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Il Francescano

Santa Croce
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Via S Giuseppe, 50122, Florence, Italy
+39 055 241605
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Waiters are discreet and friendly. The place is really cozy and warm. About the food... The best experience in Italy! Home cooked food for all the tastes! Their tiramisu? Delightful!

Thank Lilly B
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and i stumbled upon this place by accident. The style is very cute with small chandeliers everywhere. Chianti bottle decorating the place. We ordered the pepper chicken and beef stew in wine sauce. Sooo good. This is the type of food you think of when you want to visit Italy. And the tiramisu!! I was in heaven! We... More 

Thank Bsromero
Johannesburg, South Africa
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

Our tour guide, Luca from a Harmony of the Seas shore excursions, highly recommended this restaurant for Florentine steak and its was a really poor experience. The head waiter or maybe owner has to be the rudest man in Italy! He literally attacked a group of Asian guests behind us and told them "this is Europe" take it or leave... More 

Thank MirandaI312578
White Rock, Canada
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Our family went here as it was recommended by the woman who works at our hotel at the front desk. We found it great food and very good value. Service was good ... They are not in your face but there when you need them. And the food is good ... And good portion sizes!

Thank Whiterock4
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

I have eaten at many different types of restaurants including Ruth Chris and many fine dining location in and out of the states and can say that the filet I had here was the best steak I have ever eaten. I truly tried wish it never ended as I ate it so slow just to savour every last bite. It... More 

Thank Michael T
Wilton, Connecticut
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67 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

Very convenient for us as we were staying just across the street. Nice seating outside and attentive service. Plenty of meat, large portions (the left overs we took with us) and pretty good too, not the best in town but good. But the biggest drawback was the price which was very high, especially compared to other places which we found... More 

Thank AC543212345
Utrecht, The Netherlands
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

We went here for dinner on a nice evening in May. At first everything seemed great and we were even offered a glass of bubbles for free. However, when I ordered a red wine by the glass, the waiter told me they had house wine or a chianti. I chose the latter, however when the wine was brought for me... More 

Thank Henk V
Herndon, Virginia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

In a city that is at times too touristy, finding upon a recommendation from my hotel, this great little restaurant after an insane day of travel made my night. Hitting the region just as truffle season was starting I had the Linguine with Black truffles...let me just say this, I am still thinking about it 4 weeks later! Yes the... More 

Thank Annjeanette F
Oslo, Norway
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150 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

Starte so well in this Nice restaurant, and pasta worm and coocked just right. Perfect. Pricy, and the owner went in and out smoking without even nodding to us placed by the drafty door. Staff otherwise very Nice and attentive, but when they had a problem with the bank link they totally ignored us. Shoud have been so easy to... More 

Thank AinaK2013
Espoo, Finland
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20 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2016

A worse dinner at Firenze vacation. Restaurant is small and nice and service ok. But main think - food. It was quite tasteless. It was not bad but i think it was highly overprices for quality. There is plenty of better restaurants at Firenze.

Thank LaThuile

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Italian, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via S Giuseppe, 50122, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Santa Croce
  • Neighborhood: Santa Croce
  • Phone Number: +39 055 241605

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Staying in Santa Croce

Neighborhood Profile
Santa Croce
Stop and stare at the beauty and symmetry of the Basilica of Santa Croce any time day or night. Unraveling around it are a number of architectural and artistic masterpieces, from the Synagogue to the Central National Library. As a hub for young people, the area gets busy with people who want to have fun: a continuous flow of tourists and locals become animated by songs and dances.
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