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“Great place for somthing light” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Il Desco

Il Desco
Via Cavour, 27, 50129 Florence, Italy
+39 055 288330
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Ranked #27 of 1,969 Restaurants in Florence
Price range: $18 - $37
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
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“Great place for somthing light”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

My wife and I were wanted something lighter as we were eating so much rich food over the past few days. This is the perfect place for that! Really light and refreshing food. Definately recommend rhis place if your looking for somthing healthier.

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Crystal Lake, Illinois, United States
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“Perfect locationf or lunch while visiting Florence”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We happened on this wonderful place while looking for the Tourist Information (few doors away). What a cozy, inviting atmosphere. The chefs obviously enjoyed cooking and sharing with their customers. Ingredients were fresh and menu was light and satisfying. Would highly recommend.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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“Fresh and healthy, absolutely wonderful”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

We visited II Dresco for lunch, after having a little tour of Mercato Centrale nearby. The restaurant is closed to Duomo and is connected to the hotel next door. There is free wi-fi available free of charge.

We ordered almost every dish on the menu. They were all wonderful. The food is light and fresh, so if you are looking for meaty hearty Tuscan meal, do not come here. There are vegetarian and gluten-free options available. We particularly enjoyed homemade pasta with zuchini flowers and their chicken liver salad. Their starters are pretty innovative with dishes like vegetable panna cotta and grilled vegetable and meat substitute skewer.

The restaurant has outdoor seatings outside by the street and inside their lovely courtyard.

Staffs are friendly and efficient.

We would go back again, but without the boys who complained that there were not enough meat!

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“Lovely lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

We enjoyed a light lunch in this very nice restaurant. Just simple pasta dishes which were well cooked, served quickly and were inexpensive. The atmosphere was quiet for a Saturday, but I'm sure it gets busy during the week.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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“Excellent bistrot”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Il Desco was our personal favorite during our short time in Florence. The waiters were very happy and extremely accommodating. Price was reasonable and needless to the say the food was absolutely fantastic - the owners bring in the fresh organic produce from their very own farm in the countryside! My partner had the fresh chitarra spaghetti with kale pesto and pine nuts and I had the special boar ragu! We shared a mixed chicory salad with citronette sauce. The waiter helped us pick out two particularly delicious wines to go with our respective dishes which were divine! It's my number 1 recommendation to fellow travelers heading to Florence. Lived up to the hype big time!

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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