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Hostaria il Desco

#114 of 2,134 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
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Uffizi
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Via delle Terme, 23/R, 50123, Florence, Italy
+39 055 294882
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12:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

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  • 372
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  • 218
    Very good
  • 60
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  • 9
    Poor
  • 15
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Warm, Welcoming, Delicious.

Perhaps the best thing about this restaurant is that it's NOT a tourist trap, but rather is a lovely local restaurant. Florentines like it and any visitor would feel at home there, too. The food is first rate, the local wines are a super-value and the decor is fresh, clean and inviting... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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NYC
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82 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Perhaps the best thing about this restaurant is that it's NOT a tourist trap, but rather is a lovely local restaurant. Florentines like it and any visitor would feel at home there, too. The food is first rate, the local wines are a super-value and the decor is fresh, clean and inviting. Bravissimo! While we speak and understand some Italian,... More 

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DCF74, Proprietario at Hostaria il Desco, responded to this review

Thank you, thank you, this phrase "Perhaps the best thing about this restaurant is that it's NOT a tourist trap" is the one the most beautiful things that We have never read. See you very soon, Francesca More 

Paris, France
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Been here last year and came back this year to experience the great food and service. Had lunch one day and dinnner on another evening. The food is of an excellent quality. It is consistently good. The service is friendly and efficient. Prices are moderate. It is always best to book at it can get very busy

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DCF74, Proprietario at Hostaria il Desco, responded to this review

Thanks and see you next time! Happy new year! Francesca More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

Food was very salty. Ordered two pasta and a soup waited for 20 mins before the food arrived. Clearly prioritized other local customers before us. Our food arrived even later than the locals who arrived later than us. Total price was 26.5 euro, gave them a hundred bill plus 50 cents. But the lady did not want to take the... More 

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DCF74, Proprietario at Hostaria il Desco, responded to this review

Good New Year Lady, I'm very sorry for your experience. We don't take care just for few guests, we try to take care of every body. I don't think problems are the coins. See you soon Thanks Francesca More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

Simply Good Hostaria is better than the restaurant nearby named iCapaccino. iCapaccino is an awful tourist trap with owners crooks, with frozen food and very expensive for what it is. I don't recommend iCapaccino but better Hostaria further down.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

I found this restaurant for dinner based on a recommendation from my hotel during a rainy night in Florence and it proved to be the highlight of my day! It can be an uncomfortable experience dining alone in a foreign city, but the restaurant staff were very kind and communicated well. I was seated in the rear of the restaurant... More 

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Thank PHVet
London
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

This was a delightful traditional restaurant. We were given a glass of Prosecco when we sat down. There's a separate GF menu and I was bought a basket of GF bread. Such a treat as I usually miss out when everyone else is enjoying theirs. Wine is reasonably priced, the water is cheap and it states the price clearly on... More 

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Thank JoanneSh
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

Central location near ponte vechio. The decor is very nice recreating a traditional Italian restaurant. We had the mixed grilled meat which was great quality and very well seasoned. Baked potatoes were also delicious. I highly recommend the red house wine which is a superb wine at the unbelievable price of 8 euros. It is such a great wine the... More 

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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

Recommended Entree with fried pasta, salami and cheese. Main with Grilled Lamb, and Flat noodles with Truffle (This is in a special menu, see how luck you have!)

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Thank Lily D
Witney, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015 via mobile

We were given a complimentary glass of prosecco almost as soon as we sat down. Chose the fixed price menu which was delicious, they brought us complementary bread, olive oil and sea salt too. Gluten free was easy throughout the menu, even an extra basket of gluten- free breads. The waitress was very warm and friendly. I would definitely go... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Experience full on arrogant service at a restaurant that presents tourist Italy in a dish. Delicious, authentic and fresh, inexpensive but the attitude is way too much for this "little black duck". The wait staff were so rude, this restaurant should have a sign at the door saying- we do not like foreigners! We, a family of seven,celebrating a marriage... More 

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DCF74, Owner at Hostaria il Desco, responded to this review

Goodmorning and thanks for your choise of our restaurant. I'm so surprise to read all that things. I'm a honesty person and I always say that our restaurant is not perfect for cerimony like you wanted (when you resrved you didn't say that you celebrate marriage), because for lunch we are very busy, we work with people from office, shop,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via delle Terme, 23/R, 50123, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Uffizi
  • Neighborhood: Uffizi
  • Phone Number: +39 055 294882

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 17 - 39
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Uffizi
Every visitor coming to Florence for the first time will immediately identify with Uffizi. As in past times, passing through Via dei Calzaiuoli, you can reach the city center, the Florence that everybody dreams of. In just a few steps, visitors can experience the rare beauty of the capital of the Renaissance. walking delighted across Palazzo Vecchio and overlooking Piazza della Signoria, up to the Loggia of the Uffizi where it is possible to fully taste the talent of the best artists who animated Florence over the centuries. When the sun goes down, there’s nothing better than a walk along the river Arno up to the ancient bridge, Ponte Vecchio. It is full of jewels and decorated by the colors captured in postcards.
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