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Osteria Santo Spirito

#186 of 2,027 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Santo Spirito / San Frediano
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Piazza Santo Spirito 16r, Florence, Italy
+39 055 238 2383
12:00 - 23:30
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 23:30
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Cloverdale, California
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This restaurant is our second most favorite in Florence. The food is remarkably good and the menu is more varied than in other places, thereby making a second or third visit a few days later a completely new experience. We ate here both last November and this November (2016). We found the service was fast, friendly and efficient both times.... More 

Thank Bernie855
Palo Alto, CA
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71 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We ate here twice as we both loved the potato gnocchi dish the best! No lines during our visit but this is quite popular as it is centrally located.

Thank 13AnnD13
Boston, Massachusetts
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41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was ordinary. Not bad but certainly nothing special. Service was vindictively bad. Everyone around us served while we were repeatedly ignored. I'd say avoid this place. Lots of other places to choose from.

Thank nendrum
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The most wonderful location , wonderful food and wine. Simple Italian food of the highest quality beware of the large portions- we tried to do the traditional courses and came unstuck with lots of food left over and no room for desert. Not particularly expensive either, good service and nice whether outdoors or indoors. Have been going there for many... More 

Thank Olivia D
Vladivostok, Russia
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To be honest that is the best restaurant I've ever eaten and I've had my mighty share of good food. Location is easy to find, right in the corner of Santo Spirito square. Note that place is pretty much always packed and if you don't want to end up waiting for table, come in advance and book it - it... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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69 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came on a quiet Thursday night. Only 4 other people in the whole restaurant. Service was very average. It took a long time to order and we sat with empty drinks for a long time. The food was ok- nothing special. We ordered meat balls, Risotto and spaghetti. All were not great. I think you should reconsider this restaurant.... More 

Thank kaseh h
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47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter has spent this fall semester in Florence, and this is one of her favorite restaurants. She was smart to call for reservations 2 weeks in advance because this small restaurant only had two times to accommodate us when we visited in October. This is a true local's restaurant, located in a corner of a lovely square off the... More 

Thank rcs249
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The truffle gnocchi is baked and serve to you with cheese still bubbling. It's one of the tastiest dishes I've had in Florence. I didn't try any of their other food. The staff were lovely and there is plenty of seating both inside and out.

Thank melbournefoodie1100
St. Pete Beach, Florida
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82 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife had been here several times o previous trips with a daughter walked from hotel no reservation made (6) delicious food giant portions get the reduced size i had a giant bowl of tuscan soup delicious! I ordered the regular sized greek salad it was the size of greece Others shared the truffle gnochi a must try One of... More 

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madison, nj
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59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Make sure you have reservations it is very sMall. Se if you can sit upstairs. Very quaint Good food not expensive.

Thank madisonha

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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, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza Santo Spirito 16r, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Santo Spirito / San Frediano
  • Neighbourhood: Santo Spirito / San Frediano
  • Phone Number: +39 055 238 2383

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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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