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Olio Restaurant

#659 of 2,063 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighbourhood:
Santo Spirito / San Frediano
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Via Santo Spirito, 4, 50124, Florence, Italy
+39 055 265 8198
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10:00 - 14:30
10:00 - 22:30
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Hours:
Mon 10:00 - 14:30
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 22:30
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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stumbled on Olio looking for a quick lunch and were immediately welcomed by Lorenzo who provided everything we could have desired. We choose cheese and ham plates with good wine. We considered the cheeses the best we have had, and we have had good ones all over the world. We returned 6 times in two weeks for lunch and... More 

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Thank ffoltz38
Malibu, California, United States
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615 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

Very nice wine selection and the food was traditional and fresh. Excellent preparation, friendly service in English and a warm feeling to the place. The entrance might fool you into thinking they are closed, just head on in for a good meal and swing by the gourmet shop to take some yummy treats along with you.

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Thank Thomas S
Currumbin, Australia
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137 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Excellent atmosphere- the entrance seems dark on the arrival and you might be tempted to think they are not open. Inside is really wonderful atmosphere , cosy and beautiful little nooks to sit in, beautiful table service. The waiters are excellent and can speak very good English. The degustation was wonderful and there are several choices of degustations or an... More 

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Thank SherelleFrench
Haifa District, Israel
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

It was very nice Good wine Good food We eat cheese and meal and it was very good Worm place and very important the brad is excellent!!!

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Thank Amir1974
London, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

We did not eat there but found the gourmet shop to have everything, everything we were looking for to take back home with us: Olive oil, balasmico, truffle spreads, honey. Yummy!

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Thank Trvlr_USUK
North Palm Beach, Florida
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Great restaurant. Very friendly and extensive wine selection. Good for English speakers. Fresh food esp pasta.

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Thank jaybarone
Cootamundra
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely meal in this great little restaurant and deli. Very busy - as most places are, so a little slow on the service.... but food and wine was well worth the wait - superb. Cost very reasonable as well. Definitely worth adding to your dinner list.

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Thank Timmy64C
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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Welcoming place with wonderful atmosphere. We were a bit late but felt very welcome. The service was very friendly, we got some good wine recommendations. We just went for a small lunch but enjoyed every moment of it. Wanted to come back for dinner a week later, but the place was closed because of Ferragosto. Our mistake, and our loss.... More 

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Thank Sh V
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

This was introduced to us as some kind of experimental restaurant around wine, oil and good food. Inside it was special when it comes to the warm welcome and atmosphere, wines were good and quite a lot by the glass of unknown wineries but very good in quality. The food was good as expected. If they have the Tagliata di... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

We ordered grilled porcini mushrooms and when served, they were infested with worms. Had to pay 70 euro for a mozarella and cold cuts. No formal excuse, no compliment, nothing. The chef was behaving like nothing special has happened. If you want to eat worms, please go ahead...

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 - 14:30
10:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
10:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
10:00 - 22:30
Thursday
10:00 - 22:30
Friday
10:00 - 22:30
Saturday
10:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Santo Spirito, 4, 50124, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Santo Spirito / San Frediano
  • Neighbourhood: Santo Spirito / San Frediano
  • Phone Number: +39 055 265 8198

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

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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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