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Certificate of Excellence2018 Winner


US$40 - US$74
Italian, Mediterranean, European
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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All reviews tasting menu tapioca tomato soup tongue herring poached eggs sorbet peas amuse bouche spaghetti ice cream chef simone limited number of tables fine dining tuscan cuisine too salty michelin star
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Reviewed 6 December 2018

Location a little bit distant from the old city center. Interiors are great and up to date. Menu changes every day. One can have a la card or set. Perfect wine advice. Service of the top level.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Max120368
Reviewed 24 November 2018

Just back from Essenziale, a small restaurant that has a reputation for being one of the more innovative places in Florence. However, I was a little disappointed. First of all, the decor and the atmosphere are just not worthy of these sorts of prices. Yes,...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank bongbing
Reviewed 11 November 2018

This restaurant is very innovative. Modern design, limited number of tables, perfect service. Creativity, stunning food. An interessant experience

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Djurd_Marko
Reviewed 9 November 2018

We went with my boyfriend and we had the 8 course BUIO menu and it was spectacular since the moment we arrive to the restaurant. First, they received us with the most calm and polite hello, then we went to out table and they explain...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank valerialama
Reviewed 27 October 2018

A memorable experience.... charming hospitality from all waiters and chefs. Truly amazing, unusual and completely delicious things to eat, delicious wine as suggested by our waiter. Lovely to be off the tourist track but still close to it all. Cannot rate this restaurant too highly.

Date of visit: September 2018
Reviewed 14 October 2018

Far from the touristic routes, modern design, limited number of tables, reservation is obligatory...perfect service. Set menus or meals by choice. I took the blind set of 8 courses. Its a really high cuisine both taste and serving. Perfect combination of the texture and taste....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Andrei B
Reviewed 10 October 2018

The concept and philosophy of the restaurant is very interesting. Having the chefs being involved in servicing the food creates a different and unique experience. The service and food are very good and I would expect this restaurant to reach new heights in the following...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Benjamín A
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

The Food at Essenziale is a pleasant change of pace from your standard Italian cuisine. They are on the cusp of something great and will get there with stronger service and a bit more creativity in the textures of the food. Each course was complex...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Ryan D
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

The place tries to be very hip with slate tables, lounging couches in the middle of the room, and choose your own silverware in the drawer built in your table. When it comes to food, the chef tries too hard to produce unusual flavors and...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Michael E
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

We found this place after a recommendation by one of our friends who visit last year, and It was no disappointment. Real modern italian food with his own twist and taste. A highlight of our trip!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Jesse D
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Tegan A
17 November 2017|
Response from EssenzialeFirenze | Property representative |
Hi! Thanks for your question. Booking in advanced is highly recommended, specially during weekends or peak time. Regards, Essenziale
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