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“Disappointed and beware of currency charged” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cammillo Trattoria

Cammillo Trattoria
Ranked #354 of 2,660 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighbourhood: Pitti
London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Disappointed and beware of currency charged”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2014

We dined here on the recommendation of a Florence friend and of Tripadvisor. I was reading the wine list when the waiter asked me what we fancied. I suggested a Chianti Classico Riserva at which point he whisked the list from me and said - we speak Italian - 'this is what you want: Forra'. It was indeed delicious (I know the wine) but it was also one of the most expensive chiantis on the list.
Never mind, we thought, we are here to enjoy the food. The first course was lovely, but the second was a hugely overpriced frittata of four tiny ribs in batter and about a dozen strips of tasteless slices of courgette, for 22 Euros. Quite shocking really. The Ivy in London, a regular favourite of ours as well as a top world restaurant, would never dare charge so much for so little.
As for the coperto at 6 Euros, it consisted of 5 slices of dull bread without olive oil or anything else to accompany it.
We had eaten out in Florence much better, and more cheaply, the four nights before.
Our bill for two came to 120 Euros. Just for good measure they tried to bounce us into paying in sterling, which we indignantly declined . As at least one other Tripadvisor reviewer was apparently tricked into this, beware. All it means is that you will be paying even more than you thought. It is an underhand way of charging customers extra.
We came away saddened more than anything as our last night in Florence left a bad taste, as it were. There are many reasonably priced and also outstanding places to eat in Florence. This, I don't honestly think, is one of them. We have told our Florence friends to avoid the place in future. It may well have been good once. It is not now.
rweis , London

  • Visited May 2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“A BIG disappointment”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2014

We read the reviews on Trip Advisor and were expecting to be pleased with our food. We were not. Trying to avoid the fried food was a challenge. Portions were small and very, very expensive for what you get (115 Euros for two including a half bottle of wine...which was actually good). The food was very overrated and basic. La Scaletta and Gusta Pizza/ Panino are excellent and nearby.

  • Visited May 2014
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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Not the restaurant I remembered and loved!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014 via mobile

In the last 25 years, we have been to Florence four times and each time we've eaten at Cammillo - it's almost a tradition.
The manager/ owner appeared after a waiter questioned us about having a reservation; he offered us a choice of two tables in the central room, and that was the last we saw of management - a big departure from previous visits.
The lightly battered and fried Fiore di Zucchini were greasy and tasteless. The brain was excellently prepared, however. The Pappa al Pomadora, a classic Tuscan tomato and bread stew/soup was also inexplicably dry and lacked the fragrant basilico aroma. I have not eaten a worse preparation of this beloved dish.
My son loved his Pappardelle Bolognese but when he asked for a doggie bag, he was told " it was not conventional."
Overall, a disappointing evening and one I am not likely to repeat.

  • Visited May 2014
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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“The best of the best”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2014

You will not regret the wait for the food and also the quality of service. Any restaurant in Florence will satisfy you but this place is magnificent!!.... the fresh mozzarella and tomato salad is a must! And the balsamic is so rich!!.. No better words to describe this place but guarantee you will walk out with a big smile!!... Thank you Cammillo..

  • Visited May 2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Being honest”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2014

Recommended by a local. Ate there one night and my wife liked her dishes, I didn't.Tried it our last night in Florence. I thought the appetizers were very good. Main courses both nights not good. I really don't think this place is worth the money. We spent 140 euros for appetizers, one pasta, two entrees and 45 euro wine (which wasn't good). I'd pass and try some other places like 13 Gobbi or La Goistra.

  • Visited May 2014
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