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Bitter Bar

$$ - $$$
Santa Croce
Bar, Pub
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Via di Mezzo, 28r, 50122, Florence, Italy
+39 340 549 9258
19:00 - 02:00
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 May 2014 via mobile

Just like the other guy said, Venrured over to find it with great expectations after a very nice day and excellent dinner and low and behold, the bar was no longer there... The walk back to our room was very depressing. Trip advisor, please update!

1 Thank juliofreyre
Memphis, Tennessee
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2014 via mobile

Sadly, after reading all the great reviews of the Bitter Bar, we decided to venture out and find this place for some fun cocktails. We found the hotel and bar but when we asked where the bitter bar was located the bar tender said "this is it...or it used to be. The owners sold it." Although we were there at... More 

1 Thank TwoGuysinMemphis
Orange, California
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62 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2014

My wife and I wanted a pre-dinner drink in Florence on Dec. 30 so decided to try Bitter Bar after reading good reviews on Trip Advisor. Good decision! The place was empty when we were there and offered a nice, quiet respite from the crazy tourist throngs of Florence. The bar is situated in the lobby of the Borghese Palace... More 

Thank Brett M
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2013 via mobile

Here are some of the things we loved: Reasonably priced cocktails $7, no service charge; Great friendly service, bartender Gerardo was a pleasure to talk to! Free little plate of snacks- olives, chips, sauce. Some of the fusion cocktails we had: Pina colada with tobasco Mojito with mint bitter and ginger Martini with soya sauce, feta cheese and olive Go... More 

Thank jafa09
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2013

It is a wonderful, best drinks, exotic. Run by the owners. My wife loved it.The place is between streets, a romantic atmosphere where you enjoy drinks never tested

Thank Javier M
Baltimore, Maryland
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55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2013

The cocktails at Bitter Bar are phenomenal and incredibly inventive. The combination of ingredients are surprising and tasty. It's a small bar within a hotel, with a classy but not stuffy atmosphere. We enjoyed our visit so much, we went back a second time. If you are in Florence and like a good drink, you must visit this bar.

Thank LindsA
Perth, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2013 via mobile

Visited here with my hubby after reading trip advisor. Cocktails are unreal!! Well priced and staff are all happy to be here..refreshing and recommended.

1 Thank JoJoFiggo
Dusseldorf, Germany
1 review
Reviewed 11 November 2013

I visited the Bitter Bar on the 10th November 2013. The location is a little bit tricky, down a back alley way, and the signage doesn't pop out at you. But once I found it, it was well worth it. The interior has a very classy feel to it, well decked out with beautiful furniture and decor. The cocktails are... More 

Thank KirstenLMaloney2013
New York City, New York
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2013

After reading about the Bitter Bar on trip advisor, I felt it was best to check out this highly reviewed hot spot. The reviews did not lie! From the interior decor to the well-crafted cocktails, this bar was absolutely fantastic. It was so great, I went two nights in a row. I am not going to lie, it was a... More 

Thank Jetsettingnomad
Valencia, Spain
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 November 2013

We wanted a relaxing Saturday evening out and this fitted the bill perfectly. Great venue, fab cocktails and very hospitable owners with a passion for their craft. Nice sushi aperitivo. Unfortunately, it was our last night in Florence so some hard choices had to be made as all the cocktails were equally appealing! Definitely a place to visit for a... More 

Thank yorkiegirl63

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$13
Bar, Pub
After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Full Bar, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Open Hours
19:00 - 02:00
19:00 - 02:00
19:00 - 02:00
19:00 - 02:00
19:00 - 02:00
19:00 - 02:00
19:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via di Mezzo, 28r, 50122, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Santa Croce
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Croce
  • Phone Number: +39 340 549 9258
At the Bitter Bar, the bartender plays with unusual ingredients, creating drinks that evoke both past and future, in the mixing techniques, ingredients and recipes: infusions, smoked preparations and aging in barrels, for a taste full of suggestions. The experienced owner and bartender Cristian Guitti knows his job cand aims at tickling the palates of prospective customers so that their five senses can reach a real state of pleasure. Because the Bitter Bar cocktails are about taste and aesthetics, everything needed for a pleasant evening, to repeat over and over. And over again.

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Santa Croce
Stop and stare at the beauty and symmetry of the Basilica of Santa Croce any time day or night. Unraveling around it are a number of architectural and artistic masterpieces, from the Synagogue to the Central National Library. As a hub for young people, the area gets busy with people who want to have fun: a continuous flow of tourists and locals become animated by songs and dances.
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