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Wed, 5/27
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#246 of 1,776 Italian in Florence
Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2017, 2019 Winner

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Bruschette al Pomodoro fresco con olio, aglio e basilico
Toasted Tuscan bread with Fresh tomatoes, Garlic , extra virgin olive oil and basil
EUR 6.0
Flan di asparagi con fonduta leggera di gorgonzola e granella di pistacchio
Asparagus flan with a light gorgonzola cheese fondue and chopped pistachios
EUR 9.0
Pomodoro e mozzarella di bufala alla caprese
Caprese Salad (tomatoes and buffalo’s mozzarella)
EUR 9.0
Polpo di scoglio saltato con purè di patate
Sauteed common octopus with mashed potatoes
EUR 12.0
Crostini tipici toscani (fegatini di pollo alla Toscana, funghi porcini , Il Lardo di Colonnata IGP , burro acciughe e pomodorini)
Typical tuscan crostini(toasted bread with liver patè , porcini mushrooms , butter anchovies and cherry tomatoes , Il Lardo di Colonnata IGP )
EUR 8.0
Crostini con crema di formaggi e tartufo nero fresco
Toasted bread with cream of cheese and fresh black truffle
EUR 12.0
Prosciutto crudo DOP e cuore di burrata
Very soft creamy Mozzarella cheese and slices of Farmhouse Prosciutto Crudo
EUR 12.0
Gran selezione di formaggi di Pienza con miele e confetture Pecorino gran riserva(vincitore dell'oro al World Cheese Award 2018),al pepe nero,al tartufo , semistagionato
Assorted Pienza Pecorino Cheese (Pecorino Gran Reserva (gold at the World Cheese Award 2018), black pepper, truffle, semi-mature) Served with Various Jam and Honey
EUR 15.0
IL Gran Tagliere del Hostaria IL Desco (Prosciutto crudo DOP , salame toscano , finocchiona , coppa , formaggi di Pienza )
Assorted Tuscan Cured Meats(Tuscan Ham , Salami , Finoicchiona , Coppa) and Pienza Pecorino Cheese
EUR 15.0
When talking about Tuscan cooking we talk about tradition told in many dishes ranging from Commune to Commune, from season to season and from the many varieties of products that our territory offers. Our intent has always been to follow the season, giving you the chance to taste the most regional specialties, changing the menu several times a year. We are nevertheless proud to be able to do this without GLUTINE and use most vegetables and vegetables at KM Zero.
$16 - $38
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Steakhouse, Soups, Italian, Mediterranean, Tuscan, Central-Italian
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed February 13, 2020

This is my 2nd visit here and I would recommend it as one of the most friendly restaurants in Florence. We had come to celebrate my daughtes birthday, this time. We chose to have the Bistecca Fiorenta. This was beautifully cooked and was such a...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed November 6, 2019

I’ve been in Venice, Bologna, Milan and Florence and this restaurant has a dedicated 8 page Gluten Free menu with significant offerings including pasta, and desserts all of which is absolutely beautiful. The best GF food so far! Great and friendly service too. Whilst I...More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed January 11, 2020 via mobile

By far the best restaurant In Italy! The food, the waiters and the atmosphere! I highly recommend it. I tried a lot of their dishes! The octopus with mashed potatoes was THE BEST!!! The spinach dish; yummy! And not to mention the best waiter Genci...More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed December 30, 2019 via mobile

This is a wonderful non touristy delicious family owned restaurant The food was perfect, and the service attentive and warm I strongly recommend!!!!

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed December 6, 2019

Barely a handful of minutes from the Ponte Vecchio, slip down a side street where the crowds disappear and enjoy a great meal. We had a florentine steak (because you have to, at least once), and it's marshmallow tenderness was everything a great steak should...More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed October 28, 2019 via mobile

Beautiful little restaurant. Food was delicious. We found it during our travels on a Saturday night but suggest making a reservation.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 11, 2019

We had a minestrone and ribollita. The service was excelent, the atmosphere was nice and cosy. We felt like we were visiting some friends. The meal is really tasty and flavoured.At the end. We were served limoncello, compliments on the house and it was a...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed September 29, 2019 via mobile

The first question out of his mouth was to ask if we wanted the gluten free men. They get it and were incredibly accommodating. The minestrone and tomato soup were excellent. The gnocchi was potato so gluten free, but normally comes with a cheese sauce...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed September 20, 2019 via mobile

Saw great reviews for this place so we booked a table (highly recommended, it’s very popular) and so glad we did! The restaurant itself is lovely, very homely and cosy with a great atmosphere. The food was delicious and fresh, and very reasonably priced too....More

Date of visit: September 2019
HostariaILDesco, Proprietario at Hostaria il Desco, responded to this reviewResponded September 27, 2019

Dear gillydeas , We are very pleased to hear you had a great experience in our restaurant. Let me assure that the real treasure is your amazing and unique feedback, all the Team is grateful and also looking forward to welcoming you back soon!. Arrivederci...More

Reviewed September 16, 2019

I totally love this place and the wonderful host Gabriel! The food was truly outstanding and the personal touch was so welcoming. I dined here 4-5 times in my two week stay and cant wait to come back to Florence and go there again. You...More

Date of visit: September 2019
HostariaILDesco, Proprietario at Hostaria il Desco, responded to this reviewResponded September 27, 2019

Dear Bhavin S , We are very pleased to hear you had a great experience in our restaurant. Let me assure that the real treasure is your amazing and unique feedback, all the Team is grateful and also looking forward to welcoming you back soon!....More

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