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Il Guscio

Via dell'Orto 19, Florence, Italy
+39 055 224421
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“panna cotta” (11 reviews)
“seafood” (11 reviews)
“rabbit ragu” (3 reviews)
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Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Via dell'Orto 19, Florence, Italy
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Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

My girlfriend and I went here after reading a review/recommondation. For once this was spot on! We had two pasta courses which both were unbelievable. They cost 12 euro each which were very fair considering Danish prices (we are from Denmark) and the quality of...More

Thank Matthias F
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

The food here really is top end cuisine. The desserts are divine, and the pick is the no-gelatine panna cotta which is amazing. Lovely people as well. Tucked away from the crowded centre of Florence the prices are very reasonable considering the effort and quality...More

Thank Mic F
Reviewed 3 July 2017

The food is good and traditional but the staff was not very friendly. This restaurnt is in a slighly less touristic area of Florence, well worth visiting.

Thank ChristineBindert
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

A perfect place for a nice summer evening dinner! We enjoyed the food (After seeing it being served at the table next to us, we decided both to take the beef burger. This would normally not be my first choice in tuscany 😉, but it...More

Thank Mareike C
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Booked a table at this restaurant after reading such great reviews and it didn't disappoint. Off the beaten path so still feels a bit undiscovered. We had a table of 5 and ordered 2 starters, shared 2 pasta's (so fresh and flavorful) and everyone got...More

Thank LAFreebird
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

We read a blog that recommended this place plus positive trip advisor reviews. It was fairly empty on a Monday night ~8 ish. €5 charge for bread brought at the start, but no plates given to eat it with. We shared a risotto starter that...More

1  Thank ZNJ_05
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Was recommended to us by the guy who showed us to our apartment, we went down one night but it was fully booked, so we booked our table for the night after, seems constantly busy so booking is a must in high season. As the...More

Thank gearoidkiely
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

Our group experienced 3 dinners in 3 great restaurants in Florence. This was my least favorite of the 3. It was still very good, however I felt I chose the wrong main course. The "big plate" of seafood was nice but I was expecting more...More

Thank Simon G
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Lovely food, our best dinner in Florence and very reasonable, my only criticism was the length of time it took to get the bill

Thank Giles B
Reviewed 18 May 2017

This is the best restaurant I ate at while in Italy. If you are in Florence, this is an authentic Italian dining experience you should not miss. Have your hotel make dinner reservations for you in advance. Every single dish I ordered was perfection. Fried...More

Thank blee409
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
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:00
19:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via dell'Orto 19, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Santo Spirito / San Frediano
  • Neighbourhood: Santo Spirito / San Frediano
  • Phone Number: +39 055 224421
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