Osteria Santo Spirito: "Review of Holy Spirit Dining" Top 5 Page for this destination Florence Restaurant Tip by mariocibelli

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Some of the hippest dining in the Oltrarno fills these deep-red rooms with undulating track lighting stacked on top of each other. Funk and dance music pounds from the speakers as they serve up excellent dishes with a modern twist. You can start with a salad like pollo pinoli e uvetta con dressing (chicken, pine nut, and raisin), or for pasta try orecchiette Santo Spirito (pasta in spicy tomato sauce with ricotta) or gnocchi di patate gratinati (oven-baked gnocchi swimming in a bubbling hot mix of soft cheeses flavored with truffle). Afterward, fill up on filetto di manzo à tartufo (beef filet with truffles) or the coscie d'anatre con la panna (very meaty roasted duck in cream sauce with carrots and bacon).

Favorite Dish: I like this place, a lot, but they fail to mention you need reservations to eat outside and the serivce can be GHASTLY at times. Also, many times they do NOT have everything on the menu.

I still highly reccomend it.

Address: Piazza Santo Spirito
Comparison: about average
Directions: Nouvelle Tuscan

Hours Daily 12:45-2:30pm and 8pm-midnight

Address Piazza Santo Spirito 16r

Reservations Reservations recommended

Phone 055-238-2383

Price: US$11-20
Rating: 3
Theme: Local

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jun 21, 2005
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