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Buca Lapi

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Santa Maria Novella
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1R Via del Trebbio, Florence, Italy
+39 055 213768
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19:00 - 22:30
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Mon - Sat 19:00 - 22:30
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Charlottesville
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I had a beautiful dinner at Buca Lapi. By far the best steak I've ever had. Great food, wine and the service was exceptional. Owner/manager brought us some grappa gratis which numbed our very large meal. Must do in Firenze!

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Seattle, WA
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Were welcomed like royalty when we arrived for our 7:30 reservation that was booked a couple of months in advance. Yes, the steak is as promised! Our waiter suggested the perfect wine and other trimmings with the meal. Met a lovely couple at the next table and we ended up shutting the restaurant down. The staff did not mind one... More 

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Alice, Texas
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an 8:00 reservation and were one of two tables at first but every table quickly filled. We ordered the steak for two and it was amazing. I love my steak medium rare and it was perfectly cooked. My husband and I also shared the spinach and the fried zucchini. Our waitress brought us a complimentary starter of Tuscan... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Steak was amazing!! Sooo good! Nice huge portion as well. They were very accommodating. We reserved online (well we thought we did, but turned out that the reservation never went through), they were at full capacity with no more availability, yet they were able to accommodate us and squeeze us in there. It probably would've ruined our night and it... More 

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Brighton
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful restaurant - doesn't look much from the outside because it is hidden away. The steak was probably the best i've ever eaten and the size of it is enormous. Would definitely recommend and go back.

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Florence in October 2016 and i found this restaurant that was recommended by an Italian friend from the UK. This restaurant is rustic and the staff are super friendly. We had the Florentine steak which was so delicious we wanted more and more. We tried to book for the following evening again but was fully booked up therefore... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our hotel recommended this restaurant and we are glad they did! Our waitress was awesome and the atmosphere was great. We had the artichoke gnocchi, steak for two and chocolate torte. Everything was delicious!

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San Francisco, California
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

We had a wonderful meal here of traditional Italian canapé (ricotta/sausage on bread), wild boar with polenta, and the steak for one. Everything was delicious. The steak was perfectly cooked. The portions are quite large! The service is attentive and warm. We made reservations via email from the US a couple weeks before our arrival, which was a very easy... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

It was one of the best meat I ever ate in Italy. The place was goergeous. The boss was there for the last 40 years. Serving personally all the tables.

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Province of Barcelona, Spain
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

We went for dinner and received excellent service and true and exquisite Italian taste. Florentine steak is a definite must! Ps: it might be convenient to reserve a table in advance.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Steakhouse, Barbecue, European, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
19:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
19:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
19:00 - 22:30
Thursday
19:00 - 22:30
Friday
19:00 - 22:30
Saturday
19:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1R Via del Trebbio, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Santa Maria Novella
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Maria Novella
  • Phone Number: +39 055 213768

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Staying in Santa Maria Novella

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Santa Maria Novella
Santa Maria Novella train station welcomes the majority of the people arriving in Florence, which might explain the hectic pace. Commuters and tourists come across the constant hustle and bustle of the station before exiting, taking a few steps and stopping amazed in Piazza di Santa Maria Novella. It is impossible not to admire the the square, housing one of the most charming basilicas in Florence. The area has plenty of local spots to taste Tuscan specialties, but don’t stop in the main streets alone; the narrower side streets always ensure satisfaction. The huge Parco Delle Cascine provides a solution to the need for a green area as well as a historic welcome in the form of a bronze statue of King Vittorio Emanuele II riding a horse.
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