IO Osteria Personale

Borgo S. Frediano, 167 50125 Florence Italy Map
Average price €40.00
9,5 /10
714 reviews
788 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
    En flaske vin
  • €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
9,5 /10
Only clients who have dined at the restaurant, after booking on TheFork, can leave their opinion.
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Food
9,6
Service
9,6
Setting
9,2
Value for price
Interesting
Noise level
Quiet
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Fast
184/714 reviews
Courtney S.
Adventurer
(2 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 17 Oct 2018
The ambiance and hospitality were a welcomed and wonderful retreat from the hustle and bustle of Florence. The waitstaff were top notch and the food was excellent and highly creative. A definite must for anyone visiting Florence.
Merle D.
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 17 Oct 2018
Good service, pleasant atmosphere and excellent food!
Wayne M.
Adventurer
(2 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 15 Oct 2018
Excellent meal. Terrific service. Not cheap but very good value. Such a novel approach to Tuscan cooking Bravissimo! We will be back.
Mike P.
(1 review)
Average Rating
9 /10
Food
10
Service
8
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 11 Oct 2018
Excellent food, service & atmosphere.
Jim S.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 8 Oct 2018
Absolutely amazing!!!
Eva H.
Explorer
(2 reviews)
Average Rating
9,5 /10
Food
10
Service
8
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 8 Oct 2018
Fantastic tasting meny with very good combination between food and wine. Exciting yourney in new subtle tastes and a refined focus on keeping a variety of distinct taste in each dish.
Martin B.
Conqueror
(9 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 25 Sep 2018
Wonderful inventive cuisine and a great modestly priced wine list.
James D.
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 24 Sep 2018
Amazing food. Very reasonably priced. Lovely style restaurant.
Paul B.
Explorer
(3 reviews)
Average Rating
9 /10
Food
10
Service
8
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 24 Sep 2018
Inventive mixtures of ingredients and they worked! A degustaion menu of small portions but fully satisfied with flavours, textures, and value. Whilst smal portions the number of servings left us fully satisfied
Warren T.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 19 Sep 2018
Really, really, really good. Get the tasting menu!!
Norman J.
Foodie
(10 reviews)
Average Rating
9,5 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 19 Sep 2018
We enjoyed the meal, service and ambiance. Most of the customers were tourists, as were we, only saw one Italian couple eating. All the staff spoke English and were very helpful.
Wolfgang W.
Conqueror
(7 reviews)
Average Rating
9 /10
Food
8
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 17 Sep 2018
Creative Kirchen, some very good some Good. Great wine list!
Carol C.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 12 Sep 2018
I picked this restaurant because of the photo trip advisor displayed. WE LOVED THIS RESTAURANT AND RETURNED THE FOLLOWING NIGHT BECAUSE EACH COURSE WAS EVEN MORE WONDERFUL THAN THE PHOTO. The service was equally "delicious". The staff and the owner could not have been more agreeable. We can not wait for our next trip to Florence and will most assuredly make reservations in advance for more than one meal.
Aleksandra A.
Explorer
(3 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 11 Sep 2018
Vert informativ and Nice personell
Howard B.
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 7 Sep 2018
The six course tasting menu and accompanying wine pairing was always good and sometimes spectacular
Ulrike B.
Explorer
(2 reviews)
Average Rating
7,5 /10
Food
8
Service
8
Setting
6
  • Meal date : 6 Sep 2018
We had a seat near the kitchen an toilett, was not the best...the location itself is very plain, but ok.
Nathan G.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 1 Sep 2018
Amazing food, great service and a cozy but upmarket atmosphere. Absolutely faultless from start to finish.
Eric E.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 1 Sep 2018
We had a lovely, final meal in Florence at IO Osteria. Would reccomend to anyone looking for a non-traditional, wonderful, creative Italian meal!
John L.
Foodie
(15 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 29 Aug 2018
Our first visit and we loved it. IO Osteria Personale's excellent reputation is well deserved. Delicious and imaginative food beautifully presented, with plenty to please vegetarians. The look and feel of the space is a delight, creating a high quality, fresh yet relaxing ambience. Extremely efficient service. 10/10 without doubt.
Patrick G.
Explorer
(3 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 4 Aug 2018
Fantastic place! Food is definitely Italian but with a special twist. Atmosphere and service are all with a very personal touch
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