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Hostaria il Desco

#131 of 2,062 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
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Via delle Terme 23/R, 50123, Florence, Italy
+39 055 294882
12:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Rome, Italy
Level Contributor
26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Fresh meat meals, cooked in real tuscany manner. Little restaurant with pleasant athmosphere. Careful service.

Thank 8Linux
Dunshaughlin, Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Wonderful restaurant. Menu on the night was fantastic and the gluten free bread and food was delicious. Return trip planned for our final night in Florence. Francesca and her mother were excellent hosts on our evening in their Hostaria. Tom from Ireland.

Thank TomHogan
Level Contributor
12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

I was so impressed with this place that I ate there two nights in a row! Their gluten free menu is fabulous - not just gluten free entrees (and the gnocchi and risotto were fabulous), but also complimentary gluten free bread bowl and gluten free biscotti! Plus, complimentary soup and Prosecco, all for a really reasonable price. Lovely atmosphere. My... More 

Thank Michaela D
Francesca d, Proprietario at Hostaria il Desco, responded to this review

Many thanks for your appreciations! Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas! Francesca More 

Lake Como, Italy
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

We have gone to this place for years, it was intimate, cozy, delicious, with excellent service and great wine by glass and bottle. This visit was disappointing beyond explanation. What stops us from putting terrible as the review is that it was average compared to other restaurants - however it was terrible in comparison to its previous self. Prosecco was... More 

Thank crabtree685
Francesca d, Proprietario at Hostaria il Desco, responded to this review

Goodmorning and thank you for your suggestion.....about another restaurant. I don't know why You spend your reply for us to advertise another restaurant! I hope can be regular. I'm sorry but we change our restaurant thanks to a very good value architect we loved his work. We don't change Prosecco and wine since many years so you drink the same... More 

Jacksonville, Florida
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

It was daring to go to Italy with gluten sensitivity but this restaurant had a very gluten free friendly menu! We arrived 20 minutes before opening and they just had us sit at a table until they could take our order upon opening. It was full at lunch and only heard Italian so must be popular with locals. Highly recommend

Thank Robinpj904
Moscow, Russia
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Nice place. There were not so many people on Friday evening. They offer a glass of prosseco as a compliment. Steak for 1 person we shared for 2 (700gr). Caprese is a bit strange, a new vision)

Thank lepochka
Richmond, Virginia
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46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

We dined in the middle of the week so the restaurant was very quiet. We enjoyed a very nice meal and had no issues with the service. We received a couple of complimentary items to try and we were very delighted. I highly suggest this restaurant if you are in florence for a few days. Do not be put off... More 

Thank Ryan S
Elewijt, Belgium
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Nice place to eat, in a quite street - not in the busy center. When we arrived we got a glass prosseco and a small appetizer for free and after dinner also some (glutenfree) cantuccine. Good food, also glutenfree. Friendly boss.

Thank katrienwe
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

We are so happy we found this tucked away restaurant, which was buzzing with life at lunchtime today. We loved the lady who welcomed us in and assured us it was gluten free. We need not have worried: everything was ok on the menu. The spaghetti was delicious. The completo menu excellent value. Thoroughly recommend.

Thank notts74
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

We stumbled upon il Desco by chance one night this September. I admit we picked the restaurant partly because of its lovely modern decor, but the menu didn't disappoint either! I didn't know that this restaurant catered to the gluten-intolerant, so it was wonderful to be offered the GI menu. We were treated to a sampling of the sparkling wine... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$37
Italian, Mediterranean, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via delle Terme 23/R, 50123, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Uffizi
  • Neighbourhood: Uffizi
  • Phone Number: +39 055 294882

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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