Coquinarius

Price guide: Mid-range

Via delle Oche 15R, Florence, 50123

Price guide: Mid-range

Coquinarius

By Nicky Swallow, your Florence expert

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#21 of 25
expert-rated restaurants in Florence
Expert overall rating:4.2 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.2
4.2
Ambience:
4.3
4.3
Service:
4.3
4.3
Location:
4.7
4.7
Value for money:
4.4
4.4
Recommended for:
First-time travellers, Singles, Shopping, Sightseeing

Expert review of Coquinarius

A useful little wine bar-restaurant near the Duomo.

I’ve included this relaxed, friendly little place not only because the food is good but also because it’s the only decent place to eat within a pigeon’s spit of the Duomo-Piazza Signoria tourist drag that’s not going to fleece you. It also serves food all day, so you don’t have to stick to conventional Florentine mealtimes.

Food and drink: 

The menu is made up of bruschette, imaginative pastas (such as orecchiette with courgettes, almond pesto and mint), carpaccio, interesting salads (the avocado, chicken and bacon is my favourite) and various platters of cheese and meats. You can just order a snack and a glass of wine or go for something more substantial. Puds are all made in-house and are delicious, but note that gelateria Grom is just a few metres up the road.

Recommended dishes: 

The pear and pecorino-stuffed ravioli is divine.

Ambience: 

Coquinarius is housed in ex-stables, with a single room with a lofty vaulted ceiling. Bare wood tables are rather squeezed in and lunchtimes, when tourists compete with local shopkeepers and office workers for space, can get very full. Evenings are less frantic and jazzy background sounds help everybody stay chilled. 

Service: 

The staff are friendly but stressed at peak times.

Location: 

It's on a sidestreet just south of Il Duomo (Cathedral) .

Price advice: 

Bruschette costs from 8 euros, pasta from 8 euros and salads 10 euros. 

More information on Coquinarius:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Café, Restaurant, Wine bar
Food:
Italian, Vegetarian
Address:
Via delle Oche 15R, Florence, 50123
Telephone:
055 230 2153
Website:
http://www.coquinarius.it
Serves:
Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Dinner
Opening times:
Mon-Sat 9am-11pm. Closed in August.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Essential at peak times

Have you been to Coquinarius? Would you recommended it?