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SESTO On Arno

#195 of 2,028 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighbourhood:
Santa Maria Novella
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Piazza di Ognissanti 3 | C/O the Westin Excelsior, 50123, Florence, Italy
+39 055 27151
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12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:45
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Sun - Sat 12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:45
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An excellent choice for a meal in Florence, we went for lunch on a grey november date, and were surrounded by great light and good views (though the dining room is facing the wrong way, you're facing the fairly featureless hill, not the city skyline. This is beautifully accessible from the private events room next to the lift on the... More 

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Thank Gianpaolo P
VB_General_Manager, Direttore generale at SESTO On Arno, responded to this review

Dear Gianpaolo P, Many thanks for taking the time to post your positive feedback! We are so happy to learn that you have appreciated your recent experience with us at the SESTO On Arno and we thank you for your kind words of recognition concerning the exquisiteness of our Chef’s recipes and our service, which you defined “impeccable”! Hopefully, we... More 

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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited 2 times the Westin roof restaurant at 18.00hrs to enjoy off- walking time after visiting the beautiful Florence. We dropped by mistake at first during the happy hour, with relaxing jazz music in the background and a beautiful sunset over the river in Florence. Happy hour means all you can eat buffet with great appetizers for a fix... More 

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VB_General_Manager, Direttore generale at SESTO On Arno, responded to this review

Dear Maria L, Thank you for your beautiful feedback! We are really pleased that you had the chance to experience our SESTO On Arno twice, during your visit in Florence. It is a delight to know that you have appreciated our typical aperitif and the wine selection. It has been a pleasure to have you at our bar & restaurant... More 

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82 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by for the view after dinner. It was well worth it. The drinks were good and the view was magnificent! Seemed like the "happening" place to be for the young people! We had entertainment watching the young people. It was a very Posh experience for us older folk.

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Thank dcurran36426
VB_General_Manager, Direttore generale at SESTO On Arno, responded to this review

Dear dcurran36426, Thank you for taking the time to share your wonderful feedback with us! It is so wonderful to know that you had an amazing evening with us at the SESTO On Arno and that you have enjoyed the amazing 360° panoramic view over our wonderful Florence! Thank you again and we wish we will have the chance to... More 

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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It will be a long road for the chef to get his Michelin star if this was ever his aim. The sight was the best part, the service was friendly and o.k. but the food was average at the least.

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VB_General_Manager, Direttore generale at SESTO On Arno, responded to this review

Dear Edward D, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We are truly delighted to know that you have appreciated the amazing view for our rooftop terrace and the friendly service. At the same time we sincerely regret to learn that your recent experience at our SESTO On Arno was not up to your expectations and please... More 

North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After advice we went to this hotel to visit the roof terrace! Oh my, definitely worth checking this out! We went for a G&T at about sunset (November) and watched the sunset in Florence - Wow! Take your camera! You get an entire view of the river Arno, and all the famous landmarks! Ponte Vecchio etc. Superb!

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VB_General_Manager, Direttore generale at SESTO On Arno, responded to this review

Dear babsshiells, Thank you for sharing your comments about your recent experience with us! We are delighted to learn that we were able to entirely meet your expectations and that you have enjoyed the amazing sunset from our rooftop terrace. Hopefully, it will be no longer before your next visit to our SESTO ON Arno for another extraordinary experience! Arrivederci!... More 

Pensacola, Florida
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

View was fantastic service was excellent but the food we had was less than average and terrible for the price. The crab dish was a terrible waste of king crab.

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Thank raymrtax
VB_General_Manager, Direttore generale at SESTO On Arno, responded to this review

Dear raymrtax, Thank you for having shared your feelings with us and with the Tripadvisor community. We are truly honoured to read that you have appreciated the fantastic view from our rooftop restaurantand the professionalism of our staff. On the other hand we are truly sorry to know that the food was not up to your expectations and for this... More 

Timonium, Maryland
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121 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had dinner here the first night. The view was amazing. Had a great meal. The food was great.The servers were attentive and friendly.

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Thank Autoxer48
VB_General_Manager, Direttore generale at SESTO On Arno, responded to this review

Dear Autoxer48, Please let us to thank you for taking the time to post your positive review regarding your last month visit to our SE·STO on Arno restaurant. We are sincerely delighted to read that your experience has been memorable. We are pleased to read that you found the view amazing and that you have enjoyed your dinner and the... More 

Scottsdale, Arizona
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

The rooftop was suggested to us by a local to have Aperitivo before dinner. This spot is perfect for watching the sunset over the hills. The approximate 220 degree views are perfect with the hills, river and the beautiful city. They make a stiff cocktail and the little buffet is just enough before dinner. The staff is very attentive but... More 

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Lima, Peru
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

A very nice bar in the rooftop of the Westin hotel. Amazing drinks and piano music live. Love the view beside the Arno river. You can see the Ponte Vecchio and all the city. The best view of all Florence.

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Thank Mapi D
VB_General_Manager, Direttore generale at SESTO On Arno, responded to this review

Dear Mapi D, Thank you for having shared your nice comments with Tripadvisor community! We are delighted to know that you have totally enjoyed your experience with us and we wish we will have the chance to welcome you and your friednds back soon to our SESTO On Arno for another lovely evening! Best regards, The Hotel Management More 

Kelowna, Canada
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Booked a special birthday dinner for my husband. Was his 70th. Choose to dine at Sesto for the experience of the view. The greeting was confusing, several attempts of seating. Finally placed out on the terrace in a corner with back to the best view. Tried to switch tables to the 2 seats overlooking the Arno and cathedral. We're told... More 

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VB_General_Manager, Direttore generale at SESTO On Arno, responded to this review

Dear Shade1314, Thank you for taking the time to share with all of you your feedback. We are sincerely sorry to learn that your experience at our SESTO On Arno was so disappointing and we wish to apologize most sincerely for not having delivered on your expectations. We sincerely regret to learn of the miscommunication with the waiter and please... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$19 - US$96
Cuisine
International, Mediterranean, Contemporary, Italian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Valet Parking, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:45
Monday
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:45
Tuesday
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:45
Wednesday
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:45
Thursday
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:45
Friday
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:45
Saturday
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza di Ognissanti 3 | C/O the Westin Excelsior, 50123, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Santa Maria Novella
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Maria Novella
  • Phone Number: +39 055 27151
Description
Restaurant SE•STO on Arno combines contemporary Mediterranean cuisine with a breathtaking view over Florence and the Tuscan hills nearby. Whether you're in Florence for a special occasion or enjoying a quiet lunch away from the city buzzing streets, the restaurant offers a unique place to savor the tempting culinary creations by Executive Chef Entiana Osmenzeza paired with a wide selection of the best Italian and international wines.

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Santa Maria Novella
Santa Maria Novella train station welcomes the majority of the people arriving in Florence, which might explain the hectic pace. Commuters and tourists come across the constant hustle and bustle of the station before exiting, taking a few steps and stopping amazed in Piazza di Santa Maria Novella. It is impossible not to admire the the square, housing one of the most charming basilicas in Florence. The area has plenty of local spots to taste Tuscan specialties, but don’t stop in the main streets alone; the narrower side streets always ensure satisfaction. The huge Parco Delle Cascine provides a solution to the need for a green area as well as a historic welcome in the form of a bronze statue of King Vittorio Emanuele II riding a horse.
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