DECEMBER and CHRISTMAS IN FLORENCE: shopping and culture
Typical cocktails of Florence: the Negroni
The most interesting Museums of Florence: Opificio delle Pietre Dure
  • DECEMBER and CHRISTMAS IN FLORENCE: shopping and culture
  • Typical cocktails of Florence: the Negroni
  • The most interesting Museums of Florence: Opificio delle Pietre Dure

Il Desco Bistrot: a real farm-to-table organic restaurant in Florence

Adjoining the hotel, Il Desco Bistrot, our organic restaurant in central Florence, is a small and cozy restaurant, open both to the public and, of course, to the guests of the hotel. The Bistro is a farm-to-table experience, as we own a Certified Organic Farm in Reggello, on the Florentine hills, where we produce extra virgin olive oil, vegetables and fruits. The Bistrot staff is both knowledgeable and friendly, ready to welcome you with a smile. After a stroll in Florence, you can relax and sample some of our genuine, seasonal Italian cuisine, prepared passionately using fresh ingredients that are locally produced!

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Vegetarian and Gluten Free Menu

A selection of recipes prepared to be ordered with products from our vegetable gardens and our orchards, perfect for vegetarians, vegans and coeliacs.

Farm-to-table organic products

During your stay you will be able to purchase high quality extra virgin olive oil produced in our farm Podere La Croce.

Artisanal wines and beers

We have selected renowned wines for you from small local wine producers and all the flavours of the best artisanal beers.

A vegetable garden in town…without leaving the hotel!

The Bistrot staff is both knowledgeable and friendly, ready to welcome you with a smile. After a stroll in Florence, you can relax and sample some of our genuine, seasonal Italian cuisine, prepared passionately using fresh ingredients that are locally produced!

Our cheese, meat and wine selection is created with the ‘0 Km’ philosophy in mind, thanks to the partnership that we have with small local producers who really care about quality. Special attention is paid not only to food allergies, but also to the preparation of gluten free and vegetarian dishes.

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WINES & ARTISANAL BEERS

Savour the aromas and flavors of selected wines from Tuscan wine producers

Includes aromas ageing in small Tuscan cellars, to offer you the pleasure of precious nectars such as the organic wines Chianti Rufina and Nobile di Montepulciano, and artisanal beers such as the white wheat beers and IPA from Valle del Mugello.

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PURCHASING FARM- TO- TABLE ORGANIC PRODUCTS

Tradition, quality and health

The philosophy behind Il Desco Bistrot is to reinterpret dishes from traditional Tuscan cuisine by only using farm-to table-organic products. Such products, coming from our farm Podere La Croce in Reggello, can be purchased during your stay at Hotel Il Guelfo Bianco.

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