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“Amazing find!” 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 #448 of 1,968 Restaurants in Florence
Price range: $55 - $76
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
London
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Amazing find!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

This was without a doubt the best restaurant we visited on our recent trip to Florence. Its a small restaurant, full of local people. The service was brilliant and the food was exceptional.
What an amazing night we had, one not to be forgotten

  • Visited December 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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Chicago
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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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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31 reviews 31 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 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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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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