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Il Santo Bevitore

Via di Santo Spirito, 64r, Florence, Italy
39 055 211264
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Ranked #144 of 1,971 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $46 - $53
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

I suggest for all in florence to visit this place but you will likely need to book. Ambiance and food were great

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3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

I don't know what the hype is all about! I went here w my family for my mom's birthday. I reserved a table the same day and it wasn't a problem. So great right, considering people on TA recommend that you reserve a table days ahead. But NOPE. We got there and they didn't have the table for us. We... More

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Many restaurants in Florence cater for tourists and therefore time and again, the quality of the food in these establishments tends to be unexciting and unimaginative. This restaurant is very different. It may not have the most fancy setting, but the food is excellent and the atmosphere fun and warm. The waiter was knowledgable and gave proper advice. For starters... More

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United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I really enjoyed my meal. Reasonably priced. Traditional cooking with a twist. It was pleasant having a chat with one of the charming owners who joined my daughter and I for a short while. Not your usual old tourist trap either.

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Los Angeles, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

I wrote to 3 friends who live in Florence before coming and asked them the one place they recommend for an authentic food experience that they would take people visiting. All three separately said Il Santo Bevitore. We had to book in advance and found most were locals. The place oozes charm. The wine list is amazing, the service very... More

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San Miguel de Abona
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20 reviews 20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We loved our meal in this restaurant. The menu was very different from the usual traditional Italian dishes. We had a courgette flan and pea and mint soup with ricotta to start. Both were delicious. The flan had a really light base with a mousse on top. The soup was light and full of flavour. We then had lamb and... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

My family and I (including our 3 year old daughter) stopped by the restaurant on a whim for lunch on a hot August day. We selected the place as it was slightly off the beaten path, on the "wrong" side of the river (<10 minute walk from Ponte Vecchio). Upon entering, we were treated to a cool, cellar-like dining room... More

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New York City, New York
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91 reviews 91 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

We have been eating well (of course!) in Italy, but this meal in Florence was our best so far. I had a burrata dish that had some of the best tasting cherry tomatoes I have ever eaten. The burrata was so creamy and smooth that the whole dish was like an appetizer/main dish/dessert all in one! The serving size was... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Excellent food, fresh ingredients and exciting food combinations to tantalise one's taste buds, buzzing atmosphere, discreet yet efficient service and a bill that doesn't break the bank. What else do you need?! Perfect for date night or catchup with friends.

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Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We went here on a recommendation and were not disappointed. Reservations are a must and we saw several parties turned away while we were waiting for our table The good was really good, great service and they did half portions for the kids. Highly recommended, a bit off the beaten path and definitely more of a local feel than a... More

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