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“A topper: nice atmosphere, great tastes and personal service!” 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 #535 of 1,993 Restaurants in Florence
Price range: $55 - $76
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Bruxelles, Belgique
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“A topper: nice atmosphere, great tastes and personal service!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

We enjoyed this restaurant very very much!
It's located a bit outside the touristic zone but is certainly a top restaurant in Florence.

I would highly recommend to book in advance.

They served tasting menu, where you we could try several dishes in small portions.
You can choose to have 3 or 4.
Sure enough to eat ;)

They also have a great winelist and the Spumante was delicious.

The atmosphere is quite modern, but intimate. We enjoyed our little table next to the bar.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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East Kilbride, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Exceptional dining experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

Situated outside the main tourist drag in Florence, this food here is well worth the charming walk alongside the river Arno to get to it. A small and intimate place tucked away in a quiet street, the quality of the food and charming understated service made this a memorable meal and a fantastic evening out. The menu is not the usual tourist fayre and provides innovative eating which makes a wonderful change in such a touristy city and is appreciated by people who take food seriously. The beef cheek was delicious and was wonderfully complemented with the choice of interesting deserts. I chose the chocolate mouse with balsamic ice cream and was not disappointed.We were very impressed and will definitely visit again.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“We loved it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

The food was inventive, delicious and throroughly enjoyable. The service was attentive and knowing. We would go back in a flash. Excellent and reasonably priced vino. Our best meal in Firenze.

  • 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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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
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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