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Osteria Antica Mescita San Niccolo

#270 of 1,873 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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  • 166
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  • 179
    Very good
  • 37
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  • 14
    Poor
  • 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
Excellent food and atmosphere

We ate here as a family. The service was friendly and food excellent. The children had chicken and the other had pasta and my husband and I shared the Florentine steak which was amazing and the whole family enjoyed. All the food leaving the kitchen looked great (liked the look of the cheese soufflé... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
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London
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Surrey
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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

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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New York City
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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 

Milan, Italy
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Brussels, Belgium
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10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

It was perfect! Good food, very friendly staff. It was much better than the touristic and expensive restaurants in the centre. The price was very good! Try the cheesecake!! Heaven!

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London
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14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We ate here as a family. The service was friendly and food excellent. The children had chicken and the other had pasta and my husband and I shared the Florentine steak which was amazing and the whole family enjoyed. All the food leaving the kitchen looked great (liked the look of the cheese soufflé and mixed grill) we would definitely... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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73 reviews 73 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Very nice Osteia, with limited menu, but absolutely fantastic meats, cheeses, and desserts.The service was excellent- even on a crowded night. Fun space in the basement with ancient stone walls and wooden beams. San Niccolo is a quiet district near the old Roman wall and gate.. HIGHLY recommended.

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New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I happened upon this place after visiting San Miniato al Monte my first time in Florence a few years back. It was good enough that when we happened upon it again this year I urged our group to go again. And it was a happy decision. Great food. Simple. Delicious. And great value. Charged us up perfectly for the climb... More 

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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?