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Cestello

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Santo Spirito / San Frediano
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Piazza del Cestello 8, 50100, Florence, Italy
+39 055 264 5364
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19:30 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 19:30 - 02:00
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120 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Simple place you will be received with a welcome and smile The service is very good The food is mixing the art and the food taste

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Cannes
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

We had the pleasure of eating here on Christmas Eve, surrounded by lots of Italians, wearing long flowing fur coats and bringing Christmas gifts in designer bags.... quite an experience in itself. This would seem to be a restaurant well-known to the locals, and was completely full. We were very grateful to our hotel for having reserved a table for... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

If you are in a bind, like seafood and have the cash to spare, this is an option when in Florence. The menu is in Italian because, they say, the options are endless. They really mean to say they will charge you an arm and a leg for decent food. A salad, fresh fish from their market, dessert and a... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

We have been in this restaurant 27th of November with my very close friend for dinner! Everything went ok (nothing special) till we received a bill! Total for 2 persons was 359€ with one bottle of Cabreo La Pietra - white wine - correct price and good quality wine. I have asked for explanation ... we found out that 8... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

Was recommended by a friend - nonetheless our experience was less than average: long waiting time at the bar, although booked in advance for a specific time. Had to wait around 20 minutes to be seated, though the table has been already prepared - I could see it. Then you wait 10-15 minutes to get your menu. I had to... More 

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Athens, Greece
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended by the hotel concierge and we were really amazed with it. The decoration and atmosphere is very interesting and unique. The open kitchen with all fresh fishes on display gives a very nice impression. We tried very fresh oysters and lagostines on the grill very nicely presented. Pasta is also tasteful and al dente as should... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

This is a fish restaurant and the fish is very good. Beware however that they specialise in raw fish which is great if that's what you are after. It is also expensive. We were late arriving and the service was very slow. Ambiance is good and the interior is buzzing. This is a modern take on a traditional restaurant.

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Bernardsville, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

This was recommended by our hotel concierge, and it seemed that everyone there had also come from a hotel recommendation. Our initial waiter had a real attitude and we were glad to eventually be rid of him and get another, nicer waiter. The first waiter made us wait forever to order a drink or get water; he repeatedly ignored us... More 

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Atlanta GA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

I eat out a lot and love great restaurants and great food. I was underwhelmed by this restaurant. We ordered seafood from their "market" which was just a fish display with ice and seafood. We received some grilled prawns and salmon and clams and it was just ok. We ordered some hot prepared dishes that came out cold and they... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We asked the concierge at the hotel to recommend a really good seafood restaurant.. he took a pause, put his hand on his chest and said "Cestello". We were not disappointed and enjoyed the 3 course meal and complimentary desserts afterwards... It was all delish.. The waiters wait on you and serve your food like your personal Butller would.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
19:30 - 02:00
Monday
19:30 - 02:00
Tuesday
19:30 - 02:00
Wednesday
19:30 - 02:00
Thursday
19:30 - 02:00
Friday
19:30 - 02:00
Saturday
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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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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