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Il Santo Graal

#327 of 2,029 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
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Via Romana 70/R, 50125, Florence, Italy
+39 055 228 6533
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19:00 - 22:30
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Sun 12:30 - 15:00
Tue - Sun 19:00 - 22:30
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Toronto
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88 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

My husband and I enjoyed our meal at Il Santo Graal. We had the prix-fixe menu which was only 50E for six courses. The beef tartare was very good and the risotto and pea-flour gnudi were excellent. The presentation for all dishes was beautiful and the service was very attentive. Our wine was also well-priced and the wine menu offered... More 

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Firenze
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Beautiful location, great wine selection, modern elegant ambience. The food is not only delicious which is almost a given considering where you are, but very well presented with attention to the details and careful selection of the ingredients. MUST try if you are in Florence.

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Thank Alesavia
Province of Florence, Italy
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This restaurant used to be fantastic. It had very attentive service, and a wonderful, creative menu lead by Simone Cipriani. The new menu at first glance seems similar to the style of the Cipriani, but the new chef is unable to execute. The small offers of flavors to open the meal seemed like they would be good, but all left... More 

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Thank FDL17
DirSantoGraal, Proprietario at Il Santo Graal, responded to this review

Dear Madam, We don't accept any kind of provocation about our previous Chef... Simone has been here for 4 years, 4 years of lovely collaboration, hard days and happy times. Gabriele Andreoni is here NOW. We find really inappropriate to compare Chefs with totally different concepts about food. And do this after one year that Cipriani left this place is... More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

I really hate giving poor reviews like this because I can see that the effort was there, but this meal made me very sad. Unfortunately, this was our worst meal in 10 days in Italy. We ate at cheap simple trattorias, and then at high end 3 Michelin star Enoteca Pinchiorri - so we had a range of experiences. The... More 

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Thank Christina S
Paris, Ile-de-France, France
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

A beautiful red brick interior with modern lighting and spacious tables. The food was "deconstructed" which was a bit of a disappointment. The whole place was rather lacking. And expensive!

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Thank Julia L
Miami, Florida
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53 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

We were looking for a unique dining experience in Firenze and found Santo Graal by some recommendations. It was refreshing to be in a non-traditional italian restaurant. The menu was creative and interesting. Service was very good. The restaurant has a great design however it feels very solemn and overly serious. Highlight was the scallop risotto and veal. The fish... More 

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Thank fesoicher
Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

We had the tasting menu and have to say we've been to much better Michelin recommended restaurants. The broth for the first dish was very bitter and the fish stock did not work well. Other dishes seemed to be a menagerie of strange tastes. It doesn't get one star because the scallop risotto was tasty. When in Florence I'd recommend... More 

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1 Thank DaysinGermany
DirSantoGraal, Proprietario at Il Santo Graal, responded to this review

Dear Sir. "When in Florence I'd recommend going to an authentic Italian place instead." cit. If you follow Michelin suggestion please don't use only the restaurant locator on the app, buy the guide book and read the comment. You suggest to "going to an Authentic italian place", did you really read the Michelin guide? Best Regards More 

London, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

There's no question that they take their food very seriously at Santo Graal. The atmosphere is rather solemn and presentation is meticulous. It's just that this set up an expectation which the food itself didn't meet - at least the night we were there. We had four dishes (we didn't stay for dessert). The prawns 'bloody Mary' were tasty in... More 

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Thank DavidandStuart
Orinda
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

This restaurant features local flavors with a high level preparation and presentation. We had the six course tasting menu. They brought us great variety ranging from fish to pasta to beef with great local seasonal ingredients. Portions were small but just right for a six courses menu. Atmosphere was quiet with an emphasis on food presentation. This is a fun... More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

We were here in May 2016 and it was very nice. The restaurant is surrounded by red bricks and the atmosphere is rather jazzy. The dishes are very well thought out and always respecting the typical italian products. The service is perfect and could be part of a Michelin Star Restaurant. Just go and enjoy your stay!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$32 - US$64
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
19:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
19:00 - 22:30
Thursday
19:00 - 22:30
Friday
19:00 - 22:30
Saturday
19:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Romana 70/R, 50125, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence
  • Phone Number: +39 055 228 6533
Description
Top-notch raw materials, memory and contemporary taste.

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