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Hostaria il Desco

#110 of 1,983 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
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Via delle Terme, 23/R, 50123, Florence, Italy
+39 055 294882
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We found this restaurant from a blog and it was favoured by locals and figured we would give it a try. We didn't have reservations and we came with a fairly large stroller (Uppababy vista w/ bassinet) and they accommodated us with hesitation considering it's a narrow but quaint restaurant. We were seated at the back of the restaurant which... More 

Thank CDTNusca
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing wild boar and gluten free tagliatelle, great wild mushroom and steak main, house wine was delicious.. My partner thoroughly enjoyed his meal which included gluten... This restaurant is tucked away, looks like a non event, but the food is simple & simply delicious - I even got a gluten free bread basket

Thank Amanda H
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've had lunch and dinner here, and each time has been great food, great service. Tucked on a quiet street.

Thank DCNative61
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Our second visit to this restaurant and the service and food were as good as we remembered from our first visit back in 2014. The ambience is lovely, and the thoughtful touches such as a complimentary glass of Prosecco on arrival, as well as the amuse bouche (a pea and potato soup), as well as the little biscuits with our... More 

Thank Kirsty M
El Dorado Hills, California
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36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

The food is wonderful and the staff is friendly and speak English. One of the best meals I had in Florence!

Thank DreaminCalifornia
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

Was recommended this restaurant and wasn't disappointed!! Food was great, glass of fizz on arrival was a nice touch Reasonably priced for the quality of food Service was good Would go again next time we are in Florence Was so excited to eat the "magic" dessert I forgot to take a photo!!

Thank AmiB29
Halifax, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

We had dinner here and loved it. We felt welcomed right from the beginning, the service was great. The food was awesome and reasonably priced - great value. Several vegetarian options in addition to Bistecca al Fiorentina and other classic Italian dishes like pappardelle al rage. The house white wine was fabulous and affordable and we definitely recommend this place... More 

Thank el875298
London, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

No fireworks but no problems either. The room is dull and uninspiring but the food is very pleasant and the service friendly and efficient. Good value prices make this a worthwhile stop off.

Thank Simon D
Spello, Italy
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

This place is so good I would recommend it to everyone who is looking for a gluten free meal in Florence.

Thank m0nkeysaunt
Spring, Texas
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362 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

Good food and friendly service. Several items compliments of the house. Nice atmosphere and larger than most restaurants.

Thank Ron R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$16 - $38
Italian, Mediterranean, Soups, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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

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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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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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