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“Not as we remembered”

Trattoria dei 13 Gobbi
Ranked #266 of 2,676 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighbourhood: Santa Maria Novella
Boston, Massachusetts
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40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Not as we remembered”
Reviewed 22 October 2013

We had eaten here before and we were looking forward to it, but it was not quite as good as we remembered. The service and atmosphere was warm and welcoming. The first courses were very good - a salumi and fresh fig plate, spinach salad and noodles with oil, garlic, & bacon. The problem was with the secundi. My husband had an eggplant parm which was quite good, but my daughter and I both had the taglienti with porcini which was very bland. Considering it was the season for mushrooms and truffles, we had expected more taste. We joked that maybe they had forgotten the "secret ingredients."

  • Visited September 2013
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El Paso, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Delicious meal with fresh ingredients”
Reviewed 22 October 2013

My wife and I stumbled across this rustic place and waited 15 minutes for one of the best meals while in ITALY. In, fact it was near the hotel and the service was super. It is a noisy and crowded spot but the great food. The waiter served us an upgraded bottle of wine which was fantastic.

  • Visited October 2013
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Hampton
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
“Average and over rated”
Reviewed 22 October 2013 via mobile

This was our third time to Florence and this restaurant was recommended. We were disappointed we were practically the first ones there and it took at least 15 minutes to get a drink order. The food was not bad but nothing special and there are much better restaurants for the price.

Visited October 2013
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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132 reviews
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“Delicous, but slow when crowded”
Reviewed 19 October 2013

We really loved it the first time -- delicious pasta, osso buco and desserts at lunch. We had a wonderful waiter who was busy (altho the restaurant was not full) but charming. We liked the experience so much we went back a couple of days later for dinner. Still delicious food (scrumptious grilled veal chop), but the waiter this time had half of a very-full restaurant to serve, so it was VERY slow. It's well worth it, but be prepared to dine very leisurely at dinner during the season.

  • Visited October 2013
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Stockholm, Sweden
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Fantastic food”
Reviewed 16 October 2013

Cosy and crowded place recommended by Casa Howard. We didn't have a reservation, but came here when they opened and there was already a queue when we got there. The interior feels very Tuscany, rustic and romantic at the same time. Everything on the menu looked great, we started with the antipasti plate and then we choose the mushroom pasta because of the season. We also had the Tuscany steak (about 1 kg tender beef). The wine and dinner was just fantastic and I still dream about that lovely evening! The staff was very attentive and relaxed, which added to the whole experience.

  • Visited September 2013
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