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IO osteria personale

Borgo San Frediano 167r, 50124 Florence, Italy
+39 0559331341
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Ranked #452 of 1,973 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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Vienna, Austria
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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60 reviews 60 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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91 reviews 91 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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London, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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330 reviews 330 reviews
304 restaurant reviews
396 helpful votes 396 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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Additional Information about IO osteria personale

Address: Borgo San Frediano 167r, 50124 Florence, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0559331341
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence
Average Prices: USD 55 - 76
Cuisine: Italian

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