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Il Santo Bevitore

#214 of 2,062 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Santo Spirito / San Frediano
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Via di Santo Spirito, 66r, Florence, Italy
+39 055 211264
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tue - Sun 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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44 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had such a lovely meal here on my last night in florence. Was recommended by a friend who used to live in florence. Food was served well with great flavour! Staff very friendly and knowledgable. Would eat here again if I was coming back to florence.

1 Thank Natalie H
Perugia, Italy
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155 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You just can’t go wrong at this place. The menu always has interesting and fresh offerings, the wines are well thought out and the atmosphere is casual. When I’m in Florence this place is a must!

Thank italianwinestyle
Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been dining at this establishment on every annual trip to Florence over the last 8 years. It may surprise the Chef to know that English speakers know the difference between baked salmon with vegetables and smoked salmon on a bed of lettuce leaves. They has apparently run out of salmon fillets and thought they could open a packet of smoked... More 

1 Thank Colin255100
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Meal was good but at the end the waiter said, "Service is not included." If that is the case, it is the only place in our 1.5 years living in Italy.

2 Thank Catherine C
Santa Monica, California
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017

I made a reservation weeks in advance directly with the restaurant and when we arrived they did not honor it, even though I had (and still have) it in writing on my iPhone. The host acted as if it wasn't his problem, but after I protested he offered to seat my family and I as long as we could eat... More 

2 Thank Tim B
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

We chose Il Santo Bevitore as the restaurant to celebrate our second wedding anniversary and it didn't disappoint! It was an excellent meal. Lively surroundings with great food - the garganelli pasta was the best pasta we had. A good wine list with so many local options was available, from which we chose a delicious chianti classico. The service was... More 

Thank JohnandChloe
Rio de Janeiro
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016 via mobile

Modern Italian cooking. Frear service and great food. Burrata and Língua apetizers are excellent. Great Lamb shoulder (stirco). Highly recommended.

Thank BrunoRio
Goshen, New York
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282 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016

I last reviewed the lunch we had at this restaurant in October of 2014. We enjoyed that experience and decided to return for dinner on this trip. We were staying at the Palazzo Guicciardini which is not far from Il Santo Bevitore. The restaurant opens at 7:30 and there is a line waiting to get in so be sure to... More 

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154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

Had dinner here twice and we loved it. The staff who speak English very well. The interior design and ofcourse the food. Great antipasti and pasta. Also very refined signature dishes. Try the excellent roasted rooster, but also chicken liver terrine, burrata with spinach. Great wine list. The desserts are the least of the menu but still okay. And the... More 

Thank Nimbus71
Brooklyn, New York
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2016

Remember when Jessica Simpson didn't understand it was tuna in a can? That was all I could think of here. (I am not knocking her. I've bought some of her clothing line). As indicated in the reviews, the place is large but fills up quickly and many locals frequent. (It may be more like a diner for them.) The wine... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$46 - $53
Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via di Santo Spirito, 66r, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Santo Spirito / San Frediano
  • Neighborhood: Santo Spirito / San Frediano
  • Phone Number: +39 055 211264

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Staying in Santo Spirito / San Frediano

Neighborhood Profile
Santo Spirito / San Frediano
A warm evening with a cocktail in your hand and great company is the ideal way to experience Piazza Santo Spirito; the area is busiest at sunset for happy hour. Visitors cannot hide their astonishment sitting on the staircase under the Basilica of Santo Spirito, and they cannot help but stare at the architectural masterpieces like Bianca Cappello House, Fontana dello Sprone and San Frediano in Cestello and Santa Maria delle Carmine churches. Tourists and Florentines alike join up in the area between Santo Spirito and San Frediano, connecting the Tuscan soul to the international spirit permeating the city.
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