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Osteria Il Mostrino

Santa Maria Novella
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Via Borgo Ognissanti, 141/R, Florence, Italy
+39 055 239 8704
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11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
family friendly restaurant

nice ambience. great for family gatherings. good service. ate the soup and penne with meat. was very good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
new york
Good for:
  • Business meetings
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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new york
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104 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

nice ambience. great for family gatherings. good service. ate the soup and penne with meat. was very good.

Thank gl0betr0tterny
Dallas, Texas
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43 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a wonderful meal at Osteria Il Mostrino, recommended by out hotelier at Hotel Albion and a short walk from the hotel. The food was excellent, and their wine offerings both high quality and reasonable priced. We even ate under the Birth of Venus! Much fun and great food. We would certainly go back there.

Thank LarryandBettyM
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Fantastic food, great service, intimate. This restaurant was recommended by locals. It opens earlier than most which is good for tourists especially if you are here in the fall during time change from daylight savings time. Many restaurants are closed on Sunday but this one opens for dinner on Sunday. If you are more than two people try to make... More 

Thank RDT3
Sacramento, California
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

This neighborhood family osteria was recommended by our landlord who lived nearby. They put together off-menu antipasti and I shared the Bistecca Alla Fiorentina which was excellent. With dad behind the stove, the kids out front were friendly and engaging. A thoroughly enjoyable meal in an unassuming osteria.

Thank RJ_Bob_W
Toronto, Canada
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Such delicious food! We arrived in Florence around lunch time. Our hotel suggested that we visit here for lunch. It was so good. I had the large tortellini with pear and pecorino with tomatoes and my sister had the meatballs with mushrooms. Both meals were delicious. Homemade pasta is amazing! We enjoyed the restaurant so much that we back twice... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

My partner had the wild boar papadelle and I had the penne with olives and tomatoes - both were top notch! Highly recommend.

Thank guiserose
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

If you're looking for a high end, off-the-charts restaurant, this isn't your place. It's a small, unassuming family restaurant with simple, straightforward and tasty food. The ribolita was excellent. Go there for comforting food in an intimate setting.

Thank Raphjh
Sydney, Australia
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35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

Nice little place, very attentive wait staff, and well prepared meals. House wine good, overall a decent osteria

Thank peteclissg
Nesquehoning, Pennsylvania
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

We had a lite dinner with house wine. The service was nice. The food was good. The wine was served in a quaint stoneware pitcher. The sidewalk seating was a nice setting for meeting and conversing with other diners.

Thank DebChas
Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

As we were tired, we didn't want to stray far from the hotel, so looked at here & another. The other looked a bit pricey, so opted to eat here. Not disappointed at all, great start warm welcome and a nice touch having bottles of wine on the tables, perhaps as suggestions. Didn't bother, just went for a house carafe,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Borgo Ognissanti, 141/R, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Santa Maria Novella
  • Neighborhood: Santa Maria Novella
  • Phone Number: +39 055 239 8704

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 26 - 48
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic


Open Hours
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Santa Maria Novella

Neighborhood Profile
Santa Maria Novella
Santa Maria Novella train station welcomes the majority of the people arriving in Florence, which might explain the hectic pace. Commuters and tourists come across the constant hustle and bustle of the station before exiting, taking a few steps and stopping amazed in Piazza di Santa Maria Novella. It is impossible not to admire the the square, housing one of the most charming basilicas in Florence. The area has plenty of local spots to taste Tuscan specialties, but don’t stop in the main streets alone; the narrower side streets always ensure satisfaction. The huge Parco Delle Cascine provides a solution to the need for a green area as well as a historic welcome in the form of a bronze statue of King Vittorio Emanuele II riding a horse.
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