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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%
Travellers talk about
“lasagna” (42 reviews)
“seitan” (9 reviews)
“flan” (14 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Via Camillo Cavour 27, 50129, Florence, Italy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food were very fresh. A lot of choices for vegetable. Very detale orientation. The service were excellent. One of the best choices for vegan in the city.

Thank Tal a
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Traditional Tuscan cooking features lot as of pasta and meat, with veggies (except beans and potatoes) an afterthought. Il Desco is a wonderful contrast to this pattern. Yes, it does excellent pasta and meat (terrific boar stew and stuffed rolled chicken...called rooster on the menu),...More

1  Thank Alexander M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food, the service, the ambience was amazing. I'm still drooling over the lasagna that was so beautifully prepared for us. My boyfriend typically scarfs down his meals in two minutes and thinks nothing of it. He savored every bite. The wine selections were fantastic...More

1  Thank denisegatica
Reviewed 26 February 2018

I have had the good fortune to visit Firenze on a few occasions now, and have stayed at the Il Guelfo Bianco most of the time. Having the Il Desco Bistro on the premises is a real treat! The pasta is always amazing fresh, flavoured...More

1  Thank Margarete H
Reviewed 25 February 2018

My husband & I were in Florence for a week in October 2017 and ate at this bistro four times for lunch/dinner! Our meals were artistic with so much flavour from locally sourced food. Start with the Fettunta! Shams was a fantastic host with lots...More

1  Thank WannabeIslandGal
Reviewed 18 February 2018

Visited mid afternoon for a cheese & meat platter and a glass of wine. The only reason Il Desco got on my radar is because they were mentioned in the Michelin guide. The front bistro is quite small, but has an interesting menu and a...More

Thank Rob B
Reviewed 16 February 2018

This place is small, features organic produce (the olive oil from the owner's estate I believe), lots of local wines. Okay, I've eaten in lots of farm-to-fork restaurants--but this is the best I've ever had. So many elegant touches--an appetizer with an Italian equivalent of...More

1  Thank groguet
Reviewed 8 February 2018

we discovered the restaurant by staying at the wonderful hotel il guelfo bianco, which it is part of. but what a surprise !!! we had no idea we were in for such a treat in this small, cozy place. the food is absolutely delicious and...More

1  Thank anfia112
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Celestial pumpkin flans, super artichoke carpaccios and good chat with the owners. This place is great, not for ignorant tourists.

Thank Jacopo G
Reviewed 15 January 2018

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
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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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
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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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