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Hostaria il Desco

Via delle Terme 23/R, 50123, Florence, Italy
+39 055 294882
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Steakhouse, Soups, Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Via delle Terme 23/R, 50123, Florence, Italy
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Reviewed December 26, 2017

First came here two years ago and the food was good. New owners, revamped interior and even better food and the best service of any restaurant we have eaten at in Firenze. Been once for a casual lunch and then again for Christmas lunch. No...More

Thank Allan B
Reviewed December 14, 2017

We were in Florence for 3 nights. Hostaria il Desco exceeded all expectations It's been a real experience, with a nice and romatic location. Food is amazing, as well as the service, with reasonable prices. You must try it, believe us!

Thank Ingrid1272
Reviewed December 8, 2017 via mobile

This place can’t dissapoint! It is a cozy restaurant with a big selection of good italian food. People here are very friendly and welcoming. Service is amazing! I love this little place! A must visit in Florence!

Thank Iacobescu R
Reviewed December 4, 2017

My wife and I were in Florence on our honeymoon for five nights and decided to try out Hostaria il Desco largely because of my wife's gluten allergy. Hostaria il Desco exceeded all expectations and we ended up dining there not once...not twice...but three times!...More

Thank Jack W
Reviewed December 2, 2017

Open for lunch on a Sunday, we enjoyed a great family meal as the runners from the Florence Marathon passed by the front window. Tuscan cuisine. Good wine list. Very attentive service. One particularly surprising treat was that in addition to the standard bread basket,...More

Thank erikg70
Reviewed November 30, 2017 via mobile

I have been studying here and have been able to sample many Italian restaurants, and have found this one to be top quality in terms of food, service, and atmosphere. Gabriel and his wife have done an excellent job at creating a cosy atmosphere, where...More

Thank sophiakalo
Reviewed November 18, 2017 via mobile

Quite simple place with great home made food and excellent service. We found this restaurant by chance as we were staying in a hotel located on that same street. But finally Hostaria il Desco was our best Italian food experience in Florence. Try their il...More

Thank Oxana E
Reviewed November 16, 2017

We were in Florence on a day trip from Siena and without any recommendations happened upon this place as we were walking off the main roads. Lovely place with nice staff and the food for lunch was excellent. We started with a bruschetta that was...More

Thank SheilaH19
Reviewed November 11, 2017 via mobile

My three friends and I have been studying abroad in Florence for almost 3 months now and Hostaria il Desco is by far the best restaurant that we have tried. We first came here with my parents around a month ago and had a fantastic...More

1  Thank Julia P
Gabri H, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Hostaria il Desco, responded to this reviewResponded November 12, 2017

Good evening Julia, Thanks for the beautiful words. We work hard to offer the best food in the best possible environment, and I am pleased that this has been seen in your last visit to Hostaria il Desco. Hope to see you and your friends...More

Reviewed November 8, 2017

We greatly enjoyed dining at Hostaria il Desco on a busy Saturday night as it had an excellent menu and specials. I suspect that everything is good. We really enjoyed the vegetarian carpaccio appetizer and the asparagus risotto as a first. Be sure to save...More

Thank GMBaker8
Gabri H, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Hostaria il Desco, responded to this reviewResponded November 12, 2017

Dear GMBaker8 . Thank you for the time dedicated to reviewing us and thank you for the photos you sent to us. We are glad to hear that we enjoyed your diner. Thank you and hope to see you again. Hostaria il Desco.

Every visitor coming to Florence for the first time
will immediately identify with Uffizi. As in past
times, passing through Via dei Calzaiuoli, you can
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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  • Value
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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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
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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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