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Olio & Convivium

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Santo Spirito / San Frediano
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Address: Via S. Spirito, 4, 50126, Florence, Italy
Phone Number:
+39 055 265 8198
10:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
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Mon - Sat 10:00 - 14:30
Tue - Sat 17:30 - 22:30

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We loved this cozy family run place. There was a little hiccup in our reservation but they handled it graciously. The food was wonderful. My only comment is that the female... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2016
Miami, Florida
via mobile
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Florence, Italy
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 March 2017

We selected the meal and opera package from Viator but were disappointed with the menu options as they gave us a limited menu and suggested that we don't order all the courses as they would be unable to turn them around fast enough for us to attend the opera on time. However, we planned our arrival time based on the... More 

Thank HJHandRLH
Okanagan Valley, Canada
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70 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

One of the best meals in Firenze, and I did my research. The food quality was absolutely superb; Michelin-quality, though I do not believe they are rated. Given the typical service levels in Italy, this was also some of the friendliest, most efficient service I received in the country. A little pricier than your typical joint, but well worth it.... More 

Thank Nicholas W
Cramerton, North Carolina
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18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Fantastic restaurant in a unique, romantic and historic setting. Food and service was excellent. The language barrier did not matter. We recommend it for a great, adults only dining experience.

Thank Maarten A
Atlanta, Georgia
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016

Shared a lunch during December with a friend while visiting Florence. Great place off the beaten path and following a visit to the Pitti Palace and Gardens. Highly recommended, service was great, food was innovative and while selection was excellent.

Thank susanievans
Milan, Italy
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121 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Nice and cosy restaurant 3 minutes from Ponte Vecchio. Amazing appetizers with differnt types of parma ham and cheeses; very fresh mushroom salad and amazing pasta! The atmosphere is local and elegant at the same time; very attentive service so nothing to complain about! I will surely come back next time that I'll be in Florence.

Thank dangiapedia
Miami, Florida
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143 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

We loved this cozy family run place. There was a little hiccup in our reservation but they handled it graciously. The food was wonderful. My only comment is that the female server seemed a little abrupt, unfriendly. Perhaps a cultural issue, perhaps due to the reservation mix up, perhaps just personality. Anyway, we recommend a visit here. Make a reservation!

Thank Miamispike
Bradford, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

This is a great place to eat, wonderful food in this restaurant with deli. The food is not what you expect which makes it all the more interesting. The staff were generally very good and helpful. I wouldn't hesitate to go back here.

Thank Angela B
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98 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016

Olio & Convivium is a deli cum restaurant that offers all sorts of Italian delicacies like cured meats, cheeses, wines and of course olive oil. We stepped in for a look and ended up having lunch. We tried two different tasting menus --- the Leccio and the Olio. Both offered a four course meal with an appetizer, two courses and... More 

Thank travelbugManila
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33 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

It is not the tuscany food you are custom, it is different, "nuovo cucina", excellent flavors, the sommelier is extraordinary, sadly the service is not god enough.

Thank pedro m
London, United Kingdom
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176 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

The chef here should be ashamed of themselves. I attended for dinner and found the food to be bland and overcooked. How the chef allowed several fillets of overcooked seabass with no seasoning to reach the pass is beyond me. Absolutely dreadful.

Thank John D

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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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