Near to Santa Maria Novella, we find this popular Tuscan restaurant where in summer you can dine in the open air, in a traditional courtyard. The ... More
Near to Santa Maria Novella, we find this popular Tuscan restaurant where in summer you can dine in the open air, in a traditional courtyard. The cuisine is local in style and offers many of the locals' favourite dishes such as panzanella di farro pasta with sauce, pasta with beans, rigatoni strasciati and veal stew as well as steak in wine and onions. The wines are mainly local.
Tredici Gobbi's reputaiton precedes it and I happy to report that its fame is well deserved.
We showed up on a Saturday night without reservations and were seated and treated to a great evening. The service was great, especially considering how packed the place was. Filled with locals and tourists, it's a great place to check the pulse of Florence.
The food was fantastic. The pasta dishes were excellent and they certainly have a way with beef. Deserts are no slouches either. My daughter had a cheesecake topped with wild strawberries. Absolute heaven.
Trattoria 13 Gobbi is one of the best and most fun places I have ever eaten at! I love it and have been there about five times over the past three years and always found the food to be outstanding and the trattoria ambiance genuine. The bistecca alla Fiorentina is a must as well as the Rigattoni.
It is so much fun to be eating with locals and this has got to be some of the best people watching in town.
Chic Florentines out enjoying their beautiful city.
In my next life I hope to be Italian!
I think this is one of the best places in Italy to eat.
I go to Florence for business about four times a year and always have atleast two dinners there. It is a fun,
colorful place filled with things and people. Around
9:00 the line is usually out the door, and well worth the wait. Reserve a table at 7:45 and avoid the wait.
The Ribollita is fabulous, and we just had a Magnum
of the house red, with it's lable designed by the owner.
It was great!
It is a wonderful place to see the locals of all ages,
especially at lunch when the locals seem to pour in.
Not as much fun as dinner when the place is packed
and there is lots of "movemento".
Service can be slowish, but this is a trattoria and not
a stuffy restaurant. I have always found the waitstaff
helpful and pleasent. Trattorias are what I look for in Italy and this is one of the best!!!
I read a lot of reviews on this place. First, the service was terrible, like the other reviews, we were being ignored by the waiters and were not treated with respect. The food is just average, we had eaten in other places in Florence that aren't raved about by others and those even beat 13 Gobbi !
With such bad service, think thrice before going!
We have traveled to many cities around the world like New York, London and Paris and dined in various restaurants but have never been given such condescending and insulting treatment.
We made a reservation through our hotel in Florence in advance. When we arrived, not only we were ignored by the waiters but later given a rude response that the restaurant was full and it didn't matter if we had a reservation or not and the waiter said snobbishly that we had to wait 5 minutes if we still want a table. Thinking that the food was good, we waited. After 15 minutes, two other couples without reservation were given tables and we were ignored by the waiters. After approaching the waiter who promised us a table, not only we were not given a reason why others who came later than us without a reservation were given a table earlier than us but we were told once again to wait another 5 minutes. We stood helplessly at the door looking like second-class citizens.
It was till another 10 minutes that we were informed that we had a table. The waiter signaled us from afar to come to him, however, it was made in a manner that was akin to how one would fetch for his dog to come. We should have left at this first sign of abuse, but when we sat down at the table and no one bothered to serve us for 15 minutes. Not only we were not given menus but the table was not set. We had to share a table was not asked beforehand if we would like that. When we sat down, there were still many empty tables but we were intentionally made to wait. I asked another waiter to set the table and let us have the menu. He said in a loud patronizing voice �Sure!�
We were given the menus 10 minutes later but tables were still not set. I was about to remind the waiter to set the table when he raised his voice and said in an extremely condescending tone, �What is your problem?! Have you start to eat already?� Other patrons looked at us as if we did something wrong. At this point, the end of our goodwill and patience was reached. We told them that the service is really terrible and walked out of the restaurant. The waiters scolded us in Italian when we walked out.
Others may rave about the food, but we don�t feel any loss about it. The only loss we had was almost an hour of our precious time in a restaurant that who was not only rude but condescending. A good satisfying meal rests not only on a sumptuous meal but also on good service and ambience. The service was way substandard and we certainly do not have to subject to such degree of abuse.
If you want to try authentic Toscana food, check out Antellesi at Via Faenza 9r. Phone : 055-216-990. Excellent service, warm atmosphere and good authentic food!
I have to agree with some of the reviews I read that the staff treat out-of-towners differently than they do the locals.
I had a reservation made through my hotel a couple of weeks before. I speak Italian, though I have an accent. Although there were tables in the main dining rooms, we were led to another dining room where all the Brits and Americans were seated. The room itself was fine, but I felt segregated. We were given menus in English that were harder to understand than the Italian (osso buco was listed as "braised veal shank in gravy"). There was one harried waiter to deal with the 7 or so tables. By the end of the evening he was sweating and his hair was falling in his face. He did his best.
The food is quite good. Excellent ribollita and veal dishes.
While going to the restroom I was nearly knocked down by a waiter who was practically running. People looked at me as if I were drunk. The waiter was long gone while I tried to regain my balance.
Summary: you will eat well, but expect to be treated as an just another tourist.
I had lunch at this place. Service is not the best... not so friendly to first-timers or tourists but not rude nor inattentive. Dishes I tried (salad, tomato risotto, sliced beef steak) were all good and reasonably priced. Crowded with many locals; some came alone reading newspapers while others in group enjoying chatting. Overall, this place is a good deal.
Convenient place to dine for those staying at the Starwood Grand and Exclesior hotels nearby.
Comes alive with locals after 9.
Try "Our Rigatoni", a big steaming bowl of pasta, sauce, cheese, and more cheese.
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