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Osteria Antica Mescita San Niccolo

#270 of 2,020 Restaurants in Florence
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Via San Niccolo 60/r, 50125 Florence, Italy
+39 055 234 2836
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12:00 pm - 12:30 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:30 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 149
    Excellent
  • 167
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
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They added a charge for sitting even though I ordered a meal with wine. The waiter was really nice, he was very helpful with the menu. The portions was extremely small. The place was only good for sitting and drinking wine, I would only stop by just to drink wine.

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
stevenk916
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nyc
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Good for:
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 via mobile

They added a charge for sitting even though I ordered a meal with wine. The waiter was really nice, he was very helpful with the menu. The portions was extremely small. The place was only good for sitting and drinking wine, I would only stop by just to drink wine.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We were keen for a glass of wine after climbing up to and down from the Piazzale Michelangelo. This was ideally placed for the first glass of the late afternoon/evening on Valentines Day. We explained we only wanted wine, which was fine and the waiter opened a fresh bottle of wine in order to find a glass of white that... More 

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Firenze
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47 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Looking for a typical Tuscan restaurant in Florence with a special touch? Seek and ye shall find!! Look no further than this fantastic osteria in a part of the old San Niccolo' church where the order of service includes simple tasty Tuscan favourites such as ribollita and lampredotto. Diners can savour the unique experience of actually eating in an old... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

What a lovely place to enjoy a Florentine dinner. Ate there three times. Recommended to me by my hotel staff. Insulata, grilled speck, ribolitti, patate and porcinni mushroom soup, formaggio and chocolate tarte, house wines, fresh and warm biscotti with vin santo....American food will never be the same.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Very nice meal, excellent hospitality and service. The "cave" downstairs is historic and intimate. Great for families as well.

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Essex, UK
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5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We had lunch there and arrive just in time as it got full up quickly. My husband had a delicious chickpeas and faro cream wit porcini mushroom. It was rustic and delicate at the same time. The we both had rigatoni with wild boar that were fantastic. Plenty of wine choice. Typical osteria feeling and perfect for a refuelling stop... More 

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Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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59 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We stumbled across this Osteria one evening as we were wandering around. Mostly local people eating here. Great quality food. Very pleasant and helpful staff. Many local dishes - try the cavolo nero and linguine if you like cabbage(!) steak good here too

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014 via mobile

We had a meal that was very, very good. Both of our pasta dishes were new to us but although just a few ingredients were used, the favour was amazing. Despite just ordering a pasta we had the same fast, friendly service as people who were eating multi coursed meals. The people next to us were having the Florentine steak... More 

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Indiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Dropped in on chance for lunch of pasta and soup. This was the best meal we have had yet in Italy during the last 5 days. Great service as well.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Charming small osteria , excellent soups and fritatta . Welcome very nice , service friendly , very affordable , clean .

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via San Niccolo 60/r, 50125 Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence
  • Phone Number: +39 055 234 2836

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 28
  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 12:30 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 12:30 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 12:30 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 12:30 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 12:30 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:30 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:30 am

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