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“Great food, an experience!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of IO osteria personale

IO osteria personale
Borgo San Frediano 167r, 50124 Florence, Italy
+39 0559331341
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Ranked #509 of 1,878 restaurants in Florence
Price range: $55 - $76
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Munich, Germany
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Great food, an experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

Was there with my girlfriend. We have enjoyed great atmosphere and the slightly experimental cuisine. Don't expect traditional Pizza & Pasta but the food is great and worth every Euro. Modern atmosphere.

Very nice and professional staff. Also reasonable priced.

A bit difficult to find but worth the way over the river!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“An oasis for locovores and sophisticated palates”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

Attentive service, fine wines from small vineyards, and a committment to local suppliers for raw ingredients - all result in a surprising mix of flavors, textures and temperatures. The medallion of fresh cod, served on a bed of gaspacho cream, and topped with a small scoop of yellow bellpepper icecream is a palate pleaser. And desserts - when you're finished, there'll be no regretting the calories.

Visited September 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“The finest restaurant in Florence!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

We loved this restaurant and it was a wonderful last night to our holiday - the service was impeccable and the food was outstanding, not a traditional pizza and pasta Italian menu. It was just a shame that there was not more people there, we were alone on a Saturday night from 8.30pm until around 10.00pm, so the atmosphere was not great - it should be fully booked!! But I would still thoroughly recommend it and I would definitely return!

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Florence, Italy
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74 reviews 74 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
“This is contemporary Italian cusine!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

Hei, you, American tourist planning to visit Florence and looking for an authentic restaurant: this is a good restaurant and not all the ones you find in crappy guides or that your great-great Uncle recommended you since he's been in Florece 50 years ago.
Young Italian do not eat pasta night and day, therefore here NO PASTA! And no steak! But that works for us!
The place is easy, cozy, friendly and very updated, not to mention that prices are very reasonable compared to the other ones on you book!
Check and let me know.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Zurich, Switzerland
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173 reviews 173 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
“The Chef & Manager are perfect hosts - excellent fare”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

We enjoyed our dinner that was very different to all our meals in Tuscany. Creative and the manager who took the orders is a mind reader. Just the perfect order for each one of us to please the individual palate.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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