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IO osteria personale

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Santo Spirito / San Frediano
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Borgo San Frediano 167r, 50124, Florence, Italy
+39 055 933 1341
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Closed
Hours:
Mon - Sat 19:30 - 22:00
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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A great find. Wonderful food with a modern twist. Scallops starter was very well cooked and fresh. Cured salmon starter was very fresh flavoured and beautifully presented. Octopus main was very tender and fast as was the veal. They do offer a tasting menu too. Desserts fabulous with modern twists. Excellent value for money and the well stocked wine list... More 

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Thank Paul B
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8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed our meal at IO. The service was friendly and the helped us with our choices. The amuse bouchée was a lovely pumpkin, cheese and orange flavored delight. No salads which was a bit disappointing. But I quickly overcame that with the popcorn ice cream dessert. Charming restaurant that was not touristy

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Thank Chitra G
Paris, France
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

One of the best dinners we had during our Florence journey; Food was original, inventive and tasty. Each plate deserves a try. Friendly and careful service. Great!

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Barbados
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This amazing restaurant is a gem hidden away in Florence. On arrival you are greeted with such genuine gracious charm by a delightful waitress. The food is sensational and beautifully presented. Every mouthful is a gastronomic experience and the staff were delighted when we told them how much we had enjoyed our phenomenal meal. I cannot recommend this restaurant highly... More 

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Germany
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95 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

One of the best meals of my life. We came here based on the excellent reviews on Tripadvisor and were still positively surprised. After being greeted by the exceptionally friendly and welcoming staff, we ordered most of the vegetarian menu items and were surprised and delighted by every one of them: "Candied ONION from Montoro,Parmesan cheese fondue,smoked potato and fried... More 

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Thank Tony M
Houston
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No idea how this restaurant it's not on the top 50 st pelegrino list. Amazing food! Forget about the chichi-froufrou restaurants where you get over charged for stuffy wait staff and close to mediocre food, this place is in a league with the best non pertinacious restaurants in the world. Must eat when in Firenze.

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Spearfish, South Dakota
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

My daughter recommended this for our "nice" dinner while we were in Florence. We had a memorable experience with unique, delicious food, gracious service, and a quiet, calming atmosphere. The menu is limited and changes weekly. Truly a lovely time!

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Thank Mary B
Manchester, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

This place is definitely worth a visit if you're in Florence and want something slightly different to the traditional Italian fare. We had so many amazing meals in Tuscany so it was nice to mix it up a little. This restaurant is quite small, tastefully decorated and has a really relaxed atmosphere. The staff were brilliant and the recommended wine... More 

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Paris, France
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80 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is one of the best restaurant in Florence . Service is warm and genuine, food is simply divine, modern Italian, creative, and fresh ! It's a small place so book in advance and listen to the owner's advices

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Toronto
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

We absolutely loved our dinner at this tiny but warm venue. The owner and the waitress were absolutely delightful and the food superb. Noteworthy is the veal in runs sauce as well as the cuminly heavenly roasted octopus. We did the 6 course tasting menu and glad that we did.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Contemporary, Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
19:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
19:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
19:30 - 22:00
Thursday
19:30 - 22:00
Friday
19:30 - 22:00
Saturday
19:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Borgo San Frediano 167r, 50124, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Santo Spirito / San Frediano
  • Neighbourhood: Santo Spirito / San Frediano
  • Phone Number: +39 055 933 1341

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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 delle Carmine churches. Tourists and Florentines alike join up in the area between Santo Spirito and San Frediano, connecting the Tuscan soul to the international spirit permeating the city.
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