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Cestello

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Santo Spirito / San Frediano
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Piazza del Cestello 8, 50100, Florence, Italy
+39 055 264 5364
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19:30 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 19:30 - 02:00
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59 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went there for dinner with friends, the cocktails where really good! The food was amazing, highly recommended...! Make sure to make a reservation...

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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went with some friends and that was our second time. Was not as good as the first experience. May be we should have ordered fish. The staff service us inconsistent , the Barman was trying to push us towards expensive whiskey. Had to go to the bar myself and grab the bottle I wish to have. I had lamb shoulder... More 

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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

From the delightful welcome from grandma to the tour of the fish market in English with the cute waiter, I was wowed with the atmosphere and service. Then came the food and the matched wine!! Amazing!!! Highly recommended for fine dining when visiting Florence.

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Thank Scott R
Portland, Oregon
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2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Truly an amazing dining and drinking experience! The ambience is inviting along with the owner and her amazing crew of servers. Between the food and drinks not only were they delicious it was also a work of art. We will go back.

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Plano, Texas
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Recommended highly by concierge, nice place, extremely expensive with absolutely horrible service, food presentation good, but you'll wait forever, nobody refills your drink or water, gets you bread or butter, servings are microscopic , we expected better for the price we paid. overall SUCKS!

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Thank Rrcyberdoc
London
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017

This is not your traditional Florence meal of big steaks, cheap pasta and Chianti. This is an excellent sea food restaurant that also has pasta and meat. Great service and lots of extras - small starters and sweets at the end. Great wine list and the bartenders are excellent. Best cocktails in Florence too. Had a great time.

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Thank LondonCat61
Mattsee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

This restaurant is a total rip off. We paid 280 Euro for five-course menu and it was a disaster and the service was miserable. I don't recomand this to anyone.

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Hong Kong, China
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653 reviews
300 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 423 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

This is where the beautiful people go, the foodies eat and those who just want to be loved and appreciated turn up...the service is excellent, the food amazing and the price reflects this. If you want a small special treat then go for drinks and ease into comfortable chairs, have two excellent glasses of wine and enjoy the olives and... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Simple place you will be received with a welcome and smile The service is very good The food is mixing the art and the food taste

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

We had the pleasure of eating here on Christmas Eve, surrounded by lots of Italians, wearing long flowing fur coats and bringing Christmas gifts in designer bags.... quite an experience in itself. This would seem to be a restaurant well-known to the locals, and was completely full. We were very grateful to our hotel for having reserved a table for... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
19:30 - 02:00
Monday
19:30 - 02:00
Tuesday
19:30 - 02:00
Wednesday
19:30 - 02:00
Thursday
19:30 - 02:00
Friday
19:30 - 02:00
Saturday
19:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza del Cestello 8, 50100, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Santo Spirito / San Frediano
  • Neighbourhood: Santo Spirito / San Frediano
  • Phone Number: +39 055 264 5364

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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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