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Osteria Santo Spirito

#177 of 1,981 Restaurants in Florence
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Santo Spirito / San Frediano
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Piazza Santo Spirito 16r, Florence, Italy
055-238 2383
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12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were exploring the Oltrarno and discovered this Osteria by chance after the restaurant recommended by the hotel was closed. It was a fortunate find as the food was excellent; really good vegetarian pasta dishes and a huge salad, all at very reasonable prices. The spaghetti mussels (an enormous portion delivered to the table next to us) looked fantastic, as... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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70 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We'd noticed this little restaurant the evening before and decided to try it. It was hot evening so asked if the interior was air conditioned - made sure the question was understood - and were assured it was. Wasn't, but nonetheless tolerable. My prosciutto and melon was delicious, and my wife's gnocchi were cheesy and buttery and tasty. I ordered... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant is located in the off beaten path of Florence - Piazza Santo Spirito. Reservations are recommended unless you decide to dine early. The truffle gnocchi was unreal and my wife had the rigatoni in tomato sauce with dried ricotta which was absolutely delicious as well. The service was solid and the atmosphere is very laid back without a... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is the place locals go. Located outside the tourist zone. Let's just say we went twice in four days. Although, we didn't have a reservation, it's strongly suggested! Our Airbnb host helped us out the first night and we got lucky our last night. The appetizers were full of flavor. Our favorite's for main course, the spaghetti (they have... More 

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Thank 11jms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Great food! We came here twice to try different items on the menu because it was so good. Pro tip: make a reservation in advance! On a busy warm July night, the wait was 2 hours long!

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Calgary, Canada
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45 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the best meal of our trip. The best bruschetta, excellent pasta (both the rigatoni in tomato sauce and the spaghetti aglio olio (garlic, oil, chilis) were exceptional) and a great main (sliced duck on rocket salad, with balsamic reduction). Even the bread was the best we had on the trip (with olive spread or great organic balsamic vinegar).... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a hidden gem which is in a working-class part of Florence. There aren't a lot of tourists that make it over to Santo Spirito. You will find many local Italians eating here, and for good reason. Friendly staff and delicious food. It is not a fancy place. Very casual.

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The cheese gnocchies ate was delicious, but a warning; it's super hot when it comes to the table! Also unless you are really really hungry, take the smaller portions. The atmosphere is local and feels like i'm eating with actually locals and not just crowds of tourists. Quite small so might get crowded, but at the same time it makes... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our Air B&B host recommended this saying it's like mama's cooking. My mama surely didn't cook like this- God bless her... every dish was beyond delicious. Lovely piazza outdoor seating and I swear every dish was perfect. Ps: some of the best meatballs of my life.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent meals. Huge! Not expensive. Only negative won't give you tap water but a lot of the others won't either! 5 main meals plus drinks only $100. Won't be disappointed. Service was fine not pushy not slow!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza Santo Spirito 16r, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Santo Spirito / San Frediano
  • Neighborhood: Santo Spirito / San Frediano
  • Phone Number: 055-238 2383

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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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