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Hostaria il Desco

Via delle Terme 23/R, 50123, Florence, Italy
+39 055 294882
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Steakhouse, Soups, Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Via delle Terme 23/R, 50123, Florence, Italy
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What a find the Hosteria il Desco was in Florence. My wife and I wanted a quaint and romantic dinner for our 29th anniversary and that is what we found! We enjoyed a 4 course meal that was fantastic. The Tuscan Style T-bone was fantastically...More

Thank James W
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Reviewed 27 July 2017

We stumbled upon this "osteria" when visiting Florence. It's hidden away in one of the many narrow streets of Florence... but worth looking for it when you are nearby! We were attracted by the daily menu: 5 choices of "primi piatti", 5 choices of "secondi...More

Thank Dirk B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This restaurant has impeccable service, DELICIOUS FOOD for anyone. A romantic atmosphere, and fabulous gluten free options with an extensive menu and dedicated gluten free cooking. The staff made us feel like family. A must stop while you are in Florence!.

Thank Brandon W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My daughter eats gluten-free so we have been searching throughout Italy for meals that would accommodate her and still be tasty for the rest of us. This is the first place we have eaten solidly met those requirements. They had a separate gluten free menu...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A place where Italians eat ltalian food, so it must be authentic!! The home made spaghetti with tomato sauce and bacon was excellent. The local minestrone style soup was really healthy. The Tiramisu was good. If you are looking for a gluten-free options you won't...More

Thank James S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great gluten free dinner here. They offered a GF menu to everyone who sits down which is an amazing treat. Wow. Made for such a nice dinner. And the limoncello toast at the end of the meal was really fun and nice touch.

Thank adurham
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Bistecca fiorentina was very good. Restaurant is ok and the service is excelent. Took a bit longer than expexted.

Thank Eduardo G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a little gem, tucked away in a little alley. The food was very tasty and very well priced. Definitely a must if you are in Firenze you will not be disappointed. The decor is stunning and if I would to open a...More

Thank Daniel C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here twice it was so good. We had the set price menu the first time and ate off the carte the second. Both were excellent. Portions were generous and the food well cooked and tasty. The house wine was very good and the...More

Thank gembiker
Gabri H, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Hostaria il Desco, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear , Thank you very much for taking the time to share your comments with all of us! It is so wonderful to know that you had an amazing experience with us. Thank you and warm regards, Hostaria il Desco

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Impressions; gluten friendly, upscale homey atmosphere and decor, service to match-not rushed but competent, adequate menu and wine list to match We were seated after a few minutes. Everything about this restaurant feels like you are in someones home dining so everything took time. This...More

Thank JRAJ444
Gabri H, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Hostaria il Desco, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks JRAJ444. The detailed reviews refer us the image of our restaurant as it is perceived by our guests, and this helps us to always improve. Our staff will always be happy to welcome you to offer you a pleasant journey in the taste of...More

Every visitor coming to Florence for the first time
will immediately identify with Uffizi. As in past
times, passing through Via dei Calzaiuoli, you can
reach the city center, the Florence that everybody
dreams of. In just a few steps, visitors can
experience the rare beauty of the capital of the
Renaissance. walking delighted across Palazzo Vecchio
and overlooking Piazza della Signoria, up to the
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$18 - US$41
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via delle Terme 23/R, 50123, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Uffizi
  • Neighbourhood: Uffizi
  • Phone Number: +39 055 294882
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When talking about Tuscan cooking we talk about tradition told in many dishes ranging from Commune to Commune, from season to season and from the many varieties of products that our territory offers. Our intent has always been to follow the season, giving you the chance to taste the most regional specialties, changing the menu several times a year. We are nevertheless proud to be able to do this without GLUTINE and use most vegetables and vegetables at KM Zero.
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