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Osteria Il Mostrino

Via Borgo Ognissanti, 141/R, Florence, Italy
+39-055-2398704
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Ranked #512 of 1,868 restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $36 - $47
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Petaling Jaya, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

We were here in summer 2013, and was quite surprised that there werent many patrons. But that's one of the bets part - we get to enjoy some peace and quiet while enjoying our meal. We were here to try the local favorites - Florentine Steak. And it was marvelous. It was my first time eating and I loved it... More

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Scotland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

We have been eating at Il Mostrino each November now since 1994. I think it's been under its present management for about 10 years - and it never fails to be the best trattoria we have ever experienced in Italy. Our favourites are the minestrone and the lombatine di vitella, which we order every night! The boss, Mauro, is charming... More

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Mendham, New Jersey
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37 reviews 37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Smaller intimate restaurant, beautiful inside and very comfortable. All the food was good. The grilled meats and the gnocchi were outstanding. Service was very good, friendly. We recommend this to all.

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Seattle, Washington
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

We walked down the street from the Westin Excelsior looking for a place to eat and happened upon this restaurant. I had pasta figioli and it was delicious, along with salad which was fine. My husband had the gnocchi and I tasted one. It was also great. He also had salsicia al fagioli which he said was wonderful. We would... More

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Brisbane Oz
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

We had passed this restaurant a couple of times on our way into town and back and when we decided to go in for a meal the guy at the door remembered us just from passing by. (maybe we stand out like a sore thumb). We were so glad we went in as the food was just gorgeous, my husband... More

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Burlington, Vermont
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

We were out looking to get something to eat when we came upon this place. We were quite some distance from our apartment (on the other side of the Duomo) after having taken one too many turns down side streets looking for something good. Im pretty happy with our choice. We had the minestrone soup, a bruschetta side dish, two... More

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Cairns
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

We found this restaurant by accident and because it was late it seemed a good choice. It is out of the way on via Borgo Ognissanti in a semi business area opposite the hire car garage. Such an unassuming restaurant and what a surprise. We odered the Veal and the Pork, and both were fantastic. Desert of Tiramisu and Tartafu... More

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Utah
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

I agree with the reviewers who say that it is over-rated. It was recommended to us by some friends who went to this restaurant THREE evenings in a row on their last visit to Florence. I have a feeling they just hit it off with the server or something and that clouded their judgment somewhat. We did not feel welcome... More

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Narberth, Pennsylvania
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206 reviews 206 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

A pleasant neighborhood type of restaurant with good pasta and attentive service. The menu is varied, and the selections are served appropriately. One of our group did not like the main course, and the item was immediately removed from the bill.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

I feel certain that the restaurant is giving the hotels kickbacks for their "reccomdation". I heard the waitress say to table behind me " I'm just curious..... How did you hear about this restaurant?" She repeated this act with me, verbatim. Food is ok but not great. WAY overpriced. Don't go there unless you like being duped.

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