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Osteria de' Cicalini

9.6/10
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Via delle Oche, 15 r, 50122 FlorenceSee map

Average price €35

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This restaurant is following the relevant safety practices*:
Air renewal system
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Extra cleaning services implemented at the tables, toilets and kitchen
Food served only at the table
Government training by staff completed
Guest spacing 1m
Hand sanitizer for customers
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A rare pearl among our careful selection of the best addresses right now

Abbandonate per un attimo l'idea tradizionale di osteria. Aggiungete un arredamento moderno, un pizzico di luce e una cucina dalle forme (e dalla sostanza) contemporanea. Ed ecco che in un attimo vi ritroverete catapultati all'Osteria de' Cicalini. In via delle Oche, a pochi passi dal Duomo di Firenze, questo locale ambisce a portare nel futuro il concetto di osteria. I tavoli e le sedie sono in legno con le sedute di paglia, è vero. Ma sulle pareti, con i mattoncini lasciati a vista, convivono la cantina, con le bottiglie in bella mostra, e quadri astratti, dai colori decisi che ben si addicono all'arredamento sui toni del bianco.

La contemporaneità dell'offerta si ritrova nel menu. Che parte dalla tradizione, come testimonia la presenza di baccelli e pecorini tra gli antipasti, ma non ha nessuna intenzione di adagiarsi sugli allori di quell'idea di cucina che ha fatto grande la Toscana e l'Italia per decenni. E quindi sempre tra gli antipasti troviamo la soprassata di polpo, cipolle brasate al Chianti e sfoglie di pane croccante o la vellutata di asparagi, pecorino, prosciutto croccante e spaghetti di riso scoppiati. Interessanti i primi, in cui si spazia dagli gnocchi di polenta gratinati al parmigiano reggiano, speck e salvia passando per gli agnolotti neri fino alla fregola mantecata allo zafferano. Contemporanea, poi, anche nelle tecniche di cottura è la proposta dei secondi con le alici cotte in umido in vasocottura o la spalla d'agnello sous vide accompagnata dai carciofi. Più classica la proposta dei dolci: in carta panna e fragole, torta al limone, millefoglie e zuccotto fiorentino. Ed essendo in un'osteria non può mancare il vino. Anzi, i vini. Con una selezione di etichette ben studiata. E in grado di accompagnare con estro, e senza banalità, ogni piatto del menu. Un indirizzo, dunque, da segnare in agenda.

Scritto da Carmela Adinolfi

Classe 1989. Giornalista professionista dal 2017, collabora con La Repubblica dalla redazione di Firenze. Lavora come freelance occupandosi di food, attualità e società.

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Abbandonate per un attimo l'idea tradizionale di osteria. Aggiungete un arredamento moderno, un pizzico di luce e una cucina dalle forme (e dalla sostanza) contemporanea. Ed ecco che in un attimo vi ritroverete catapultati all'Osteria de' Cicalini.

Restaurant menu

Chef Leonardo Baggiani
  • Average price €35
Chestnuts and goat cheese velouté,seasonal mushrooms and spruce oil.
€10
“Il Cacio con le Pere” Two Pecorino, two textures of pear, honey and walnuts.
€11
Tuna tartare millefoglie, pomegranate, pistachios, sweet and sour, nepitella.
€15
Menu orto 25€ €25
This preset menu includes: Starter + Primo + Secondo + Dessert

Dietary options

Vegetarian dishes

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Désert du menu
Tataki de thon
Primi piatti
Spaghetti in fondo di crostacei

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Ratings & Reviews

Excellent

9.6/10
based on 308 reviews
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Quality of food :9.8/10
Service :9.6/10
Setting :9.5/10
  1. Allison R.
    Allison R.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    Super lovely service that was friendly without being over the top. The food was a nice change from the usual tuscan fare, as it all seemed modern and a bit lighter than what you'd normally get. The wines they recommended with my meal were spot on as well.

  2. Blake K.
    Blake K.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Wonderful and unique menu, with accommodating service. Many menu options allow half portions making it easy to try several different things! High quality food!

