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Osteria Antica Mescita San Niccolo

#275 of 1,882 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, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 172
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  • 39
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  • 14
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  • 9
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lovely place.

Very nice food,warm&friendly atmosphere.Good location.you can have an lovely dinner after sightseeing. 100% recommended . They have seats inside and outside.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
Jevgenia D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Very nice food,warm&friendly atmosphere.Good location.you can have an lovely dinner after sightseeing. 100% recommended . They have seats inside and outside.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed the lunch here. Friendly staff. Classic non complicated excellent food. We were sitting in door at street level, they also have a great cellar basement with tables as well as outdoor tables. We had a cold starter with fantastic salami, salad, and buffalo mozzarella and then two different pastas both very good. If you want to go for a... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

A recommendation of our Bike Florence & Tuscany guide Pietro this place does not disappoint! Authentic, mostly locals. A fabulous steak, great service, lively atmosphere. Great location just a walk down the hill from Piazza Michalango. Go! You wont be disappointed!

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Toronto, Canada
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4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We stumbled upon this place 2 years ago when we climbed down from Piazza Michelangelo and enjoyed it then. Specifically went looking for it this time for lunch and it was as good as we had remembered. Best Spaghetti Putanesca I have had. A lovely walk across the Arno on a nice day and I would highly recommend a visit.

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Surrey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Highly recommend this place. Food is good, friendly staff who are happy to help translate the menu. Very atmospheric surroundings and all at very reasonable prices. Best to arrive before 8.15 to get a table, or book.

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Saint Nicolas, Belgium
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Since we started visiting Florence once a year in 2010, we've returned to this osteria every year. For a low price you get a truly authentic Florentine dish (my personal favorite being their ribollita).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We were on our way to Piazza Michelangelo when we came upon this little local restaurant. It was pretty packed so we decided to give it a try. We immediately went to trip advisor and saw that it had great reviews. The menu is only in Italian so the waiter had to answer some questions and help us translate. There... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We just wanted to sit down and have a glass of wine but after we already ordered, the waiter who was very unpleasant person basically deported us because we didn't wanted to eat. We'll never go to this place again!

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Osteria N, Proprietario at Osteria Antica Mescita San Niccolo, responded to this review

Dear 259, we have asked you to move because you have seated in a table reserved without asking the staff. In order to avoid any problem and for a politeness reason we would suggest you to ask the staff before making yourself at home. regards More 

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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

a simple Trattoria managed by young Italians that offer wholesome, simple, no frills Tuscan food. Go for the Souups (Zuppa) and the excellent Grigliata mista (mixed meat cuts bbq). Be in the know!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Very old and very popular Osteria. Downstairs there are tables in what was an ancient church crypt, hugely atmospheric. They sell steaks by the kilo, which will serve four and they'll slice the steak at the table. Best steak I ever ate. Not expensive and good wine. Busy, so book ahead.

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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 - 27
  • 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?