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Il Santino

Via S. Spirito, 60/R, Florence, Italy
+39 055 2302820
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Ranked #332 of 1,954 restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Delicatessen, Italian
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Late Night
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  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Epsom, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Went to this rustic, intimate local wine bar for a light lunch. Very much a locals restaurant and certainly not catering for tourists which only served to add to its appeal. Excellent wine list, served by the glass or bottle. Small tapas like menu freshly prepared each day. We had the chicken lasagne and meatballs both of which were excellent.... More

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Oslo
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This is the best enoteca I have visited in Italy, with excellent wines and amazing finger food. Locals go there to have a snack and a drink, and there is no reason why you should not eat your dinner there, by picking small dishes from a tasteful menu.

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New York, NY
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We ended up here almost by accident after we couldnt find the place we were looking for - it was perfect and exactly the thing we were looking for. The wine selection was great and the free aperitivo was very tasty. We were lucky enough to snag a seat at the bar, which was nice because we were able to... More

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Huntington Beach, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014 via mobile

After a long day or traversing the city, my sisters, friends, and I decided to sit and have an aperitivo. We asked a nearby restaurant and they recommended Il Santino. Walking in, the seating was limited and yet the five of us managed to sit at a small table and did not feel cramped. The staff was amiable and ingratiating.... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

This is a great wine bar away from all the touristy areas.very chilled and relaxing with a wonderful selection of wines and local meat and cheese platters and also other local dishes on the daily special menu. The guy that runs the bar is super friendly and very knowledgeable about the area so gave us good tips on places to... More

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Michigan
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125 reviews 125 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

You would nearly miss this place just walking by - it's just a tiny one room bar/tapas place, but it was a great find. This is clearly a hip place to go for locals with lots of young people drinking wine and artisan beers. There are a few tiny tables and a small bar as well as a place outside... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

As far as wine bars go...I loved this place. The apps were really really really good. Atmosphere was very relaxed and chill. Unpretentious. We just ordered whatever they recommended which was the liver pate. It was so good. My husband is not a liver person but even he could appreciate how clean and good it was. I just wished I... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

We stumbled on this place by accident and went back two evenings later. It's small but popular with chic locals. We didn't eat the main food but were served tapas style small bites with our wine which was excellent and fresh (tomatoes). It's not cheap but recommended never the less

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Dublin, Ireland
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40 reviews 40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Pros: cosy tiny romantic winebar. good wine. nice food. Cons: Expensive (€7 per glass of wine). catering for tourist market. staff not very welcoming. Overall: cute place for quick aperitivo, but I would not go out of my way to visit. It's not a very authentic tuscan place. Instead lookout for normal 'cafe bars' that offer aperitivo at abt 5-9pm... More

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Chicago
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Lovely little hole in the wall with tasty Tuscan treats -- a bit pricey, but worth it if you aren't staying somewhere with a kitchen and market access -- and great wines; good service, too.

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