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“Modern italian cuisine” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Il Santo Bevitore

Il Santo Bevitore
Via di Santo Spirito, 66r, Florence, Italy
39 055 211264
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Ranked #173 of 1,970 Restaurants in Florence
Price range: $46 - $53
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Brighton, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Modern italian cuisine”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Even though we hadn't booked, and we had to leave by 9 in time for the second seating, we did not feel rushed. The service was very attentive and the food very tasty. In hindsight, I should have chosen something else than the tartare. I like my steak rare, but this was a step further! Looking at the food served everything looked delicious.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Delicious food, lively atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Great mix of lively atmosphere, without ever being rowdy - we were there on a Friday night at busiest time, it was fun and lively, but large tables and spacious setting still ensure privacy. Food is very special - everything we tried was great, innovative mix of flavours and prices very reasonable - particularly recommend the risotto, the crispy octopus and the dark chocolate flan with orange sorbet (which was the best thing we ate in Italy!).

Visited January 2014
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“Great food. great service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

We're accidentally stopped by after seeing a long line at the entrance.
The food was great and so was the service!

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Toronto, Canada
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119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
“Nice for special occasions”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

My husband and I went for our anniversary as we were looking for something a little more quiet and romantic, but that wasn't too hard on our budget. We made reservations ahead of time, which is a must as the restaurant filled very quickly after opening.
The ambiance was very nice and relaxing - tables were candle-lit and far enough apart to feel quite private. The service was very friendly and attentive and although we attempted to speak in Italian as much as possible, it wasn't necessary at all. We dressed up a little extra for the occasion, but the atmosphere is relaxed enough that pants and t-shirts (the weather was warm) would have been fine.
Our meals were excellent - we especially enjoyed our appetizer which was a selection of cheese with a pear glaze that I would love to have again! I'm glad we selected it for our anniversary.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New York City, New York
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Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“The place to eat in Florence”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

This is what dining in Italy is all about. Slightly refined Tuscan in a very Italian, very elegant setting. Perfect food, absolutely incredible beef, amazing wine, wonderful service. I recommend this restaurant to everyone going to Florence; the oltr'arno is the place to go for food and drinks after touring the museums across the river. They have a wine bar next door. Highly recommended.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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