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“Great food, Unusual Choices” 5 of 5 stars
Review of IO osteria personale

IO osteria personale
Borgo San Frediano 167r, 50124 Florence, Italy
+39 055 933 1341
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Ranked #270 of 2,059 Restaurants in Florence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Chicago
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great food, Unusual Choices”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

IO has a very unconventional menu: no anti-pasti or pasta dishes. Set menu gives you choices of fish, meat and vegetable dishes; you can choose from different varieties or all of the same (such as all fish dishes). Food quality and flavors are excellent.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Munich, Germany
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
18 helpful votes 18 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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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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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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Prague, Czech Republic
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85 reviews 85 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
72 helpful votes 72 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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