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Borgo San Frediano 167r, 50124 Florence, Italy
+39 055 933 1341
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Romance

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  • 187
    Excellent
  • 62
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
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
Restaurant for well done food lovers

Very pleasant small restaurant with a big chance to get a Michelin star soon. All dishes are creative and tasteful. Wine list is worse to be mentioned. And the service is 5 out of 5.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Moscow, Russia
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Moscow, Russia
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96 reviews 96 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Very pleasant small restaurant with a big chance to get a Michelin star soon. All dishes are creative and tasteful. Wine list is worse to be mentioned. And the service is 5 out of 5.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We have been to Io Personale on three occasions and have never been disappointed. The only difficult part is deciding which courses to order on the tasting menu! We have tried many of the dishes but always order the same dessert! The White Chocolate and Olive Oil dessert is perhaps one of the best desserts I have ever had! The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

It was my wife's birthday. Food was first class, atmosphere great, staff very friendly and helpful. Hope to come back.

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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 helpful votes 5 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
26 helpful votes 26 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
35 helpful votes 35 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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93 reviews 93 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Borgo San Frediano 167r, 50124 Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence
  • Phone Number: +39 055 933 1341

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance
Open Hours
Monday
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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