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“We wished we stopped again at the antiche Carrozze”
Review of Il Boccale

Il Boccale
Ranked #2,100 of 2,744 Restaurants in Florence
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Uffizi
Perth
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“We wished we stopped again at the antiche Carrozze”
Reviewed 10 October 2013

We had here our dinner the second night.
Terrible is an understatement.
The only positive note was the girl who was serving at the table, she was really sweet.
The food not so..... We order crostini with porcini and there wasn't a porcini in sight....mushroom in oil maybe but that's all.
Then pasta and fagioli....it was just a broth in where I found out of pure luck 2 white beans and maybe a few spaghetti......
My sun order a crumbed pollo and I'm not kidding it was the one that you by in super market already prepared and frozen....looked really as a big chicken nugget from macdonald...and on top of it was burned.
My daughter order lasagna and there was not white sauce it was swimming in meat sauce but the taste was not great....at all
We left without dessert and most of us feeling pretty hungry...paying a nice 85 euro.

  • Visited October 2013
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Black Diamond
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Wonderful meal and atmosphere! Authentic!”
Reviewed 10 September 2013 via mobile

We had a most flavourful meal of ravioli ragout, spaghetti vongole, beef with Parmesan, and arugula......it was an enjoyable evening! The serving staff made us feel welcome and at home! They were attentive, friendly and knowledgeable!! Do indeed tend to go back!

Visited September 2013
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Michigan
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A "Must" on your list of restaurants to eat at in Florence.”
Reviewed 16 July 2013

We discovered this small hidden gem on our wanderings around Florence. The owner is a super nice person and an amazing chef. All menu items are home made and were by the far the best we had in all of our Italy travels.
The restaurant itself it small and unassuming (sitting just under 30 total). The service is amazing and you can tell the owner takes pride in his restaurant and the happiness of his patrons (even as tourists!). It is located right acrross from Hotel Torre Guelfa, near the Ponte Vicchio. He usually has a refrigerated cold drink chest out front to grab a drink on the honor system (there's a cup inside to pay for your choice), but I highly recommend going in for a major meal! Bring you appetite!

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Mom2SJJ
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Dublin, Ireland
Level 3 Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Authentic and rustic”
Reviewed 8 July 2013 via mobile

Really enjoyed meal...45euro for one starter, 2 mains and a bottle of red wine. Service was slow but we loved just sitting and chatting and enjoying our meal. If u want a nice tasty meal where u are not rushed, try this place as its excellent value for money with some locals.

  • Visited July 2013
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Waltham, Massachusetts
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Average...Decent food.. Decent price.. Nothing more..”
Reviewed 27 June 2013 via mobile

With many restaurants in the area, I wouldn't go back but it was an ok meal.. Food was decent..nothing special.. One item never was served, as waitress forgot but I was full anyway, so they took it
Off bill...I'm not sure if they have dessert, since it was never offered, but was around corner from our hotel, so after a lot of walking and a big lunch in Florence, it was fine for dinner.. Quick it wasn't but that was fine.. Food was made to order.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank LOVETOTRAVELNurse
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