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Il Desco Bistro

Via Camillo Cavour 27, 50129, Florence, Italy
+39 055 288330
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
12:00 PM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Via Camillo Cavour 27, 50129, Florence, Italy
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We ate here our last night in Florence as this restaurant was attached to our hotel. It's small and cozy with very friendly staff. The food was fresh and fabulous. The menu changes so it could be different when you're there. We enjoyed the baked...More

1  Thank JoyceI_13
Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

In the center, confused amid touristic restaurants, a true example of a creative approach to traditional territory cuisine. Taste, balance, innovation in a very pleasant atmosphere. Staff very friendly but even the slow food can’t be that slow. Maybe it was the wrong moment, but...More

Thank Paolo S
Reviewed 28 October 2017

Having experienced traditional Florence cuisine, if you wish to try a Florence chef that cooks natural ingredients with fresh flavours without being too fine dining this is the place to go. Service is great. Wine is good. Hard to fault the food. Good vibes all...More

1  Thank royb4627
Reviewed 27 October 2017

We had lunch there when we were starving and it was fine. We unexpectedly ended up having dinner. Service was so so; veal was cold. Average.

Thank Diane D
Reviewed 19 October 2017

It is a very cool place conveniently located near the Duomo but out of the main bustle and attached to a hotel. The food was delicious, light, fresh, the kind that makes you feel good after a day walking. And thete were some new combinations...More

1  Thank CatMamma
Reviewed 15 October 2017

We are Asians who liked soup. The Tuscany soup and the stewed beef in this restaurant are amazingly good and the portion is large. The price is good. The stewed beef is the really very very good, especially if you don't like eating anything half...More

Thank Angrybirdaa
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed our meal. Service was great. Food was fresh and interesting. Try the beetroot starter... something very different.

1  Thank Jo S
Reviewed 5 October 2017

Fresh food is the order of the day at this restaurant. They focus on fresh ingredients from their farm, and mostly (depending on where you sit) you can see the dishes being prepared. Great flavours, some unusual but local dishes, and reasonably priced. We ate...More

Thank Keithsal
Reviewed 5 October 2017

A secluded romantic table for two, next to a 500 year old exposed brick wall, in this organic, vegetarian and gluten free available (80% of menu) gem of a restaurant in central Firenze (Florence). My wife is a celiac and requires gluten free...the best meal...More

Thank Nic M
Reviewed 3 October 2017

We found the food very tasty, but do note that the menu is very limited (only 2 entrees were offered on the night we were there, and no pasta.) So you may ask to check out the menu before you sit down.

Thank Pittsburgh_PaPam
Florentia, as it was called by Latins, is permeated by
an eternal beauty spread in all corners of the city.
The historic center is characterized by the immensity
of the Duomo, able to transport tourists into the
brightest age of Florence: the Renaissance. Who does
not know the Brunelleschi Dome, San Giovanni
Baptistery and the Giotto’s Campanile? Everything is
enclosed here and it would be easy to imagine the city
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$31
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Camillo Cavour 27, 50129, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Duomo
  • Neighbourhood: Duomo
  • Phone Number: +39 055 288330
  • E-mail
We are located in the historic center of Florence, between Piazza del Duomo and San Marco and we offer a simple and tasty cuisine, made with the freshest ingredients of the highest quality. We owned a small farm in Reggello that provides us vegetables, fruit and extra virgin olive oil certified organic by ICEA. For this reason our menu is seasonal and changes every three months according to the production of the garden. The focus is on offer vegetarian dishes and great attention is paid to the Gluten Free offer, almost everything on the menu is suitable for people with celiac disease! Limited offer of meat, but always available in most traditional recipes:)
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