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Il Guscio

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Santo Spirito / San Frediano
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Via dell'Orto 19, Florence, Italy
+39 055 224421
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:30
Mon - Sat 19:30 - 23:00
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Okanagan Valley, Canada
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64 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow. this is arguably the best meal I have had in Italy thus far; every single morsel was absolutely to die for, and while pricier, not totally outrageous. the service wasn't brilliant, but get used to it in Italy. I asked for my bill three times from two different people, and still had to go stand by the door to... More 

1 Thank Nicholas W
Rome, Italy
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43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

I went there with a friend. Cosy atmosphere, nice staff, good service and more importantly, great food. We had the egg with truffles and asparagus ( a week after, I'm still thinking about it) and anchovies with butter as a starter. Then shrimp and tuna. The tuna was to die for. Next time I'm going to florence I am definitely... More 

Thank LuxVienna
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38 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

It is located a bit off the beaten tourist path, but it is definitely one of the best restaurants,i n Florence, especially if you love seafood. A very warm and cozy restaurant, the service was outstanding. We both ordered the seafood big pan, it was so fresh, so tasty and the portion was so generous. Try this restaurant if you... More 

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New York City, New York
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75 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

On a recommendation from a friend we crossed the Arno to try this place which was supposed to have good home style cooking. We weren't warned that they allowed dogs in the restaurant so we had dinner to the accompaniment of regular dog barking. The food was ok but not worth dealing with an annoying dog.

1 Thank Stan P
Montrose, Colorado
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

We ate at this restaurant because a local recommended it. The service was very good once they realized we were not demanding. We always watch our presumption of service. The food was excellent and when we were told the were out of porcini they accommodated us in other ways. We ate there 4 consecutive nights we had fried zucchini flowers,... More 

Thank Mark B
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

The place is nice, but the food is too salty, fried and peppered. I have been here for few times, as I live nearby. But won't be back anymore.

1 Thank Anna M
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149 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

This restaurant was just down the street from where we stayed in Florence. It was a wonderful place with very nice staff and great food. It's a little fancier than your everyday restaurant and costs a bit more, but it was all great! I would definitely go there again.

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Sydney, Australia
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

We have been traveling in Italy for one week now and was looking for somewhere to eat after a long day tour. This restaurant was recommended by our hotel. We got here just before 7:30pm and the restaurant was not opens yet and had to wait a few minutes before taken to our table. All the food were very nice.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

After couple of oily pasta nights, we are eager to find the right place to eat. Then our hotel concierge recommended this restaurant, he guaranteed that we will enjoy it, and he was right. We ordered ham of wild, poach egg with white truffle and paccheri with tomato spicy sauce and mozzarella as entrees. They are all delicious, but the... More 

Thank EnjoyCruiser
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47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

As I only review a restaurant after being there 5 times this is my opinion. So this was my first visit and the food was delicious. The service was also good. The restaurant is not a tourist trap and does offer amongst others great authentic Tuscan food. The owners we great and I recommend one visits the establishment when in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Santo Spirito / San Frediano

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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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