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Il Guscio

Via dell'Orto 19, Florence, Italy
+39 055 224421
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Via dell'Orto 19, Florence, Italy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Staff very friendly . Need to be a bit more attentive as difficult to get attention and service . Menu was good however food was average compared to other local restaurants . Good sized portions of food . Steak was a bit fatty although cooked...More

Thank Jim P
Reviewed 24 April 2018

We were recommended this restaurant by my Firenze-tailor and it was by far the best restaurant we visited in Firenze. Probably a hidden gem as it is not highly rated at Tripadvisor. However, book in advance as it was hard to get a table. Very...More

Thank MrandMrsCL
Reviewed 17 April 2018

We always eat here several times when in Florence and always at lunch as we have quite a hike from the apartment we rent plus we are old!! We particularly like sitting outside ..the other day there were 8 people ,a sinlgle lady,2 workers ,a...More

Thank lizklerks
Reviewed 7 April 2018

A local blogger highly recommended this place, and we couldn't wait to try it. I am so glad we saved this restaurant for our last night in Florence. Otherwise, we might have been disappointed with food everywhere else we went. I called to reserve a...More

Thank Alina P
Reviewed 28 March 2018

My daughter recommended this restaurant when I was visiting her. She, her roommate and I had dinner. Her roommate had called for reservations, but they were not listed in the book for that night. I was disappointed and asked if they could accommodate us since...More

Thank RUDisney
Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

The three of us have chosen meat : it was just delicious and perfectly cooked. Desserts were that good, as well as the wine. As for the service, Daniel was not only smiling and professional, he also took the time to give us advises when...More

Thank shade9
Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

Kind service, amazing food! It's a unique gem where the pasta is made perfectly! Perfect seafood! Perfect Secondi!

Thank Ivanna J
Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

The restaurant staff is very polite and welcoming. We had 2 appetizers and 2 second courses, all very well presented and tasty, especially the ossobuco with mashed potatoes. Lovely experience.

Thank Meri M
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

If you are in Florence you must cross the river from all the tourist distractions and enjoy a phenomenal meal at Il Guscio. Our tour guide in Rome, Angela Buriani recommended as a must and it didn’t disappoint. We had a 9pm reservation and the...More

Thank Shayne U
Reviewed 21 January 2018

Recently went to Il Guscio (translated, the Shell, as in clamshell, or something of that ilk) with three friends who are locals. Greeted at the entrance by the owners, given a gas of Prosecco as two of us waited for the other two. Seated, I...More

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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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:00
19:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via dell'Orto 19, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Santo Spirito / San Frediano
  • Neighbourhood: Santo Spirito / San Frediano
  • Phone Number: +39 055 224421
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