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Hostaria il Desco

Via delle Terme 23/R, 50123, Florence, Italy
+39 055 294882
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Soups, Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Via delle Terme 23/R, 50123, Florence, Italy
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Reviewed 4 days ago

One of the challenges in a city filled with visitors is how to find a place where locals go. The first tip - usually in slightly hidden places. Hosteria il Desco is one of those places, and worth seeking out. A group of friends gathered...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Back to business, back to Florence, back to The most favourite restaurant in the city-Hostaria il Desco! The same friendly athmosfere, very tasty food, accomplish with the appropriate wine and music. On top, the staff is very helpfull, speaking few foreign languages. We already started...More

Thank neacsucatalin7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice and quiet place near to the city center. This was the best meal we had on our entire trip! The staff was incredibly kind and the food was absolutely delicious. I cannot say enough about the level of culinary talent at this restaurant....More

Thank aimasaj
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dined here - group of 4 - selected purely on reviews in TA. The service was good as was the advice on wine. The food was good quality but not fine dining. Trapped in the classics without the expected flair or innovation.

Thank grahamo133
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stumbled on this small Osteria off the main area of Florence and all members of my family raved about the food. Priced at 14 Euros for a 2 course lunch plus dessert and water is amazing. Our excellent server Anissa spoke excellent English and she...More

Thank mintyJakarta
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

It was an honor and a pleasure treating you and your guests to a wonderful experience, Minty! Thank you for choosing Hostaria Il Desco-- I hope that we can have a chance to do it again sometime. Sincerely, Hostaria Il Desco

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Last night my husband and I dined at Hostaria il Desco, near the Uffizi Gallery. It was a sensational dinner with top class traditional Tuscan food and excellent service. My vitello tonnato was divine - so good in fact that I had to share with...More

Thank Maggie-Damien
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

I am humbled by all your compliments, Maggie Damien. Thank you very much for visiting our restaurant and having a delicious time with us. Hope to see you again someday. Best, Hostaria IL Desco

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

best service and great food.best steak I have ever tasted, the flowers were incredible. We also received complementary bread , which was also very good. The price here are fair enough and I see a lot locals inside which is always a good sign.

Thank Rist F
Reviewed 18 June 2017

This was one of our favorite restaurants while in Florence.We were lucky enough to stumble across this little gem when strolling through the old center. The staff were very friendly and took the time to really connect with the guests. We were given a detailed...More

Thank Marilynn J
Reviewed 16 June 2017

Loved it so much we went twice! Food is great. Service is friendly but not pushy.The menu is large and the ingredients are very fresh.Their wines are excellent. The Sangiovese is very good.

Thank susan j
Reviewed 13 June 2017

We were recommended this restaurant by another restaurant we visited while in Florence (by Sergio) and we are so happy he did! As celiacs travelling through Italy it was so nice to come across a restaurant with SO MANY delicious gluten free options! They brought...More

Thank Rach_Menn
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

I'm honored to know you could have a terrific dining experience with us from start to finish! Please be sure to visit us again in the future. Warm regards, Hostaria IL Desco

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
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Average prices
US$17 - 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
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:59 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
11:59 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
11:59 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
11:59 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
11:59 - 15:00
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11:59 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
11:59 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
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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