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Borgo San Frediano 167r, 50124 Florence, Italy
+39 0559331341
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 14
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Smart and friendly on the other side of the river Arno

The Florence standard menu at most restaurants features antipasti, spaghetti carbonara, bisteca fiorentina and Vin Santo with cantuccini. If this is what you long for, don't choose Io Personale. This ultra modern restaurant in Oltrarno surprises you with another set of menus, for example the 4+1... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 5, 2015
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Stockholm, Sweden
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Stockholm, Sweden
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The Florence standard menu at most restaurants features antipasti, spaghetti carbonara, bisteca fiorentina and Vin Santo with cantuccini. If this is what you long for, don't choose Io Personale. This ultra modern restaurant in Oltrarno surprises you with another set of menus, for example the 4+1, which means 4 dishes and a dessert. You could pick one vegetarian dish, one... More 

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Toronto
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Really nice food, atmosphere was good too. We got the tasting menu with a mix of veggie and seafood options, that was a good idea!

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

First of all, the owner/chef, Matteo, is incredibly nice and welcoming. His tasting menu featured imaginative takes on Tuscan specialties - we chose the guinea fowl with pioppini mushrooms, tempura artichockes with taleggio, the stewed black cbbage and the octopus with chick-pea cream, cumin and mint, all of which were subtle and transporting in their own ways. The flexibility of... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This is a great place to discover modern Italian cooking. There are four "types" of courses: fish, meat, vegtables and dessert: You chose for yourself your combination, four courses come for 40 €. We had crispy lasagne with mushrooms, poached egg with parsely sauce and anchovis and veal with tuna sauce, I forgot the dessert, which was the the least... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We had a lovely dinner here. The menu is straightforward and uses local ingredients, very fresh and seasonal. The taste, freshness and quality of every dish all were excellent. The restaurant atmosphere is also very pleasant, although it was somewhat quiet when we visited. The wine selection is good and reasonably priced. Very recommendable, we will try to visit it... More 

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Quebec, Canada
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61 reviews 61 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Our party of 8 adults had the 4 course tasting menu. I loved the way they did that--we were able to make our own selections from the regular menu. We also were allowed to substitute a second vegetable for dessert (planning to grab some gelato afterwards). The house did the rest, deciding which items to bring in which order. The... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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56 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Went to this restaurant to celebrate my wife's birthday and we were not disappointed. Both the service and the food were excellent. We went for the tasting menu and, although it is not cheap, it is worth it. Some of the food is very inventive so you need to keep this in mind. One of two totally fantastic meals we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This was the best food we had in florence. We went for the 4 course taster menu which everything was cooked very very well and presented beautifully. The service was outstanding and the staff made us feel very special. Thank you for a wonderful evening!!!!

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Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We selected this restaurant through Tripadvisor and we made a reservation. We went the first night in Florence and when we arrived there was no other customers inside. We were apprehensive but decided to try it anyway. The young waitress was very pleasant and took our order and then made a call to the owner/chef to respond. He arrived and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

This small and intimate restaurant was one of the highlights of our trip to Tuscany and was the perfect place to spend the first evening of our honeymoon. We were impressed with the friendly service and incredible food. We went for the 6 course tasting menu with a selection of seafood meat and vegetable courses followed by a dessert. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Borgo San Frediano 167r, 50124 Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence
  • Phone Number: +39 0559331341

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 55 - 76
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance

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