Coquinarius

Address: Via delle Oche 15R, Florence, 50123, Italy
Telephone: 055 230 2153

- Mid-range

4.2

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
4.2
90%
Service
4.3
90%
Food and drink
4.2
90%
Value for money
4.4
90%
Ambience
4.3
90%
Location
4.7
90%

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 [node:172318] 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 [node:172673].

Price advice

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

Recommended for

  • First-time travellers
  • Singles
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing

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