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Hostaria il Desco

Via delle Terme, 23/R, 50123 Florence, Italy
055 294882
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Ranked #145 of 1,939 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $19 - $51
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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44 reviews 44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

One of the few restaurants in Florence that caters for gluten free eaters we had a delicious meal of pasta and a great sauce. Even a bit of fresh gluten free bread just baked. Lunch from the daily specials was inexpensive. This is where the locals eat so that speaks for itself. Not easy to find but well worth the... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

This hidden spot is a true gem in Florence- where almost everywhere you can get amazing food! Very special little place; small and cozy inside- warm colors, friendly staff, and fantastic food, of course. This place was recommended by our amazing hoteliers at Hotel Alessandra (great place, perfect location, huge rooms) and was spot on. Both of our meals were... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Found this hidden spot while walking back to our hotel (Westin Excelsior). The concierge made reservations for us but at 7:30pm on a Monday night it wasn't really necessary. But we had a nice corner table reserved. A sparkling wine was presented to us along with the menues. A couple of other tastes were also delivered by the chef. Delicious... More

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Simsbury, Connecticut
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41 reviews 41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Our hotel made this recommendation, and it was well worth it. The hostesses had a decent command of English, lucky for us! and it was a help with the menu. We had cuttlefish in ink sauce, and a wild boar ragu along with some excellent pasta dishes at extremely reasonable prices. A surprisingly good stop in a hidden alley. Make... More

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Rushden, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

A great find in a back street, this was a very authentic Tuscan restaurant. A glass of fizz to start always helps and the excellent evening went on from there. A good menu with all the local dishes you'd expect and a very good wine list. An intimate dining area and good service make this a highly recommendable establishment

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

I found this place after reading some blog about restaurants that locals frequent and it sounded appealing. This ended up being one of the best meals I had over 2 weeks in Italy. Perfectly cooked steak Florentine, and fresh noodles with black truffles that I can still taste. Reservation a must - but if you're lucky (like I was) and... More

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

I loved everything about our meal at Hostaria il Desco, especially the fact that our gluten free and vegetarian needs were easily accommodated. Had my favorite pasta (senza glutine) dish in Italy at this restaurant :)

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Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Great place with cozy interior. The food is great, the service is very nice and new treats keep coming to the table "on the house".

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Oslo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This was a nice find on my last day in Florence. Good food, nicely served, great desert, would definitely look it up again if I'll revisit Florence.

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7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Some of the best Tuscan food in Florence. Great Osso Bucco. Black truffles in summer. Super staff. Creative dishes...pasta, meat, etc. Nice complimentory touches like pre-appetizer and limocella with biscotti. Good prices and nice portions...not too big. Only two blocks from the Gold Bridge. Always go here every trip. Not to be missed.

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