  3. Shelley B.
    Shelley B.
    • one review
    10/10

    Delicious food, inventive menu and combination of ingredients. Well worth the visit.

  4. Patrice i.
    Patrice i.
    • one review
    10/10

    This is a wonderful restaurant. Staff is friendly. Chefs are innovative. And the service is attentive. I highly recommend it. A lovely place and just steps from the Duomo.

  5. Bruce M.
    Bruce M.
    • one review
    10/10

    Hands down this was the best meal experience I’ve had - ever. I found this place by accident and the menu intrigued me so I figured I’d grab lunch. I cannot fully describe how good the food was - not to mention the presentation. The chestnut and goat cheese soup it’s seasonal mushrooms and spruce oil drops was the best soup I’ve ever had! It was followed with a heavenly and creative Seabass tartare,...And then boom! The Conchiglioni (shells) with duck ragu and crispy sage was transcendent. It was the most flavorful, amazing dish I have ever eaten. I almost cried it was so good. The Chef and his partner are artists and they speak the language of food better than anyone! I will definitely be back. - Bruce

  6. Melinda P.
    Melinda P.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    Great meal. Good service. Great value.

  7. John G.
    John G.
    • one review
    10/10

    A hidden gem. Beautiful food presented exceptionally well. Wonderful for lunch. Great staff. Brilliant art on the walls. Couldn’t recommend this place enough

  8. John L.
    John L.
    • 36 reviews
    10/10

    Truly delicious and imaginative food with plenty of vegetarian options. The chocolate sphere with coconut mousse dessert was a light, dreamy climax to a wonderful meal.

  9. Sunita S.
    Sunita S.
    • one review
    10/10

    Our last meal in Firenze, it was definitely the best! Each course was creatively sublime. The owners were extremely hospitable and we felt as if we were dining in their residence. The food was delicious and the wine list very impressive. We wish these two young men much luck!

  10. Tomi U.
    Tomi U.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    The food was really good, light and modern takes on Tuscan classics that let the quality of the ingredients show. The service was warm and genuine. Our wine was a tad too warm, but it was no problem, as we got an wine cooler in a second. Overall it’s a really good restaurant, a lovely experience and great value for your money.

  11. Aric B.
    Aric B.
    • 5 reviews
    9.5/10

    Really good food with create flavor creations.

  12. Ricardo O.
    Ricardo O.
    • 5 reviews
    10/10

    Nice service and very good food!

  13. Enrico S.
    Enrico S.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    Extremely good food and a very nice place.

  14. Joe A.
    Joe A.
    • one review
    10/10

    Great service, great food and interesting stories from the staff. Will certainly come back when we return to Florence!

  15. Christiane J.
    Christiane J.
    • one review
    10/10

    Innovate and excellent food. Since 4 days we have tried several restaurants on recommendation - this time it was the first one which was really what was promised. Highly recommended!

  16. Geert L.
    Geert L.
    • 6 reviews
    9/10

    Small menu of high quality. Food has lighter, clean flavors that allows the produce used to speak for itself. Could be a bit more generous with the mullet. You can trust the wine pairing. Very hospitable and friendly. We were taken great care of.

  17. Mehmet Ali D.
    Mehmet Ali D.
    • 7 reviews
    10/10

    Creative and delicious food. Excellent quality. Good service. Definately not to miss .

  18. Stefano B.
    Stefano B.
    • 8 reviews
    9.5/10

    We had a lovely lunch at this charming restaurant. The food was very nice and the service very attentive.

  19. Shinnosuke K.
    Shinnosuke K.
    • one review
    10/10

    Booked via TripAdvisor during our honeymoon trip. Nice mood and really good food!!

  20. Stacey H.
    Stacey H.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    Great meal in a cozy space with a modern vibe. Menu was limited but interesting and everything was delicious.

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More information

Opening time

Pranzo: da martedì a sabato dalle 12:15 alle 14:30

Cena: da martedì a sabato dalle 19:15 alle 22:15

How to get to the restaurant

Via delle Oche, 15 r, 50122, Florence, Italy

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