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Il Santino

#459 of 1,882 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Italian, Delicatessen, Wine Bar
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Via S. Spirito, 60/R, Florence, Italy
+39 055 2302820
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Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Late Night

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  • 92
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  • 71
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 7
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  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Rustic wine bar

We accidentally stumbled upon il santino's when trying to find Il Santo Bevitore's- for lunch- which was closed . Il Santinos is tiny but boasts a great atmosphere and the guys behind the bar are food artisans and especially nice. They have a limited menu ( in Italian ) of sandwiches and small... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 30, 2015
HensleyDavis
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Charlotte, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Dining on a budget
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Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

So rustic and small with amazing wines. Spend an afternoon/evening here and order the whole menu. All drinks accompany an Italian meat/fish/tapas. Inspired bar food in a great setting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We'd walked past the previous night & loved the look of this tiny bar, displayed wine bottles & extensive cheese selection. The manager/owner was not helpful with the menus at all, but thankfully a younger guy started his shift & he was marvellous! He explained the food & wine menu, we discussed what we liked & didn't, & started from... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

The concierge at our hotel recommended this wonderful wine bar. Tucked away on a side street this small, quaint wine bar packs a punch with amazing cheeses and meats to go along with their wonderful wine list. Highly recommend and will be going back this week.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We popped in here for a quick snack - they serve excellent wines, reasonably priced, and a decent selection of meats, cheeses, panini and salads. Staff are friendly and knowledgeable and the place seems popular with locals (and hipsters). It is small and gets very busy later in the evening but worth a visit if you're in the area.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We accidentally stumbled upon il santino's when trying to find Il Santo Bevitore's- for lunch- which was closed . Il Santinos is tiny but boasts a great atmosphere and the guys behind the bar are food artisans and especially nice. They have a limited menu ( in Italian ) of sandwiches and small plates revolving around their cured meats which... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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40 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
215 helpful votes 215 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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136 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 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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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, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, 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?