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Osteria Antica Mescita San Niccolo

#154 of 2,063 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Via di San Niccolo' 60/r, 50125, Florence, Italy
+39 055 234 2836
12:00 - 00:30
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west sussex
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31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

San Niccolo is the area just south of the Arno, away from the sights; full of character, bars and osterias. You pass through it on the way up or way back from Piazzale Michelangelo and this is where you want to eat. (It's also called simply Osteria San Niccolo). Nice outside or upstairs but nicer in the cellar, sort of... More 

Thank jubilad0
Rome, Italy
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very engaging, friendly host, with helpful suggestions. Loved the lambadetto (Florentine-style tripe stew). Saw another table get an eye-opening grilled steak.

Thank Scott_from_Chicago
Toronto, Canada
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31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Like many tourists, my wife and I were finishing up watching the sunset at piazzale michelangelo and were looking for a place to eat on the south side of the Arno. She found this place on Google reviews and it looked nice. We showed up while the staff were trying to grab some dinner but they were very nice and... More 

Thank Matt_Wong_CANADA
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We sat in the basement which is actually part of the crypt of San Niccolo. The food was lovely: tasty bruschetta with kale and slithers of pork and Brie with honey and pine nuts followed by delicious, tender roast pork. We had the house red which was fantastic. The service was delightful with limoncello and grappa on the house! Go... More 

Thank Millie5R
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Found this place by accident. Great food and wine. Very helpful waiter, Reasonably priced Had the Gorgonzola risotto followed by grilled cheese with ham and rocket Would of had a desert as well but was too full. Will come back again

Thank Ben T
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1,519 reviews
489 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2,860 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

We came across this restaurant accidentally and decided to step in for lunch and have some rest. The restaurant is not far from the Piazza Michelangelo. We sat inside by a corner table to watch the people go by as it was a bit windy and cloudy that day. There is also another level at the basement but I could... More 

Thank greekcypriot2009
Vilnius, Lithuania
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49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Just wanted to express my disappointment with the reservation we had here for NYE. Location specifically replied that they reserved a table for two for "19:30/20:00". We came at around 20:03, where the waiter replied they gave away our table a while ago as we did not show up at 19:30. Not sure if I should treat it as a... More 

Thank CharlesGKS
Osteria N, Proprietario at Osteria Antica Mescita San Niccolo, responded to this review

Dear CharlesGKS, You have made a reservation for the New year' eve for 7.3o Pm and not for the time you want. You arrived at 8.15 pm and not at 8.03 (as you can se are not italians that arrive late) with out previously informed us , by a phone call , to be late. I don't know How you... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

It doesn't look like anything special from the outside but the food ,wine and atmosphere was brilliant. This is authentic Florence food and at a great price.

Thank John M
Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

We had an outstanding lunch (ask for seating in the lower level!) with great service and awesome menu selections. This location is on the less touristy area on the other side of the Arno River. My husband, two young adult children (ages 19 and 21) and I thoroughly enjoyed this treasure!

Thank bellacharm29
Folkestone, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Great service, my fiancee and I are wine novices and ordered a desert wine. Instead of laughung at us, as was his right the waiter brought us a free biscuity desert to enjoy with the wine. He also had a better English accent than me and I'm English!!

Thank Joe H

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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
Average prices
USD 19 - USD 27
Italian, Mediterranean, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:30
12:00 - 00:30
12:00 - 00:30
12:00 - 00:30
12:00 - 00:30
12:00 - 00:30
12:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via di San Niccolo' 60/r, 50125, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Pitti
  • Neighbourhood: Pitti
  • Phone Number: +39 055 234 2836

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Neighbourhood Profile
Pitti is a neighborhood characterized by art and history. Renaissance architecture such as Pitti Palace, which houses five museums alone, introduces visitors to the green lungs of spectacular Boboli Gardens. Any visitor can wander through statues, fountains, and panoramic viewpoints. Around the garden, treasures like the Museum of Natural History of the Specola and Villa Bardini guide guests through Florence as the cradle of the Renaissance. End the day with an aperitif in Piazza della Passera or the more romantic Forte di Belvedere, which offers an amazing panoramic view of the entire city.
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