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Caffe Desiderio

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Italian, Bistro, Winery, Oyster 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: Breakfast, Late Night, 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
Elegant, Simple elegance with fresh market ingredients and a mecca of a wine selection!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 8, 2015
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Florence, Italy
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Florence, Italy
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 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
Top Contributor
143 reviews 143 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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 

Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 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
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

The waiter and the owner took extra effort, and fun, to help us understand what we were eating and what was special. My wife had nettle's on her pasta which we all tried with interest. My daughter had great ravioli and I had braised beef. Wine to fit our palette as well.

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

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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
  • Cuisine: Italian, Bistro, Winery, Oyster 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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