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“Great midday lunch stop” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Pork's

Pork's
Ranked #2,045 of 2,660 Restaurants in Florence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Lunch, Seating, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Seating, Waitstaff
Warwickshire, UK
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great midday lunch stop”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2013

No idea where reviewer Sangani went but it wasn't Porks. There is nothing on the menu for 9 Euros and there is no service charge. We've been there for years and never has been a service charge.

If you want a perfect sized portion of pasta for lunch, or a panini and to soak up the market atmosphere the this is where to go. If you want an evening meal then you need to go to a restaurant, not a market.

For lunchtimes with great atmospheric noise thrown in, this is great!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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McLean, Virginia
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63 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Delicious family-style food in great company!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2013

This place had a line out the door... serving locals and tourists alike with good, simple, home-style Italian dishes. It was crazy, people coming & going, shouting greetings and orders and running and passing food like you'd see in a movie.

So, they didn't even blink when we rolled up with 2 families, 4 adults and 5 boys all ready to eat!

They fit us in, like they were expecting us, and then proceeded to feed us like family - family they liked and didn't want to leave! They kept taking the youngest boy away to show him teh kitchen (and entire stuffed pig), feed him and well love him. It was great!

The porchetta panini is not to be missed and a veritable steal at 3 euro's!! The Pasta dishes were equally appealing...and the grilled vegetables were amazing!

If you're in Firenze, be sure to visit, you won't regret it!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank bradenta
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Hertford, United Kingdom
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140 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
“Proper food!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2012

Take it for what it is, namely a market cafe with decent food. We enjoyed lunch here, having intended only to have a drink. However, once seated, we were tempted and enjoyed seriously tasty pasta dishes and sensibly priced drinks. We're not over-keen on being pressured by elderly (or younger) women, but the food was good and we weren't rushed, even though it was close to the market closing time (2.00p.m.). Not expensive by London standards.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank bunny19
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Overpriced and for tourists”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2012

Do not be tempted to sit down at Porks whilst visiting the central market in Florence.Very small dish of pasta for 9 euros and they have the cheek to charge 1 euro service charge.Felt totally ripped off.Very insipid pasta sauce -supposed to be matriciana.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank sangani583
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great spot for a cheap, casual lunch!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2012

Loved stumbling upon this little stall in the Mercato Central in Florence. We stopped and had a caprese salad, panini porchetta (get the green sauce!) and two peronis for 20 euro. It's super authentic--don't expect anyone to speak english, lots of pantomining going on! It's also a crowded spot mid-day and you may share a table with a stranger, but wonderful if you're trying to save money or eat cheap lunches in favor of more expensive dinners later. Cutest old man behind the counter, and so Italian--smoking his cigarettes right there in the kitchen/dining room!

TONS of people eating tripe, but we couldn't get behind that.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank keegan b
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