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IO osteria personale

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Santo Spirito / San Frediano
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Borgo San Frediano 167r, 50124, Florence, Italy
+39 055 933 1341
19:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Sat 19:30 - 22:00
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39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We chose the tasting menu which does not allow ordering separate items,however we did enjoy everything although the portions were somewhat small.we began with grilled calmari, followed by cheese and pepper spaghtetti. For main we had roasted octupus and dessert allowed us us 2 choices. The best was wild fennel ice cream with lemom cream and licorice meringue. Yum. A... More 

1 Thank b0risandnatasha
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is such a fantastic restaurant. The food is different from the normal Italian fare, so different. The dishes are sensibly sized and exceptionally delicious. The wine list is getting better and better. The staff, including the owner Matteo, are the friendliest and warmest I know.

Thank S P
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I saw IO recommended on trip advisor after my other choice was fully booked. We were not disappointed. We had the 5 course tasting menu and it was great, particularly the octopus main and the steak tartare starter. We were just sad we couldn't come back to try some of the other dishes the next night as it was closed!

Thank Fiona M
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80 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The tasting menu allows you to try the chef's inspiration. Its gastronomic but remain simple with a stron influence of Italian cuisine. The service is extremelly nice. A great experience.

Thank mamat777
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great find. Wonderful food with a modern twist. Scallops starter was very well cooked and fresh. Cured salmon starter was very fresh flavoured and beautifully presented. Octopus main was very tender and fast as was the veal. They do offer a tasting menu too. Desserts fabulous with modern twists. Excellent value for money and the well stocked wine list... More 

Thank Paul B
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our meal at IO. The service was friendly and the helped us with our choices. The amuse bouchée was a lovely pumpkin, cheese and orange flavored delight. No salads which was a bit disappointing. But I quickly overcame that with the popcorn ice cream dessert. Charming restaurant that was not touristy

Thank Chitra G
Paris, France
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the best dinners we had during our Florence journey; Food was original, inventive and tasty. Each plate deserves a try. Friendly and careful service. Great!

Thank ffcc2017
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This amazing restaurant is a gem hidden away in Florence. On arrival you are greeted with such genuine gracious charm by a delightful waitress. The food is sensational and beautifully presented. Every mouthful is a gastronomic experience and the staff were delighted when we told them how much we had enjoyed our phenomenal meal. I cannot recommend this restaurant highly... More 

Thank CarolClark
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67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

One of the best meals of my life. We came here based on the excellent reviews on Tripadvisor and were still positively surprised. After being greeted by the exceptionally friendly and welcoming staff, we ordered most of the vegetarian menu items and were surprised and delighted by every one of them: "Candied ONION from Montoro,Parmesan cheese fondue,smoked potato and fried... More 

1 Thank Tony M
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20 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

No idea how this restaurant it's not on the top 50 st pelegrino list. Amazing food! Forget about the chichi-froufrou restaurants where you get over charged for stuffy wait staff and close to mediocre food, this place is in a league with the best non pertinacious restaurants in the world. Must eat when in Firenze.

1 Thank Martin H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Contemporary, Italian, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
19:30 - 22:00
19:30 - 22:00
19:30 - 22:00
19:30 - 22:00
19:30 - 22:00
19:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Borgo San Frediano 167r, 50124, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Santo Spirito / San Frediano
  • Neighbourhood: Santo Spirito / San Frediano
  • Phone Number: +39 055 933 1341

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Santo Spirito / San Frediano
A warm evening with a cocktail in your hand and great company is the ideal way to experience Piazza Santo Spirito; the area is busiest at sunset for happy hour. Visitors cannot hide their astonishment sitting on the staircase under the Basilica of Santo Spirito, and they cannot help but stare at the architectural masterpieces like Bianca Cappello House, Fontana dello Sprone and San Frediano in Cestello and Santa Maria delle Carmine churches. Tourists and Florentines alike join up in the area between Santo Spirito and San Frediano, connecting the Tuscan soul to the international spirit permeating the city.
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