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Osteria Antica Mescita San Niccolo

#162 of 2,049 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Via di San Niccolo' 60/r, 50125, Florence, Italy
+39 055 234 2836
12:00 - 00:30
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 00:30
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We came across this restaurant accidentally and decided to step in for lunch and have some rest. The restaurant is not far from the Piazza Michelangelo. We sat inside by a corner table to watch the people go by as it was a bit windy and cloudy that day. There is also another level at the basement but I could... More 

Thank greekcypriot2009
Vilnius, Lithuania
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49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just wanted to express my disappointment with the reservation we had here for NYE. Location specifically replied that they reserved a table for two for "19:30/20:00". We came at around 20:03, where the waiter replied they gave away our table a while ago as we did not show up at 19:30. Not sure if I should treat it as a... More 

Thank CharlesGKS
Osteria N, Proprietario at Osteria Antica Mescita San Niccolo, responded to this review

Dear CharlesGKS, You have made a reservation for the New year' eve for 7.3o Pm and not for the time you want. You arrived at 8.15 pm and not at 8.03 (as you can se are not italians that arrive late) with out previously informed us , by a phone call , to be late. I don't know How you... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It doesn't look like anything special from the outside but the food ,wine and atmosphere was brilliant. This is authentic Florence food and at a great price.

Thank John M
Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had an outstanding lunch (ask for seating in the lower level!) with great service and awesome menu selections. This location is on the less touristy area on the other side of the Arno River. My husband, two young adult children (ages 19 and 21) and I thoroughly enjoyed this treasure!

Thank bellacharm29
Folkestone, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great service, my fiancee and I are wine novices and ordered a desert wine. Instead of laughung at us, as was his right the waiter brought us a free biscuity desert to enjoy with the wine. He also had a better English accent than me and I'm English!!

Thank Joe H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We walked up to Piazzale Michelangelo and returning towards town we were definitely hungry. We found this cozy and nice osteria and we stopped. The food was good and the staff friendly. Good lunch at a very good price.

Thank mannylav
Santa Maria, RS
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great food for a very good price. 12 euros for the daily menu with a primi and secondo piato with a bottle of water. Very good service too. Near the pizzale Michelangelo!

Thank Augusto F
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Reccomended by hotel staff. Sitting available outside or limited inside. Reservation was not necessary. A 15 minute walk, crossing one of the bridges. Use a Taxi with bad weather or if you have disabilities. Food was excellent but they need more staff.

Thank 27Ruben27
Stockholm, Sweden
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Good service, good food and excellent wine. We could sit outside but as the weather was a little cold, we preferred to sit inside. Very nice atmosphere.

Thank hansrosander
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

We stopped here on our way to hang out at the Piazzale Michelangelo. By this point in our trip, I was feeling pretty confident about my menu translation skills... but my confidence was completely trampled when I got here. The menu (from what I can tell) changes frequently based on what is in season (a great sign), but that also... More 

Thank cheyrod21

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$19 - US$27
Italian, Mediterranean, Soups
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:30
12:00 - 00:30
12:00 - 00:30
12:00 - 00:30
12:00 - 00:30
12:00 - 00:30
12:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via di San Niccolo' 60/r, 50125, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Pitti
  • Neighbourhood: Pitti
  • Phone Number: +39 055 234 2836

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Pitti

Neighbourhood Profile
Pitti is a neighborhood characterized by art and history. Renaissance architecture such as Pitti Palace, which houses five museums alone, introduces visitors to the green lungs of spectacular Boboli Gardens. Any visitor can wander through statues, fountains, and panoramic viewpoints. Around the garden, treasures like the Museum of Natural History of the Specola and Villa Bardini guide guests through Florence as the cradle of the Renaissance. End the day with an aperitif in Piazza della Passera or the more romantic Forte di Belvedere, which offers an amazing panoramic view of the entire city.
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