IO Osteria Personale

Borgo S. Frediano, 167 50125 Florence Italy Map
Average price €40.00
9,4 /10
1176 reviews
917 reviews
In San Frediano, incoronato dalla guida Lonely Planet come quartiere “più cool” del mondo, Matteo Fantini ha aperto qualche anno fa “Io Osteria Personale”. Un piccolo ristorante, 30 in totale i coperti, in cui Fantini crea e sperimenta ricette di cucina creativa e contemporanea.
In carta ci sono pochi piatti per ciascuna portata: una scelta fatta per garantire un'alta qualità e una cura maniacale di ogni pietanza. Il faro è la tradizione, non solo toscana ma italiana, che entra da “Io Osteria Personale” sulle gambe di tanti produttori locali le cui materie prime foraggiano ogni giorno la dispensa dello chef. La brigata, sei in tutto tra cucina e sala, è composta da giovani under 30. Una squadra dinamica e preparata che in questi anni ha reso il locale di borgo San Frediano uno dei più apprezzati d'Oltrarno.

Il menu segue le stagioni ma sono tanti ormai i piatti che si trovano in carta tutto l'anno perché divenuti simbolo del ristorante: ci sono i calamari con crema di patate al limone, capperi fritti e pesto di rucola, le tagliatelle con crudo di gamberi rossi, funghi di stagione e sesamo, il vitello tonnato croccante con puntarelle e limone e tra i dessert, tutti fatti in casa come le paste e il pane, la crema di cioccolato bianco e olio extravergine con granita di lavanda e gelatina al frutto della passione.
L'ottanta per cento dei piatti in carta è gluten free e non mancano le proposte vegetariane. La cantina, sempre curata da Fantini, conta 250 etichette tra vini italiani e francesi provenienti da piccole aziende.
Il locale occupa gli spazi di una vecchia salumeria. E, a dispetto del nome, è tutt'altro che un'osteria vecchia maniera. Tra il soffitto a cassettoni e i muri in pietra, con mattoncini bianchi, si apre uno spazio dalle linee semplici in cui il legno degli arredi e dei tavoli e il nero della lavagne ai muri conferisce un tocco di modernità che, insieme alla struttura d'epoca, costituisce quel mix di antico e moderno che costituisce il concept del locale.

Scritto da Carmela Adinolfi
Classe 1989. Giornalista professionista dal 2017, collabora con La Repubblica dalla redazione di Firenze. Lavora come freelance occupandosi di food, attualità e società.

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Il faro è la tradizione, non solo toscana ma italiana, che entra da “Io Osteria Personale” sulle gambe di tanti produttori locali le cui materie prime foraggiano ogni giorno la dispensa dello chef.

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About the restaurant IO Osteria Personale

SAN FREDIANO - Nel cuore di San Frediano, tra i soffitti in legno e le pareti in mattoni di quella che fu una salumeria, nasce il ristorante IO Osteria Personale. Gli ingredienti di stagione e quelli del territorio si fondono nella nostra cucina in uno spirito di tradizione rinnovata.

ELEGANTE - Nonostante il nome osteria, la struttura propone un ambiente raffinato, dove la rusticità dei muri in pietra ben si amalgama con l'arredo moderno.

INGREDIENTI STAGIONALI - Grandissima l'attenzione riservata alla scelta delle materie prime, tutte rigorosamente locali e di stagione.

Restaurant prices

Average à la carte price
€40.00
(average à la carte price based on a two-course meal excluding drinks)

Drink prices

  • €3.00
    Bottle of mineral water
  • €6.00
    Glass of wine
  • €24.00
    Bottle of wine
  • €110.00
    Bottle of champagne
  • €2.00
    Coffee
Prices and menu can change. Those prices don't take into account any promotion and are VAT included.

