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Piazza del Cestello 8, 50100, Florence, Italy
+39 055 264 5364
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good20%
  • Average9%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible7%
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Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Piazza del Cestello 8, 50100, Florence, Italy
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1 - 10 of 165 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

We tried this restaurant years ago and the fish was very good although service appalling. All of the fish restaurants were booked in Florence so we decided to try Cestello again. When you live in Florence you expect to pay minimum 100 Euro per person...More

Thank Italycustomized
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were recommended this restaurant by our hotel and walked the 10 mins or so to Cestello. When we arrived we were the only guests but were welcomed and seated immediately. Our host described and recommended several cocktail options and almost immediately began bringing small...More

Thank Mawgan_Wilkins
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I loved this restaurant, helpful staff and the chef was very informative. All of the seafood was fabulously fresh and delicious

Thank Jmdouglas1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on the recommendation of a friend who goes every time she is in Florence In fairness it doesn't look that impressive as you approach, the tables in the small outside are are quite close together, there is more space inside but overall a great...More

Thank sunshinecesp
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The actual restaurant itself is lovely, great atmosphere. However, the menu is,naturally in Italian, no translation! and the fresh fish selection on display seems lovely, but there is no indication of cost, as we have experienced in other countries, South Africa, NZ, France! and despite...More

Thank sweetpBham
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

Awesome food...so well presented.Staff was very attentive and helpful.The bartender deserves a special mention who did a splendid job with our drinks!

Thank Kim A
Reviewed 3 June 2017

It all began so well. Initially attentive service and a delicious aperitif and amuse bouche. The starters were excellent, but eye wateringly expensive. They suggested we order the mains after the starter as the selection of fish was poor quality and very limited and they...More

Thank Jenny C
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

We went there for dinner with friends, the cocktails where really good! The food was amazing, highly recommended...! Make sure to make a reservation...

Thank Chepanitos2
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Went with some friends and that was our second time. Was not as good as the first experience. May be we should have ordered fish. The staff service us inconsistent , the Barman was trying to push us towards expensive whiskey. Had to go to...More

Thank George Nader El... B
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

From the delightful welcome from grandma to the tour of the fish market in English with the cute waiter, I was wowed with the atmosphere and service. Then came the food and the matched wine!! Amazing!!! Highly recommended for fine dining when visiting Florence.

Thank Scott R
Santo Spirito / San Frediano
A warm evening with a cocktail in your hand and great
company is the ideal way to experience Piazza Santo
Spirito; the area is busiest at sunset for happy hour.
Visitors cannot hide their astonishment sitting on the
staircase under the Basilica of Santo Spirito, and
they cannot help but stare at the architectural
masterpieces like Bianca Cappello House, Fontana dello
Sprone and San Frediano in Cestello and Santa Maria
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
19:30 - 02:00
19:30 - 02:00
19:30 - 02:00
19:30 - 02:00
19:30 - 02:00
19:30 - 02:00
19:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza del Cestello 8, 50100, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Santo Spirito / San Frediano
  • Neighbourhood: Santo Spirito / San Frediano
  • Phone Number: +39 055 264 5364
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