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Il Santino

#497 of 2,030 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood:
Santo Spirito / San Frediano
Italian, Delicatessen, Wine Bar
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Via S. Spirito, 60/R, Florence, Italy
+39 055 2302820
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Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner

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    Very good
  • 14
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  • 7
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  • 10
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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
Fun little bar

We stopped by here for aperitivo before our dinner reservation at their other establishment, Il Santo Bevitore. I wish we'd ordered charcuterie and stayed here all evening, as the food at the overhyped Santo Bevitore was utterly disappointing and at best, mediocre. The service at Il Santino is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
Ninaveen
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Vancouver, Canada
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
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sydney
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Incredible small eatery with only the best wines and meats in Florence. Cool and trendy, and there is an option for you to sit across the road on church steps and devour your wine whilst watching the world go by Italian style. Try the Chardonnay paired with a mixed cheese platter and olives. Amazing.

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London, United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Really splendid food, freshly prepared to order. Lovely wines and friendly service. Small place with lots of character. Definitely worth visiting.

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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We were walking past and saw some great food people standing outside were having so we had to go in. Staff were helpful and paired great wine with tatsy dishes from around italy. We ordered wine and received well - matched snacks and then ordered a couple of menu items which are designed to share. Great place to meet friends... More 

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NJ
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94 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Oh my! I went back two nights in a row! The food is out of this world. I am a foodie! I dine in several restaurants every part of the world! This one is one of my favorites! Must make a reservation a few days in advance if not you can not get in because the regular locals are frequenting... More 

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Leesburg, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

This wonderful little bar is a great place to rest your feet and enjoy a glass of wine and a small plate of pancetta and cheese. I love the staff, they were very welcoming. Great ambience, non-touristy, exactly the type of wine spot that makes Florence beautiful.

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Vancouver, Canada
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We stopped by here for aperitivo before our dinner reservation at their other establishment, Il Santo Bevitore. I wish we'd ordered charcuterie and stayed here all evening, as the food at the overhyped Santo Bevitore was utterly disappointing and at best, mediocre. The service at Il Santino is warm, the space, though tight, is intimate and the wine list extensive.... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We stopped here for wine and appertivo before dinner down the street on our last night in Florence and we wished we stopped in sooner because we would have loved to have come back. Wine: Delicious. The options are few and well picked. They don't mess around with only local wines or house wines or varying quality - they are... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We are tourist, look around some place to take a rest in suddenly raining. We found Il Santino. The bartender is very professional, he chose me a white wine is very good one I like very much. Brahma ham and cheese are well too. We are very happy to find this shop. Definitely will come again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Frequented by locals, this place is charming (love the ambiance!). We stopped in for a late afternoon drink. Great wine and even better service. We will be back when next in Florence.

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Munich
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

So, this place is small, cozy, apparently well cherished by locals and offers great wine. Apperitivo isn't a buffet but a plate with cheese and ham and slightly pricier that your average apperitivo. However, the wine is great and the choices of food are tasty as well. The staff is nice and locals are running around. It was a good... 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>  > Santo Spirito / San Frediano
  • Neighborhood: Santo Spirito / San Frediano
  • Phone Number: +39 055 2302820

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Delicatessen, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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Staying in Santo Spirito / San Frediano

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Santo Spirito / San Frediano
A warm evening with a cocktail in your hand and great company is the ideal way to experience Piazza Santo Spirito; the area is busiest at sunset for happy hour. Visitors cannot hide their astonishment sitting on the staircase under the Basilica of Santo Spirito, and they cannot help but stare at the architectural masterpieces like Bianca Cappello House, Fontana dello Sprone and San Frediano in Cestello and Santa Maria delle Carmine churches. Tourists and Florentines alike join up in the area between Santo Spirito and San Frediano, connecting the Tuscan soul to the international spirit permeating the city.
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