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“very good stewed beef, very good tuscany soup”
Review of Il Desco Bistro

Il Desco Bistro
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Ranked #63 of 2,825 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$14 - US$30
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Duomo
Description: 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:)
Reviewed 15 October 2017

We are Asians who liked soup. The Tuscany soup and the stewed beef in this restaurant are amazingly good and the portion is large. The price is good.
The stewed beef is the really very very good, especially if you don't like eating anything half cooked, such as the Florence Steak, like me.
strongly recommend this place to you.

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Thank Angrybirdaa
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Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed our meal. Service was great. Food was fresh and interesting. Try the beetroot starter... something very different.

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Reviewed 4 October 2017

Fresh food is the order of the day at this restaurant. They focus on fresh ingredients from their farm, and mostly (depending on where you sit) you can see the dishes being prepared. Great flavours, some unusual but local dishes, and reasonably priced. We ate there twice and can thoroughly recommend it. Good and pleasant service, with good recommendations if you are unsure of the dishes. If you have food allergies, this is the place to go: you are asked when you enter and then are given a list of ingredients so you can inform them if there are any issues. They clearly take great pride in their food, its source and its preparation.

Thank Keithsal
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

A secluded romantic table for two, next to a 500 year old exposed brick wall, in this organic, vegetarian and gluten free available (80% of menu) gem of a restaurant in central Firenze (Florence). My wife is a celiac and requires gluten free...the best meal in a long time for her. I am not gluten free but still appreciated all the fresh, locally grown and sourced food, beautifully prepared and presented in creative flavour combinations (think gelato with beetroot salad...brilliant!). Shams, one of the owners, served us and was knowledgable, attentive and super friendly. Menu was limited so check their site beforehand to make sure there is something to your taste... This is not your run of the mill pasta joint even though the locally sourced sausage lasagna may have been the best pasta I ever ate...not kidding. Bellissimo!

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Thank Nic M
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

We found the food very tasty, but do note that the menu is very limited (only 2 entrees were offered on the night we were there, and no pasta.) So you may ask to check out the menu before you sit down.

Thank Pittsburgh_PaPam
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