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Caffe Desiderio

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Italian, French, Bistro, Wine Bar
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Piazza Niccolo Tommaseo 5 rosso, 50135 Settignano, Florence, Italy
+39055697687
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7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Tel +39 055 697687 info@caffedesiderio.com

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great caffe/bar in charming Settignano!

Right on the main square of Settignano, a short bus ride or drive from downtown Firenze, is a hidden gem for great food and wine. Frequented by locals and tourists alike, the food and wine offerings are tasteful and of the highest quality. Locavores will delight in this place which offers an... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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New Denver, Canada
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New Denver, Canada
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37 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Right on the main square of Settignano, a short bus ride or drive from downtown Firenze, is a hidden gem for great food and wine. Frequented by locals and tourists alike, the food and wine offerings are tasteful and of the highest quality. Locavores will delight in this place which offers an array of charcuterie, pasta, and wines sourced from... More 

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Florence, Italy
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

This is truly little gem, I would like to keep a secret. Nestled high up in the hills of Florence in the main square of Settignano is Caffe Desiderio. The owenr, Michele and his wife Francesca create an incredibly warm and inviting ambiance. I had the homemade pasta with wild boar meat..divine in texture and flavour. The following day I... More 

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Florence, Italy
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139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 via mobile

One of my favourite places in Florence, Michele is a great host and so is the rest of the team. Nothing is left to case, every dish is studied and made with the best ingredients, wine and beer selection is brilliant. Ask Michele to suggest a little wine/beer tasting course with your chosen dishes you will not be disappointed. Oh... More 

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Caffe D, Proprietario at Caffe Desiderio, responded to this review

thanks so much for the nice words... it has been a pleasure to have you here. ciao Michele e Francesca More 

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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Wonderful place to have a drink and apperitivo or stay for dinner. Extensive wine list and great craft beer selection. Locally sourced foods and the owner was only too happy to tell us about the various food and drink, where it was from and how it was made. Very friendly, welcomed back in the morning for coffee and pastries. Worth... More 

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Caffe D, Proprietario at Caffe Desiderio, responded to this review

thanks so mutch, it has been a pleasure to have you here... see you soon Michele e Francesca More 

Brisbane, Australia
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This small restaurant in Settignano was such a find. The owner, Michael, was so passionate about his food and provided undoubtedly the best service experience of our trip. Michael carves two types of aged proscuitto in front of customers, and offered excellent explanations about the best of Tuscan food and wine. He catered for our children with a simple pasta... More 

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Caffe D, Proprietario at Caffe Desiderio, responded to this review

thanks for the nice words... it has been a pleasure to have you here! we wish to see you soon Michele e Francesca More 

Greater Perth, Australia
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Fantastic meal. Very friendly english speaking owner. Specialises in cured meats. The owner is the cook, waiter, sommelier and cashier but its worth the wait. Need to have 2-3 courses to fill up but the prices are very reasonable. He also whipped up simple but delicious cheesy pasta for the kids. Long wine list of French and Italian wines.

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Caffe D, Proprietario at Caffe Desiderio, responded to this review

thanks for the nice words... wishing to see you soon Michele e Francesca More 

Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We discovered this gem of a restaurant at the end of our stay in Settignano. Michael and his wife know and understand food and wine. We sampled the microbrewed beer and the wine. Although the menu is in Italian, Michael explained each of the dishes. Our table of 8 shared a plate of sliced meats-the surprise was the Iberico ham!... More 

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Toronto
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126 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We had taken the No. 10 bus from Florence to visit this hill town and particularly Villa Gamberaia. Although we couldn't stay for dinner (next time) we had a beautifully fresh croissant, nicely served latte and Americano coffee. We chatted with the friendly owner a while. For anyone who would like to have a "special" dinner I think this would... More 

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Decided to try lunch here after reading the tripadvisor reviews and weren't disappointed. Don't be put off by the Italian menu, your host will only be too pleased to help, with the food, the wine and the micro brewery beers. All the food is fresh and the pasta homemade and from what we could gather the menu changes daily depending... More 

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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

When visiting Florence there is a lovely walk from Fiesole to Settignano with amazing views over Florence. Arriving in Settignano you will have the opportunity to visit this café in the square while waiting for the bus back into Florence Piazza San Marco. Well take a later bus and linger. We did not eat there but the menu sounds interesting.... More 

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thanks for the nice words... wishing to see you soon ciao Michele e Francesca More 

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Additional Information about Caffe Desiderio

Address: Piazza Niccolo Tommaseo 5 rosso, 50135 Settignano, Florence, Italy
Phone Number: +39055697687
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence  >  Settignano
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 22 - 44
Cuisine: Italian, French, Bistro, Wine Bar

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Piazza Niccolo Tommaseo 5 rosso, 50135 Settignano, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence  >  Settignano
  • Phone Number: +39055697687

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 22 - 44
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Italian, French, Bistro, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions

Description

Tel +39 055 697687 info@caffedesiderio.com
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm

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