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Il Santino

#394 of 2,062 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Santo Spirito / San Frediano
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Via S. Spirito, 60/R, Florence, Italy
+39 055 230 2820
12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Clearwater, Florida
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Wonderful experience in the city of wine bars. Very small, cozy enoteca. The wines are fabulous and usually come with a paired small bite. The staff is extrèmely helpful in both wine selection and appetizer pairings. It's unusual for a small wine bar to have such a superior selection of cheese and salami. Limited menu but everything we ordered was... More 

Thank wjlagano
Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Perfect spot to sample Tuscan food specialities and wines. The atmosphere is very cosy, their choice of cheeses, cold meats and wines are very impressive. The waitresses are totally passionate and knowledgable. Our food and the recommended matching wines to suit our taste were perfect. Only a few tables but well worth the wait if you can't book. Definitely on... More 

Thank Floflolafaye
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a great place to meet friends! We really enjoyed meeting there before dinner. The sitting space is very limited, so get there early!

Thank Leandro T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

Small place to have some cheese and wine with friends! Always packed of people and has a great vibe..be aware though that sometimes they're aren't anymore spots to sit since it's tiny

Thank Renata J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016 via mobile

We foud this place travveling trough narrow streets and looking for a place to drink 2 glasses of wine. What surprises was that they served us with 2 bruschettes, from the house! Very cosy place!

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Vladivostok, Russia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016

Noticed this place when we're passing by - looked like a local spot where everybody is dressed very nicely and with a crowd of a more mature age which was def a good sign). It's a tiny bar with a great selection of wine, some snacks as well. Since the bar is so small lots of people are hanging outside... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016

A charming little bar with wonderful wine and great cured meats. Very much recommended. We appreciated the kindness of the staff who welcomed us in one afternoon during a rainstorm. A Brunello sure helped us feel better!

Thank GiuseppeNYC
East Berkshire, Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016 via mobile

For our last night in Florence, we wanted stop in a wine bar. Not a big fancy place just something small were locals hang out. Well Il Santino was the right place. It was small, comfortable and with great wine and delicious side dishes, which come with the wine. The deli snacks are all fresh and prepared right in front... More 

Thank RobertTower
Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

great place small sized and packed with locals. resembles a bar wine or a bistro. excellent food and wine. reasonable prices, but above all - incredible staff! our favorite place in Firenze...

Thank tsafrir71
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138 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

It is a small place with just 4 tables and several places at the bar. Mostly full all the time with no reservations. But if you are lucky - it is worth to wait. The food is simple, really fresh and excellent, the choice of wine as well. I think it is the best place in Florence for some wine... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean, Wine Bar, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via S. Spirito, 60/R, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Santo Spirito / San Frediano
  • Neighborhood: Santo Spirito / San Frediano
  • Phone Number: +39 055 230 2820

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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