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Caffe Desiderio

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Piazza Niccolo' Tommaseo 5 rosso, 50135 Settignano, Florence, Italy
+39 055 697687
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Gothenburg, Sweden
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83 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

If you want to go to a casual, small place but still get high class food and wines this is a treat. Room for 25 guests, cosy but serves great and creative dishes. It has an impressive wine cellar and a very personal touch. Good for both lunches and dinner, inside or outside. You may have to wait a little... More 

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Caffe D, Proprietario at Caffe Desiderio, responded to this review

thanks so mutch to be back in Settignano and in Caffe Desiderio after a few years... i'm so happy that you wrote again nice worlds about us... see you as soon as possible Michele e Francesca More 

Sydney, Australia
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427 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2015

every morning we would start the day in Settignano by doing the coffee shop on the main square across from the church and I find this Desderio very friendly accommodating with very good coffee

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Caffe D, Proprietario at Caffe Desiderio, responded to this review

thanks so much, is a pleasure to have people like you... wish to see you as soon as possible... Michele e Francesca More 

New Denver, Canada
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49 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2015

Right on the main square of Settignano, a short bus ride or drive from downtown Firenze, is a hidden gem for great food and wine. Frequented by locals and tourists alike, the food and wine offerings are tasteful and of the highest quality. Locavores will delight in this place which offers an array of charcuterie, pasta, and wines sourced from... More 

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Florence, Italy
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2015

This is truly little gem, I would like to keep a secret. Nestled high up in the hills of Florence in the main square of Settignano is Caffe Desiderio. The owenr, Michele and his wife Francesca create an incredibly warm and inviting ambiance. I had the homemade pasta with wild boar meat..divine in texture and flavour. The following day I... More 

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Florence, Italy
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325 reviews
249 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2014 via mobile

One of my favourite places in Florence, Michele is a great host and so is the rest of the team. Nothing is left to case, every dish is studied and made with the best ingredients, wine and beer selection is brilliant. Ask Michele to suggest a little wine/beer tasting course with your chosen dishes you will not be disappointed. Oh... More 

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Caffe D, Proprietario at Caffe Desiderio, responded to this review

thanks so much for the nice words... it has been a pleasure to have you here. ciao Michele e Francesca More 

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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

Wonderful place to have a drink and apperitivo or stay for dinner. Extensive wine list and great craft beer selection. Locally sourced foods and the owner was only too happy to tell us about the various food and drink, where it was from and how it was made. Very friendly, welcomed back in the morning for coffee and pastries. Worth... More 

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Caffe D, Proprietario at Caffe Desiderio, responded to this review

thanks so mutch, it has been a pleasure to have you here... see you soon Michele e Francesca More 

Brisbane, Australia
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2014

This small restaurant in Settignano was such a find. The owner, Michael, was so passionate about his food and provided undoubtedly the best service experience of our trip. Michael carves two types of aged proscuitto in front of customers, and offered excellent explanations about the best of Tuscan food and wine. He catered for our children with a simple pasta... More 

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Caffe D, Proprietario at Caffe Desiderio, responded to this review

thanks for the nice words... it has been a pleasure to have you here! we wish to see you soon Michele e Francesca More 

Greater Perth, Australia
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2014

Fantastic meal. Very friendly english speaking owner. Specialises in cured meats. The owner is the cook, waiter, sommelier and cashier but its worth the wait. Need to have 2-3 courses to fill up but the prices are very reasonable. He also whipped up simple but delicious cheesy pasta for the kids. Long wine list of French and Italian wines.

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Thank WombatOne
Caffe D, Proprietario at Caffe Desiderio, responded to this review

thanks for the nice words... wishing to see you soon Michele e Francesca More 

Toronto, Canada
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2014

We discovered this gem of a restaurant at the end of our stay in Settignano. Michael and his wife know and understand food and wine. We sampled the microbrewed beer and the wine. Although the menu is in Italian, Michael explained each of the dishes. Our table of 8 shared a plate of sliced meats-the surprise was the Iberico ham!... More 

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Toronto
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45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2014

We had taken the No. 10 bus from Florence to visit this hill town and particularly Villa Gamberaia. Although we couldn't stay for dinner (next time) we had a beautifully fresh croissant, nicely served latte and Americano coffee. We chatted with the friendly owner a while. For anyone who would like to have a "special" dinner I think this would... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$21 - $43
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza Niccolo' Tommaseo 5 rosso, 50135 Settignano, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence  >  Settignano
  • Phone Number: +39 055 697687
Description
Tel +39 055 697687

info@caffedesiderio.com

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