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Osteria Antica Mescita San Niccolo

Via San Niccolo 60/r, 50125 Florence, Italy
+390552342836
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Ranked #298 of 1,976 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $35 - $44
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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DF
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I went to this restaurant because a friend recommended it. The tables outside don't have a nice view, tables next to the bar are OK, as this room has a nice decor. I ventured in to see the tables in the vault (which my friend had recommended as a lovely space), but the smell was unbearable! Dampness and trapped smells... More

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Brandon, FL
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Service was great, food great, atmosphere great, and very reasonably priced. Only small issue is that the restaurant is a bit small and, when crowded, can be hard to move around in the place - not an uncommon issue with restaurants in Florence. I was in Florence for 6 weeks and took family and colleagues for 3 very nice dinners... More

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Perth, Australia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We stayed next door and noticed this little spot was always full so ventured in. The friendly guys found us a lovely table down in the cloistered vault! It was a fantastic meal in a lovely setting. Our waiter was brilliant and even though we spoke no Italian he managed to translate every item on the menu! We had our... More

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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Not sure what the hype is about. Came here one evening and ordered meatballs which were.... Uhm.... Not packed with flavour. Although the food was average, this was my least good meal in Florence. Service was great and quick, but unfortunately it was the food that left me dissapointed.

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Kelowna, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This "Altrarno"(i.e., "other side of the Arno river") restaurant is a place we just happened upon near to where we were staying. We were immediately hooked and went back several times. The location, with a large patio looking out on a small but vibrant piazza, is excellent; the atmosphere is warm; the service is excellent; and the food is top... More

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I went there for a lunch, while visiting Firenze. It has a very nice outside place and I had a very good light meal (based on pastas with vegetables). The service was perfect - very nice people attending the customers.

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Birmingham, UK
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We stumbled across this place after watching the sunset at Michelangelo's square. We were in need of some vini and food. We sat inside as outside was full. The menus are in Italian. We thought 'great!' Then the waiter came over and asked us if we wanted him to explain the menu, I presume gaging from our perplexed expressions that... More

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Florence, Italy
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I strongly recommend this place. I ate at the Antica Mescita several times this year and can honestly say that this is one of the best places in town. Typical Florentine menu, it changes evert day. I got both pasta and meat here, both amazing: the "peposo dell'Impruneta", for instance, is really excellent. Desserts are superb as well - the... More

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Miami, Florida, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Ok. So the waiter suggested tripe. And u guessed. I had it. Wow. I loved it. My 12 yr old had lemon chicken that was tender fresh and tasty and the other one was not thrilled w the rigatoni oh well you cannot win them all but the cheesecake was a winner. The waiter was nice, patient and knowledgable. A... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We had two meals here during our recent stay in Florence, and we were not disappointed with either. The menu is Italian only, but the staff have a good grasp of English and are happy to describe the menu and make suggestions based on your personal taste. I can recommend the Florentine steak - well cooked on the outside, but... More

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