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Hostaria il Desco

Via delle Terme 23/R, 50123, Florence, Italy
+39 055 294882
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Steakhouse, Soups, Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Via delle Terme 23/R, 50123, Florence, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely AMAZING! and they accommodated my husband’s gluten-free diet! He LOVED the gluten free pasta and they had a huge respect for wine! 😍

Thank Seaside789958
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went there alone. The primi piatti Spaghetti al Chianti was a disaster. Never had a pasta that bad before. I would say don't be fooled by the reviews. Why should you consider my review? As a person who is always on the go, I've probably...More

Thank Lakshminarayana R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome food, really good wine, great atmosphere and friendly staff! Do yourself a favour and try this place - secluded, and romantic!

Thank Peter W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We don't often have candlelight dinner, but the gluten free menu selection got our vote. Made a reservation and the safe were very knowledgeable about Coeliac and the menu was extensive. I wasn't too keep on their gluten free bread but their Caprese Salad was...More

Thank Debbie W
Reviewed August 13, 2018

Ended up here after a recommendation via the Scharr website (great Celiac resource!) and were not disappointed! Had the Osso Bucco over polenta (naturally GF) and a prime course of delicious GF pasta. Pleasantly surprised the wine list identified wines that were local/organic/sulfite free. Small...More

Thank natalie r
Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

My boyfriend and I had dinner here the other night and it was soooo good. My pasta was cooked a perfect al dente and I ate almost half of my boyfriends black truffle pasta. Gabriel, our waiter was very informative about everything we were eating...More

Thank Timothy A
Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

It is our first time to visit the restaurant and we would have an enjoyable night there, with nice food, wine and romantic atmosphere! We would definitely come back again 12 years later!☺️ From Cesco

Thank dunaskme
Reviewed August 4, 2018

This was our second visit to Hostaria il Desco - it did not disappoint. The food, wine and service were excellent. I had the special of the day (pasta truffle dish) - delicious and a very generous serve. The restaurant is tucked away between the...More

Thank PennyK60_11
Reviewed July 23, 2018

My wife and I took 14 of our friends to Il Desco on June 24th for dinner prior to the fireworks on San Giovanni Day. They were very accommodating in that it is a very small restaurant. They managed to let us take up about...More

Thank Cal M
Reviewed July 19, 2018 via mobile

What a find the Hosteria il Desco was in Florence. My wife and I wanted a quaint and romantic dinner for our 29th anniversary and that is what we found! We enjoyed a 4 course meal that was fantastic. The Tuscan Style T-bone was fantastically...More

Thank James W
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reach the city center, the Florence that everybody
dreams of. In just a few steps, visitors can
experience the rare beauty of the capital of the
Renaissance. walking delighted across Palazzo Vecchio
and overlooking Piazza della Signoria, up to the
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$18 - US$41
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via delle Terme 23/R, 50123, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Uffizi
  • Neighbourhood: Uffizi
  • Phone Number: +39 055 294882
  • E-mail
When talking about Tuscan cooking we talk about tradition told in many dishes ranging from Commune to Commune, from season to season and from the many varieties of products that our territory offers. Our intent has always been to follow the season, giving you the chance to taste the most regional specialties, changing the menu several times a year. We are nevertheless proud to be able to do this without GLUTINE and use most vegetables and vegetables at KM Zero.
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