one of us has eaten a ton of fries on multiple continents.) If you are looking for a nice family owned restaurant with good food in Florence, add this one to your itinerary.

  • Visited April 2014
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Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“a local feast”
Reviewed 14 April 2014

great food, great unpretentious atmosphere, great prices, what a relief from the overpriced tourist haunts elsewhere
most highly recommended

Visited April 2014
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Kingston, Canada
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“Relaxed”
Reviewed 7 April 2014

Nice family run business.The granddaughter waited on us,she is very nice and had good recommendations.Filled us in on the history of the place.It was nice to see Grandma keeping an eye on the operations.Busy and would recommend reservations.Would return.

  • Visited March 2014
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“ATMOSPHERIC LOCAL FAVOURITE - A PERFECT WAY TO SAMPLE FLORENTINE CUISINE”
Reviewed 7 April 2014

We were recommended to try this delightful restaurant by our hotel, which was just a few streets away and we fancied a short walk. It turned to be a great choice, with generous helpings of local dishes, served with a friendly smile. The choice on the menu is extensive and the prices, especially for wine and beers, are very fair. Strongly recommended.

  • Visited April 2014
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