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Il Santo Bevitore

#243 of 2,008 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighborhood:
Santo Spirito / San Frediano
Italian, Noodle
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Via di Santo Spirito, 66r, Florence, Italy
39 055 211264
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12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Two very mixed visits

Went here twice. Once, was turned away at about 10, 10:30 when we only wanted to drink some wine to close out a wonderful evening. There were enough empty tables, but we were rudely refused service, even after clarifying we would not want to eat, just drink (thereby giving them a nice profit). The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
hahostolze
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Went here twice. Once, was turned away at about 10, 10:30 when we only wanted to drink some wine to close out a wonderful evening. There were enough empty tables, but we were rudely refused service, even after clarifying we would not want to eat, just drink (thereby giving them a nice profit). The reputation however is so good, we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We went twice because the restaurant is so lively and very buzzy with a great atmosphere. Although the menu is a bit limited the food is excellent - we love the platters with cheeses and hams and the pasta dishes are beautifully cooked. The staff are friendly and helpful, and it is very good value.

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Lubbock, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

My husband and I absolutely loved Il Santo Bevirore. It was one of the best restaurants of our 3 weeks in Europe. Food, atmosphere, wine list, staff, it all made for a wonderful evening. Will go back if we travel to Florence again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

very beautiful restaurant, food excellent and a good value. Wine list, especially the dessert wines and aperitivo, comprehensive and delicious. The carpaccio of beef was our favorite. One of the best restaurants on this trip!

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Renens, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

If you are looking for a change of meal other than the florentine steak, this is a restaurant that you would want to go. It is very interesting to see certain waiter picking up the wines from the shelves on the wall!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Just came from visiting mentioned "restaurant'. The worst service, I ever head in Florence for four days staying, even lower level restaurants been better. No idea, who is exactly serving the table, mess, absent waiter for 15-20 minutes and so on. Even after a talk with manager (who is actuallt the same waiter, looking more serious), nothing happened to break... More 

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Lovely restaurant with great staff and atmosphere. I can recommend the fish soup, gazpacho and beef tartare.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Great tuscan atmosphere and food! Arrived for the first sitting and it was packed, thank heavens for reservations! Food, wine and service was tremendous, will definitely go back given the opportunity.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We showed at Bevitore without a reservation. It was totally packed and we were just offered a small place at the bar that ended up being quite fun as we watched all the staff working quite close to. Please make a reservation! Everybody was quite nice. The pasta was among the best in the city, the pancetta we ordered was... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

was one of my favorites in Florence until we encountered the worst waiter in Italy. I arrived hot and sweaty 100 degree day. Was seated quickly but he didn't come back for 15 minutes to see what I wanted to drink. When three friends arrived, he was put out having to translate the menu. One lady ordered salad, he brought... More 

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Additional Information about Il Santo Bevitore

Address: Via di Santo Spirito, 66r, Florence, Italy
Phone Number: 39 055 211264
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Santo Spirito / San Frediano
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm  7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm  7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm  7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm  7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm  7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm  7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD $46 to $53
Cuisine: Italian, Noodle

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via di Santo Spirito, 66r, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Santo Spirito / San Frediano
  • Neighborhood: Santo Spirito / San Frediano
  • Phone Number: 39 055 211264

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $46 to $53
  • Cuisine: Italian, Noodle

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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Santo Spirito / San Frediano
A warm evening with a cocktail in your hand and great company is the ideal way to experience Piazza Santo Spirito; the area is busiest at sunset for happy hour. Visitors cannot hide their astonishment sitting on the staircase under the Basilica of Santo Spirito, and they cannot help but stare at the architectural masterpieces like Bianca Cappello House, Fontana dello Sprone and San Frediano in Cestello and Santa Maria delle Carmine churches. Tourists and Florentines alike join up in the area between Santo Spirito and San Frediano, connecting the Tuscan soul to the international spirit permeating the city.
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