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Il Desco Bistro

Via Camillo Cavour 27, 50129, Florence, Italy
+39 055 288330
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“flan” (15 reviews)
“lasagna” (29 reviews)
“seitan” (7 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 22:00All hours
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Via Camillo Cavour 27, 50129, Florence, Italy
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121 - 130 of 951 reviews

Reviewed 23 April 2016

What a find, just near to our hotel. The menu was small but interesting and we were offered a tasting menu too. We chose the tasting meat menu and we're delighted by all aspects of the meal. The food looked good, tasted great and there...More

Thank aco7907
Reviewed 21 April 2016

6 of us came here for a birthday dinner while in Florence. We tried the tasting menu and the vegetarian tasting menus and loved both. So much so that we returned for a lunch a few days later. The parmesan flan was a particular highlight....More

Thank TalentedRipley
Reviewed 10 April 2016

Food was great, staff were amazing, good value for money :) I really enjoyed dining there one evening - perfect for dining alone - not awkward, nice atmosphere, not too big not too small.

1  Thank Pippa C
Reviewed 9 April 2016

Friendly and professional service. Nice and cosy interior. Great value for money on the plates. A fine review of what this region has to offer of locally produced food and wine. We were 5 and we were unanimous: recommended!

3  Thank Anne C
Reviewed 3 April 2016

An interesting manu for those very careful in what they eat. Starter salad was very good but we were seriouly dissapointed with the main dishes. Meat ball not testing, beef tartare very average and the vegetarian meal totally untesting Thus overall not best recommendation in...More

Thank sandrine c
Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

Wife and I did the tasting for two here and it was very nice. The restaurant paired wine with each course, and the wine selections were variations of wines from the region. The ingredients were all fresh and prepared by the chef in front of...More

Thank Justus A
Reviewed 11 March 2016

The words that come to mind are creative, fresh, bold and new. The fennel salad with oranges was delightful. My wife had an artichoke appetizer that didn't disappoint. We both had the daily specials, a pork sirloin and a roasted chicken. This restaurant is not...More

1  Thank Scott R
Reviewed 4 March 2016 via mobile

We asked for the tasting menu and we thought the food was great. The artichoke carpaccio was lovely- I've never had raw artichoke! And the lasagne was also particularly good. The menu is clearly produce led and seasonal. The wine recommendations that came included with...More

Thank Elizabeth D
Reviewed 3 March 2016

I was intrigued by the reviews of this bistro. It does not fit in any of the classic Italian food venues, so I found quite appropriate that they called it bistro. Also their menu has a variety of vegetarian, vegan or gluten free options and...More

Thank Pierste
Reviewed 2 March 2016

It is a nice place and I really liked the cheesecake (great balance with sweet and sour). However, with such high ranking on TripAdvisor I expected something more from the main menu. We were a group of 8, so there was a chance to try...More

Thank Rūta L
Florentia, as it was called by Latins, is permeated by
an eternal beauty spread in all corners of the city.
The historic center is characterized by the immensity
of the Duomo, able to transport tourists into the
brightest age of Florence: the Renaissance. Who does
not know the Brunelleschi Dome, San Giovanni
Baptistery and the Giotto’s Campanile? Everything is
enclosed here and it would be easy to imagine the city
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$28
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Camillo Cavour 27, 50129, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Duomo
  • Neighbourhood: Duomo
  • Phone Number: +39 055 288330
  • E-mail
We are located in the historic center of Florence, between Piazza del Duomo and San Marco and we offer a simple and tasty cuisine, made with the freshest ingredients of the highest quality. We owned a small farm in Reggello that provides us vegetables, fruit and extra virgin olive oil certified organic by ICEA. For this reason our menu is seasonal and changes every three months according to the production of the garden. The focus is on offer vegetarian dishes and great attention is paid to the Gluten Free offer, almost everything on the menu is suitable for people with celiac disease! Limited offer of meat, but always available in most traditional recipes:)
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