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“Creative Osteria” 4 of 5 bubbles
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IO osteria personale
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Ranked #51 of 2,660 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Contemporary, Italian, Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Santo Spirito / San Frediano
Firenze
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211 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 322 helpful votes
“Creative Osteria”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2013

Florence is the capital of turistic restaurants and having an osteria in the left Bank that escapes from the ubiquitous recipes of the region is a kind of miracle.
The menu is not divided into starter and main courses, but basically everything can be What you want to be (probably the reason Why io, personal osteria).
The decor of the room is ok, anything too cosy or special, but even anything wrong, may be a little luckying of privacy.
The food is a kind of creative/moder maybe not super special but the chance to choose between meat and fish is quite rare in town and some inedited combinations make this restaurant a good choice among the numerous tourist traps

  • Visited May 2013
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Bruxelles, Belgique
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“A topper: nice atmosphere, great tastes and personal service!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2013

We enjoyed this restaurant very very much!
It's located a bit outside the touristic zone but is certainly a top restaurant in Florence.

I would highly recommend to book in advance.

They served tasting menu, where you we could try several dishes in small portions.
You can choose to have 3 or 4.
Sure enough to eat ;)

They also have a great winelist and the Spumante was delicious.

The atmosphere is quite modern, but intimate. We enjoyed our little table next to the bar.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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East Kilbride, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Exceptional dining experience”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles
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2 Thank mopo58
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“We loved it”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Amazing find!”
5 of 5 bubbles 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
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Thank Michelle A
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