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IO osteria personale

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Santo Spirito / San Frediano
Contemporary, Italian, Mediterranean
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Borgo San Frediano 167r, 50124, Florence, Italy
+39 055 933 1341
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

Truly deserving of its place on the Michelin guide ! Exceptionel food, perfect ambiance, very kind and professional staff and not too expensive. A must.

Thank Magnus G
Burlington, Canada
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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

Before heading to Italy with my husband I found IO on Trip Advisor and made a reservation for one of the 2 nights we were to be in Florence. The whole experience was so outstanding that we went back again the following night! Firstly....we were met at the door by the most welcoming and friendly 2 people that we encountered... More 

Thank Cathy D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

This is a suburb little restaurant. Worth the 10/ 15min walk a few bridges up from pont Vecchio. We booked through trip advisor app and received a 25% discount off which made this great value for money. The quality of the dishes was fantastic and the service spot on. The stand out dish for me was the crispy veal with... More 

Thank Ellfy09
Lima, Peru
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

I had a great time dinning at Io O. P. The attention was extraodinary (shame I cant remember the name of the lady & man who received us, waited for us and help us throug out dinner!!!). They were so nice! The food was modern, with still a strong reference to traditional italian. My daughters and I had a great... More 

Thank claudia c
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

Amazing meal. We started by sharing the zucchini flowers and then we shared the tagliatelle with red prawns. For main courses my husband had the lamb and i had the octopus. Everything was delicious. I am a fan of octopus and order it often. This was possibly the best i've ever had. Service and atmosphere were very pleasant. We were... More 

Thank Stephanie G
Pudsey, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

This meal was up there as one of the best we had in our two and a half weeks in Tuscany. It's fine dining, with excellent service, elegant surroundings, yet manages to be relaxed and friendly and not overly formal. We opted for a five course tasting menu, comprising two appetisers, first course, main course and desert. Every single dish... More 

Thank kingduncan81
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2016

Ate 2 suppers over 2 weeks, each meal was excellent. Had the 4 course tasting menu, if everyone eats the same 3 courses (dessert can be different), the menu is an unbelievable bargain. The service, the ambience, and the meals were fine dining and excellent. The servers were wonderful.

Thank stephenr1951
Florence, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2016

Owner Matteo Fantini personally selects top seasonal ingredients to create his delicious plates. Recipes are created by Matteo then prepared by his top chefs. An innovative approach to Tuscan Dining of which few restaurants in Florence have managed to successfully achieve. His wine cellar is stacked with National wines from Boutique wineries. Matteo perfectly selects the perfect wine to pair... More 

Thank Italycustomized
Bellingham, WA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2016

One of the very best dining experiences we have had anywhere. My wife and I enjoyed 6 dishes total. Three starters and 2 pasta dishes, and a dessert. Each was beautifully composed using local ingredients, lovely to look at, and delicious to eat. Examples included a raw tuna dish; a zucchini flower dish stuffed with cheese and garnished with herring... More 

Thank DSBellingham_WA
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2016

I am so happy we stumbled upon this place. Really wonderful modern cooking. Everything was delicious, creative, and beautiful. It was one of the best meals I have had -- especially given the consistency of how good everything was. The chef here is a real star! The amberjack with celery was awesome -- cold, crunchy, and a lot of flavor... More 

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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
Contemporary, Italian, Mediterranean
Restaurant features
Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Borgo San Frediano 167r, 50124, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Santo Spirito / San Frediano
  • Neighborhood: Santo Spirito / San Frediano
  • Phone Number: +39 055 933 1341

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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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