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Olio Restaurant

#572 of 2,085 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighbourhood:
Santo Spirito / San Frediano
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Via Santo Spirito, 4, 50124, Florence, Italy
+39 055 265 8198
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10:00 - 22:30
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Hours:
Mon 10:00 - 14:30
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 22:30
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Pasadena, California
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56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Food was just Ok. For this price point, I want more than Ok. Sea bass Ravioli was fishy. Fresh fish isn't fishy. Gnocchi was not up to par...had better in Tuscany. Good wine selection though.

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Thank AtRisk-Traveler
Dallas, Texas
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135 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had lunch here (recommend for lunch). Its on the Piti Palace side of the Arno. They make their own pasta and do it well. Also some excellent cold cuts. Very fresh food overall. Highly recommend!

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Thank Scott M
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64 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With enjoyed a birthday lunch, with an array of different dishes. All were top quality, and matched with a good wine. Our servers were very helpful and pleasant. All in all, a great experience, though a little pricey.

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Thank Rotamina M
Postojna, Slovenia
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First, when you come to the place it looks like and old fashioned, charming local food store. You will see pasta, sausages, prosciutto, and pickled vegetables, available to be sold. The tables are small, but they do fit in the ambient. The wine cellar is amazing and excellent, we ate the degustation menu with meat and it was excellent. The... More 

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Thank Karmen P
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 March 2017

We stumbled on Olio looking for a quick lunch and were immediately welcomed by Lorenzo who provided everything we could have desired. We choose cheese and ham plates with good wine. We considered the cheeses the best we have had, and we have had good ones all over the world. We returned 6 times in two weeks for lunch and... More 

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Thank ffoltz38
Malibu, California, United States
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619 reviews
287 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017

Very nice wine selection and the food was traditional and fresh. Excellent preparation, friendly service in English and a warm feeling to the place. The entrance might fool you into thinking they are closed, just head on in for a good meal and swing by the gourmet shop to take some yummy treats along with you.

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Thank Thomas S
Currumbin, Australia
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137 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Excellent atmosphere- the entrance seems dark on the arrival and you might be tempted to think they are not open. Inside is really wonderful atmosphere , cosy and beautiful little nooks to sit in, beautiful table service. The waiters are excellent and can speak very good English. The degustation was wonderful and there are several choices of degustations or an... More 

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Thank SherelleFrench
Haifa District, Israel
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

It was very nice Good wine Good food We eat cheese and meal and it was very good Worm place and very important the brad is excellent!!!

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Thank Amir1974
London, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

We did not eat there but found the gourmet shop to have everything, everything we were looking for to take back home with us: Olive oil, balasmico, truffle spreads, honey. Yummy!

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Thank Trvlr_USUK
North Palm Beach, Florida
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Great restaurant. Very friendly and extensive wine selection. Good for English speakers. Fresh food esp pasta.

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Thank jaybarone

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 - 14:30
10:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
10:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
10:00 - 22:30
Thursday
10:00 - 22:30
Friday
10:00 - 22:30
Saturday
10:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Santo Spirito, 4, 50124, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Santo Spirito / San Frediano
  • Neighbourhood: Santo Spirito / San Frediano
  • Phone Number: +39 055 265 8198

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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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