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$39 - $61
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Italian, Mediterranean, Wine Bar, Seafood
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Reviewed December 15, 2021

We stumbled upon this restaurant on a Friday afternoon in December 2021 during a bike tour of the countryside around Florence. We ordered the mushroom spaghetti and the duck ravioli, and our waiter recommended two wine pairings. The food was incredible - our best meal...in Florence - handmade, truly fresh, and delicious. We hope to be back!More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed June 4, 2021

You really worry some of your favorite places would not survive the pandemic. But the great little place on one of Florence hills is still there with great and exciting food, creatíve cuisine but not loosing touch with Italian traditions. It is really worth a...trip for it´s own sake, menu is varied and nowadays also a lot for the veggies of the world. Very fine wine list does not make things worse.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Michele B, Proprietario at Caffe Desiderio, responded to this reviewResponded July 20, 2021

hi, it's a pleasure to have you in here, as always. thanks for the nice words. see you as soon as possible Michele e Francesca

Reviewed November 10, 2019

Passion of owner is vital if a small place like this should reach the highest level. That is the case for the place in the piazza of the wonderful litlle town Settignano just above Florence. A very varied menu, serving both traditional italian goodies and...cross overs. And you are so well taken care of by the straff. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed September 12, 2019

Visited Thursday night with no booking. We ordered 2 traditional pasta dishes & shared the seasonal dessert special. The food was fresh & full of flavour. We were given a delightful amuse bouche & generous bread basket with 3 different types. The chef popped out...of the kitchen to check in with us during our meal & then explain to his dessert! The service was fast, efficient & gracious with my non-existent Italian. Unbelievable value! Great food, service & cute location.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed July 13, 2019 via mobile

Hidden up in the hills is an absolute gem of a restaurant. The 3 of us were given the most attentive service with each dish explained. It was wonderful. Our host selected some great wines and desserts too. If you want to get away from...the bustle of Florence it’s well worth the drive.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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CaffeD178, Proprietario at Caffe Desiderio, responded to this reviewResponded July 15, 2019

hi Michelle, thanks so much for the nice words... it has been a pleasure to have you here, i wish to see you as soon as possible... ciao Michele e Francesca

Reviewed June 16, 2019

Pretty nice location, waiters really polite, on hills not far from Florence. Close to historical villas,and Italian Poet's Mansion,this bistrot is pleasure for food and spirit. Ask for an outdoor table: Tuscany cuisine revised,added to full wine carte covering all Italian Geo areas. Price reasonable...and outstanding Customer CareMore

Date of visit: June 2019
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CaffeD178, Proprietario at Caffe Desiderio, responded to this reviewResponded July 15, 2019

hi Michelle, thanks so much for the nice words... it has been a pleasure to have you here, i wish to see you as soon as possible... ciao Michele e Francesca

Reviewed May 14, 2019

Fantastic!!! We were riding with our bikes and wanted to sit down for a little quick lunch... You think you will get pasta or pizza at this little place over the church, but we did get original and delicious light diners. We recommend the lo...Yo-Yo di Fegatino di Pollo e Composta di Arance and the i Coccoli di Kamut Khorasan Wheat con Prosciutto del Tozzetti e Stracciatella ... really unbelievable!!! Thank you very much, it was our best restaurant in Firenze. Patricia & OlivierMore

Date of visit: May 2019
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CaffeD178, Proprietario at Caffe Desiderio, responded to this reviewResponded May 21, 2019

hi Patricia, it has been a pleasure to have you in here, i wish to see you again as soon as possible... ciao Michele e Francesca

Reviewed April 14, 2019

Although I love the tuscan cooking tradizionali, beeing here for many weeks it is great to get a variation. This small place serves really interesting dishes, fine ingredients and with elegant combinations of flavours. Located in the charming settignano village it is well worth travelling...the 4 km from Florence city center (bus stops right outside) to enjoy this little gem. Top quality.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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CaffeD178, Proprietario at Caffe Desiderio, responded to this reviewResponded April 14, 2019

thanks, it has been a pleasure to have you here... wishing to see you as soon as possible ciao Michele e Francesca

Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

Amazing food! Low prices! Serving sizes are great! The staff is super friendly. The atmosphere is nice and bright and comfortable.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch after wine tasting nearby, on the recommendation of the winery owner. We had the best octopus appetizer ever. They have a very large wine list for a place so small. They were very friendly with us, and we had a...lovely time.More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Caffe D, Proprietario at Caffe Desiderio, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2018

thanks su muth, it has been a pleasure to have you here... see you as soon as possible Michele e Francesca

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Caffe Desiderio is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5