How to get to the restaurant IO Osteria Personale

Opening time

Aperti solo a cena dal lunedi al sabato dalle 19:30 alle 24:00

Services

  • Credit Card , Mastercard , Visa
  • Air-conditioning , English spoken , French spoken , Pets allowed , Wheelchair Accessible , Wifi
Excellent
9,4 /10
Only clients who have dined at the restaurant, after booking on TheFork, can leave their opinion.
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    25
Food
9,5
Service
9,5
Setting
9,1
Value for price
Interesting
Noise level
Quiet
Waiting time
Fast
269/1176 reviews
Gerhard K.
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 21 Feb 2020
We had a fantastic evening at IO Osteria Personale. Good food and pleasant and helpfull personal.
Сергей П.
Conqueror
(6 reviews)
Average Rating
9 /10
Food
10
Service
8
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 19 Feb 2020
Very creative chef , I enjoyed the food a lot with my kids
Daniella G.
Explorer
(3 reviews)
Average Rating
9 /10
Food
8
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 18 Jan 2020
Very good and nice ambiance. As always. We were a little disappointed by the dessert, too “deconstructed” with little blobs of flavor. Would have expected something more sophisticated.
Rochdi Y.
(1 review)
Average Rating
6,5 /10
Food
8
Service
4
Setting
6
  • Meal date : 27 Dec 2019
The culinary experience was great, but the dessert selection lacked creativity and variety. All the desserts seemed similar and quite unimpressive. Also, the service was overall good, but the arrogance and condescending attitude of one particular waiter affected the experience. He felt the need to comment negatively on most of our decisions, as if he knew better. That was out place and unacceptable. Whether I prefer Armagnac to Grappa is none of his business.
Ricardo L.
Adventurer
(2 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 26 Dec 2019
Excelente y un servicio muy atento
Shari H.
Explorer
(2 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 24 Dec 2019
What a fantastic experience! It was an intimate, friendly, delicious meal with every dietary need met without issue. If you are gluten-free this is a place to relish. The wine recommendations were excellent and we felt as if we had our own private dining experience in Florence. This is a must go if you’re in Firenze!
Carmen O.
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 24 Dec 2019
Fabuloso!
Serban T.
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 17 Dec 2019
The guests were impressed, even the local ones! I was just the organizer, so that I cannot give more details about what they liked most. Matteo, thank you!
FLORE F.
Explorer
(5 reviews)
Average Rating
9,5 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 10 Dec 2019
Good advice, good discovery and taste balance. Good wine list. Relax and high quality service at the same time. Small portions but for a 5 dishes menu perfect.
Rufus D.
Conqueror
(5 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 29 Nov 2019
What a wonderful discovery! Quiet place. Modern setting. Skilled staff. Genius chef. I loved it
Joerg B.
Explorer
(3 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 12 Nov 2019
Outstanding creative food and service at a fair price
Kathleen W.
(1 review)
Average Rating
9 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
6
  • Meal date : 6 Nov 2019
The food were really amazing! The beef tartare, calamari ,and trippa ravioli were just perfect! I wasn’t expecting a heavy taste of the chicken as a main dish , but the flavor was good anyways. Definitely coming back again!
Andika S.
Explorer
(4 reviews)
Average Rating
8,5 /10
Food
8
Service
10
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 31 Oct 2019
Exellent food, good ingridients not expensive, good service... taste is smooth.. nice presentation... i will come back soon... the signature veal is amazing
Steve R.
(1 review)
Average Rating
9 /10
Food
8
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 25 Oct 2019
Excellent ambience and service. The wine, amuse bouche, starters, first course and mains were excellent, but the cheese cake just failed to amalgamate liquorice and a smoked strawberry brittle - a little too smokey and reminiscent of over done toast - but this did not detract from a truly pleasurable eating experience.
Tamara Z.
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 14 Oct 2019
The food was fabulous and the service was outstanding.
Annina S.
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 12 Oct 2019
Amazing food. However, as a non-foodie it was a bit „special“. It was definitely yummy, but if you are just looking for some simple italian food, this is not the place
Marc M.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
9,5 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 11 Oct 2019
Don't be fooled by the unassuming surroundings and decor of this restaurant...it's amazing. Definitely a Michelin star experience and would thoroughly recommend to anyone
Graham K.
(1 review)
Average Rating
9,5 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 9 Oct 2019
A wonderful taster menu in delightful setting- with no music hooray! Highly recommended.
Amanda F.
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 5 Oct 2019
Probably the best food I’ve ever eaten-certainly up there with the best. We had a 5 course tasting menu for 42 Euro per head and a delicious bottle of Sicilian white for around 30 Euro. Excellent value for the amazing quality. Spot on service.
Mag. Manfred M.
Explorer
(4 reviews)
Average Rating
9 /10
Food
10
Service
8
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 4 Oct 2019
This is an exceptional restaurant! Very cozy and modern interior. The food is really outstanding!! Modern Italien cuisine with surprising taste Delicious, Service is friendly and if you know the Italian language, they are really great!!
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