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“Great place not crowded with tourists!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Il Desco Bistro

Il Desco Bistro
Cavour 27, 50129, Florence, Italy (San Lorenzo)
+39 055 288330
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Ranked #31 of 2,134 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $13 - $28
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: San Lorenzo
Description: We are located in the historic center of Florence, between Piazza del Duomo and San Marco and we offer a simple and tasty cuisine, made with the freshest ingredients of the highest quality. We owned a small farm in Reggello that provides us vegetables, fruit and extra virgin olive oil certified organic by ICEA. For this reason our menu is seasonal and changes every three months according to the production of the garden. The focus is on offer vegetarian dishes and great attention is paid to the Gluten Free offer, almost everything on the menu is suitable for people with celiac disease! Limited offer of meat, but always available in most traditional recipes:)
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“Great place not crowded with tourists!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013 via mobile

Fresh local food prepared and served by friendly Florentines. On a good route from the duomo to San Marco.

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Sydney, Australia
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“Delicious, local produce”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

We ate lunch here almost every day that we were in Florence. The staff are so helpful and the food is fresh, delicious and from their farm in Tuscany. We had the address as 55 Via Cavour.

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“Great lunch.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

This spot is so great. Small and intimate with great food at a reasonable price. Friendly and fast, it's a great stopping place for some wine and more. Dinners look good here, too!

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“Check Location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

We really wanted to visit this restaurant because of reviews here and our preference for vegetarian cuisine. However, the map on trip advisor shows it right on Piazza San Marco. There is a Via Cavore 55 there but it was not the restaurant and nobody we asked seem to know about it). The restaurant website indicates it is two blocks closer to the Duomo - 55R. Maybe will try again tomorrow.

Visited July 2013
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bistrotildesco, Food &Beverage Mngr at Il Desco Bistro, responded to this review, July 14, 2013
Hello...
Thank you for giving us the occasion to clarify where we are located:
Walking from Piazza San Giovanni (the cathedral square) toward Piazza San Marco, we are on the left hand side of the street at the beginning, called Via Martelli, then Via Cavour, at the civic number 55 RED. As in Florence we have red and black numbers, maybe it would be easier if you look for the 27 BLACK and 29 BLACK: We are between them.
Hope to welcoming you here today,
my kindest regardes.

Shams Shahidi
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“Excellent, Tasty, Fresh and Healthy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013 via mobile

Had a fantastic lunch with super service. This is a small restaurant and the staff are very friendly! Food is fresh, healthy and tasty. Daily special of Florentine gnocchi was awesome and all sides (salad, couscous and vegetables with mint yogurt) were excellent. Quite near San Marco church - we recommend this restaurant!!

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