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Il Santo Bevitore

#212 of 2,049 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
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tue - Sun 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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.

1 Thank Catherine C
Santa Monica, California
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 177 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Thank plasmid
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173 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

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Brooklyn, New York
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank LivDaley
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016 via mobile

The menu is not typical Tuscan style but good Italian style. Quality of the food itself is very high and the cook has the right delicate way of preparation. Good and nice service. I my opinion as Italian it is really worth passing by

Thank Sarah C
Salt Lake City, Utah
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016

Our friend who is a native of Florence, says that Il Santo Brevitore is her favorite restaurant. Good local cuisine with a healthy upgrade. We had the Tuscan bread soup with kale and risotto rana pesce, which had a crispy fish cake on top. Delicious. Save room for dessert. I started making carrot cake when I was 12 which was... More 

1 Thank Dawn S
Madrid, Spain
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98 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016

No Coke, no usual beers (just local strance beers), no American Express, no understandable meals in English or Italian. It is really dificult to have a bad Lunch experience in Florence but we got it. A very limited menu, deficient service, very small portions, noisy atmosphere...better don't go and choose a true trattoria in the same street.

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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
Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic
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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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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