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Il Santino

#571 of 2,053 Restaurants in Florence
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Via S. Spirito, 60/R, Florence, Italy
+39 055 2302820
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 87
    Excellent
  • 68
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Charming--but get in early or don't bother

Tiny little place that seems popular with locals as well as tourists. This means your chances for a table are slim. We managed (twice!) but were there early. The food is mostly limited to meats and cheeses, but they are delicious meats and cheeses. You can pick from a menu but on my second trip I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
TheophaniaSeattle
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Seattle, Washington
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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182 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Seattle, Washington
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124 reviews 124 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
326 helpful votes 326 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Tiny little place that seems popular with locals as well as tourists. This means your chances for a table are slim. We managed (twice!) but were there early. The food is mostly limited to meats and cheeses, but they are delicious meats and cheeses. You can pick from a menu but on my second trip I just pointed to a... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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256 reviews 256 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
214 helpful votes 214 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Fun little place. Cramped. Good spot for a glass of excellent wine before dinner next door in its sister restaurant Il Santo Bevitore. We had a couple of glasses of superb and recommended local wines with some wonderful ham prepared in front of us. No need for a starter when we went next door for dinner! Nice staff and fun,... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Small wine bar. Can get crowded very quickly. When the bar is full, customers will pour out to the sidewalk to eat and drink. It was a full house around 6 p.m. (this place only seats about 25 people). Great atmosphere; they also own a restaurant a couple doors down; very reasonable prices and local Tuscan cuisine. We arrived at... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Great little spot to have a glass or two and a few snacks. We were waiting for the restaurant next door and popped in here to have a drink. Very friendly staff, lovely selection of drinks and snacks. Highly recommended.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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156 reviews 156 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Firstly I want to make it clear ---Trip Advisor doesn't have a WINE BAR listing..so this is NOT a restaurant.. It's a wine bar (run by the same people who operate a fabulous restaurant a few door away) & here definitive Tuscan aperitivo is what you would find ..IF you could get in..let alone sit down! Hugely popular with those... More 

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Province of Florence, Italy
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We went for aperitivo and to drink something thanks to the hotel suggestion. Nice atmosphere and really few spots to seat. We took 3 glasses of wine, nothing so exceptional.but what you expect when you pay 7 eur for each glass is to be fill at least 1/3 of the glass. But it wasn't. So it's unacceptable that they fill... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

This is the place to go for a great l'aperitivo experience!!! I can highly recommend it. Great wine, cheese und meat selection. The price is more than fair. A truly authentic Tuscany experience.

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Luton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

I don't know how to do this place justice…. My partner and I did a mini tour of Italy and stopped off in Florence for four nights. (We went to Il Santino everyday we were in Florence) The owner of the B&B we stayed at recommended Il Santino's sister restaurant but stumbled across this fabulous wine bar by mistake. We... More 

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Dublin
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56 reviews 56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Stopped into this place for a couple of glasses of wine and some nibbles. Beautiful wine, well presented high quality food. Nice spot to pass a bit of time. Not a lot of seating so be warned

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Sun City West, Arizona
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517 reviews 517 reviews
263 restaurant reviews
294 helpful votes 294 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Four of us grabbed the last seats on a December evening - and it took about 4 minutes before my husband said "this is the perfect wine bar - I want to own one." Well, that's not going to happen, but we would come back here in a minute. Great staff working in a tiny space. Great wine selections, with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via S. Spirito, 60/R, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence
  • Phone Number: +39 055 2302820

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget

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