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Galleria Luigi Bellini is a must to visit before tasty meals at this restaurant. Italian cuisine will be what you are offered to try at Il Santo Bevitore. Cooks at this place do their best to provide guests with good spaghetti, mascarpone and ragout. The truth is that you will really like nicely cooked crème brûlée, gelato and brioches. Delicious chianti, michelada or cordial are worth a try here. Degust great cortado, ristretto or tea.

A cozy place with a beautiful interior is all you need for a holiday with your family. Visitors feel relaxed at this spot because of the creative staff and the nice service. From the visitors' point of view, prices are affordable. This restaurant is a Michelin selection and it has been rewarded with 1 black knife-and-fork symbol: according to the inspectors' opinion, Il Santo Bevitore maintains quite cosy atmosphere.

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user_Jose Rafael Gabaldon
Amazing experience. The environment is very nice, the food was very tasteful and elegant. They have a nice selection of wines. The chicken liver pate was incredible, then had the stuffed rabbit, sublime! The bone marrow was nice as well and my wife had the tortellini equally amazing. The dessert was a chocolate roll to die for. 5 stars for this restaurant.
user_Laurent Pollet

After all raving reviews online, I decided to book with them to celebrate the end of our one-week vacation in Liguria and Tuscany and indulge ourselves with a more refined dinner experience.

When we arrived, an unfriendly staff member gave us a table right at the entrance door. Really? I had booked one month in advance and you that was MY table? I asked to be moved of course.

Interesting menu, we were all happy with our choices... when my roasted marrow bone arrived at the table. One small teaspoon later and I am not exaggerating... it was empty. There was absolutely nothing on that bone, They roasted a bone for 13-15 minutes for nothing! I called the waiter and he brought me another one... 13-15 minutes later. My luck, there was maybe 3 teaspoons on it but the marrow was still pink and raw inside. Besides, there was no country bread to eat it along with and you must take the bread from the bread basked: carasau, whole wheat bread or focaccia. Nothing that would be offered with a marrow bone basically. I didn't tell them that it was not cooked through because I was with friends and I didn't want to make a scene but it was THE most expensive and disgusting marrow bone I have ever had in my life. 8 euros... it's caviar on a spoon!!!! A piece of advice if the owner of the restaurant reads my review: take it off the menu!!!

Then came 2 veal fillet alla Rossini and 1 guineafowl. Everyone knows that "alla Rossini" means with foie gras on top of the veal fillet. At the Santo Bevitore, you get two pieces of veal with in-between... I don't know what it was... but it was not seared foie gras. It was a fatty, unpleasant chewy piece of... I don't know what. Once again I called the waiter and he said that it was the way it's supposed to be. Well let me tell you: it was disgusting! The meat was good, served on some spinach but that was it. No vegetable apart from the spinach. A very poor plate but high in proteins!
My friend with the guineafowl said it was good but I think she felt bad for me that I had chosen the restaurant and I looked like a fool after raving about it prior to going there. And honestly, I felt bad that our last dinner experience went so wrong.

But it's not it. I skipped the dessert because... I was done with the Santo Bevitore!!! My friends can't finish a meal without something sweet, so they had the so called "fondente al cioccolato". We all thought it would be like a "moelleux au chocolat" type of cake, cooked outside, liquid inside. Instead, it was "literally" a slice of chocolate with some ice-cream. It looked like a thin but compact slice of gianduja but not with the taste of gianduja... Another complete nonsense!

One positive note: our waiter was extremely friendly. And the wine was good too... They did't make it right? lol

150 euros later for 3 for a bad dinner (2,5 euros for the "coperto" per person), I can't possibly recommend this restaurant to anyone. Was it my bad luck on that night? I don't know... Maybe for the marrow bone. But for the rest, it is unheard of!!!
user_Rob Stegeman
Simple advice, avoid Il Santo Bevitore and eat somewhere else. I'm a food enthusiast who eats out in the more luxurious restaurants about twice a month for the last 3 years all over Europe. Simply put: the waiters/service are so unprofessional and rude I decided to walk off. Some other Google reviews describe rudeness, cocaine use and other misbehaviours of the staff and I can imagine they're all true. How this place can end up having a Michelin guide mention stays a mystery for me.Do yourself and you loved ones a favour and walk 10 minutes and go for example to the Buca Mario (a just Michelin guide recommendation) where you get great dishes, prices and friendly service. In the same street as 'Santo' you find amazing pizza from Da Gherardo, where the waiter was calm, friendly and was serving beyond good pizza (pay attention to the dough).
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Italian, Vegetarian options
Closes soon: 11:30PM
$$$$ Price range per person 43 €-50 €
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Get directions Via Santo Spirito, 64r
Florence, Tuscany, Italy
Via Santo Spirito, 64r, Florence, Tuscany, Italy
Сredit cards accepted No outdoor seating Booking No delivery Takeaway Wheelchair accessible Wi-Fi Parking
Opening hours
SundaySun 7:30PM-11:30PM
MondayMon 7:30PM-11:30PM
TuesdayTue 7:30PM-11:30PM
WednesdayWed 7:30PM-11:30PM
ThursdayThu 7:30PM-11:30PM
FridayFri 7:30PM-11:30PM
SaturdaySat 7:30PM-11:30PM

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