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Il Guscio

Via dell'Orto 19, Florence, Italy
+39 055 224421
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“panna cotta” (10 reviews)
“seafood” (11 reviews)
“rabbit ragu” (3 reviews)
Opens in 28 min
All hours
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Via dell'Orto 19, Florence, Italy
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1 - 10 of 107 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked a table at this restaurant after reading such great reviews and it didn't disappoint. Off the beaten path so still feels a bit undiscovered. We had a table of 5 and ordered 2 starters, shared 2 pasta's (so fresh and flavorful) and everyone got...More

Thank LAFreebird
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We read a blog that recommended this place plus positive trip advisor reviews. It was fairly empty on a Monday night ~8 ish. €5 charge for bread brought at the start, but no plates given to eat it with. We shared a risotto starter that...More

Thank ZNJ_05
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was recommended to us by the guy who showed us to our apartment, we went down one night but it was fully booked, so we booked our table for the night after, seems constantly busy so booking is a must in high season. As the...More

Thank gearoidkiely
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our group experienced 3 dinners in 3 great restaurants in Florence. This was my least favorite of the 3. It was still very good, however I felt I chose the wrong main course. The "big plate" of seafood was nice but I was expecting more...More

Thank Simon G
Reviewed May 23, 2017 via mobile

Lovely food, our best dinner in Florence and very reasonable, my only criticism was the length of time it took to get the bill

Thank Giles B
Reviewed May 18, 2017

This is the best restaurant I ate at while in Italy. If you are in Florence, this is an authentic Italian dining experience you should not miss. Have your hotel make dinner reservations for you in advance. Every single dish I ordered was perfection. Fried...More

Thank blee409
Reviewed April 29, 2017 via mobile

Very tasty restaurant. Yammmmmm! We had as dessert creme brulee and someth with ricotta: it was delicious! 😻😻😻😻

Thank cristina b
Reviewed April 13, 2017 via mobile

We had really good dinner last week, gnocchi were delicious however little small portion I'd say. My son's carbonara with artichokes was ok but my pasta with prawns was just amazing! ! Service need to improve, we were sitting outside after finishing our meal for...More

1  Thank Gabriela L
Reviewed April 6, 2017 via mobile

One of our best meals ever in Florence! We didn't need a reservation on this Wednesday in April for dinner. Large restaurant inside with small patio by the door. Delicious food. We had the big "Padella" as an appetizer ( pan of seafood in broth)...More

Thank lck88
Reviewed April 1, 2017 via mobile

Very bad service. You made a reservation in internet and receivef a confirmation. The owner explain you, you have to leave. Une arnaque à l'italienne. Avoid this place !!

1  Thank Dimitri C
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Families with children, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via dell'Orto 19, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Santo Spirito / San Frediano
  • Neighborhood: Santo Spirito / San Frediano
  • Phone Number: +39 055 224421
  • E-mail
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