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“Away from tourist rubbish”

Osteria Vecchio Cancello
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Ranked #7 of 2,723 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: £8 - £31
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Neighbourhood: Piazza dell'Indipendenza
Description: Lovely family restaurant in Florence center, in a quiet street near the train station, 10 minutes to the Duomo and very close to Fortezza da Basso, with a nice indoor garden. Here you can find Own Organics Wines and Extravergin Olive Oil directly from our farm, located in the middle of Chianti hills. Our Specialties are the very good quality Meat in particular the Florentine T-Bone Steack and Game Meat, Homemade Fresh Pasta and everytime fresh vegetables dishes. The owner's daughter, has dedicated the name of this restaurant to the farm of her uncles, wher she was born and raised.
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Again not easiest place to find but worth searching out. And the restaurant is deceptively big with a covered garden area.

We shared the beef filler with some chips and a side which was more then enough for two people.

Nice atmosphere and good service happy to find this restaurant.

Date of visit: September 2017
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Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

We ate at Osteria Vecchio Cancello at the recommendation of the staff at our hotel. Even though it is a bit off the beaten track, the clientele appeared to be primarily tourists. My eggplant Parmesan was good, but my wife's pasta dish was far too heavily sauced (to the point that it obscured the pasta). My octopus was also quite good, although the portion was fairly small and the dish would have benefited from some roasted potatoes or other side. The star of the show was clearly my wife's filet mignon -- excellent. Marscapone with berries made a fine dessert, but the cheese plate leaned far too heavily on Pecorino -- three types of varying ages -- there was simply not enough variety. Notably, the restaurant is affiliated with a vineyard, and all three of the vineyard bottlings are offered at less than 20€ -- very good values.

Date of visit: September 2017
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Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Just around the corner from hotel Glance. Cosy dining room helpful and knowledgeable staff in a family restaurant. Our waitress was the chef's daughter!
I had the wild boar pasta which was the best pasta I had in a two week trip. For main we all had the beef strips in red wine sauce. Expectation was a stroganoff style dish reality was a huge bone in steak sliced into strips. Red wine sauce was lovely and steak was good. If you like meat in large portions it's great.
Recommend this place for a very good meal.

Date of visit: September 2017
1  Thank steve d
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Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

We had a great dinner at this Osteria last night. There was a bit of a rush at 7pm when they opened, but the staff got everyone seated and settled quickly. We started with the vegetable flan in pecorino sauce that was very good. We then had the sliced beef in wine reduction. We were a bit worried as neither of us like meat that is too rare, but it was cooked beautifully. We got the patata fritte which were delicious. Service was prompt and friendly. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank GraceM100
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Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

My wife and I were on Florence for a few days and a friend had recommended this restaurant. It did not disappoint! I had their own wine, a red, which was delicious (they also make their own olive oil, fyi). We split a caprese salad and the. She had spaghetti with red sauce and I had ossobucco. So good! Have been in Italy for a week and this ranked up there as one of the best. The service was terrific. I would definitely go back.

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank cramsay1992
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