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Borgo San Jacopo

#329 of 2,032 Restaurants in Florence
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Pitti
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Borgo San Iacopo 62/r, 50125 Florence, Italy
+39 055 281661
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7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 175
    Excellent
  • 85
    Very good
  • 49
    Average
  • 23
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cool place good for hot weather

A great martini and some nice touches . Good wait staff but the wine service needs improvement. Suggest that measures are used to ensure customers receive a full portion of wine by the glass.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2015
RobM1
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Victoria, Canada
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Victoria, Canada
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88 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

A great martini and some nice touches . Good wait staff but the wine service needs improvement. Suggest that measures are used to ensure customers receive a full portion of wine by the glass.

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Martina_Calanchi, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Borgo San Jacopo, responded to this review

Dear Mr RobM1, Thank you very much for your visit. We are so please you enjoyed your dinner with us. Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us, we will look into it. We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon at the BSJ Restaurant. Best regards Martina Calanchi RestauranT Manager m.calanchi@lungarnocollection.com More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

My hubby took me there to celebrate my birthday and it was wonderful. There are only 4 tables on the balcony and the view is spectacular - must get that booked. Amazing service and food. My favourite was the 7-year risotto which I didn't know what to expect. My husband's said the wine selection was vast and surprised me with... More 

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Martina_Calanchi, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Borgo San Jacopo, responded to this review

Dear Mr & Mrs , Thank you very much for having celebrate your birthday with us. We are happy you loved your experience at the BSJ. The 7-years risotto is one of my favourite plates as well. Thank you very much for pointing out the wine list, our sommelier Salvatore chooses carefully all the wines. Hope to see you again... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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171 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

having read about the restaurant - we were looking forward to our trip - we were seated on the balcony on a lovely summer evening - the canapes were unremarkable - a concoction of mozarella and tomato - a starter of tomato and bread with a foam of mozarella - while it tasted pleasant enough but it got boring after... More 

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Martina_Calanchi, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Borgo San Jacopo, responded to this review

Dear whoopsidoneitagain, Thank you very much for your visit, allow me to thank you for taking the time to espress your thoughts and concernes. Your feed back is very important to us to improve. I am so sorry to read that you find our plates tasteless. I will share your notes with the chef. And please note that the chocolate... More 

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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Yikes..had high expectations but alas it did not deliver. Positives were the banana split dessert which was amazing to watch and eat, (it becomes a dessert at the table very cool) view was great, and service was very nice but very very slow and disorganized. Unfortunately they forgot my husbands entree and he waited almost an hour for his dinner... More 

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Martina_Calanchi, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Borgo San Jacopo, responded to this review

Dear Maria O, Thank you very Much for coming at The end at the Bsj restaurant. After few cancellation at the end we reserve you the Best table in the restaurant looking the Ponte Vecchio. We were so glad To see you with your Family there. Thank you very Much For your Nice words and I am Really sorry for... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Visited restaurant yesterday recommended by our hotel as it was our last night in Florence. We had a table overlooking the Arno so the view was lovely. Food and service were exceptional. My husband and I do not eat meat or shellfish and the team advised us very well (only error was squid ink in black polenta chips but maybe... More 

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Martina_Calanchi, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Borgo San Jacopo, responded to this review

Dear Mrs Lisa171060, thank you, thank you very much for choosing thr bsj restaurant. We are so plaese you loved it. Thank you for sharing your experience with us and we love yours words: "Food and service were exceptional". Hope to see you again at the BSJ. Have a nice evening! Martina Calanchi Restaurant Manager M.calanchi@lungarnocollection.com More 

northumberland
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352 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 627 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We visited here recommended by our hotel and we were not disappointed. Our food was really nice and a special treat for my birthday week in Florence!! The view was just amazing too. Service very good also. Highly recommended.

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Martina_Calanchi, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Borgo San Jacopo, responded to this review

Dear holiday032, Thank you thank you very very much for your lovely words. We are so please you have spent a great time with us for your special occasion; your Birthday! Hope to see you soon at our restaurant. Have a lovely day and good bye from the Ponte Vecchio. Best Regards Martina Calanchi Restaurant Manager M.calanchi@lungarnocollection.com More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

I booked the Borgo San Jacapo for a very special occasion, the proposal of marriage to my partner while we were in Florence for the weekend. As you can expect there were some nerves, not only for my pending question but that the meal and setting lived up to expectations! Everything went perfectly! We went for the Tuscan tasting menu,... More 

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Martina_Calanchi, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Borgo San Jacopo, responded to this review

Dear Mr Tom D, Thank you very much for chosing our restaurant for such important occasion. I am so happy she said yes! We are so glad that we whave been part of your joy. Thank you very much for sharing your nice and positive comments with us. We are so pleased you loved our Tuscany menu and you like... More 

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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Great tasting food and wine in a michelin star restaurant in a good quality hotel. A bit clinical and felt like it could be any high quality hotel and Michelin start restaurant in the world. Good and friendly service by waitress and wine somelier, but very long wait after starter until the main course even though restaurant was only half... More 

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Martina_Calanchi, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Borgo San Jacopo, responded to this review

Dear Letenick, Thank you very much for chosing our gourmet restaurant. We always do our best to garantee our Guest the best experience. Thank you for your words and we hope to see again when you will come back in Florence. Regards Martina Calanchi Restaurant manager M.calanchi@lungarnocollection.com More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Food was amazing! Great selection of wine. Personal very accommodating and speaking several languages. High end restaurant.

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Martina_Calanchi, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Borgo San Jacopo, responded to this review

Dear Mrs & Mr EveKevin B, Thank you very much to come here and to share your experience with us. The bsj staff say to you that is happy you loved have dinner in the restaurant. Hope to see you soon! Best Regards Martina Calanchi Restaurant Manager More 

Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

EVERYTHING about this restaurant is superb. The location on the Arno River (try to reserve one of two terrace tables) is very pretty. The interior design (prints and fashion photos) is very tasteful. The service was impeccable. Our waiter was knowledgeable about the menu and wines and very attentive. Our meals were outstanding: sea bass and octopus and wild boar... More 

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Martina_Calanchi, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Borgo San Jacopo, responded to this review

Dear ruthann0910, Thank you very much for chosing our restaurant. I am so happy you enjoyed your evening with us. The Bsj staff is very happy becouse read these wonderful words: the service was impeccable; our maels were outstanding!!! Looking forward to welcoming you back. Best regards Martina Calanchi Restaurant Manager M.calanchi@lungarnocollection.com More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Borgo San Iacopo 62/r, 50125 Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Pitti
  • Neighborhood: Pitti
  • Phone Number: +39 055 281661

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 36 - 143
  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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

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Pitti
Pitti is a neighborhood characterized by art and history. Renaissance architecture such as Pitti Palace, which houses five museums alone, introduces visitors to the green lungs of spectacular Boboli Gardens. Any visitor can wander through statues, fountains, and panoramic viewpoints. Around the garden, treasures like the Museum of Natural History of the Specola and Villa Bardini guide guests through Florence as the cradle of the Renaissance. End the day with an aperitif in Piazza della Passera or the more romantic Forte di Belvedere, which offers an amazing panoramic view of the entire city.
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