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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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  • 196
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  • 64
    Very good
  • 14
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  • 10
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  • 1
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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
Innovative menu in an unpretentious environment

We really enjoyed this restaurant. We visited after reading a good write-up in a guidebook. The food was great. I started with the guinea fowl ravioli and my partner had the poached egg with chestnut cream. Both were excellent. Then the veal and the duck for mains. Again both excellent. We shared... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
hetta_howes
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed this restaurant. We visited after reading a good write-up in a guidebook. The food was great. I started with the guinea fowl ravioli and my partner had the poached egg with chestnut cream. Both were excellent. Then the veal and the duck for mains. Again both excellent. We shared the lavender slush for dessert - which was... More 

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nanajet
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

The tasting menu is a wonderful dining experience of carefully crated, creative takes on Tuscan cooking. The small dining room creates an intimate, relaxed dining experience awat from the tourist crowds of Florence.

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I have eaten here four times over the last 18 months (last week, most recently). The food is consistently excellent, best ingredients, creatively prepared, and presented with calm and friendly service in a modern setting. In the four course tasting menu, their version of "vitello tonnato" was a perfect piece of veal crusted with squid ink breadcrumbs - so good,... More 

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Woodhall Spa, United Kingdom
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This was a restaurant we discovered via TrpAdvisor and an experience that we thoroughly enjoyed The restaurant is located away from the main area for eating but not too far out of the way . The decor was simple and very chic and theyprobably had the best toilet I have found away from the hotels in Italy. I would recommend... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

This restaurant is, quite simply, superb. The food is not the usual Italian fare but interesting and more than a match for the best London and New York restaurants.

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

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

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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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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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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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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