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Il Mago Merlino

#738 of 2,069 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Santa Croce
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Via dei Pilastri 31r, 50100, Florence, Italy
+39 055 242970
18:00 - 01:00
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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
Reviewed 16 June 2015

I visited Mago Merlino tea house in early May. What a delight here in Florence, the aromas, senses and atmosphere I was transported to Morocco in moments. A great place for aperitivo, cocktails and exotic teas and a party! I was traveling alone and I was made to feel really welcome by a charming host Rocco. Rocco introduced me to... More 

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Roquigno, Proprietario at Il Mago Merlino, responded to this review

Ciao Debby! Thank for your nice review! It was a pleasure to have you as a guest in my Tea House and that you felt comfortable and relaxed. I hope you will come back one day and please tell your friends in London about this "oriental tea-station" :-) With joy, Rocco Iacopini More 

Dún Laoghaire, Dublin, Ireland
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 31 December 2014 via mobile

This place was recommended by a friend of mine who comes here quite often. I was greeted at the door by the owen, whose name is Rocco. He explained to me how he set up this establishment himself, 37 years ago and gave me a very good explanation of how the place works. Walking in I was immediately captivated by... More 

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Reviewed 4 November 2014 via mobile

Much more than a tea house, a visit to Il Mago Merlino is a unique and magical experience not to be missed. The only subtle thing about it is its location. Hidden away on a quiet street, with a discreet entry way and admittance granted only through a buzzer system. Once entrance is permitted, there is an explosion of colors... More 

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Cortona, Italy
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Reviewed 11 March 2014

I "happened" to meet the owner of Il Mago Merlino, Rocco Iacopini a few weeks ago in Marrakech, Morocco airport while waiting for a plane back to Italy. Our plane's boarding departure was not announced well and we ended up missing our flight. We were stranded in Marrakech together for 2 days and I had some of the most wonderful... More 

Thank Portland-Cortona
2 reviews
Reviewed 28 January 2014

Hi had the pleasure to discover the Mago merlino Tea house many years ago. it is a wonderfull place to sip the most exquisite teas and lovely biscuits and to hold nice conversation with your friends. The music is soothing and not too loud there is intresting new flavours and funky furniture. I just love to go there on my... More 

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Reviewed 15 October 2013

This place is incredible! It's like a door to Marocco, because it's furnished oriental and it smells like that. There's a room where you can sit down on the floor on thousands of pillows. Everything fits together perfectly: the smell, the atmosphere, the music. There work really nice people who seem passionate with the world of tea and the decoration... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Open Hours
18:00 - 01:00
18:00 - 01:00
18:00 - 01:00
18:00 - 01:00
18:00 - 01:00
18:00 - 01:00
18:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via dei Pilastri 31r, 50100, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Santa Croce
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Croce
  • Phone Number: +39 055 242970
Mago Merlino Tea House Since 1977. Historical literary tea-house, with oriental decoration, warm and colourful. A jump into the one thousand and one night dimension. Tea cocktails, organic spiced food, and a selection of tea cakes, in a unique atmosphere with lounge music.

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