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“Inspired and refreshing”
Review of Il Desco Bistro

Il Desco Bistro
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Ranked #63 of 2,825 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $14 - $30
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighborhood: Duomo
Description: We are located in the historic center of Florence, between Piazza del Duomo and San Marco and we offer a simple and tasty cuisine, made with the freshest ingredients of the highest quality. We owned a small farm in Reggello that provides us vegetables, fruit and extra virgin olive oil certified organic by ICEA. For this reason our menu is seasonal and changes every three months according to the production of the garden. The focus is on offer vegetarian dishes and great attention is paid to the Gluten Free offer, almost everything on the menu is suitable for people with celiac disease! Limited offer of meat, but always available in most traditional recipes:)
Reviewed June 21, 2013

This quaint bistro incorporates Mediterranean ingredients into a refreshing menu of excellent vegetarian and meat dishes. The waiter was professional and quite charming in his pride in the food that he described and served. He was pleased to suggest a crisp and friendly Sangiovese rose with our meal, of course pouring a small glass for the ragazzi. Il Desco is a wonderful retreat between Piazza San Lorenzo and Galleria dell'Accademia.

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Reviewed June 15, 2013

Il Desco was recommended to us by friends that visited Florence recently so we decided to go there for our first lunch in Florence. Shams is the happy, warm, and friendly guy running the place and was so welcoming the second we walked in, we immediately knew we were going to like the place. We had such a great lunch experience that we returned again. The food was delicious, the people were incredible, and I would highly recommend going to Il Desco.

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Thank Mike E
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Reviewed June 13, 2013

We were introduced to Il Desco through our holiday organizers Inntravel but came back of our own accord for lunch twice. Food is lovely, simple and yet incredibly tasty - perfect for lunch when it is hot. Service is so friendly and knowledgeable both on food & wine. Part of making our holiday special so thank you . . . . Only suggestion would be please could you open evenings as well?

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Thank Heather B
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Reviewed June 11, 2013

This small bistro is part of the Hotel Il Guelfo Bianco where we were staying for 4 nights. We decided to give it a try for lunch one day and were not disappointed. We had the lunch specials that day - a veal dish and a pasta dish and both were very good. Service was extremely friendly and efficient. Highly recommend!

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Reviewed June 11, 2013

The staff was top notch and very personable and the food was delicious. My son had the omelette tower and my husband really enjoyed his seitan special. I had an artichoke in waffle (which ended up being zucchini because they were out of artichoke. All the flavors were complex and bold. Would definitely go back to try some other dishes if we had time. Also enjoyed a great recommended local beer.

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