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Hostaria il Desco

Via delle Terme, 23/R, 50123 Florence, Italy
055 294882
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Ranked #190 of 1,997 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $17 - $45
Cuisines: Italian, Steakhouse
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night

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Hobart, Australia
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171 reviews 171 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

We have dined here in a previous visit to Florence we discovered this time that consistency in service and meal quality is the same which is very good, the ambience here is lovely the wait staff are friendly and also have a good sense of humour too! Hosteria il Desco is a popular restaurant with Florentines which I say is... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Rubbish. Don't bother trying to go. Booked a table for 7pm. Dutifully arrived at 6.55 in the pouring rain. Was left outside 20 minutes whilst the waiter lit candles and realigned cutlery. He watched us for 20 minutes and found all sorts of irrelevant jobs. Didn't let us in and we ended up finding somewhere else to eat. Rude!

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Antwerp, Belgium
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90 reviews 90 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

centrally located and less crowded than most tourist resto's food decent but not more waiters not overly friendly much better places are around in firenze

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Albany, New York
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125 reviews 125 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

My wife and I made a point to go to dinner at Hostaria il Desco on a recent trip to Florence at the urging of my wife's employer who had originally gotten a recommendation to go there from a friend of hers who lived in Florence. Well, my wife's employer will always be owed a debt that can never be... More 

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Moraga, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

My family stopped in to Hostaria il Desco for lunch this past December. They welcomed our party of six in and helped us to a warm table. I got a kick out of the dry sense of humor that our server had, and it seemed like there were more Italians dining than tourists, so the atmosphere was perfect. My son... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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126 reviews 126 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

To be fair, reviewing anywhere on New Year's Eve is hardly fair..but we certainly were glad to be able to have a sane dinner at a sane price (no set menu @ inflated prices)---that MUST be said! Tucked away in an unimportant street only minutes from Ponte Veccio, with its narrow entry il Desco seems almost not to be there...but... More 

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South Dakota
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I found this restaurant on TripAdvisor recommending their gluten free menu, and Hostaria il Desco did not disappoint! I enjoyed one of the best meals of my life here in Florence! I had the Menu Tuscano, which included champagne, wine, water, bread, cold salad, salami and cheese tray, pasta Bolognese, wild boar, cheesecake, and biscotti. All of my food was... More 

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Kailua, Hawaii, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Party of six. One meal served after 20 minutes. The rest of the meals staggered in over the next hour. There were no explanations, nor apologies. We regret that we hung around, but we were trying to be polite. We're just not used to such horrid service and food.

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Armidale, Australia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We shared the smallest version of the Steak Florentina. It was absolutely delicious, melt in the mouth, meat. Served with swiss chard, beautiful and simple. The smallest version was plenty for the two of us.

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new york
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39 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

We had lunch twice at this locals favorite. It came highly recommended by our hotel and they were right. All the dishes we had were delicious. Tiny and crowded, but since it was full of locals both times, we knew we were in the right place. Because of it's size and popularity, it might be a good idea to reserve... More 

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Address: Via delle Terme, 23/R, 50123 Florence, Italy
Phone Number: 055 294882
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence
Average Prices: USD 17 - 45
Cuisine: Italian, Steakhouse

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