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Il Francescano

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Via S Giuseppe, 50122, Florence, Italy
+39 055 241605
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 109
    Excellent
  • 124
    Very good
  • 46
    Average
  • 29
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  • 43
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good meal

Both the linguini with clams and the steak were excellent along with a very nice Brunello by the glass. Typical Tuscan atmosphere and very good service.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 15, 2015
William K
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Leadville, Colorado
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Espoo, Finland
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A worse dinner at Firenze vacation. Restaurant is small and nice and service ok. But main think - food. It was quite tasteless. It was not bad but i think it was highly overprices for quality. There is plenty of better restaurants at Firenze.

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Thank LaThuile
Buffalo, New York
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great location and service. Had the ribollita and tiramisu. Their twist: the ribollita was pureed and the tiramisu was made with vin santo. Una perfezzione!

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Thank LT36
Leadville, Colorado
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45 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Both the linguini with clams and the steak were excellent along with a very nice Brunello by the glass. Typical Tuscan atmosphere and very good service.

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Thank William K
Wellington, Florida
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383 reviews
267 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Recommended as the best place to get Steak Florentine by an employee at the Scuola del Cuoio ( Leather School), we wanted to give it a try. We sat outside at a very comfortable table. We started with the Caprese appetizer, which was a fan of tomatoes and buffalo mozzarella. A large portion, plenty for two, costing 10 euros. We... More 

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Thank Stephen R
Gdynia, Poland
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

One of the best pizza I've ever had! Very nice service, waiter was smiling all the time and was very polite. When we finished our dinner we were still sitting and drinking wine for a while and nobody rush us. The atmosphere was very good.

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1 Thank meetsue
Los Angeles, California
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

The wait staff is knowledgeable based on what you order. And, after you order, they tell you what they recommend, which I love! They know their stuff and their food is amazing. They also don't rush you out of there. Food is amazing and the ambiance is perfect. We had both lunch and dinner there and if we didn't want... More 

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Pennsylvania
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118 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Dinner the first night was a large plate of meat and cheeses. The second time pasta. The food was very good but what made the visit truely special was the service. While both servers were professional and attentive; PINO was over the top. He make the evening. He was fun, playful while still very professional. I am sure anyone would... More 

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Thank Jeff D
Mississauga, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Arrived at 8:30, ordered wine, salad and pizza. One hour later pizza had not yet arrived. Notified waiter who soon brought the pizza but not what we ordered. Ordered more wine in the meantime. We had barely finished our pizza and had wine still in our glass when the owner told us, in very rude terms that we had to... More 

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Thank Margaret A
Campinas, SP
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36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

We had the best Tiramisu ever! Although it is not the traditional recipe, they make it in a delicious way! It is really worth the try! Staff very friendly. A little overpriced for dinner, but it is located in a very touristy area so its the average price for restaurants in that area.

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Thank Maira S
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48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

Had dinner here on our last night in Florence - very attentive, friendly service. Lovely patio across from restaurant on a quiet street around the corner from Basilica Santa Croce. Food was excellent. Two thumbs up!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via S Giuseppe, 50122, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Santa Croce
  • Neighborhood: Santa Croce
  • Phone Number: +39 055 241605

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Santa Croce
Stop and stare at the beauty and symmetry of the Basilica of Santa Croce any time day or night. Unraveling around it are a number of architectural and artistic masterpieces, from the Synagogue to the Central National Library. As a hub for young people, the area gets busy with people who want to have fun: a continuous flow of tourists and locals become animated by songs and dances.
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