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IO osteria personale

#190 of 1,999 Restaurants in Florence
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Borgo San Frediano 167r, 50124 Florence, Italy
+39 055 933 1341
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7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations

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  • 216
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    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 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
Oltrarno special!

The owner, Matteo, personally greeted us and helped us with the menu and wine. This is an unusual restaurant in Florence for being so ultra modern and not making spaghetti pasta! The fresh ingredients were farm-to-table, grown locally and seasonal. We tried some of everything and shared!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
jgsmouse
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washington dc
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  • Romantic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The owner, Matteo, personally greeted us and helped us with the menu and wine. This is an unusual restaurant in Florence for being so ultra modern and not making spaghetti pasta! The fresh ingredients were farm-to-table, grown locally and seasonal. We tried some of everything and shared!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We dined here with our family of four (two kids aged 12 and 8) recently. A very creative but not overwhelming menu. Our kids enjoyed it too - they ate everything! Fresh ingredients were the star of the show. Every course was presented beautifully but nothing was overworked or pretentious. The zucchini flower starter was to die for - and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

We visited Osteria Personale whilst staying at the Villa San Michele so the competition was set at a high hurdle. The menu is eclectic and different but very good and a satisfying difference to a classic Italian meal. Example being the pan fried veal covered in squid ink breadcrumbs and the guinea fowl caesar salad. Scrumptious. The wines list featured... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

You really need to book this restaurant as there aren't many covers and it is clearly very special. We had some difficulty finding it as its name is very discreet, it's not in a touristy part of town and locals we asked weren't able to help us. Happily we did find it and had a very extraordinary gastronomic experience. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Booked this have read lonely planet recommendation together with recent trip advisor reviews. It's a small restaurant near to the Arno, decor is contemporary. I booked it for my girlfriends birthday online and communication thereafter was excellent. Upon arrival I was greeted by name and seated immediately. We had the tasting menu and were able to choose our own dishes.... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We have dined in many Michelin restaurants and this is among the best. (It's not even Michelin) It's creative, tasted great and the service was friendly. We asked for some advice on wine for our mains and pudding and both were great. Can't speak highly enough of this place - we would come back again and again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

Superb. Creative tasting menu and excellent service. Dined there Saturday and enjoyed it so much we returned Tuesday.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Wow! The food in this restaurant is truly EXCEPTIONAL!! Creative and delicious dishes of which the staff will take the time to explain in detail and with great passion. We were lucky enough to have the owner spend a lot of time with us talking us through each of our selections. The restaurant itself has a great ambience with plenty... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 via mobile

Amazing amazing experience. Beautiful and very quaint space. very attentive but delicate service and very nice staff. The food was as good as I've had in italy or tuscany. Creative but not too much so, all extremely delicious. It was one of the best meals we had. Highly recommend it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

lovely small romantic restaurant friendly and attentive staff great taster menu and wines to match Opt for tasting menu as portions are small, but very good - Traditional italian fare served in a deconstructed modern way. This also works out the most cost effective.

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Additional Information about IO osteria personale

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

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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: Contemporary, Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic
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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