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“surprisingly delicious” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hostaria il Desco

Hostaria il Desco
Via delle Terme, 23/R, 50123 Florence, Italy
055 294882
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Ranked #135 of 1,973 Restaurants in Florence
Price range: $18 - $49
Cuisines: Italian, Steakhouse
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
New Jersey, United States
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53 reviews 53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“surprisingly delicious”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

Happened to be 1 block from our hotel and we were actually on our way to another "tripadvised" restaurant but it was closed.

Bottom line- free glass of presecco, free small appetizer, delicious food great prices. Great value and a must go to

Visited July 2013
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Florence, Italy
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Amazing food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

found this place on a girls blog who use to live in florence and blog about food and recommended this restaurant and it didn't seem to fail. Was great money for value, and been someone who cant eat gluten, this was my heaven. To have gluten free bread at the start, and then accompanied with a bowl of yummy pesto tomato gluten free pasta was a dream. They have awesome set menus, and the staff are very polite and speak amazing english. Would come back again for sure, don't miss out on this place guys, its a hit especially when there are like 1500 restaurants in florence. And you get a free wine at the start and a sweet at the end of your meal. Bellissimo :)

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Toronto, Ontario
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7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Heaven... especially for celiacs”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

This was the few times I felt completely free to eat whatever I wanted [and boy did I do so!]. Fresh gluten free bread that was really tasty... gluten free home made biscotti.... no cutting corners on taste and quality just because they had to make it gluten free. Even my better half ate gluten free because it was so delicious. Very reasonable, excellent quality. It was recommended by a local store owner whose wife has celiac. HIGHLY recommend it! 5 stars don't do it justice!!!!!!!

Visited July 2013
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“Wonderful restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Visited Il Desco a number of times on a prolonged visit and found the food, service and ambiance as good as any other restaurant that we visited in Florence . And great value too!
The Swordfish special on one visit was outstanding. Book early, both tourists and locals are in on the secret.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Beautiful dinner!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

This restaurant was recommended by our hotel & when l looked it up on trip advisor it was one of the restaurants rated within 100 of the 1500 restaurants reviewd on trip advisor! I have to say that our dinner at this restaurant has been the best so far in florence. I had the risotto & my partner had the chicken & both were delicious! They also gave us a complimentary glass of white wine, an entree of potatoe soup (that was yum) & some biscuits at the end. The bill at the end of the night was very very reasonable for the quality of food & the service - only €36 for the both of us! We didn't have desserts because we were so full from our meal & the other complimentary food they gave us! Highly recommend!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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