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“Don't do it ”
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Il Cavallino
Ranked #2,153 of 2,676 Restaurants in Florence
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Dining options: After-hours, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighbourhood: Uffizi
Lexington, Kentucky
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“Don't do it ”
Reviewed 31 July 2014 via mobile

Ugh. Came here with my friend for lunch and we were SO disappointed. First, it too FOREVER to be approached by a waiter after being seated (I'm talking 20 minutes for water...) I got a tortellini dish with ham. Gross, fatty ham was thrown on top of weird tasting tortellini with literally, a paste of their "sauce". It clumped together it was so thick. My friends meal was OK, but not what the menu described. Find somewhere else.

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“Mediocre. Who serves bad pasta in Italy?”
Reviewed 30 July 2014 via mobile

We ate here mid week on our first evening in Florence. The starters were nice (fried zucchini flowers and Parma ham with mozzarella) but weren't anything particularly special. We then had their 'fresh' pasta, myself with wild boar and my partner with arrabiata sauce. Mine was, frankly, dull-a few chunks of overcooked boar with a bland tomato sauce left a lot to be desired. The arrabiata was average at best and the pasta clearly not freshly made as advertised. The service was haphazard and they seemed to forget about us-our starters took a long time to come and when we had our mains we were not offered either Parmesan or black pepper (both of which would have improved the dishes). We left a small tip (any was against my better judgement) which the waiter did not seem satisfied by and it is worth noting that menu prices do not include tax.
All in all, not a great meal! Go elsewhere and don't be sucked in by the tourist hunters.

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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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“Excellence in the heart of Florence”
Reviewed 30 July 2014

Me and my friend thought that it might be a good idea to come here for a meal as it looked popular and cosy place. We were pleasantly surprised not just about delicious Italian food and wine but also about great staff and amazing service. Even though the restaurant was full of customers, staff was really attentive, pleasant and nice to talk. We're not even talking about the location of this restaurant. We will definitely come back here on our next visit to Florence and would recommend it to everyone. We're sure you won't regret.

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“So friendly and great food!!!”
Reviewed 30 July 2014 via mobile

Me and my roommate came to this restaurant for dinner and had the beat gnocchi we have ever tasted! Tonight we are back for bloody Mary's and they recognized us and made us feel right at home. I recommend this ace for dinner, drinks, or dessert! Located in the beautiful and quaint piazza Della signoria!

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“Great food, great service, definitely recommended to everyone”
Reviewed 30 July 2014

Definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone looking to try authentic and delicious Italian food. The service was great. Our server Emilio was friendly and funny; he was able to help with all questions we had. The food was amazing. We ate at many of the surrounding restaurants but they didn't compare. If anyone is looking for great authentic food and great service this place is highly recommended:)

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