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IO osteria personale

Borgo San Frediano 167r, 50124 Florence, Italy
+39 0559331341
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Ranked #547 of 1,983 Restaurants in Florence
Price range: $55 - $76
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

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London, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Worth the walk, comptemporary Italian food in a modern setting with traditional touches. Very small selecive menu, but probably something for everyone, no apertisers and small portions. That said, delicious food which is a modern take on traditional Tuscan dishes. We ate aubergine parmesan and crispy veal with tuna suace, followed by tiramisu and chocolate souffle all of which were... More

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Temecula, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Every dish perfectly constructed using the freshest local ingredients. There are no mains or appetizers. The dishes are vegetables, fish, meat and dessert. You created your own tasting menus. There will be no pasta as the chef insist pasta is not Tuscan. We ate here our last night in Florence and would have returned several times if we had eaten... More

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St Andrews
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308 reviews 308 reviews
282 restaurant reviews
370 helpful votes 370 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

The kitchen here strives for originality, with well presented dishes of audacious conception, in my opinion with a huge variation in results. There was one stunning dish our of the six course menu, a clever reinterpretation of 'parmigiana', served in a glass with intriguing layers of flavours (parmesan foam -tasty, almost too much-, tomato coulis, mozzarella, as well as of... More

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nearby
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81 reviews 81 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Small informal restaurant just outside the historic centre of Florence but within walking range. Creative cooking in the footsteps of the local tradition. Splendid choice of wines at a fair price. Booking is essential. You won't regret it.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

We had the 4 course tasting menu, 3 courses and a dessert. It was our first night in Florence and our hotel had made a reservation for us. We were not dissapointed and enjoyed every course we chose. I would describe it as modern Italian cooking. Very good.

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miami beach
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32 reviews 32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Osteria Personale is a visionary masterpiece. The owner Matteo Fantini is a former veterinarian turned brilliant chef and mad scientist that has prolifically pushed culinary taste, texture and creativity to an unchartered territory of innovative deliciousness. Florence is home to many amazing restaurants that cook traditional Italian food, but that’s not what you’ll find here. The affable Mateo has taken... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014 via mobile

While we love traditional Italian food, by the 10th day of the trip through Rome, Umbria, and Tuscany you get an overload of traditional flavors, and crave something different. Osteria Personale was everything we read in the reviews and hopped for. It is quite expensive - our bill was 80 euros without wine - but well worth it. The menu... More

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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

What a wonderful experience… imaginative cooking, generous but elegant portions, polite and friendly service. Worth the stroll over the bridge through Oltrano, this place is where the real foodie things are happening and a far cry from 'trad' restaurants. Everyone was Italian, a good sign, and we easily got a table on a Saturday night. You can choose your own... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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45 reviews 45 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

What you get is not what you might expect, but better: Gourmet kitchen with finest ingredients, but do not really expect to get that taste of Italy - be aware this is very different from a traditional Osteria - no such decorations/furnishing or dishes... but light and modern kitchen in a stylish setting (on the "rive gauche", restaurant might be... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Perfect escape from all traditional trattorias in Florence, fresh decor, tasty food (the tiramisu was the best I ever had) and excellent service. We'll definitely be back next time!

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