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“Exceptional dining experience” 5 of 5 stars
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IO osteria personale
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Ranked #106 of 2,509 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Contemporary, Italian, Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Santo Spirito / San Frediano
East Kilbride, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Exceptional dining experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

Situated outside the main tourist drag in Florence, this food here is well worth the charming walk alongside the river Arno to get to it. A small and intimate place tucked away in a quiet street, the quality of the food and charming understated service made this a memorable meal and a fantastic evening out. The menu is not the usual tourist fayre and provides innovative eating which makes a wonderful change in such a touristy city and is appreciated by people who take food seriously. The beef cheek was delicious and was wonderfully complemented with the choice of interesting deserts. I chose the chocolate mouse with balsamic ice cream and was not disappointed.We were very impressed and will definitely visit again.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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75 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“We loved it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

The food was inventive, delicious and throroughly enjoyable. The service was attentive and knowing. We would go back in a flash. Excellent and reasonably priced vino. Our best meal in Firenze.

  • Visited September 2012
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1 Thank edward w
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London
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Amazing find!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

This was without a doubt the best restaurant we visited on our recent trip to Florence. Its a small restaurant, full of local people. The service was brilliant and the food was exceptional.
What an amazing night we had, one not to be forgotten

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Michelle A
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Chicago
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great food, Unusual Choices”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

IO has a very unconventional menu: no anti-pasti or pasta dishes. Set menu gives you choices of fish, meat and vegetable dishes; you can choose from different varieties or all of the same (such as all fish dishes). Food quality and flavors are excellent.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank taster70
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Munich, Germany
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40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great food, an experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

Was there with my girlfriend. We have enjoyed great atmosphere and the slightly experimental cuisine. Don't expect traditional Pizza & Pasta but the food is great and worth every Euro. Modern atmosphere.

Very nice and professional staff. Also reasonable priced.

A bit difficult to find but worth the way over the river!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Daniel1601
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