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“Tiny gem in Florence”

Osteria de L'Ortolano
Ranked #684 of 2,763 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$18 - US$35
Cuisines: Italian, International, Gastropub
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighbourhood: San Marco
Oakdale, California
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Tiny gem in Florence”
Reviewed 2 July 2014

The owners speak little english but service is Michelin quality, as are the foods served. I could not ask for a better dining expeience than us 4 enjoyed tonight. Worth seeking out for dinner on W, Th, F or S nights, particularly if you enjoy wine. They have an incredible selection and are priced quite fairly.
No bar but they offer all sorts of drinks besides wine.
Quaint, tiny, quality, delicious.

  • Visited July 2014
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MassimoZetti, Proprietario at Osteria de L'Ortolano, responded to this review, 4 July 2014
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Gentile Sig. Chris, La ringrazio infinitamente per i Suoi coplimenti che ci ha voluto dedicare. La passione e la voglia che ci porta a svolgere il nostro lavoro è davvero tanta e ci fa' un enorme piacere che i nostri clienti colgano questo nostro aspetto. Spero che ci facciate l'onore di essere ancora nostri ospiti in Vostro futuro ritorno a Firenze.
Grazie, grazie, grazie.......
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“Every bite was pleasure”
Reviewed 7 May 2014

Found the address via Tripadvisor. Went through a shop with great looking cheeses and hams and wine (is this it?) to get into the restaurant. Very friendly woman gave us advice. Antipasti with filet of porc and celeriac that makes you sigh. Guinea fowl roll with wild chicory. I am always curious how things you read on the menu taste in reality and I was very pleasantly surprised. Every bite was a pleasure.

  • Visited May 2014
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MassimoZetti, Proprietario at Osteria de L'Ortolano, responded to this review, 28 May 2014
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Gentilissimo, grazie per la fiducia e per i piacevoli commenti. E' stato un vero piacere averla tra i nostri clienti e un particolare apprezzamento per la simpatia nei nostri confronti. Spero vivamente di averla ancora in Italia, a Fienze ed ai nostri tavoli. Grazie infinite.
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Fethard
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“Lovely”
Reviewed 15 March 2014

We had 2 lovely dinners here. It is a tiny restaurant just ariound the corner fron Via dei Servi, easy to miss.Try not to miss it though, because the food is lovely. I may especially recommend the chicken dish, milk and honey chicken. exceptional dish, and a lovely front-of-house lady!

  • Visited March 2014
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MassimoZetti, Proprietario at Osteria de L'Ortolano, responded to this review, 13 April 2014
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Gentilissima Signora, la ringrazio moltissimo della Sua recensione e di essere stata nostra ospite in due occasioni. L'aspettiamo con sincero affetto se dovesse ritornare a Firenze. Vivamente grazie e buona vita.
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Innovative menu, unpretentious atmosphere”
Reviewed 11 August 2013

Located close to Piazza SS Annunziata and not far from the Duomo, this small restaurant offers creative seasonal menus. At noon, you choose from a variety of prepared dishes, cheeses, breads and Italian salames at the deli bar and take your tray to the adjacent room where they serve the dinners. Fresh produce and homemade specialties from their farm. Also an enoteca, they offer an unusual selection of wines to accompany meals or for purchase.

Great place for a quick lunch, and a leisurely dinner.

  • Visited June 2013
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