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Il Santino

#440 of 1,981 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Santo Spirito / San Frediano
Italian, Wine Bar, Delicatessen
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Via S. Spirito, 60/R, Florence, Italy
+39 055 2302820
12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped by Il Santino for a pre dinner drink and snack. Service was very friendly and the wine selection small, but very good, served at the correct temperature and very reasonably priced. They also have a small selection of very good beers. We and all other costumers were offered a small delicious snack with our wine. All in all, thumbs... More 

Thank Bo W
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We wanted to go to the larger restaurant next door for lunch, but arrived at closing and this was suggested. Limited but delicious offerings with a good selection of wine. Like others have said it gets cozy when the tables are filled. Overall a very good lunch. Would eagerly return.

Thank cooncat123
Porec, Croatia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We read here good things about this place, but we wait our order 15 minutes. Rose wine and chees is ok, but nothing special. White wine - vernacchio is very bad, too much acid and bad wine. Salmone it was good.We pay this 13€, for us too much for nothing!

Thank seeandsalt
Olvera, Spain
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The architecture of this little food and wine bar was charming,so we went in for a bite. The waitresses were chic and indifferent. We had to ask twice for the water after ordering. The crostini were so bready as to weigh one down like a sinking ship. The saving grace? An eggplant quiche thing, at least, was truly lovely. The... More 

Thank ArtistGirl68
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place was calling our name as we walked down the little side street. We were traveling so decided to go in small wine bar next door. Asked for a sample of meats and cheese to share. We were the only ones in there and the tables filled up quickly. The people around us kept ordering more to sample. Hand... More 

Thank Angela A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

My partner and I came here every night whilst we stayed in beautiful Florence! Can't recommend it enough! See you in December!

Thank Anna K
Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Wow. This place. We adored it so much we went back twice! The wine, the INCREDIBLE crostini, the free tasters, the delightful staff, the desire to stay for hours eating and talking...it was magic. We are so happy we found it :) It's small so go early not to be disappointed!

Thank Kate S
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

Stumbled across this little gem while wondering the streets with my friend. The crowd was already spelling to the streets as the bar is tiny. Fantastic wines and most brilliant crostinis served with wine. Highly recommend to stop here!

Thank Jani_LDN
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

What about this little hole in the wall style bar , it is everything to me that means Italy . Friendly bubbly staff , quaint menu filled with delicious bar food. Generous servings of wine by the glass . Great vibe !!!!

Thank Lisa B
London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

This place is the best Great wine lovely food bites, great people Sometimes hard to get a table but worth the wait Been there three years ago, loved it then and loved it again this time around Will keep going back each time we go to Florence A must go if your in the area and fancy a glass of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Italian, Wine Bar, Delicatessen
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 2302820

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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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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