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Il Santo Bevitore

Via di Santo Spirito, 64r, Florence, Italy
39 055 211264
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Ranked #167 of 1,983 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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Windsor, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

We arrived in Florence several hours late due to a symbolic four hour strike by Italian air traffic controllers, which also resulted in our baggage not showing up. After checking us in to our apartment, our rental agent took us just down the street to Il Santo Bevitore. Although it was nearly 10PM and we had no reservation (the place... More

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UK
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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

We go here every time we visit Florence and it never disappoints but bookings are essential. Great food, great wines and a vibrant feel. Antipasti are full of flavour, soups include calamari and king prawn and, this time, a warm almond soup with prosciutto and fig. Two beef dishes were cooked perfectly and a rabbit thigh stuffed with liver was... More

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Erie, Pennsylvania, United States
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207 reviews 207 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Make reservations!!! We came on a Saturday night only to find they were sold out. Nothing available all night. So we made reservations for the next night right away. We arrived on time.....they will not hold a reservation if you are too late. This place is busy, so be on time! The wine presentation is interesting with the owner pulling... More

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Barbados
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

A very busy restaurant with good food over the river of Florence. Service was a bit erratic, but nothing serious to complain about.

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201 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We did not have much time in between museum visits and we chose this nice place in Oltrarno where we managed to have good food (pasta with ragù and salads), a good glass of wine and coffee in a decent timefame in a nice setting. Well done.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

After reading all the great reviews on this restaurant, my husband and I were very disappointed as the food was poor considering we have visited Italy for many years where we have had much better traditional Italian food in other restaurants. Have to admit that the atmosphere is great for couples, good service with friendly waiter and the wine was... More

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Toronto
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Beautiful atmosphere, excellent service and excellent food. I had fish and eggplant which were presented beautifully and were just great, and my husband had the steak. I would rate this restaurant as a 10 out of ten!

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Manila, Philippines
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We ate here on our last night in florence, you have to make a reservation because it gets full fast. The food is quite good, and you can taste the quality with reasonable prices. The service is efficient but they can get really busy and forget certain things. We got the cod and liver appetizers which I enjoyed more than... More

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We stumbled on this restaurant when we were looking for a place for dinner near our hotel - and what a great little find! We'd eaten at places we'd mostly found on TripAdvisor during our stay in Florence - but this one stands out as the best. The food was delicious, particularly the risotto - and at a great price.... More

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Bucharest, Romania
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

So, I went over the reviews, double checked on various sources and went over there. Not before I starved myself - and this is quite an accomplishment when in Florence ... Getting there around 18:00 was supposed to be a mistake as you can't find anyone for a reservation and they start answering the phone at 18:30. Nevertheless we found... More

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