Organic cuisine in the centre of Florence


A real farm-to-table experience in Florence

An organic restaurant in the centre of Florence, a stone’s throw from the Cathedral, Il Desco Bistrot provides natural cuisine with fresh, quality Tuscan products, grown on our family farm in the Florentine hills, Podere La Croce.

The farm-to-table cuisine of this Florentine bistro provides seasonal menus for all kind of palates, with tasty recipes also for vegetarians and celiacs.

Il Desco Bistrot of Florence welcomes you from 12.00 p.m. to 10 p.m. into a homely environment with a cosy and intimate atmosphere where every dish is prepared with passion.

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" Love the food, love the ambience! "

I have had the good fortune to visit Firenze on a few occasions now, and have stayed at the Il Guelfo Bianco most of the time. Having the Il Desco Bistro on the premises is a real treat! The pasta is always amazing fresh, flavoured with wonderful, locally sourced herbs and vegetables. I have yet to eat something I haven’t enjoyed immensely!


" Finally, excellent vegetables in Firenze! "

Yes, it does excellent pasta and meat (terrific boar stew and stuffed rolled chicken…called rooster on the menu), but the vegetables stand out. There are several specifically vegetarian dishes, as well as interesting veggie accompaniments to the mains. A highlight for us was the artichoke carpaccio on the winter menu, which we had on each occasion we ate at Il Desco.


" Farm-to-table experience…awesome! "

Had 2 apps and 2 mains (prosciutto plate, codfish mousse, spinach flan, and Lasagna Bolognase) plus a bottle of wine, a dark chocolate orange and cardamon molten cake, plus 2 espresso. Everything was awesome and prepared in Front of us in the open kitchen. All the flavours were perfect and simple and amazing. I can see why it’s Michelin Star rated.


" Different than traditional Florence cuisine offering cuisine with an exciting difference "

Having experienced traditional Florence cuisine, if you wish to try a Florence chef that cooks natural ingredients with fresh flavours without being too fine dining this is the place to go. Service is great. Wine is good.


" Tasty Tasting Menu "

This place is such a surprise from start to finish, the food and the service are just as spectacular as Florence, it’s unmissable.


" Tasty and well prepared dishes "

Excellent find. Tasty and well prepared dishes made with the freshest ingredients. Particularly good for vegetarians. The €40 tasting menu is recommended.


" Beautiful food and friendly service "

This is a great little restaurant focused on fresh local ingredients. The service was excellent and friendly. There are two degustation menus for vegetarian and meat dishes, at €40 for 3 courses plus dessert, matched with 3 wines and coffee.


" Great lunch in very center of Florence "

We were so pleased with the food and service, that we had to repeat! And if we stayed more in Florence, we would stick to this place definitely. It’s all about high quality ecologic products, from the farm owned by restaurant owner, everything extremely tasty, and healthy at the same time!