We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“This is the real deal” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Il Santo Bevitore

Il Santo Bevitore
Via di Santo Spirito, 66r, Florence, Italy
39 055 211264
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #167 of 1,874 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $46 - $53
Cuisines: Italian
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Brush, Colorado
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“This is the real deal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

We ate here after 2 weeks of seeking out great food in Northern Italy. Everything about the experience was near perfect, the food, the wine, the waiters, the room. Make a reservation. Drink the wine the recommend. Enjoy.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

1,199 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    630
    413
    105
    33
    18
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Glencoe, Illinois, United States
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Special Xmas Lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

Christmas Day in Florence and the restaurant was closed to the public so they could feed the poor. The owner insisted that our entire family (5 of us) be their guests. Watching the staff at this very nice trattoria feeding the poor with class and dignity reminded all of us of the true meaning of Christmas. The food took our experience to the next level - great pasta, amazing lemon chicken and a wonderful desert. They wouldn't let us pay or leave a tip for anyone on the staff. Their hearts are big, the food is great and the atmosphere was festive. Highly recommended.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Great Bistro to try whilst in florence”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

We were in Florence in December 2012. Whilst we were there we had lunch at this restaurant 3 times for a couple of reasons. One my 3 year old loved it (so he asked to go there two times); it was close to the hotel we were staying in; the food was great; and the service was great too. Would recommend this place, if want a bistro type experience with great food; service; wine. When we went there was a mix of mainly locals and tourists. Not five star fine dining; but great all the same.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Milan, Italy
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Really nice restaurant in oltrarno”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013 via mobile

Really good food and not too expensive. A bit more fancy than a typical trattoria, romantic, nice staff. A reservation is strongly recommended, we tried twice without reservation but the restaurant was full, even if it's pretty big and it was during the week. Suggested!!

Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Gothenburg, Sweden
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Just a little step away from excellence!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

Having read the recommendations, we were curious about this place and made a reservations. (reservation highly recommended!!!) We were nicely welcome and seated. The service was very efficient and quick. Although the house was full, the staff managed to take individual care. The food is served in an artistic fashion. In terms of food, the ambition and ideas are very innovative and good, but somehow the cooking phase still needs that last touch to create the harmony and exceptional taste. For example, I got grilled sea bass with cooked apple, fennel mixture. fish was grilled good, the veggies were tasting also good on their own. However these 2 couldn't manage to get combined. As said, that last touch is required-- i.e. spicing, cooking method, etc. Portions are kind of small compared to the price. Rich and fairly priced choice of wines.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Il Santo Bevitore also viewed

Florence, Province of Florence
Florence, Province of Florence
 
Florence, Province of Florence
Florence, Province of Florence
 

Been to Il Santo Bevitore? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Il Santo Bevitore, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.